Jamie N. Hage

Practice Areas:

– Business and Civil Litigation

– Personal Injury and General Negligence

– General Corporate and Business Law

– Intellectual Property Litigation/Licensing

– Labor & Employment


Jamie N. Hage has over thirty years of business and civil litigation experience. He has litigated cases in both federal and state courts, with a focus on complex business and commercial disputes, intellectual property matters, and personal injury and professional negligence. Mr. Hage  also serves as general outside counsel for many of his corporate clients. He represents small, mid-size, and publicly traded companies  as well as individual and other private clients in a broad range of areas including contracts, corporate/shareholder disputes, intellectual property matters, trade secret misappropriation and unfair competition, labor and employment, personal injury and general negligence, insurance, banking, and real estate matters. Mr. Hage has also counseled companies on intellectual property evaluation, protection, licensing, contract negotiations, and franchise compliance and enforcement.

Mr. Hage has been recognized as a “New England Super Lawyer” in Business Litigation based on a peer-review survey by Boston Magazine (2007).  Mr. Hage has also  been recognized for exceptional standing in the legal community in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2008 for Business Litigation.


Mr. Hage is admitted to practice in all federal and state courts in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, and is admitted to the United States Supreme Court and the United States Courts of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the First Circuit.  He has also appeared on motion before many courts throughout the Untied States from New York to California.


– J.D. Franklin Pierce Law Center (1978)

– B.A. Hamilton College (1974)


Emily Reber

Emily Reber is a litigation associate in the Portland office. Emily’s practice focuses on civil litigation and counseling in the fields of employment and business law. Emily has experience litigating and advising clients on a wide range of employment matters such as breach of restrictive covenant, harassment and discrimination, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Fair Labor Standards Act. Emily also represents clients in disputes involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and fraud claims.

Firm Overview:

The Portland office serves local, national and international clients in a variety of industries, with a particular focus on utilities and independent power producers. The experience of lawyers practicing in the Portland office includes federal and state energy regulatory, reliability compliance and renewable resource integration; utility mergers and acquisitions; utility and partnership tax; and the development, purchase, sale and finance of renewable and conventional power projects. In addition, lawyers represent clients in matters involving US-Canada cross-border securities and real estate development and acquisitions.

Portland office lawyers are committed to serving their local community by volunteering and supporting organizations such as the Oregon Food Bank, Youth Progress Association, The Freshwater Trust, The Dougy Center, Girls, Inc., the Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association, and Portland Center Stage.

Samantha Essenhigh

Samantha Essenhigh is one of the founders of Essenhigh Farrington Law. Samantha is a Senior Litigation Executive, Practice Manager and designated COFA of the Firm.

With over 15-years working in the field of civil litigation, Samantha has extensive experience in Personal Injury, Clinical/Medical Negligence, Cosmetic Negligence, Professional Negligence, Sports Injury and complex Commercial Litigation including areas that encompass Breach of Contract, Asset Purchase and Shareholders Disputes.

Samantha has also been involved in claims against Government(s), HMRC, the FCA, international professional practices and is actively pursuing cases against major Financial Institutions in the wake of alleged negligence surrounding Interest Variable Rate Swap loans, Mis-sold Mortgages and Global Investment Funds.

Samantha’s approach to her clients, and indeed the Law, maybe considered “unconventional”. Unlike many law firms and lawyers, she has always been passionate about ensuring that clients do not enter into protracted litigation purely for the sake of it.

Samantha understands how difficult a case can be for clients, and is dedicated to providing an exceptional service. She will always endeavour to ensure that clients of Essenhigh Farrington Law are not only represented, but are also supported through the legal process, both professionally and personally:

“I understand that our clients’ worries do not simply subside outside of working hours. This is why I invite all our clients to contact me at any time if they feel it necessary. I am accessible via both my mobile and email”.

Samantha also understands the financial stress faced by many individuals in the UK as a result of changes in legislation, and the mechanisms of larger law firms and organizations that make gaining justice prohibitive. She continues to actively seek new methods of funding for clients so that they can seek the justice they rightfully deserve.

As the Managing Director and Practice Manager, Samantha leads a highly talented and experienced legal and support team. She is the allocated and SRA approved COFA (Compliance officer for Finance and Administration) ensuring that all areas of the business meet the high expectations both individual and corporate clients have come to expect from the firm.

Samantha has a keen business development and legal focus. She has created global contacts with a wide range of expertise making Essenhigh Farrington Law a well-connected and client ready firm.

Essenhigh Farrington Law:

Essenhigh Farrington Law is a modern and vibrant law firm with offices in Southport, London and Spain offering a full range of legal services to both individuals and commercial clients, specialising in all areas of litigation.

