Dispute Resolution and Business Advisors

The Schulman Law Firm LLP represents clients in nearly all aspects of their business, and partners with other firms in areas in which we lack expertise. Matters include commercial litigations and bankruptcy/workouts, as well as general corporate matters (contracts, sales of companies, establishing new companies).

In litigation matters, for each of the past three years, we collected between $75 million and $105 million for our clients in enforcement proceedings, after obtaining litigation judgments or arbitration awards. We currently have actions pending in New York and Massachusetts, and have resolved matters for clients with state securities agencies and other regulatory institutions in Texas and Wisconsin. We also have defended against significant actions, such as securities and fraud claims, including federal class action lawsuits.

Also in the past three years, we have represented national, international, and smaller companies in connection with ordinary and extraordinary transactions, including in most areas of banking, factoring, finance, and insurance/reinsurance. We have handled matters from start to finish, from non-disclosure agreements and memoranda of understanding, to completed deals, including one deal for in excess of $100 million. While we also work on many smaller matters, we currently are representing a US company that is to be a joint venture partner on an oil/gas joint venture in Canada involving mineral rights to one million acres of land -- at 640 acres per square mile, the total acreage under lease exceeds 1,500 square miles (in excess of 4,000 square kilometers).

One area of specialization is regulatory compliance, including counseling, compliance programs, investigations, defense of audits, and defense of enforcement actions. Laws addressed here include federal, state, local, and international statutes and regulations that address anti-money laundering (AML), bribery, kickbacks, data privacy, wiretapping, and qui tam matters, as well as sales of securities.

We also have extensive experience advising, drafting, and negotiating employment contracts for senior executives and others, and have defended claims of employment discrimination, wrongful discharge, covenants not to compete, and work-related tort claims.