Burçak Sercan Sarıkaya

Burçak Sercan Sarıkaya is the founding partner of Sarıkaya + Şahin and is a qualified lawyer admitted to the Istanbul Bar Association with experience in commercial litigation/contracts, cross-border transactions, maritime and admiralty disputes. He has notable experience in litigation and dispute resolution cases, breaches of contract and especially disputes where multinational companies are involved including but not limited to employment and labour law.

Education

  • Atılım University Insitute of Social Sciences (Ph.D in Business Administration, present)
  • Bahçeşehir University Institute of Social Sciences (LL.M in Private Law – Full Scholarship)
  • Ankara University Faculty of Law (Law Diploma)

Memberships & Admissions

  • ELSA

Other Languages

  • English

Firm Description

Today, the impact of rapid changes in technology and economy is also manifested in the field of law. Therefore, these changes bring the necessity for dynamic, open-minded and professionally up-to-date lawyers more than ever. Sarıkaya + Şahin aims to respond to these necessities while enhancing its services to come along with the best possible solutions.

Sarıkaya + Şahin focuses on providing high level advice and expertise to its clients for their legal obstacles in various commercial areas in order to materialise their business strategies and assist them to achieve their goals. Sarıkaya + Şahin counsels clients of all types – individuals, entrepreneurs, small businesses and start-ups and international and global entities.

By putting forward solution-oriented and interest efficient approaches, Sarıkaya + Şahin is dedicated to provide excellence in client service.

In matters of relations with administrative body and institutions, pursuing and concluding licence, authorization and permit procedures, Sarıkaya + Şahin collaborates with a Law Firm based in Ankara with 20 years of experience.

 

Nicholas S. Hammond

Nicholas is a highly experienced English speaking commercial lawyer based in Romania having practised both in the City of London and Romania. He was the first English solicitor to come to Romania in 1990. His practise covers all aspects of corporate and commercial law including company formations and corporate restructuring, joint ventures and inward investment. He has advised clients in such fields as aviation, insurance, banking, retail, agriculture, project finance as well as venture capital investments. He advises on real estate matters as well as leasing and Romanian intellectual property matters.

He has experience in many areas of law including aviation, natural resources, finance and insurance, intellectual property and employment as well as counselling companies entering the Romanian market.

He has spoken on a number of webinars. Currently he writes a blog on Romanian law as well as doing business in Romania.

FIRM DESCRIPTION

Philosophy

Hammond Partnership is a Romanian full service commercial law firm based in Bucharest: with a team of lawyers with decades of experience, making sure you get the Romanian legal advice you need.

Although the Firm can trace its history from 1990 when Nicholas Hammond opened the first law firm in Romania after the Revolution of 1989 the legal scene had changed very much from those early days.  The partner therefore looked for something that was different. They wanted a new type of law firm that would answer the needs of their clients in the new evolving business and social world of Romanian and the CEE.

Having discussed the position with existing and potential clients it became clear that the clients were looking for a new type of law firm.  One where the partners and the lawyers took an actual interest not only in legal problems of the clients but also understood the client’s business and the client’s requirements. We would go that little bit further and understand the client’s business.  If the clients do not feel you are interested in them then they will soon find another legal advisor.

It was felt that the words “knowledge, expertise, reliability” were a start to express the type of new law firm that was being created.  As our clients tend to be foreign investors who are investing in Romania or companies that have a large foreign investment element the it was important that the local knowledge tailored to their requirements be made available.  With partners who focus on Romania from both the common law and civil law background, we are uniquely placed to provide the legal advice necessary.

Experience

The Firm is a full service commercial firm as well as supplying legal advice to individuals as required. Our lawyers have experience in M&A and all types of commercial transactions and law.  We advise on restructuring of major investments in the exploration field and construction industry. Our lawyers also advise on joint ventures both local and those with international partners.

We deal with all types of general commercial agreements ranging from purchase agreements and franchise documentation to complex corporate restructuring.  We are experienced in dealing with copyright and IP issues as well technological matters.

