Legus International Network of Law Firms
Tel: +1 734-210-1691
President: Sandra J. Boyer
Executive Director: Breana Jackson
Number of Law Firms: 63
Languages: English; by country
Legus International is a network of mid-size law firms that reflects a vibrant worldwide range of work and client referrals between member firms. Legus builds close relationships between its members through referrals, the legal and educational programming held at its meetings, and an exchange of information focusing on member law firm business operations all to cultivate better service for each law firm’s clients. Together these create true and lasting friendships within an environment of trust and confidence, which enhances the network's lawyer members as people and thus improves the quality of their legal performance and their ability to service their clients’ business needs.
Created in 1995 to help mid-size law firms compete more effectively in the global market, LEGUS has carved out a meaningful niche in the international legal industry. In addition to its two cornerstone policies of (a.) focusing on assisting Legus members to effectively serve their clients, and (b.) allowing one law firm per jurisdiction, LEGUS goes above and beyond the traditional network platform and provides members with relevant business management strategies, timely education programs, and effective client service strategies.
MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Lead: Robert Muehlenweg
PA [email protected]
The members of the LEGUS Business provide a full range of legal services involving business relationships between parties, as governed by contract and affected by statutory and regulatory provisions. The legal services cover a variety of matters including business formation, shareholders and managers relationships, advising on daily business issues, navigating complex commercial transactions, dealing with employment and labor issues implicated in business transactions, contract review and drafting, mergers, acquisitions and succession planning, lending transactions, financial services, business to business disputes, internal business disputes and conflict of laws issues related to the operation of companies and pertinent litigation. Due to the breadth of many business transactions, the group will necessarily have some overlap with, and hence will coordinate with, other affinity groups including Corporate, Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution, Employment and Labor, International Trade and Customs, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Tax.
Lead: Steven B Lesser
The members of the LEGUS Construction have vast experience in construction law including: construction defects and deficiencies relating to residential and commercial construction including roofing defects, water intrusion, structural life safety issues, construction delays; liens, insurance coverage disputes – negotiations and resolution of insurance claims relating to rebuilding, mold and mildew claims, construction contracts and related documents including loan documentation as well as other major issues before, during and after construction.
Lead: Jerry Cohen
Cohen Tauber Spievack & Wagner
The members of the LEGUS Corporate practice in all areas of corporate law including the areas of planning, negotiating, structuring and implementing business and financial transactions including buy/sell agreements, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. They also assist with the formation of business and investment entities, the negotiation of contracts, mergers, sales, acquisitions, the reorganizations, liquidations and securities matters, designing exempt offerings, registration, reporting, proxy solicitations, regulation of broker/dealers, designing qualified and nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements, development of qualified pension and profit sharing plans, employment agreements and stock option agreements, structuring buy-sell and other shareholder control agreements, negotiating and resolving shareholder/partner disputes.
Employment & Labor
Lead: Mark Carta
Carta, McAlister & Moore, LLC
The members of the LEGUS Employment and Labor represent employers and employees, with members focusing on the representation of employers and management and/or on the representation of employees. Among the issues in which the firm is experienced are: the recruitment, interviewing and hiring processes; employment and severance agreements; collective bargaining agreements; covenants not to compete and confidentiality provisions; employee handbooks; personnel policy development and administration; employee development plans; employee discipline issues; work force reduction and restructuring issues; benefit administration; grievance administration; privacy policies; wrongful termination; sexual harassment; discrimination claims; and virtually all other issues relating to employment and labor law. LEGUS’ employment lawyers are also uniquely well suited to provide counsel on matters that require knowledge and experience in different states and countries. LEGUS' members are not only skilled in preparing employment-related agreements, but also in their defense and enforcement in courts, arbitrations and alternative dispute resolution forums.
Lead: Michael O’Neil Murphy
Austin Adams Schoenfeld, LLP
The members of the LEGUS Environmental provide environmental counseling to its clients across the entire spectrum of environmental issues. Attorneys have both legal experience and technical experience in the sciences related to environmental law and routinely deal with issues involving site inspection and remediation, cost recovery, liability and cost allocation, underground storage tanks, asbestos, natural resource damages and compliance counseling as well as other environmental issues.
Lead: Shirley Tang
Cohen Tauber Spievack & Wagner
The members of the LEGUS Immigration assists business executives and talent management professionals in hiring and retaining talent from abroad while navigating complex U.S. immigration rules and ensuring compliance with U.S. government regulations pertaining to worksite enforcement, Wage & Hour, E-Verify and work visa programs. Insolvency, Bankruptcy and Restructuring Lead: Howard Manis Macdonald Sager Manis, LLP [email protected] The members of the LEGUS Insolvency, Bankruptcy and Restructuring focus their efforts on issues regarding bankruptcy and business reorganization of clients who face complex cases including evaluating and structuring reorganization alternatives both from a creditor’s and debtor’s perspective, structuring sales and financial transactions in order to avoid adverse consequences, handling workouts and reorganizations for debtors and creditors, conducting liquidations as well as other insolvency, bankruptcy and restructuring issues facing businesses.