We provide straightforward advice to individuals on a range of matters, from Professional Negligence actions to Commercial Law, Sports Injury, Clinical Negligence and HMRC Investigations. Our personal injury lawyers also have expertise in industrial compensation claims, motorcycle accidents, Employers/Public Liability Claims and Cosmetic Negligence.

Commercial clients benefit from the Legal Concierge (www.legalconcierge.co.uk); packages tailored to meet the needs of business owners whether they are new, SMES or larger companies

We provide all our clients with a professional yet approachable service, offering expert advice and efficient solutions. Our aim is to keep things as straightforward as possible whilst ensuring the needs of our clients are put first. We believe it is our personable and customer-orientated approach that sets us apart from our competitors – and leads many of our clients to recommend Essenhigh Farrington Law Limited.


Ramni Taneja

Born in New Delhi, on 4th December 1955, and Educated in Mumbai and London, Ramni Taneja enrolled as an advocate on the roll of the Bar Council of Maharashtra (Mumbai), subsequently transferred to the Bar Council of Delhi. She was admitted subsequently as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales (now known as senior courts of England and Wales). She is also a Notary appointed in 1999 by the government of India.

Miss Taneja practices as an advocate in the Supreme Court of Delhi, apart from various other tribunals and courts in India. Ramni Taneja had her schooling in London. She was awarded the diplome Superieur d’Etudes Francaises Modernes in 1975 by I’Alliance Francaise, Paris, France, (Mention Tres Honorable: i.e. Distinction.)

Miss Taneja has written extensively in international and Indian legal journals on various legal issues. She is an author on the subjects of Foreign Direct Investment and Globalization.

Name of State Bar Council where originally enrolled: 

Bar Council of Maharashtr

Name of State Bar Council on whose roll name stands currently: 

Bar Council of Delhi

Transferred to the Bar Council of Delhi from the Bar Council of Maharashtra on 20th October 1997 

Name of the Bar Association of which the Advocate is Member

– Supreme Court Bar Association

– Delhi High Court Bar Association



– Admitted as an Advocate on 17th October 198


– B A Honours [English Literature and French Literature, University of Bombay, 1977

– LL.B, University of Bombay, 1980

– Diplome Superieur d’Etudes    Francaises Modernes, L’Alliance Francaise de Paris, 1975


Areas of Practice:

The areas of legal practice covering litigation and transactional legal work are:  all areas of civil, law commercial law, corporate law, constitutional   law and criminal law.


Ernesto Flores Lozano

Originally from the State of Cohauila, México. He received his J.D. from the National Autonomous University of México (UNAM) and is a founding partner of Flores Dávila, Flores Lozano y Asociados, S.C. which was established in 1985. In 2011 he founded Flores Lozano Abogados, S.C., which he operates independently from his new offices located in one of the most important business centers in the Americas; Plaza Carso.

Currently, the Firm represents over 12,500 civil and commercial lawsuits, before federal and local Courts throughout the Mexican territory.

EDUCATION: Labor Perspectives for 1993 (February 1993), Labor Perspectives for 1994 (February 1994), Labor Perspectives for 1994 (February 1994), Labor Perspectives for 1995 (February 1995), Labor Perspectives for 1996 (February 1996), First Interuniversity Symposium; The Stat of Mexican Law (March 1994), Corporate Law Degree at the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM), 1996; Euromoney Training, L.L.C., New York, United States; Finance for Lawyers, Banking Credit, Key Aspects of Financial Law and Risk Management, Structured International (Trade Financing, Legal Ease International, New York, Legal English Seminar, Mexico City, Advanced Legal English Seminar, Mexico City, Constitutional Law and “Amparo” Degree at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), 2011.

LANGUAGES: Spanish and English.

PRACTICE AREAS: Civil and Commercial Litigation, Banking and Financial Law.


Ahmed Barakat

Ahmed is the Managing Partner at ASAR and has been with the firm since 1993. Ahmed practices in the areas of civil litigation, commercial litigation and local & international arbitration. He also advises clients on tax, insurance, construction, oil & gas, BOT projects, maritime, banking and restructuring matters. Ahmed is recognized by international legal publications, such as Legal 500 and Chambers, as being a leading lawyer in Kuwait. Ahmed is a regular guest speaker at conferences, seminars and on Kuwaiti TV. Ahmed holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL.B) awarded (with honors) by Cairo University, Egypt in 1981. He also holds a Master of Laws Degree (International Law and Business Transactions) (LL.M) awarded by New York University, USA in 1984. Ahmed was admitted to the Egyptian bar in 1981 and to the New York bar in 1990. Ahmed’s practice languages are English and Arabic.

Practice Areas:Civil Litigation, commercial litigation and arbitration, construction, banking, investment, securities, tax, franchising, agencies, insurance, finance, telecommunications, shipping, PPP, and intellectual property.

Professional Memberships:

Admitted to the New York Bar (USA); Member of the American Arbitration Association; Member of the American Society of International Law; Member of the International Bar Association.