Our expertise in financial matters allows us to advise clients on banking and financial structuring including financial leasing. We are experienced in dealing with bank negotiations in respect of loans and their restructuring. We advise insurance companies on the requirements and compliance with Romanian and EU law.

Our litigation team is particularly experienced in dealing not only with internal litigation but in deals with cross border litigation as well as arbitration matters both Romania and international arbitration. We advise on employment issues including individual employment contracts as well as in respect of hiring as well as advising when it is necessary for a client to reduce its work force.

Real estate of all levels dealing from purchase or sale of apartments to sale and purchase of large tracts of land including licensing is also a strong point for our teams.  We have also dealt with cases in the oil and gas industry as well as transportation and aviation matters.

The Firm also provides taxation advice in respect of structuring transactions.as well as the impact EU legislation.

International

The Firm deals both with local and international matters. Most of the clients who consult with us have an international connection or element to their business.

We are aware of this and through our network of contacts built up over many years including our membership as exclusive member of Globalaw in Romania; we can assist our clients in resolving problems in other jurisdictions. When a client contacts with an issue that needs foreign expertise, we refer the client to the lawyer or law firm that we feel is most suited to their needs and requirements.

As we have no formal arrangements with any law firm in any jurisdiction this means that we can find the right law firm for the client both in terms of expertise but also, financially. This is important for not only is success important but also a satisfied client is important to us.

Clients who we have assisted by referring them to other law firms have been more than happy with the referral.

 

Mark D’Alelio

Legal Asean was founded and is led by Mark D’Alelio.

Mark D’Alelio has over 14+ years of experience in ASEAN and specializes in general corporate and commercial practices, which includes advising on acquisitions and dispositions, commercial contracts, joint ventures, labor law and local regional compliance requirements, real estate guidance for developers and hospitality providers along with his experience in the energy, power, and project financing sectors. Mark has extensive experience handling cross-border transactions in the ASEAN region, including advising and representing major companies and business groups from Singapore, China, and Thailand with foreign direct investment into Myanmar. Mark is a recognized lawyer for his works in Thailand, Myanmar, and Vietnam.

Mark is a member of the Bar in New York and Massachusetts.

Firm Overview:

The firm was started by Mark D’Alelio with a focus in providing practical and business related legal services to assist clients in navigating through local regulations and practices in ASEAN, with a particular focus in Thailand, Myanmar, and Vietnam.

The firm’s unique selling proposition is we listen to our clients needs and partner with them in their business by administering compelling legal and practical solutions to meet their requirements.

Put simply, we believe there are many ways in acting as a legal adviser, but we feel strongly, that a bigger firm does not necessarily equate to providing a better service or response. We administer our business by putting our clients at the forefront by providing dedicated support with a singular focus in helping our clients meet the requirements of doing business in ASEAN.

That means we provide more for less to our clients.

Paul J. Schumacher

Paul J. Schumacher is a shareholder of Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. and the Shareholder-in-Charge of the Cleveland office. He concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial law and litigation, construction, product liability, and toxic tort.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Schumacher was Product Liability Practice Group Manager and a partner at a Cleveland-based litigation defense firm. While there, he represented public and private companies, insurance carriers, and individuals in cases involving industrial accidents, product claims, OSHA claims, intentional torts, and toxic exposure.

PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Ohio Super Lawyers® 2004–2016
  • Named as one of Leading Civil Litigation Lawyers for Northeast Ohio, Inside Business, every year since 2001

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS:

Mr. Schumacher possesses over 32 years of courtroom experience as lead trial counsel in numerous state and federal cases successfully tried to jury verdict.