Lead: Yedidya Melchior
Lapidot Melchior Abramovich & Co
The members of the LEGUS Intellectual Property assist clients to obtain, protect and commercialize their intellectual property rights around the world through patents, design, trademark and copyright registrations, trade secret protection, and additional IP rights available in different jurisdictions. In addition to registration services, the members of the affinity group deal with transactional aspects such as licensing, research and development agreements, IP sale and assignment, and structuring other IP-related commercialization transactions. Services also include counseling and litigation related to IP infringement and IP registration issues.
Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution
Lead: Eric Levine
Lindabury McCormick Estabrook & Cooper, PC
The members of the LEGUS Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution have extensive experience and expertise in the resolution of disputes through litigation and various methods of alternative dispute resolution including arbitration, mediation, and collaborative law. The network's clients range in size from the largest companies in the World to individuals. LEGUS represents its clients with skill and attention in a broad spectrum of matters including companies involved commercial, business, and products related litigation and individuals in family law matters, trust disputes and estate litigation. Services are tailored to the size and complexity of each case, and LEGUS provides practical, tactical, and commercial advice aimed at achieving the best possible outcome for clients. LEGUS helps its clients select the dispute resolution process best suited to their circumstances and their goals.
Mergers & Acquisitions
Lead: Richard Bruder
Kemp Klein Law Firm
The members of the LEGUS Mergers and Acquisitions have extensive experience in representing both acquirers and targets in a wide range of acquisition arrangements, including tax free reorganisations, share exchanges, stock purchases, asset purchases, forward and reverse triangular mergers, spin-offs, recapitalisations, and tender offers. The practice involves pre-acquisition planning and counseling concerning tactical considerations and compliance with regulations that come into play in this area.
Lead: Alejandro Toulet
Toulet & Gottfried
The members of the LEGUS Real Estate assist developers, property owners, builders and financiers in all aspects of real estate transactions. This breadth and depth of experience provides clients skilled advice in all aspects of their real estate transactions and help them achieve their desired business objectives in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible.
Lead: John White
The members of the LEGUS Tax provide assistance to clients regarding domestic and international issues facing clients in multi-jurisdictional tax structuring, asset protection, and planning. The goal is to assist clients with global tax minimization and efficiencies, and the preservation of wealth.
Wills, Trusts & Estates
Lead: Alison Regan
The members of the LEGUS Wills Trusts and Estate Planning assist clients with the development of an estate plan customised to specific goals and objectives to secure assets for future generations. Clients are assisted on all facets of estate planning services, including revocable living trusts, special needs trusts, irrevocable trusts, trust contests, living wills, family business succession Planning, charitable giving as well as many other issues within this practice.
Corporate Employment & Labor
Insolvency, Bankruptcy and Restructuring
Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution
Mergers & Acquisitions
Wills, Trusts & Estates
Estudio PSV Consultores Pablo Sergio Varela [email protected] Riobamba 1236 Piso 9B Ciudad Aut. Buenos Aires Argentina (54 11) 4811-3877/3908/4504 00 54 11 4 393 6000 ext. 113
SRG Stock Rafaseder Gruszkiewicz Rechtsanwalte GmbH Jan Gruszkiewicz [email protected] 7 Schwindgasse Vienna Austria 1040 431.408.35.44.0 431.408.35.44.30
