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Areas of Practice

INTERNATIONAL FOCUS IS AT THE HEART
OF OUR FIRM’S PRACTICE

As part of our daily activities, we provide counsel to corporate clients, entrepreneurs, high net-worth individuals and investors with their expansion into North and South America, Europe, and Asia. We also provide assistance to in-house counsel and law firms in connection with cross-border business transactions or investments that require expertise in multi-jurisdictional practice.

The Firm’s core practice encompasses corporate and commercial, real estate, fashion, intellectual property, internet and technology, entertainment, tax, trust & estates, employment and labor, immigration, energy law, and litigation, with a special focus on cross-border transactions and transactions involving parties from multiple jurisdictions.

Aviation

  • Purchase and Sale of Aircraft and all related matters, including ownership, “N” registration, financing and regulatory matters

Corporate & Commercial

  • Business formation, structuring, and strategic planning
  • Formation and registration of investment vehicles and holding structures
  • Shareholders’ agreements and operating agreements
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Sales of goods and services, manufacturing, distribution, sales agency, licensing and franchising
  • Cross-border transactions, including joint ventures and dispositions of assets or businesses
  • Joint Ventures, Strategic Alliances & Commercial Distribution
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Asset Purchases and Sales
  • Advisory Services to Boards of Directors

Employment Law & Executive Compensation

  • Representation of executives and professionals in employment disputes
  • Negotiation of employment contracts
  • Negotiation of severance and buy-out agreements

Energy

  • CNG: marine transportation of compressed natural gas
  • Participation and Development Agreements
  • Gas Contracts/Gathering and Transportation Agreements

Entertainment

  • Artist recording agreements
  • Licensing, distribution and marketing agreements
  • Multi-platform content license transactions

Fashion Law

  • Representation of models, model agencies, photographers, and fashion houses
  • Fashion, apparel, and textile licensing agreements
  • Merchandising and import/export agreements
  • Intellectual property protection, including trademark, copyright and trade secrets
  • Development of retail operations

Immigration

  • Business immigration
  • Fashion & entertainment immigration

Intellectual Property

  • Trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets
  • Licensing, branding, technology transfers
  • Publishing agreements

Internet & Technology Law

  • Website terms and conditions of use, privacy policies, click wrap agreements
  • Software & technology development agreements
  • Domain names, cyber squatting

Litigation

  • Assist domestic and international clients in commercial disputes and credit collection
  • International Dispute Resolution services including the enforcement of foreign judgments and awards, and conflict of law and choice of law matters
  • Commercial and residential real estate litigation

Real Estate

  • Acquisitions and sales of commercial and residential real property
  • Development of commercial and residential property, including condominium conversions
  • Commercial and residential leasing: stores, showrooms, offices, and restaurants

Tax

  • Taxation of corporate transactions and corporate restructuring
  • Taxation of in-bound and out-bound real estate investments

Trust & Estates; Private Clients

The firm also provides the legal services required of high-net worth individuals and families, with particular emphasis on income and transfer tax planning, structuring estate plans that are sensitive to our client’s wishes and the needs of their families, and counseling with respect to the transfer ofprivately-held companies. The firm addresses income tax issues as well as the minimization of transfer taxes, primarily federal estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer taxes.

Internationally, the firm has developed considerable expertise in creating estate plans for clients who hold and transfer multi-national interests. Thus, the firm specializes in counseling non-resident aliens with property in the United States. Examples of the firm’s multinational planning services include:

  • Structuring vehicles for in-bound investments in the U.S.
  • Creation of domestic and offshore trusts to minimize U.S. estate and transfer tax exposure
  • Review of bilateral income and estate tax treaties to maximize planning opportunities
  • Wills and Advance Directives for US and blended families