NATIONAL SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:

  • “Risk Management for Pregnant Workers” (Elective Course Instructor); American Industrial Hygiene Association Meeting; Montreal, Canada; 2013
  • “There Goes the Neighborhood:  When a Chemical or Industrial Explosion or Release Occurs — Before, During, and After” (Panelist); Federal Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC); Sun Valley, ID; 7/28/2007
  • “OSHA:  Employer’s Rights and Responsibilities”; Ohio Safety Congress and Expo; Cleveland, OH; 3/22/2007
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy (Instructor), 2005–2009

PUBLICATIONS:

  • “Preventing and Managing Chemical Catastrophes:  A Practical Guide for In-House and Outside Counsel” (Co-Author), FDCC Quarterly, Vol. 58, No. 3, pp. 319–366, Spring 2008
  • “Chemical Catastrophe:  A Practical Guide to Prevention and Preparation,” For the Defense, July 2005
  • “Defending Workplace Prenatal Injury Claims,” Exploring Toxic Tort and Environmental Liability Claims, The DRI Defense Library Series 2007, pp. 227–243; For the Defense, Nov. 2003

ADMISSIONS AND LICENSES:

  • Ohio Bar Admission
  • Pennsylvania Bar Admission
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Alliance
  • Cleveland Association of Civil Trial Attorneys
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute (Product Liability, Toxic Torts, and Environmental Law Committees)
  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC)
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Trial Attorneys of America

EDUCATION AND SPECIALIZED TRAINING:

  • J.D., Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (1983), cum laude; Cleveland State Law Review (Editor 1982-1983)
  • B.A., University of Dayton (1980), Political Science
  • OSHA General Industry Outreach Trainer, authorized to conduct 10- and 30-hour OSHA training
  • OSHA Institute, 70 hours
  • Represents employers nationwide before OSHA and the Department of Labor
  • Court-Appointed Mediator and Arbitrator

– See more at: http://www.dmclaw.com/Attorney-Paul-J-Schumacher#sthash.Of9wvrqJ.dpuf

FIRM DESCRIPTION

The right legal team is critical to seize opportunities, avoid risk, and keep your business successful. Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote is that team. We have protected the professional and personal interests of our clients for over 100 years. Our high-performance, results-oriented professionals deliver proactive counsel based on in-depth knowledge of legal precedents, trends and regulatory shifts. Whether the situation requires subtle negotiation or aggressive action, we’ve been there before. Our standard: to ensure you’re further ahead at the end of the day. It’s the same standard by which we want you to judge us–every day, in every legal matter impacting your business.

For more than a century, Dickie McCamey has offered client-centered service focused on results. More than offering legal counsel on demand, we provide proactive guidance from advisors versed in the complexities of both law and business. Our attorneys actively advise local, regional, national and international businesses, nonprofits and health care organizations. We are committed to delivering not only responsive service, but results-oriented action.

Over the years, our trial work and our commitment to strong attorney-client relationships have enabled us to grow into the firm we are today: flexible, efficient and respected, with the resources to meet or exceed your expectations for risk prevention, responsive partnering and bottom-line value. Whether you manage an established enterprise or a new venture, whether you seek legal counsel for your business or for personal matters, the attorneys of Dickie McCamey are poised to act now in your best interests. Our work as skillful litigators, business-savvy advisors and innovative problem solvers means you get the answers, advice and representation you need, when you need them.

We believe in taking an active role in your business success, helping you anticipate and prevent potential problems, partnering with you to resolve legal issues and delivering the highest level of value for your legal dollars.

Prevention

The best corporate and business law strategies are those that guide companies and employees in acting responsibly and in full compliance with the law. At Dickie McCamey, we work closely with our clients to develop practices, policies and programs that help prevent legal missteps and violations from occurring in the first place. Our focus on prevention encompasses corporate compliance in the areas of business, environmental, employment and health law. It also extends to carefully drafted contracts and agreements, and comprehensive growth and succession plans. Not only do these strategies assist clients by minimizing conflict, risk, and costly legal disputes, they serve as proof of due diligence, which can substantially reduce organizational and individual liability.

