Meet George Benaur

George Benaur, the founder and owner of the firm, has been selected to New York Super Lawyers® and as AV Rated, Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell in Business Litigation. Mr. Benaur specializes in serving as general counsel for international businesses, and in domestic and international business litigations, investigations and dispute resolution matters. He is a recognized trial advocate, speaker and writer. He represents clients worldwide in litigations, dispute resolution proceedings, general counsel matters and investigations. George has served as lead counsel on many of the significant and complicated civil litigations and dispute resolution matters, such mediations, arbitrations, and confidential negotiations, both domestically and internationally. He regularly handles unique matters calling for the creative, sensitive and artful resolutions and works with a network of trusted counsel around the world, especially in Russia and the United Kingdom to offer global solutions to his clients.

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Benaur has extensive experience representing individuals and international corporations in corporate transactions, investments, compliance matters, as well as complex litigations, pre-litigation dispute resolution, investigations, and contract drafting and negotiation, both domestically and internationally. He has had back-to-back successes in a broad range of high-stakes cases, which resulted in multi-million dollar recoveries for his clients.

George was co-counsel in the representation of BAE Systems Controls in a high-profile bankruptcy of A123 Systems Inc. in Delaware, resulting in $28.5 million valuation of the client’s proof of claim, successful negotiation for post-petition product supply and intellectual property rights. He also served as counsel for BAE Systems in a three-year litigation in Los Angeles federal court over a research and development agreement for a new, highly sophisticated positioning device in the drilling industry, resulting in settlement in case involving allegations of over $100 million in damages. George also served as counsel in the $2 billion restructuring of the Brazilian meat producer Independencia and obtained orders for recognition of a Brazilian reorganization proceeding and for permanent injunction enforcing the Brazilian reorganization plan in Chapter 15 proceedings in S.D.N.Y. Bankruptcy Court. George has been lead counsel for Shalva Chigirinskiy, and has also worked with Black Ocean SA and NTV America in general counsel and litigation capacity, among others. Some other clients for whom George has handled complex cases include major pharmaceutical conglomerates, international banks and high-net worth individuals.

George was born and raised in Moscow, Russia (former Soviet Union) and then immigrated to the United States in 1988. He received his B.A. in English from Lafayette College in 1999, professional degree in acting from the London Academy of Music and Drama in 2000, and his J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 2004. George’s practice is currently principally based in New York, with affiliations and strong working relationships with select firms worldwide.

Meet George Benaur

George Benaur Bio

George Benaur, the founder and owner of the firm, has been selected to New York Super Lawyers® and as AV Rated, Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell in Business Litigation. Mr. Benaur specializes in serving as general counsel for international businesses, and in domestic and international business litigations, investigations and dispute resolution matters. He is a recognized trial advocate, speaker and writer. He represents clients worldwide in litigations, dispute resolution proceedings, general counsel matters and investigations. George has served as lead counsel on many of the significant and complicated civil litigations and dispute resolution matters, such mediations, arbitrations, and confidential negotiations, both domestically and internationally. He regularly handles unique matters calling for the creative, sensitive and artful resolutions and works with a network of trusted counsel around the world, especially in Russia and the United Kingdom to offer global solutions to his clients.

Benaur has extensive experience representing individuals and international corporations in corporate transactions, investments, compliance matters, as well as complex litigations, pre-litigation dispute resolution, investigations, and contract drafting and negotiation, both domestically and internationally. He has had back-to-back successes in a broad range of high-stakes cases, which resulted in multi-million dollar recoveries for his clients.