Speaker at various conferences, interviewed on TV, Legal Framework Overview for Oxford’s The Report Kuwait; Chambers Global and IFLR to name a few.

ASAR – Al Ruwayeh & Partners:

ASAR – Al Ruwayeh & Partners is the largest law firm in Kuwait and one of the largest in the Middle East, with a strong network of contacts throughout the MENA region. The firm has a leading commercial practice with a focus on corporate and commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, privatisations, IPOs, banking and finance, franchising, construction, government projects, PPPs, securities, taxation, commercial litigation and arbitration. The firm has multilingual capabilities, including being able to provide services in English, Arabic and French. The firm has over 30 years’ experience in Kuwait.ASAR’s clients include a number of significant public and private-sector Kuwaiti entities and institutions, major United States, European, Asian and other non-Kuwaiti institutions and companies doing business in Kuwait and the GCC region. ASAR’s clients also include high net worth families and individuals. ASAR is also regularly retained by leading international law firms to provide local legal support in various projects and assignments. ASAR has offices in Kuwait and Bahrain and has strong ties with various law firms in more than 100 jurisdictions (including an association with Boutros, Ziadé & Associates Law Firm in Beirut, Lebanon). This enables the firm to provide extensive legal services to its clients. 

Kenneth Suria

Kenneth C. Suria is Estrella, LLC’s Director of Federal Practice.  He joined Estrella, LLC in March 2000, and focuses his trial practice on commercial litigation, trademark protection, bankruptcy, petroleum franchising and personal injury.  He is admitted to practice in all the state and federal courts of Puerto Rico and New York, as well as the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the First and Second Circuits.

Mr. Suria graduated from Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama in 1979.  He received his law degree from New York Law School in 1983.  He is a member of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy where he became the first NITA Certified Faculty Member in Puerto Rico.  This led to his being named the first Puerto Rico Program Director for NITA’s renowned Trial Skills Program.  Mr. Suria is also an active member of the Federal Bar Association-Puerto Rico.

In 1985, he commenced his legal career with Hartford Fire & Indemnity Insurance Company representing the carrier’s assureds in general liability and automobile insurance claims in cases from their inception through trial. Two years later he became staff counsel for CIGNA Property & Casualty Company where he represented the company’s assureds in a vast array of areas of civil litigation, including premises liability, automobile accidents, general liability, insurance law, products liability, copyrights, appeals and federal litigation.

His experience led him to try numerous cases from inception through verdict in New York and in Puerto Rico involving general liability cases that include premises liability, automobile accidents, insurance law, products liability, intellectual property, P.M.P.A. and federal litigation.  This led to being recognized as one of the Global Law Experts in the area of Civil Litigation for Puerto Rico.

Mr. Suria has authored several articles that have been published in NITA’s International Blog, the U.S. Virgin Islands Bar Association Newsletter and in our Firm’s Newsletter – Legal Tidbits, among others.

Estrella, LLC, a full-service Puerto Rico litigation firm, boasts first-rate trial lawyers who provide rigorous legal representation to a diverse group of blue-chip clients. With a sophisticated legal practice, Estrella, LLC attracts clients from all over the world. Many of our international clients are in demanding and highly competitive industries, including oil and gas companies, retail chains and manufacturers. As a results-oriented Puerto Rico litigation firm, we focus on providing aggressive and effective advocacy for our clients so that we can attain the best possible outcome for their business. Our firm attracts attorneys with a broad variety of backgrounds and experiences. This diversity of backgrounds produces creative solutions to complex legal problems.

Education: New York Law School/J.D./1983 – Spring Hill College/B.S./1979

Professional Affiliations: American Bar Association – Puerto Rico Bar Association – Federal Bar Association

Professional & Community Involvement: Estrella Trial Advocacy Competition; Judge (George Washington Law School) – Rotary Club/2011-Present – Bayamon Soccer Club/Member/2013-Present – Club Volleyball Vaqueros de Bayamon/Vice-president/2008-2011 – Van Scoy Basketball Club/Vice-president/2004-2006


Davide Guardamagna


– Contract Law

– Corporate and Commercial Law

– Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution



– NewYork, USA – 1993

– Milan, Italy – 1995



– 1992 – Università degli Studi di Milano (magna cum laude)

– 1993 – LLM University of Pennsylvania (Philadephia)



– English

– Italian


The Firm:

Our well established tradition in providing legal advice and legal representation to companies, corporations and individuals using our legal professionals that have broad experience in several specialized fields, allows us to offer specific legal services in all fields of law practice; from multinational corporations to small and medium businesses, companies and private individuals.

Our legal professionals provide ‘on site’ assistance or they can be outsourced anywhere in Italy. We are able to discuss your requirements in English, French, German and Spanish, thereby providing maximum flexibility and immediate availability.


