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November 3, 2022 Bank & Financial

Understanding FINCEN’s Final Beneficial Ownership Reporting Rule

On September 29, 2022, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Netw...

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August 29, 2022 copyright

Stepping into the Metaverse: How NFTS May Present a Loophole for Fashion Copyright Protection

This year NFTs have been all the rage as the world prepares ...

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June 20, 2022 Whistleblower

Whistleblower Protection in the Biden Era: Are Stronger Protections Coming?

One of President Biden’s key campaign promises was that he...

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June 3, 2022 Intellectual Property

How to Recognize and Protect Your Company’s IP Before It’s Too Late

For businesses of all sizes and at all stages of growth, pro...

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June 1, 2022 Intellectual Property

Why Protecting Your Brand (and Other IP) is So Important in Today’s Inflationary Economy

Everything is getting more expensive, from automobiles and r...

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May 27, 2022 Business & Real Estate

Construction Law – Understanding Your Indemnity

From single-family residences to mixed-use commercial develo...

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May 15, 2022 Bank & Financial

“Super Caps” and Other Current Trends in Liability Limitations

Limitation-of-liability clauses are key contract provisions ...

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May 5, 2022 Bank & Financial

Five Important U.S. Tax Considerations in Light of Upcoming and Proposed Changes

It’s post-tax season in the United States, and now is also...

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May 1, 2022 Business & Real Estate

The Post-COVID Real Estate Market in South Florida: What Kinds of Deals are Leading the Way in 2022?

While the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted virtually all sect...

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September 15, 2020 News

GS2Law in Bedford and Bowery over TRO against the SLA

The famed site Bedford and Bowery reported on GS2Law obtaini...

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September 11, 2020 News

State Senator Hails Cloister TRO by GS2Law as “Huge”

New York State Senator Jessica Ramos hailed the granting of ...

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August 19, 2020 News

Cloister Cafe’s Case in Eyewitness News

In what is being described as “the first time a restauran...

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August 17, 2020 News

Page Six Reports on the Cloister Café Case

Cloister Café’s license was suspended in circumstances th...

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August 3, 2020 News

Returning to the Office – Considerations for Employers and Employees

For many people, one of the most disruptive effects of the c...

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July 28, 2020 News

GS2Law obtains Approx $9 Million CFTC Award for Whistleblower

Breaking records once again with another huge financial whi...

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June 9, 2020 News

GS2Law Assists CFTC in Reaching $110m in Whistleblower Payouts

The CFTC announced today that a single anonymous whistlebl...

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April 13, 2020 News

The Complexity of Price-Gouging during COVID-19

Over the past month and a half, stories of “price-gouging...

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March 19, 2020 News

Force Majeure, Acts of God and COVID-19

Since COVID-19 hit US shores, daily life has significantly c...

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September 10, 2019 News

Kevin Kehrli Prevails before the Second Circuit

Kevin Kehrli prevailed in the Second Circuit in LG Capital ...

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September 2, 2019 News

GS2Law Rocks at Bike4Chai

In August, Rob Garson and Michael “Myer” Steinmetz compl...

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February 4, 2019 News

GS2Law Present at Indo-American Chamber of Commerce in Mumbai, January 2019

January 2019 – Robert Garson and Chis Fladgate were privil...

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January 7, 2019 General

GS2Law Obtains Jury Verdicts Against NCR For Misappropriation of Confidential Information

January 7, 2019 – GS2Law obtained jury verdicts in the Sou...

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August 30, 2018 Bank & Financial

$90 Million penalty for BNP Paribas in ISDAFIX Investigation

The Commodities and Futures Trading Commission issued a $90,...

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August 24, 2018 News

GS2Law Whistleblower Gets Largest Ever CFTC Award for Exposing the ISDAFIX Scandal

A single anonymous whistleblower will receive more than $45 ...

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February 27, 2018 News

GS2Law in Movie News With We Are All Monsters Here

Crystal City Entertainment, represented by Robert Garson of ...

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January 7, 2018 Business Law

Cease and Desist in Logan Paul Action Garners International Support

One of the greatest joys of being a lawyer is being bestowed...

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December 21, 2017 News

GS2Law Hits the Press in Toupee Defamation Case

One of the best aspects of being a litigator are the variega...

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November 22, 2017 News

Hollywood’s Sexual Harassment Scandal Might End ‘Pay or Play’ Clauses

Robert Garson lends a slightly different eye to the Sexual H...

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May 11, 2017 News

GS2Law in Movie News With The Bookseller

Julia Roberts shall be returning to the silver screen in C...

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May 10, 2017 Freedom of Speech

Blasphemy Laws, Freedom of Speech & Stephen Fry

Rob Garson‘s article in the Observer looks at the recent...