George was co-counsel in the representation of BAE Systems Controls in a high-profile bankruptcy of A123 Systems Inc. in Delaware, resulting in $28.5 million valuation of the client’s proof of claim, successful negotiation for post-petition product supply and intellectual property rights. He also served as counsel for BAE Systems in a three-year litigation in Los Angeles federal court over a research and development agreement for a new, highly sophisticated positioning device in the drilling industry, resulting in settlement in case involving allegations of over $100 million in damages. George also served as counsel in the $2 billion restructuring of the Brazilian meat producer Independencia and obtained orders for recognition of a Brazilian reorganization proceeding and for permanent injunction enforcing the Brazilian reorganization plan in Chapter 15 proceedings in S.D.N.Y. Bankruptcy Court. George has been lead counsel for Shalva Chigirinskiy, and has also worked with Black Ocean SA and NTV America in general counsel and litigation capacity, among others. Some other clients for whom George has handled complex cases include major pharmaceutical conglomerates, international banks and high-net worth individuals.

George was born and raised in Moscow, Russia (former Soviet Union) and then immigrated to the United States in 1988. He received his B.A. in English from Lafayette College in 1999, professional degree in acting from the London Academy of Music and Drama in 2000, and his J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 2004. George’s practice is currently principally based in New York, with affiliations and strong working relationships with select firms worldwide.

Affiliations & Education

Affiliations

NYC Bar Association

Languages

Russian

Education

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D., 2004

Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution
Lafayette College, B.A., English, 1998

Admissions

New Jersey
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

New York
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

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George Benaur Selected to 2020 New York SuperLawyers Business Litigation and Received Highest Possible Rating

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Testimonials

Hard Working and Ambitious

George is an extrememely hard working and brave attorney. He has excellent communication, social, and language skills. He can handle an extremely wide range of cases including international cases. He stays calm and focused under great stress. He is very ambitious, charismatic and skilled and has achieved and will achieve great things in the legal field.

Anonymous

Diligent, Intelligent, and Ethical

I worked very closely with George on several major cases and got to know him very well. He is a diligent, intelligent, ethical lawyer for whom I have the highest regard. I have no hesitation in recommending him for an AV designation.

Anonymous

Enormous Energy and Enthusiasm

George is very smart, detail oriented, creative and ethical, and shows enormous energy and enthusiasm in representing his clients.

Anonymous

Skilled Litigator and Outstanding Negotiator

Attorney Benaur is an exceptional attorney. He is a skilled litigator and outstanding negotiator. Cool under pressure with excellent leadership capabilities. I highly recommend him!

Anonymous

Recommended Business Lawyer

George is a very knowledgable business lawyer, always responds right away and took the time to explain to me all the possible scenarios for my business case. I highly recommend George to anyone who dealing with any business partnership agreements and your rights as share holder in a business.

Anonymous

Fights Hard for His Clients

George is an excellent lawyer and has high ethical standards. He is a pleasure to work with and fights hard for his clients.

Peer Review

Exceptional Trial Lawyer

Attorney Benaur is a knowledgeable, experienced, exceptional trial lawyer who I would highly recommend.

Peer Review

Excellent Practitioner

George is an excellent practitioner who is highly knowledgeable about business law and international matters and is able to develop successful legal strategies, clearly convey them to clients and assist them in achieving their goals. His fluency in the Russian language makes him especially valuable to international clients.

Hardworking

“I worked with George when he was at Wollmuth, Maher & Deutsch and found him to be dedicated, hardworking and having a great judgment.”

Piret Loone, Senior Corporate Counsel
Franklin Templeton Investments

Business Partnership Agreements

George is a very knowledgable business lawyer, always responds right away and took the time to explain to me all the possible scenarios for my business case. I highly recommend George to anyone who dealing with any business partnership agreements and your rights as share holder in a business.

Michael L.

International Real Estate

I contacted George Benaur for his services with an international real estate case and I was very pleased with the results. George is an excellent lawyer-professional, responsive, with deep experience and knowledge in business, general counsel, real estate both nationally and internationally. He communicates clearly, timely and reliably. I highly recommend his services.

Huong H.

Forward-thinking in his litigation strategy

George is creative, aggressive, and forward-thinking in his litigation strategy. I’ve had the pleasure of working alongside him in complex commercial matters and recommend him highly as a litigator.

Steven Heath, Partner
Heath & Steinbeck, LLP

Fine attention to detail

George is an excellent attorney with a fine attention to detail.

Andrew Baron
Baron Law Group

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