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Represented many small- and medium-sized companies both public and private. As general counsel, his responsibilities have included the formation of corporations, limited partnerships, and limited liability companies; negotiating and drafting transactional contracts of all types; preparing private offering memoranda and associated filings with the SEC and in conformity with the state Blue Sky regulations; coordinating the public offerings of stock with special securities counsel; preparing and filing annual disclosure documents, quarterly disclosure documents, special reports, reviewing trades by insiders and filing the required notices; preparing proxy material for the annual shareholders and directors meetings as well as supervising the notices to shareholders.
Represented real estate developers; drafting offering plans for new construction condominiums as well as homeowner associations; representation of both buyers and sellers in may real estate contracts and closings including single-family homes, apartment buildings, mixed-use buildings, cooperative and condominium apartments; negotiated and drafted leases for offices, stores, vacant property, net leases and ground leases; formed real estate syndications, limited partnerships and exempted the same with the attorney general's office under Regulation D; acted as counsel to a mortgage lender.
Conducted many trials, both jury and non-jury; appeals; both state and federal courts within and without New York; motion practice, depositions and other pre-trial discovery; class actions.
Some reported decisions are: Ettingshaus v. Chartered Systems Corp. of New York, CFTC Transfer Binder ¶20,897 (1979); Mtr. of Liebhafsky (Comstruct), 100 A.D.2d 764 (1st Dept. 1984), aff'd 62 N.Y.S.2d 439 (1984); Stoltzfus v. 315 Berry Street Corp.
132 Misc.2d 520, 504 N.Y.S.2d 349 (Supreme, New York 1986)
Drafted wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts; acted as counsel for executors and administrators in uncontested and contested probate proceedings.
Represented debtors and creditors in Chapters 7, 11, and 13.
Negotiated and drafted artists recording agreements, licensing agreements, video production agreements, movie soundtrack acquisitions, music publishing agreements and registration with the licensing organizations.
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