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May 5, 2017 News

The Legal Value of Kate Middleton’s Chest

In the Observer, Rob Garson‘s article questions how the...

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February 28, 2017 News

GS2Law Wins Again in Restrictive Covenants Case

GS2Law has been representing California residents who worked...

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December 8, 2016 News

Trademark Bullying and the Kardashians

Rob Garson writes in the Observer here on an issue which ...

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December 1, 2016 News

Should Flag Burning Be Criminalized?

Rob Garson writes in the Observer on burning of the US fl...

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November 30, 2016 Freedom of Speech

Checkout Charity Campaigns – How Far Can they Go?

Rob Garson writes in the Observer on the legality of char...

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September 22, 2016 News

GS2Law Prevails in Preliminary Relief Suit Against Gordian

GS2Law secures win for clients seeking to practice their liv...

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September 22, 2016 News

GS2Law in the Observer on Yelp’s First Amendment Issues

Rob Garson writes in the Observer on the Yelp’s battle i...

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June 24, 2016 News

Rob Garson on the Brexit Vote in the Observer

Rob Garson‘s opinion piece on Britain’s vote to leave ...

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June 19, 2016 News

GS2 Law in the Observer on Brexit

Rob Garson‘s article in the Observer on Brexit, while not...

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May 19, 2016 News

GS2Law in the Observer on Celebrities and Super injunctions

As the freedoms of the press in Britain come under scrutiny...

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May 17, 2016 News

GS2Law in the Observer on Panama Papers and Whistleblowers

In the wake of the Panama Papers  Robert Garson‘s opini...

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April 4, 2016 News

GS2Law Obtains Largest CFTC Whistleblower Award in History

New York, NY, April 4, 2016 – The Commodities Futures Trad...

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March 25, 2016 News

GS2Law in the Observer on Religious Defense Laws

Yet again, religious freedom is being debated in state legis...

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March 16, 2016 News

GS2Law on Garland’s SCOTUS Nomination

Rob Garson of GS2Law was asked for his opinion on the Supr...

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March 12, 2016 News

Hulk Hogan v Gawker GS2Law in the Observer

The Terry Bollea / Hulk Hogan v. Gawker trial is giving ligh...

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March 4, 2016 News

Children, Privacy and Social Media – GS2Law in the Observer

The law often lags behind technological advancement as highl...

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February 24, 2016 News

Apple’s Privacy Stand – GS2Law comments in the Observer

The battle between privacy and law enforcement has come to ...

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February 13, 2016 News

Gs2Law on Yahoo Finance TV

Rob Garson of GS2Law was interviewed on Yahoo Finance TV wit...

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February 9, 2016 News

GS2Law & Lehman Brothers hit front page of the Journal

In a first for GS2Law, the battle between Lehman Brothers Wh...

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December 24, 2015 News

GS2Law in New York Post in Hasidic Fashion Dispute

Michael Steinmetz of GS2Law was selected to represent the D...

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November 11, 2015 News

John Lane on AIA – Part 2

Prior use With respect to prior public uses and sales, evide...

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October 27, 2015 News

John Lane on AIA – Part 1

Background to the America Invents Act Much has been said and...

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September 30, 2015 News

Lane Published on AIA in Lexis UK

John Lane, the leading Lexis UK contributing author on intel...

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June 26, 2015 News

GS2Law in Newsweek Over MTA Adverts

Rob Garson was asked to comment in Newsweek on the MTA’s r...

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June 16, 2015 GS2LAW

Rob Garson Presents This World Award to Newt Gingrich

Rob Garson of GS2Law presenting a This World Values award to...

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May 27, 2015 News

Rob Garson – Sky Sports News HQ

Rob Garson of GS2Law commenting on the FIFA-CONCAF indictmen...

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May 12, 2015 News

GS2Law comments in Newsweek Over MTA

There have been moves by the MTA to limit the content of adv...

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April 15, 2015 News

GS2Law Rated in Super Lawyers

Congratulations must be extended to Rob Garson for being lis...

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December 12, 2014 GS2LAW

GS2Law in Law360 over Lehman Brothers Trademark

In a Law360 article entitled “Barclays Fighting To Hold...

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November 13, 2014 News

Voiceover Award for Robert Garson

Congratulations go out to Robert Garson for winning a Societ...

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November 13, 2014 News

Presentation at Aspen Conference August, 2014

Chris Fladgate and Robert Garson were asked to present a p...

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October 21, 2014 Fashion Law

GS2Law in WWD over Saint Laurent suit

John Lane comments on the Saint Laurie v Saint Laurent SDNY...

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September 12, 2014 News

Sydney Morning Herald – GS2Law in International Injunctive Relief Win

Former MasterChef contestant Aaron Thomas has $7.6m embezzl...