Faber Inter Legal Francis Vanhoonacker [email protected] Minister Liebaertlaan 1 8500 Kortrijk Belgium (325) 621-2900 Macdonald Sager Manis LLP Steven Sager [email protected] 800-150 York Street Toronto Ontario Canada (416) 364-1553 (416) 364-1453
Gagne Letarte Sencrl Louis Trudelle [email protected] Rue René-Lévesque Montréal Quebec Canada (418) 522-7900 (418) 523-7900
Brain Trust International Law Firm Hung Ou Yang [email protected] 20F-1, No. 76, Sec. 2 Dunhua S. Rd. Da'an Dist. Taipei City Chinese Taipei 106 +886 2 2707 9976 +886 2 2707 9606
Christodoulous G. Vassiliades & Co, LLC Sanela Trzin [email protected] Ledra House, 15 Agiou Pavlou Street Nicosia Cyprus 1105 357.2255.66.77 357.2255.66.88
Synch Neils Dahl-Nielsen [email protected] Strandvejen 58, 1. Hellerup Denmark 2900 +45 7027 8899 OMG (Oficinia Melo Guerrero) Leonel Melo Guerrero [email protected] Rafael Augusto Snchez 86, Santo Domingo Dominican Republic 10148 (809) 381-0505 (809) 381-0606
HBC Avocats Jean-Philippe Tueni [email protected] 4 Avenue Hoche Paris France 75008 +33 1 43 18 02 60 +33 1 43 18 02 61
DH&K Rechtsanwalte Eric Heitzer [email protected] Jülicher Straße 215 Aachen Germany 52070 +49 241 94621 120 +49 0 241 94621-111
Szecskay Attorneys at Law Andras Szeckay [email protected] 16 Kossuth Lajos tér Budapest Hungary 1055 (361) 472-3000 (361) 472-3001
Lapidot, Melchior, Abramovich & Co. Yedidya Melchior [email protected] 11 Kiryat HaMada Street P.O.B 45134 Jerusalem Israel 91451 -5637100 -5637101
Hibiya Park Law Offices Akihiko Hara [email protected] Hibiya Marine Building, 5th Floor Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Japan 81.3.5532.8888 81.3.5532.8800
Cabinet d'avocat Marleen Watte-Bollen Marleen Watte-Bollen [email protected] 117 Val des BonsMalades Luxembourg Luxembourg 2121 00 352 27 62 12 75 00 352 27 62 12 76
C&A Law Gilles Athaw [email protected] Level 2, Suite 2003 35 Cybercity Ebene Mauritius (230) 466-0500 (230) 464-5401
Toulet & Gottfried Alejandro Toulet [email protected] Tomas Alva Edison Ciudad Juarez Chihuahua Mexico C.P. 32300 (915) 613-0192
Koster Advocaten Jan Jaap van Deventer [email protected] Dreef 22 Haarlem Netherlands +31 0 23 5125025 +31 0 23 512026
Adesokan & Adesokan Olusegun Adesokan [email protected] 53 Bamgbose Street Lagos Nigeria +234 1 2713507 +234 1 2713507
Tan Venturanza Valdez Nonoy Tan [email protected] 270 East Tower Metro Manila Philippines (632) 632-0905 (632) 635-4703
MASIOTA-ADWOKACI I RADCOWI PRAWNI Hubert Masiota [email protected] ul. Matejki 32/33/2 Pozna Poland 60-768 48 61 852 36 23 48 61 847 45 10
Alcides Martins, Bandeira, Simoes & Associados Susana Ramos [email protected] Avenida Duque de Loulé 22nd; 6th floor Lisboa Portugal 1050 (+351) 213 53 53 72 (+351) 213 52 61 76
SUCHÝ & PARTNERS s. r. o. Zuzana Riehsova [email protected] 13 Horná Banska Bystrica Slovakia 974 01 +421 (0) 48 419 53 86
Strauss Daly Attorneys Hennie Barnard [email protected] 9th Floor Strauss Daly Place 41 Richefond Circle Ridgeside Office Park Umhlanga South Africa 4320 27.31.570.5600 27.31.570.5792
Prat, Roca & Asociados Daniel Roca [email protected] 10, Tuset Street Barcelona Spain 8006 011 34 934 150 316 011 34 934 151 292
Patrik Olivecrona Patrik Olivecrona [email protected] PO Box 4501 20 Malmo Malmo Sweden SE-203 +46 10 690 04 62
Schweiger Advokatur/Notariat Felix Kappeler [email protected] Dammstrasse 19 Zug Switzerland 41 41 728 73 73 41 41 728 73 63
Blackadders LLP Campbell Clark [email protected] 30-34 Reform Street Dundee, Scotland United Kingdom DD1 1RJ +44 (0)1382 229222 +44 (0)1382 342220
Russell-Cooke LLP Jonathan Thorton [email protected] 8 Bedford Row London United Kingdom WC1R 4BX 44 0 20 7405 6566 44 0 20 7831 2565
Engelman Berger, P.C. Scott Cohen [email protected] 2800 North Central Avenue Ste. 1200 Phoenix Arizona United States 85004 (602) 271-9090 (602) 222-4999
Cohen Tauber Spievack & Wagner (Transaction) Jerry Cohen [email protected] 259 North Meyer Avenue Tucson Arizona United States 85701 (212) 586-5800 (212) 586-5095
Mesch, Clark & Rothschild P.C. Frederick J Petersen [email protected] 259 North Meyer Avenue Tucson Arizona United States 85701 (520) 624-8886 (520) 798-1037
Gibbs Giden Locher Turner Senet & Wittbrodt Richard Wittbrodt [email protected] 1880 Century Park East 12th floor Los Angeles California United States 90067 (310) 552-3400 (310) 552-0805