Partnering

We know that your relationship with your legal advisor is essential to your business, success and personal security. You need an attorney you can count on to deliver prompt service and accurate answers. Someone who will consult with you on your legal issues and questions, quickly advise you on the best course of action and work with you to obtain a successful outcome. Each of our attorneys is committed to being that trusted resource for his or her clients. At Dickie McCamey, we think of ourselves as your partners. Your legal needs are ours to address, your problems ours to solve. When conflicts arise, we are diligent in resolving them, whether through out-of court negotiation, mediation or vigorous litigation. Our attorneys are given the individual freedom and flexibility to craft working relationships and legal strategies tailored to their clients’ needs and goals. For you, that means faster responses, more efficient processes and services properly scaled to the scope of each matter. Ultimately, it means greater quality and value.

Professionals On Your Side

Through world wars, the Great Depression and changes in business that no one could predict, our firm has endured. We have grown over the past 100 years because we are committed to providing the highest levels of legal service to businesses and individuals. Dickie McCamey has quadrupled in size. This depth of resources and breadth of service capabilities means our clients consistently receive the most appropriate legal guidance in the most efficient and cost-effective manner. To learn more about how we can assist your business, call us at 800-243-5412.

– See more at: http://www.dmclaw.com/about#sthash.6tNYW4wm.dpuf

Paul J. Schumacher

Paul J. Schumacher is a shareholder of Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. and the Shareholder-in-Charge of the Cleveland office. He concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial law and litigation, construction, product liability, and toxic tort.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Schumacher was Product Liability Practice Group Manager and a partner at a Cleveland-based litigation defense firm. While there, he represented public and private companies, insurance carriers, and individuals in cases involving industrial accidents, product claims, OSHA claims, intentional torts, and toxic exposure.

PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Ohio Super Lawyers® 2004–2016
  • Named as one of Leading Civil Litigation Lawyers for Northeast Ohio, Inside Business, every year since 2001

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS:

Mr. Schumacher possesses over 32 years of courtroom experience as lead trial counsel in numerous state and federal cases successfully tried to jury verdict.

NATIONAL SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:

  • “Risk Management for Pregnant Workers” (Elective Course Instructor); American Industrial Hygiene Association Meeting; Montreal, Canada; 2013
  • “There Goes the Neighborhood:  When a Chemical or Industrial Explosion or Release Occurs — Before, During, and After” (Panelist); Federal Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC); Sun Valley, ID; 7/28/2007
  • “OSHA:  Employer’s Rights and Responsibilities”; Ohio Safety Congress and Expo; Cleveland, OH; 3/22/2007
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy (Instructor), 2005–2009

PUBLICATIONS:

  • “Preventing and Managing Chemical Catastrophes:  A Practical Guide for In-House and Outside Counsel” (Co-Author), FDCC Quarterly, Vol. 58, No. 3, pp. 319–366, Spring 2008
  • “Chemical Catastrophe:  A Practical Guide to Prevention and Preparation,” For the Defense, July 2005
  • “Defending Workplace Prenatal Injury Claims,” Exploring Toxic Tort and Environmental Liability Claims, The DRI Defense Library Series 2007, pp. 227–243; For the Defense, Nov. 2003

ADMISSIONS AND LICENSES:

  • Ohio Bar Admission
  • Pennsylvania Bar Admission
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Alliance
  • Cleveland Association of Civil Trial Attorneys
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute (Product Liability, Toxic Torts, and Environmental Law Committees)
  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC)
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Trial Attorneys of America

EDUCATION AND SPECIALIZED TRAINING:

  • J.D., Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (1983), cum laude; Cleveland State Law Review (Editor 1982-1983)
  • B.A., University of Dayton (1980), Political Science
  • OSHA General Industry Outreach Trainer, authorized to conduct 10- and 30-hour OSHA training
  • OSHA Institute, 70 hours
  • Represents employers nationwide before OSHA and the Department of Labor
  • Court-Appointed Mediator and Arbitrator

– See more at: http://www.dmclaw.com/Attorney-Paul-J-Schumacher#sthash.Of9wvrqJ.dpuf

FIRM DESCRIPTION

The right legal team is critical to seize opportunities, avoid risk, and keep your business successful. Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote is that team. We have protected the professional and personal interests of our clients for over 100 years. Our high-performance, results-oriented professionals deliver proactive counsel based on in-depth knowledge of legal precedents, trends and regulatory shifts. Whether the situation requires subtle negotiation or aggressive action, we’ve been there before. Our standard: to ensure you’re further ahead at the end of the day. It’s the same standard by which we want you to judge us–every day, in every legal matter impacting your business.