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May 20, 2014 News

GS2Law prevails for New York Observer in Libel Case

FREE SPEECH The Observer Scores One for the First Amendment ...

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January 27, 2014 News

Can Bieber’s Lohanian Tendencies Be Stopped: Protecting a Publicity Asset

The public seems to revel at the first hint of a wholesome s...

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January 17, 2014 News

Shirt v Skins – Victoria’s Secrets’ Color War

“Pink, it’s my new obsession” sang Steve Tyler and al...

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January 9, 2014 News

Virtual Rape: Israel’s Roadmap to Internet Privacy

Over the last few years the dissipation of a person’s imag...

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January 2, 2014 GS2LAW

Beyoncé’s XO Challenges Credulity

For one of the first times in my life, Beyoncé Knowles has ...

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December 20, 2013 Freedom of Speech

A Hick-Cup? Triage for A&E

As one who firmly believes in the rights of all to espouse t...

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October 16, 2013 GS2LAW

The English Rule vs US Sanctions Quandary

“Oh no Mr. Garson, that’s the English model!” Exclaims...

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October 11, 2013 News

Rabbinically Sanctioned Violence, Divorce and The Law

News broke this morning that Rabbis Mendel Epstein and Marti...

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October 7, 2013 News

Limiting Free Speech the Wrong Way – The FA Model

England’s Football Association has decreed that those who ...

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July 1, 2013 News

Paula Deen & The Dirty T-Word

The words that precede practically every deposition are: “...

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May 21, 2013 GS2LAW

The Death Knell of A Noble Profession – Time for the Judiciary to Act

I remember it clearly, first night of Chanukah 2007, the maj...

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December 4, 2012 News

Berne-ing Up Facebook

If you count yourself amongst the one billion-plus monthly a...

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October 16, 2012 News

Dodd-Frank’s Whistleblower Provisions

On July 21, 2010, President Barack Obama signed the Dodd-Fra...

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July 26, 2012 News

NCAA Scaping the Wrong Goat

Having grown up in a far-off land I have always been slightl...

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June 18, 2012 GS2LAW

Cost. Quality. Time. Pick 2!

Any owner or developer will tell you that they want their pr...

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June 11, 2012 News

Hitting Facebook In Its Private Parts

It is not difficult to feel old, from a legal perspective, a...

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May 25, 2012 News

You May Be Young… Not For Long

While on a Sunday cruising down I-87, keeping abreast of dev...

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March 12, 2012 News

Louis Vuitton v. U Penn

Nothing is juicier than the squabbles of the elite. At least...

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March 2, 2012 News

Branding a Name

When you think of New York City icons, who pops to mind? Don...

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February 21, 2012 News

Hot News to Meltwater

A battle is brewing in the media world. The protagonist is a...

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February 21, 2012 News

The Constitutionality of a Lie

This blog generally covers issues of intellectual property...

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February 10, 2012 News

Are First Sales Final?

If you’re in the business of software creation and distrib...

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February 6, 2012 News

The Blockbuster Case

This Supreme Court term is filled with blockbuster cases. Wh...

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January 31, 2012 News

Some More on SOPA

Last week, as the Internet world was still reeling from the ...

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January 20, 2012 News

Waiter! There’s A Fly In My SOPA

Most people believe that intellectual property is an arcane ...

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November 11, 2011 GS2LAW

Watching Football (Soccer) in Europe Is Greek to Me

In the UK, the Football Association Premier League Ltd (FAPL...

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October 27, 2011 GS2LAW

Satellite Radio: A “Sirius” Threat to Artists’ Body and Soul?

Music Artists are facing a new threat to their royalty incom...

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August 31, 2011 GS2LAW

Small businesses: How to raise money without going public?

Small businesses often face financial difficulties, due to a...

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August 29, 2011 GS2LAW

Were you worth it? L’Oréal v eBay

Europe decided with quintessential clarity… We are still c...

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July 26, 2011 News

New Trends In M&A Transactions: To Disclose or Not To Disclose?

Any corporate finance deal always carries a set of required ...

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July 13, 2011 News

THE UK BRIBERY ACT – Prevention is Better than the Cure

Businesses should be afraid, in fact, they should be very af...

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July 8, 2011 News

New FCPA Enforcement Trends: Towards An Intensification Of Prosecutions

Since 2008, the number of SEC and DOJ prosecutions of FCPA v...

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June 30, 2011 GS2LAW

To Litigate Or Arbitrate?

The choice of dispute resolution forum should be of high imp...

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June 24, 2011 GS2LAW

The Bribery Act 2010, The English Are Coming

There are very few moments in the law when you are truly fla...

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May 18, 2011 GS2LAW

To EB or not to EB, that is the Question

Many of the clients and potential clients that we meet, look...

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May 17, 2011 GS2LAW

If you get smacked by the Interwebs, where does it hurt?