Charles E. Talisman

Charles (‘Rick’) Talisman serves as our Assistant General Counsel. On behalf of his clients, Rick has appeared in federal and state courts throughout the US, handling a broad array of complex, high-risk matters from the pre-litigation investigation stage through trial and appeal. He frequently assists clients in complex commercial litigation matters, including antitrust, banking, RICO, securities fraud and international disputes.

Rick has particular experience dealing with civil litigation matters that involve potential criminal or investigative proceedings. He works with clients to fashion strategies that will achieve their objectives in both arenas, and in conducting internal investigations. His experience includes teaming with sophisticated experts and private investigators to develop an approach that will obtain the best results for his clients.

Rick frequently assists clients in litigating cross-border disputes, including cases involving foreign governments where matters of sovereign immunity are at issue. He has handled disputes and investigations arising from client activities in the former Soviet Union, the Middle East, Europe and Central America, and often works with foreign lawyers to achieve multijurisdictional solutions.


Squire Patton Boggs:

We combine sound legal counsel with a deep knowledge of our clients’ businesses to resolve their legal challenges. We care about the quality of our services, the success of our clients and the relationships that are forged through those successes.

Breadth and Depth

Our client base spans every type of business, both private and public, worldwide. We advise a diverse mix of clients, from Fortune 100 and FTSE 100 corporations to emerging companies and from individuals to local and national governments. In the private sector, we provide the full range of legal advice required to implement practical strategies and resolve disputes. In the public sector, we counsel governments on privatization of whole industries and on establishment of regulatory systems under which new private businesses can compete. We also serve the regional needs of the countries and cities we call home.

Whatever is needed, we are able to deliver the seamless cross-practice, cross-border and industry-specific support that clients require for success in today’s competitive markets.

Client Focus

Clients expect knowledge of their business as well as high-quality legal skills from their law firms. Our combination of legal and industry experience allows us to better analyze client requirements and develop the right approach for the matter at hand. Clients receive tested insight and guidance from a team that understands their needs and is able to offer tailored solutions.

We are dedicated to our clients’ success, and their satisfaction shows it. We continue to advise successor organizations of clients that we represented at our formation some 120 years ago.

Business Has No Borders

With offices in 21 countries on five continents, our global legal practice is in the markets where our clients do business. We also have strong working relationships with independent firms in Europe and Latin America.

Our extensive practice and industry knowledge is shared via one of the most robust technology platforms in the legal business, as well as ongoing rotation of lawyers to our offices around the world. In addition, we apply knowledge- and project-management tools to implement continual business process improvements and enhance the value of our legal services.

Outstanding Value

We emphasize quality, efficiency and alignment with client goals as core standards to improve continually our service delivery and the value of what we do for our clients. We encourage and manage processes and tools to improve pricing models, training and resource optimization, knowledge management and more, all centered on our core focus – delivering the services our clients want, when and where they want them and with the value they deserve.


Marcin Asłanowicz

Marcin Asłanowicz specializes in civil, commercial and company law and civil litigation and arbitration. He advises clients on corporate, real estate and construction disputes and represents them in Polish common courts (including the Supreme Court) as well as in permanent and ad hoc arbitration courts (both in Poland and abroad). Marcin Asłanowicz is a frequent speaker at various professional conferences and is the author of numerous legal publications.

Our Firm:

Wolf Theiss is one of the leading law firms in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe (CEE/SEE). We have built our reputation on a combination of unrivalled local knowledge and strong international capability. We opened our first office in Vienna almost 60 years ago. Our team now brings together over 340 lawyers from a diverse range of backgrounds, working in offices in 13 countries throughout the CEE/SEE region.

Over 80% of our work involves cross-border representation of international clients. Our full range of services covers: Banking & Finance; Business Crime; Capital Markets; Competition & Antitrust; Compliance; Corporate/ Mergers & Acquisitions; Dispute Resolution; Employment Law; Energy & Renewables; Infrastructure; Intellectual Property & Information Technology; International Arbitration; Investment Funds; Life Science; Real Estate & Construction; Regulatory & Procurement; Retail and Tax.

We have concentrated our energies on a unique part of the world: the complex, fast-developing markets of the CEE/SEE region. Through our international network of offices, we work closely with our clients to help them solve problems and create opportunities.


We do exactly what you would expect a law firm to do. We just do it differently. Our people are smarter, quicker and sharper than most. (So they keep telling us.) But they’re also ready to listen, receptive to argument and lightning quick to grasp what you need.

We like our working relationships to be enjoyable, open and direct. But it’s ultimately about getting results. So if you want advice on whether to go ahead with a deal, we won’t give a long list of delicately nuanced arguments for and against. Just a straight yes or no, backed by a concise rationale.

It’s about helping you make decisions and move your organisation forward. That’s what we do and where we get our satisfaction.