For more than a century, Dickie McCamey has offered client-centered service focused on results. More than offering legal counsel on demand, we provide proactive guidance from advisors versed in the complexities of both law and business. Our attorneys actively advise local, regional, national and international businesses, nonprofits and health care organizations. We are committed to delivering not only responsive service, but results-oriented action.

Over the years, our trial work and our commitment to strong attorney-client relationships have enabled us to grow into the firm we are today: flexible, efficient and respected, with the resources to meet or exceed your expectations for risk prevention, responsive partnering and bottom-line value. Whether you manage an established enterprise or a new venture, whether you seek legal counsel for your business or for personal matters, the attorneys of Dickie McCamey are poised to act now in your best interests. Our work as skillful litigators, business-savvy advisors and innovative problem solvers means you get the answers, advice and representation you need, when you need them.

We believe in taking an active role in your business success, helping you anticipate and prevent potential problems, partnering with you to resolve legal issues and delivering the highest level of value for your legal dollars.

Prevention

The best corporate and business law strategies are those that guide companies and employees in acting responsibly and in full compliance with the law. At Dickie McCamey, we work closely with our clients to develop practices, policies and programs that help prevent legal missteps and violations from occurring in the first place. Our focus on prevention encompasses corporate compliance in the areas of business, environmental, employment and health law. It also extends to carefully drafted contracts and agreements, and comprehensive growth and succession plans. Not only do these strategies assist clients by minimizing conflict, risk, and costly legal disputes, they serve as proof of due diligence, which can substantially reduce organizational and individual liability.

Partnering

We know that your relationship with your legal advisor is essential to your business, success and personal security. You need an attorney you can count on to deliver prompt service and accurate answers. Someone who will consult with you on your legal issues and questions, quickly advise you on the best course of action and work with you to obtain a successful outcome. Each of our attorneys is committed to being that trusted resource for his or her clients. At Dickie McCamey, we think of ourselves as your partners. Your legal needs are ours to address, your problems ours to solve. When conflicts arise, we are diligent in resolving them, whether through out-of court negotiation, mediation or vigorous litigation. Our attorneys are given the individual freedom and flexibility to craft working relationships and legal strategies tailored to their clients’ needs and goals. For you, that means faster responses, more efficient processes and services properly scaled to the scope of each matter. Ultimately, it means greater quality and value.

Professionals On Your Side

Through world wars, the Great Depression and changes in business that no one could predict, our firm has endured. We have grown over the past 100 years because we are committed to providing the highest levels of legal service to businesses and individuals. Dickie McCamey has quadrupled in size. This depth of resources and breadth of service capabilities means our clients consistently receive the most appropriate legal guidance in the most efficient and cost-effective manner. To learn more about how we can assist your business, call us at 800-243-5412.

– See more at: http://www.dmclaw.com/about#sthash.6tNYW4wm.dpuf

Gregg A. Kinney

PRACTICE DESCRIPTION

Gregg A. Kinney focuses his practice on trials involving complex litigation matters, including:

  • Toxic tort benzene exposure
  • Products liability
  • Premises liability
  • Governmental and civil rights
  • Jones Act and maritime lawsuits
  • Trucking liability

Mr. Kinney has represented clients in Illinois, Missouri, and Ohio. He serves as regional counsel for a national client frequently named in toxic tort litigation in the Midwest. Mr. Kinney represents municipalities and police departments in constitutional claims, including deprivation of civil rights and police misconduct. He also represents local casinos, as well as a group of colleges and universities throughout Missouri, in personal injury and premises liability claims.

