General Business Counsel & Corporate Matters

  • General counsel for global hospitality and membership club business operating in Mexico, California, New York and Europe
  • General counsel for international investigation and corporate intelligence firm assisting with contracts and due diligence
  • Drafted and negotiated U.S. sales and distribution agreement for Scottish whisky brand
  • Helped entrepreneurs in launching new homeopathic product; analyzed product offering materials for compliance with regulations
  • General counsel for Russian media company and television station in the U.S.
  • General counsel for medical device manufacturer in connection with distribution agreement in the U.S.
  • Drafting and negotiations over operating, investment and profit sharing agreement for mining project business venture in Brazil.
  • Represented investor in connection with investment strategies, due diligence on prospective deals and company formation.
  • Drafting of software implementation agreement for New Jersey distributor.
  • Supply agreement negotiations with Chinese purchaser of client’s former supplier of complex battery technology.
  • Consulting agreement negotiations for U.S. national with Hong Kong based conglomerate.
  • Advise entrepreneur on consulting and licensing agreement with French software company.
  • Assist New Jersey company in negotiating distribution agreement for product in Asia.
  • Formation of new online business involving consumer product manufacturing in U.K. and U.S.
  • Assisted entrepreneur in joint venture discussions in the oil and gas industry.
  • Advised entrepreneur-scientist on business development and R&D agreement options in defense industry.
  • Due diligence review for bidder of assets of hospital in bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Due diligence review in acquisition of security software company.
  • Pre-litigation due diligence review of adverse events for major drug 
manufacturer and assessment of risks of product liability exposure.

Business Litigations, Dispute Resolution Matters & Investigations

  • Counsel for Switzerland family office helping to recover million dollar investment in Florida, obtained judgment against debtor in SDNY
  • Recovery of over $3M for private equity group in commercial litigation
  • Counsel for former Russian Forbes 500 list businessman in various litigations domestically and internationally
  • Settled multi-million dollar commercial litigations in different forums in New York, Connecticut and Russia
  • Settled complex decade long shareholder dispute between family members in Connecticut
  • Three year litigation in Los Angeles federal court over R&D and supply contracts, involving over $100 million in alleged damages, resulting in settlement after expert discovery and e-discovery, summary judgment and court ordered mediation.
  • Defended fraud and conspiracy claims against a private equity corporation in connection with real estate and business acquisition (responsible for discovery, depositions and summary judgment resulting in dismissal) in NJ Superior Court.
  • Counseled creditor in high-profile chapter 11 
bankruptcy in Delaware bankruptcy court resulting in settlement over multi-million dollar claim.
  • Represented foreign representative of multi-billion dollar 
Brazilian producer in chapter 15 bankruptcy proceedings in New York bankruptcy court; 
obtained orders granting injunction.
  • Co-counsel on brief before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals 
resulting in multi-million dollar tax refund to the trust.
  • Settled claims involving environmental spill and homeowner’s claims for diminution of real estate property value in NJ Superior Court.
  • Member of trial team in multi-million dollar litigation involving trading and market timing in Northern District of New York.
  • Handled e-discovery and responding subpoena in NJ District Court for major international bank in connection with commercial litigation over insurance coverage.
  • Defense and settlement of breach of contract and fraud case over sale of medical practice 
in New York Supreme Court after briefing and filing motion to dismiss.
  • Defense of healthcare provider in litigation in New Jersey Superior Court involving data 
breach claims.
  • TRO in NJ District Court (Camden) on behalf of healthcare facility facing termination of 
provider agreement and negotiations with government.
  • Handled dispute over medical billing practices in coordination with leading investigation 
firm and obtained pre-litigation settlement in vendor dispute.
  • Investigation and related litigation involving pirated domain name of large Latin American 
company in coordination with cybersecurity experts and investigators.
  • Risk analysis for international defense company and assist management with negotiations over multi million development agreements in the aerospace industry.
  • Assist senior management in pre-litigation negotiation and mediation proceedings over multi-million license agreement involving nanotechnology product and engineering 
matters, dispute between U.S. and European companies.
  • Investigation and litigation claims assessment involving alleged multi-year history of intentional infliction of 
emotional distress in rural community against individual.

