LEGAL TEAM

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Linda S. Kagan, Esq.

Linda S. Kagan, Managing Partner,  has twenty-five years of legal experience, starting at two international firms, LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae and later at Jones Day in New York, before launching the firm in 2004. In addition, she has several years of C-level executive experience. She has extensive experience advising clients and businesses on strategies for growth and expansion of both their existing business and new revenue streams. Her ability to identify leverage in business deals for her clients and maximize value distinguishes her from traditional lawyers who have limited business experience and reflects her genuine affinity to combine her skills as a lawyer and business advisor.

Ms. Kagan is an Arbitrator on the American Arbitration Association Roster of Neutrals for Commercial Disputes and M&A.  She also serves as a FINRA Arbitrator in New York.

Admissions

Member of the New York Bar

New York Southern & Eastern United States District Courts

Professional Associations

American Arbitration Association  - NY Commercial & M&A Arbitration Panel Member

FINRA (NY Arbitrator)

New York City Bar Association 

New York State Bar Association ADR Committee & Corporate Counsel Committee

Education 

Yeshiva University/Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D. (1993)

University of California, Berkeley, California, B.S. (1987) Interdisciplinary major: Political Economy of Natural Resources, Interdisciplinary study of Economics and International Resource Development Bar

Honors & Clerkship

Member of the Cardozo Law Review & Alexander Fellow, Clerk to Honorable Pierre N. Leval (U.S.D.C. NY)  

Matthew Foreman, Esq., Of Counsel

Mr. Foreman focuses his practice on advising domestic and foreign businesses and individuals on tax issues related to business formation and operation, raising capital via equity and debt, and acquisitions and sales of businesses. He has advised Fortune 500 companies, closely-held businesses, real estate investors, and high-net-worth individuals on international and federal tax issues. Mr. Foreman is also experienced in state and local taxation issues, with an emphasis on sales, use, income, and franchise taxes throughout the country.

Admissions

Member of the New York Bar & United States Tax Court

Professional Associations

New York City Bar Association, State and Local Taxation Committee New York State Bar Association

Education

New York University School of Law, L.L.M. Taxation (2015)

Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University, J.D. (2007) University at Albany, State University of New York, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Cum Laude (2004)

Carole M. Menard, Esq., Of Counsel

Ms. Menard is based in Paris and travels to New York

Her areas of practice include commercial litigation (in both New York and France) business law, commercial law, contracts, intellectual property and international law. In addition, she has committed to a unique combination of business and human rights focused representation addressing activities in a variety of countries.

Admissions

Member of the New York Bar

Member of the French Bar

Education

Fordham University School of Law , LL.M International Law and Justice (May 2016) 

Honor: The Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award 

Job on-campus: Research Assistant for Professor Tanya Hernandez 

University of Paris II, Pantheon Assas, France

Master 2 (law degree awarded after one year of study) in Public International Law (June 2012) 

Honor: Member of first place award winning team in the annual Human Rights competition sponsored by the French Red-Cross

(March 2012) 

Academy of International Law, The Hague, The Netherlands 

Certificate of completion (International Law and Arbitration) (August 2011) 

University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, Nice, France 

Master 2 (one year of study) in Intellectual Property Law, Magna Cum Laude (May 2009) 

JD equivalent in Private Law and Business Law, Cum Laude (May 2007)

Languages

French (Native); English (Fluent); Spanish (Intermediate); Hebrew (Beginner) 

Eric Sarver, Esq.

During his eighteen years of practicing law, he has predominantly concentrated on federal civil rights litigation and employment law. Eric is proud of his accomplishments, including having procured over $1,000,000 in verdicts and settlements on very complex and sophisticated federal and state court cases (including matters involving employment discrimination, unfair labor practices, and constitutional torts), under Title VII, the ADEA (Age Discrimination in Employment Act), the ADA (Americans With Disabilities Act), the NLRA (National Labor Relations Act), the FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act), and the New York State and New York City Human Rights Laws.

Admissions

Member of the New York Bar

New York Southern & Eastern United States District Courts

Education

Hofstra University Law School (1998)

Binghamton University (1995)