BAR/PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Defense Research Institute
  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
  • Madison County Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers

AWARDS, HONORS & DISTINCTIONS

  • Illinois Leading Lawyer (2015-2018)

LAW SCHOOL HONORS/INVOLVEMENT

  • Order of the Coif

LEGAL LECTURES & PRESENTATIONS

  • “Governmental Immunities in Illinois and Missouri,” Tokio Marine HCC Public Risk Group presentation (Auburn Hills MI, 2017)
  • “Preparing For and Taking a Medical Deposition,” HeplerBroom University (Edwardsville IL, 2011)
  • “Defending Plaintiff’s Claimed Medical Bills in Illinois and Missouri,” HeplerBroom University (Edwardsville IL, 2009)
  • “Litigating Slip and Fall Cases in Illinois,” HeplerBroom University (St. Louis MO, 2009)

REPRESENTATIVE/RECENT CASE RESULTS

  • Obtained summary judgment for defendants on plaintiffs’ claims of false arrest, false imprisonment, defamation, negligent infliction of emotional distress, failure to train, and breach of contract. (Wallace, et al. v. City of Washington, et al., US District Court, Central District of Illinois, Case No. 1:14-cv-01457; March 2017)
  • Obtained summary judgment for defendant as to plaintiff’s premises liability claim, based on issue of constructive notice. (Austin v. Alton Casino, LLC, US District Court, Southern District of Illinois, Case No. 3:14-cv-01258; September 2016)
  • Obtained summary judgment for defendant on plaintiff’s claims of false arrest and failure to Mirandize. (Ray v. Kedzior and Martin, US District Court, Central District of Illinois, Case No.1:13-cv.01338; June, 2016)

FIRM DESCRIPTION

Tracing its history to 1894, the law firm of HeplerBroom LLC is one of the most experienced and distinguished law firms in Missouri and Illinois. The Firm’s commitment to providing quality legal services that are responsive, innovative, and efficient has enabled us to grow steadily over the years and to offer an ever increasing array of legal expertise to our clients.

HeplerBroom LLC’s trial lawyers handle cases in a wide variety of areas, primarily representing defendants in civil law suits including CLASS ACTIONPHARMACEUTICAL & MEDICAL DEVICESPRODUCTS LIABILITYPERSONAL INJURYASBESTOS & TOXIC TORTEMPLOYMENT & LABORMEDICAL & PROFESSIONAL LIABILITYNURSING HOME LAWINSURANCE LAWCOMMERCIAL & ANTITRUST LITIGATION as well as WHITE COLLAR CRIMINAL DEFENSE.

HeplerBroom LLC offers sophisticated estate planning services for business owners and other individuals with substantial net worth.

HeplerBroom LLC provides comprehensive representation for its business clients, from entity selection and formation to day-to-day management and employment issues, tax planning, contract preparation, real estate matters, succession planning and representation in mergers, acquisitions, and sales.

With four offices in Illinois [EDWARDSVILLE (next to the Madison County courthouse), SPRINGFIELDCHICAGO, and CRYSTAL LAKE (located in McHenry County)], one in downtown ST. LOUIS, and our newest location in northwestern Indiana (HAMMOND), the firm is conveniently located to serve clients throughout Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin, and Indiana.

Edwin D. Fleming

Ed began practicing law in 1984 and is a Martindale-Hubbell peer review rated AV® Preeminent 5.0 out of 5* attorney. Ed has been selected as a Southwest Super Lawyer since 2011 and a Best Lawyer in America from 2015-2019 . Ed represents clients in complicated commercial disputes. He has successfully prosecuted and defended professionals, including lawyers and accountants, in dozens of cases and represented multiple clients in cases involving financial fraud and securities issues. His diverse experience includes shareholder derivative actions, civil employment litigation, and state and federal racketeering claims. Ed has extensive experience in real estate litigation matters, including claims brought by bank and lending institutions against real estate developers and contractors, as well as claims made by and against general contractors and subcontractors.