Recent Representative Litigations 

  • Sardarov et al v. Faiman, SDNY District Court (2018-2019)

https://www.pacermonitor.com/public/case/26690542/Sardarov_et_al_v_Faiman

  • Chigirinskiy v. Panchenkova, SDNY District Court (2010-2018)

https://casetext.com/case/chigirinskiy-v-panchenkova-3

  • Dear Invest v. Borland, SDNY District Court (2018)

https://www.pacermonitor.com/public/case/22696282/Dear_Invest_AB_et_al_v_Borland_et_al

  • Gyrodata v BAE Systems et al, Central District of California, District Court (2012)

https://www.law360.com/cases/4d715c59b4e3ed26e1000002

  • Recognized among leaders of NJ Bar in 2014

https://www.law.com/njlawjournal/almID/1202664466644/New-Leaders-of-the-Bar-2014/

ALINA LEONOVA v. STANISLAV LEONOV, Docket No. AC-42539 (Conn. App. Ct. Jan. 30, 2019), Court Docket

DE GEER,CARL W vs. BORLAND,BRENT, Docket No. 3697380 (Judgments and Liens Jan 08, 2018), Court Docket

Dear Invest AB et al v. Borland et al, Docket No. 1:17-cv-07770 (S.D.N.Y. Oct 10, 2017), Court Docket

Sardarov et al v. Faiman, Docket No. 1:19-cv-00404 (S.D.N.Y. Jan 15, 2019), Court Docket

Proarch Design Solutions, LLC v. Lazercad Inc. et al, Docket No. 1:18-cv-04542 (E.D.N.Y. Aug 10, 2018), Court Docket

Chigirinskiy v. Panchenkova, 319 F. Supp. 3d 718 (S.D.N.Y. 2018), Court Opinion (07/19/2018)

PANCHENKOVA, TATIANA v. CHIGIRINSKY, SHALVA, Docket No. UWY-CV-12-6020819-S (Conn. Super. Ct. Mar 16, 2012), Court Docket

Skolnick v. Tarragon Corp. (In re Tarragon Corp.), Adv. No. 09-02012 (DHS), No. 09-10555 (DHS), 2009 BL 344677 (Bankr. D.N.J. Aug. 13, 2009), Court Opinion (08/13/2009)

In re G-1 Holdings Inc., 2010-1 USTC Para. 50,148, 420 B.R. 216, 2010-1 USTC 83,205 (D.N.J. 2009), Court Opinion (11/12/2009)

Gyrodata Incorporated v. Atlantic Inertial Systems Inc. et al, Docket No. 2:08-cv-07897 (C.D. Cal. Dec 01, 2008), Court Docket

ASTORIA DENTAL STUDIO, P.C. v. SEPIASHVILI, GEORGE, Docket No. 505309/2013 (N.Y. Sup Ct. Oct. 28, 2013), Court Docket

Greenwood House, Home for the Jewish Aged v. Eide, Docket No. L-000269-13 (N.J. Super. Ct. Law Div. Feb. 01, 2013), Court Docket

In re: A123 Systems Inc. et al, Docket No. 1:13-cv-00083 (D. Del. Jan 14, 2013), Court Docket

B456 Systems, Inc., Docket No. 1:12-bk-12859 (Bankr. D. Del. Oct 16, 2012), Court Docket

AeroThrust Corporation, Docket No. 1:09-bk-14541 (Bankr. D. Del. Dec 27, 2009), Court Docket

Skolnick et al v. Rhodie et al, Docket No. 2:09-ap-02012 (Bankr. D.N.J. Jul 08, 2009), Court Docket

1200 Grand Street Condominium Association et al v. 1200 Grand Street Urban Renewal, LLC et al, Docket No. 2:09-ap-01465 (Bankr. D.N.J. Mar 27, 2009), Court Docket

Independencia S.A., Docket No. 1:09-bk-10903 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. Feb 27, 2009), Court Docket

JURGENSEN SUSAN K v. ZOO PUBLISHING INC, Docket No. 102381/2009 (N.Y. Sup Ct. Feb. 19, 2009), Court Docket

ETEX APPAREL, INC. v. TRACTOR INTERNATIONAL, Docket No. 601301/2008 (N.Y. Sup Ct. Apr. 30, 2008), Court Docket

Fritze LLC, Docket No. 2:07-bk-19059 (Bankr. D.N.J. Jun 28, 2007), Court Docket

Helft, et al v. Allmerica Financial, et al, Docket No. 1:03-cv-00035 (N.D.N.Y. Jan 07, 2003), Court Docket