A two-year excursion to resolve that question has finally re...

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May 6, 2011 News

You Aren’t Your IP Address

A simple point that may have been obvious to everyone apart ...

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March 25, 2011 GS2LAW

Press Release 3/22/11

New York based production company Dendron Motion Pictures is...

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July 29, 2010 News

Publication in Cardozo Magazine

Cardozo Life, the Magazine of Cardozo School of Law, publish...

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July 8, 2010 News

Mention on the French Music Newsletter

GS2 was mentioned on the June Newsletter of the Bureau Expor...

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July 7, 2010 GS2LAW

Listed on UK Trade & Investment Website

Garson, Ségal, Steinmetz, Fladgate LLP has been listed on t...

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Meet Our Attorneys

Meet Our Attorneys

Chris Fladgate, FCIArb

  • Melbourne, Australia
  • Chris is different because he listens and asks “what is your desired outcome?” before executing a strategy to achieve that outcome.
  • Outside of work, Chris is an avid reader of fiction, with a soft spot for Irish crime novels, and enjoys deploying a steady stream of dad jokes while cooking with his three children

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Meet Our Attorneys

Robert Garson

  • Manchester, England
  • Rob is known for his holistic approach to problem solving either in trial, emanating from his vast experience in courts and tribunals worldwide, or using his "swiss army knife" knowledge of transactions.
  • Cycling for the kids of Camp Simcha in Bike4Chai and Jewish advocacy are Rob's main passions. Rob is also an award winning voice over artist.

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Meet Our Attorneys

Yosef Shwedel

  • Mexico City, Mexico
  • Yosef’s diverse background, his get to know your client philosophy, and his holistic approach to business and law is a distinguishable asset to clients.
  • When he is not working on deals, Yosef enjoys spending time with his family and cooking. He is also very involved in the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, chairing committees and volunteering on community and overseas initiatives.

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Meet Our Attorneys

Michael Steinmetz

  • Brooklyn, NY
  • When representing clients in business and intellectual property matters, Michael hits the trifecta: strategic, efficient and cost effective. But don’t get him wrong, he loves a good challenge and will take on Goliath without any hesitation.
  • Outside of the office, Michael likes adventure sports, technology, and spending quality time with his family. He also enjoys volunteering and giving back to his community and city.

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Meet Our Attorneys

John Lane

  • New York
  • John offers a unique international-oriented approach to advising clients over a broad array of intellectual property matters in view of his combined U.S. and European-based qualifications and client base.
  • John has had a life-long interest in classical and musical theater, including performances in several local productions over the years. He also enjoys golf, pond hockey and caring for and walking the family dogs.

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Meet Our Attorneys

Kevin Kehrli

  • Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • Kevin takes pride in placing his clients’ goals in at the forefront to achieve them efficiently and effectively.
  • Kevin enjoys traveling and being outdoors with his wife and two young daughters. As a craft beer geek, Kevin enjoys finding new micro and craft breweries wherever he goes, and it is usually the first Google search when a trip or vacation is being planned.

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Meet Our Attorneys

Yuval Manor

  • Tel Aviv, Israel
  • As a result of Yuval’s experience in both the litigation and transactional spheres, she brings a unique perspective to our real estate and corporate practice that enables her to help clients seek creative remedies and avoid potential problems before they arise.
  • Yuval loves to spend time in nature and enjoy South Florida’s beautiful landscape by kayaking, going to the beach, or taking off on long walks by the water. She is also a music lover and enjoys attending live shows whenever she has the opportunity.

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Meet Our Attorneys

Andrea Timpone

  • New York
  • Andrea's approach to lawyering is largely influenced by her education in the arts and passion for creative expression in its many forms.
  • Andrea enjoys local art exhibitions, live music, and creating her own artwork from time to time.

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Meet Our Attorneys

Yanina Zilberman

  • Bryansk, Russia
  • Yanina’s practice is premised on providing focused, pragmatic, and efficient advice and advocacy to clients in all spheres–transactions, pre-trial disputes, trial disputes, and appellate proceedings. Yanina emphasizes careful attention to detail, honest assessments, and straightforward answers.
  • Yanina is a major aficionado of The Golden Girls, and knows all lines by heart. She enjoys food, music, nature, and, above all, spending time with family, including but not limited to two feline daughters.

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Meet Our Attorneys

Timothy Kendal

  • Manchester, England
  • As a trial advocate, Tim he is renowned for his ability to win the argument, spin a phrase, simplify the complex and devastating cross-examination. In transactional work, his commercial sense and eye for detail have made him much in demand, especially in Israel.
  • Tim is a devoted family man with three children, a devotee of Grand Opera, deeply appreciative of Chazzanut (the music of the European Synagogue devotional prayer) and a connoisseur of Italian coffee and cake.