Ed’s undergraduate degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis in finance and economics, along with his active management role in a family business, allows him to relate to his business clients’ needs and concerns.  He is a trusted advisor to a host of business clients who turn to him for advice and counsel on matters from day-to-day transactions to dispute resolution.  While Ed is a believer in conflict resolution through methods other than costly trials, he is known to be a relentless advocate for his clients in situations where trial is necessary or inevitable.

FIRM DESCRIPTION

Now with 40 attorneys in its Phoenix office, Burch & Cracchiolo was founded in 1970. The firm’s lawyers are leaders in the areas of business and corporate law, commercial litigation, construction, creditors’ rights, bankruptcy & reorganization, estate and wealth preservation planning, family law, labor and employment, insurance defense, personal injury litigation, real estate law, zoning and land use and taxation.  Serving corporate, governmental and individual clients throughout the Southwest and nationally, Burch & Cracchiolo is known for outstanding and cost-effective representation that emphasizes client objectives. The firm has offices in Phoenix, Arizona; Las Vegas, Nevada; and Orange County, California.  In order to better serve clients nationally and internationally, Burch & Cracchiolo is a member of Primerus, an international alliance of 170 law firms from 120 cities around the world.

Eva Berlaus

Eva Berlaus is an office managing partner of SORAINEN Latvia and head of the Corporate and M&A Team, which includes the Corporate, Employment, Investment Incentives, M&A, Private Equity and Privatisation Practices. Eva has been practising law since 1996.

Eva has participated as counsel in major cross-border M&A deals in Latvia for both sellers and buyers and on behalf of listed and non-listed companies in business sectors such as banking, media, utilities, food, construction, property development, energy, consumer finance and environment. Eva has sound experience in advising on competition law issues relevant to merger control, asset transfer and related matters.

Mergermarket has ranked Eva among top 10 M&A lawyers by volume in terms of the number of M&A transactions announced in the Baltics and Belarus during 2007-2013.

Eva Berlaus was named the Best Lawyers® 2013 Corporate and M&A Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Riga.

Eva is actively involved in development of the Latvian legal system. She has also delivered presentations on business law at seminars in Latvia and throughout the Baltics. She has written articles for local and international publications on business law and co-authored the SORAINEN book Foreign Investor in the Baltics.

SORAINEN:

Since 1995, SORAINEN has serviced more than 8,000 corporate clients in the Baltics and Belarus. SORAINEN is proud to be have been trusted by such world renowned companies as ABB, AGA, AIG, Barclays, British American Tobacco, Canon, Carlsberg, Christian Dior, Coca-Cola, Coopernic Alliance, Credit Suisse, Danske Bank, DHL, DZ Bank, eBay, ERGO, Ericsson, Genworth, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi, HSBC, HSH Nordbank, Ilmarinen, Intel, L’Oreal, Nokian Tyres, Nordea, Nordic Investment Bank, PKN Orlen, Royal Bank of Canada, SAP, SEB, Siemens, Skype Technologies, Statoil, Sun Microsystems, Swedbank, Toyota, UniCredit Bank, Western Union and many others.

As a leading law firm in the region, SORAINEN is regularly seen advising in the largest and most complex corporate, M&A, private equity, financing, real estate and other commercial transactions in the Baltic States and Belarus. SORAINEN’s track record includes more than 37,000 cases, along with over 600 M&A transactions to date. SORAINEN has also advised on significant early privatisation transactions in Belarus.

The firm’s clients are mainly large and medium sized international and local businesses operating or planning to operate in the Baltic States and Belarus. SORAINEN encourages all its people to make an extra effort to understand the client’s business industry and needs so that the firm could be more effective in solving their legal problems. The firm aims to be the client’s partner in their business endeavours throughout the Baltic States and Belarus.

Labeed M.A. Abdal

Labeed Abdal founded The Law Firm of Labeed Abdal in 1992 in the oil-rich state of Kuwait, which is in the eyes of many of the world countries looking forward to build trade relations from across the world.

By providing precise and accurate legal consulting services, the firm is committed to keep pace with its clients’ varied needs and provide appropriate and accurate solutions to all legal and business challenges that our clients come across. This is achieved by our experienced, specialized & multi-lingual team of local and international lawyers, which helps us respond effectively to our clients inquiries, be it English or Arabic.

With rich & solid experiences of the onboard attorneys, we are capable of providing thorough legal advise in different areas of practice like establishing new companies & liaison offices, foreign investments, joint ventures, taxation matters, commercial consulting, unfair competition & infringement consulting, intellectual and industrial property, patents, trademarks, industrial designs, copyright, domain names.

We are part of the International Law Firms Associations which a network of international quality law firms with over 80 members from all across the world. This gives us the strategic advantage of our reach in different continents throughout the world, like America, Europe & Asia allows the firm to serve the clients of different nationalities; in Kuwait as well as all around the world.

Areas of Practice:

Labeed Abdal Law Firm:

Since its inception in 1992, our law firm has focused on providing remarkable local services, which focuses on satisfying the constant legal needs of the individuals and corporate.

We believe that “serving the client and satisfying his / her local and international requirements” is our prime duty.

It’s the prime vision of all our founder members and staff alike. We focus our attention and devote utmost concentration to all our clients. Our highly qualified and experienced lawyers and paralegals put in their best in providing excellent service to our clients.

The spirit of dedication and efforts of our team is what distinguishes our services. We believe that the client comes first and the true measure of our success is the satisfaction of our client.

Dr. Surat Singh

Surat Singh & Associates is based out of New Delhi and it offers legal services to national and international clients in corporate and business matters.

Dr. Surat Singh – Harvard & Oxford Educated Top Lawyer of India

Dr. Surat Singh is Harvard and Oxford educated top lawyer of India. He practices at Supreme Court of India and Delhi High Court. He is also an international lawyer. He was educated at Delhi (India), Oxford (England) and Harvard (America). With his three masters’ degrees in law from Delhi, Oxford and Harvard and his Doctor of Laws (S.J.D) from Harvard, he is arguably the highest educated lawyer of India. Incidentally, he happens to be the contemporary of American President Barack Obama at Harvard Law School during 1988-90. After his seven years stint at Oxford and Harvard, Dr. Surat Singh returned to India and started his law career in 1992 with the then Attorney General of India, G. Ramaswamy.

Illustrious Career & Professional Achievements

Dr. Surat Singh’s list of professional achievements is long. To date, Dr. Surat Singh has successfully handled complex legal cases involving land & real estate properties valuing more than INR 250,000 crores (US$ 50 billion) for State and Federal Government, top corporate houses and Government corporations.

On another plane, Surat works passionately along with his other compatriot top Indian lawyers to improve the education, training and practice of law in the country. He has lectured extensively in Indian and international law-school campuses. Surat’s opinions, analyses and features regularly publish in the most prestigious of newspapers and magazines and he is a much sought-after panelist on TV channels on debates on high-value national and international issues.

Harvard Contemporary of President Obama

Dr. Surat Singh is also Harvard contemporary of President Barack Obama at Harvard Law School in late eighties and he actively campaigned for the re-election President Obama by starting a blog : http://indiaforobama.wordpress.com. He attended both the first and second inauguration ceremonies of Obama’s Presidency.

HONOURS & AWARDS FOR DR. SURAT SINGH

  • The Pride of India Award 2011 (Bharat Gaurav Award 2011) – by Indo American Friends’ Group along with Chief Justice of India.
  • International Peace Award 2001 – by the International Educators for World Peace
  • Social Scientist of the year 1999 – by National Environmental Science Academy (NESA)
  • Eminent Jurist award 1997 – by the then Delhi Chief Minister, Shri Sahib Singh Verma in April 1997

Network & Associations

  • Dr. Surat Singh served as President of Harvard Club of India (twice)
  • President of Harvard University Alumni Association of Asia (2004- 2006)
  • Hony. Secretary of Oxford Cambridge Society of India