Murphy Austin Adams Schoenfeld LLP Michael Stusiak [email protected] 555 Capitol Mall Ste. 850 Sacramento California United States 95814 (916) 446-2300 (916) 503-4000
Schwartz Semerdjian Cauley & Moot LLP Ross Schwartz [email protected] 101 West Broadway Ste. 810 San Diego California United States 92101 (619) 236-8821 (619) 236-8827
Hutchinson Black and Cook, LLC Carla Sledge [email protected] 921 Walnut Street Ste. 200 Boulder Colorado United States 80302 (303) 442-6514 (303) 442-6593
Carta, McAlister & Moore, LLC Mark Carta [email protected] 1120 Post Road Darien Connecticut United States 06820 (203) 202-3131 (203) 202-3102
Becker Steven B Lesser [email protected] 1 East Broward Boulevard Ste. 1800 Fort Lauderdale Florida United States 33301 (954) 987-7550 (954) 985-4176
Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz P.C. Linda Klein [email protected] 3414 Peachtree Road Northeast 1600 Monarch Plaza Atlanta Georgia United States 30326 (404) 221-6530 (404) 221-6501
Watanabe Ing LLP Jonathan W.Y. Lai [email protected] 999 Bishop Street Ste. 1250 Honolulu Hawaii United States 96813 (808) 544-8300 (808) 544-8399
McConnell Wagner Sykes & Stacey PLLC Geoffrey J. McConnell [email protected] Park Boulevard Ste. 201 Boise Idaho United States 83712 (208) 489-0100 (208) 489-0110
Boodell & Domanskis, LLC Al Domanskis [email protected] 1 North Franklin Street Ste. 1200 Chicago Illinois United States 60606 (312) 938-4070 (312) 540-1162
Webber & Thies, P.C. David C Theis [email protected] 202 Lincoln Square Urbana Illinois United States 61801 (217) 367-1126 (217) 367-3752
May Oberfell Lorber Jeffrey A Johnson [email protected] 4100 Edison Lakes Parkway Mishawaka Indiana United States 46545 (574) 243-4100 (574) 232-9789
McKee, Voorhees & Sease, PLC Kirk M Hartung [email protected] 801 Grand Avenue Ste. 3200 Des Moines Iowa United States 50309 (515) 288-3667 (515) 288-1338
Martin, Pringle, Oliver, Wallace & Bauer, LLP Scott Tschudy [email protected] 9401 Indian Creek Parkway Ste. 1150, Building 40, Corporate Woods Overland Park Kansas United States 66210 (913) 491-5500 (913) 491-3341
Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn, LLP Bruce Shreves [email protected] 30th Floor-Energy Centre 1100 Poydras Street New Orleans Louisiana United States 70163 (504) 569-2030 (504) 569-2999
Smith Duggan Buell & Rufo Kenneth Wright [email protected] 101 Federal Street Suite 1405 Boston Massachusetts United States 02110 (617) 228-4448 (617) 248-9320 K
emp Klein Law Firm Brian Rolfe [email protected] 201 West Big Beaver Road Troy Michigan United States 48084 (248) 528-1111 (248) 528-5129
Quinlivan & Hughes, P.A. Dyan Ebert [email protected] 1740 West Saint Germain Street St. Cloud Minnesota United States 56303 (320) 251-1414 (320) 251-1415
McGill, Gotsdiner, Workman & Lepp, PC, LLO R. Thomas Workman [email protected] 11404 West Dodge Road Ste. 500 Omaha Nebraska United States 68154 (402) 492-9200 (402) 492-9222
Guild, Gallagher & Fuller, Ltd. John K Gallagher [email protected] 100 West Liberty Street Ste. 800 PO Box 2838 Reno Nevada United States 89501 (775) 786-2366 (775) 322-9105
Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, PC Eric Levine [email protected] 53 Cardinal Drive PO Box 2369 Westfield New Jersey United States 07090 (908) 233-6800 (908) 233-5078
RMH Lawyers, PA Robert J Muehlenweg, [email protected] 316 Osuna Road Northeast Suite 201 Albuquerque New Mexico United States 87107 (505) 247-8860 (505) 247-8881
Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney, LLP (Litigation) Ira Lipton [email protected] One. Grand Central Place 60 East 42nd Street, 48th Floor New York New York United States 10165 (212) 689-8808 (212) 689-5101
Barnwell Whaley Patterson & Helms, LLC Michael Barfield [email protected] 201 North Front Street Wilmington North Carolina United States 28401 (843) 577-7700 (843) 577-7708
Ray Robinson Law Co., LPA Sandra M Kelly [email protected] 6100 Oak Tree Boulevard Clebveland Ohio United States 44131 (216) 328-2128 (216) 236-2409
Saalfeld Griggs P.C. Douglas C Alexander [email protected] Park Place 250 Church Street Southeast Suite 200 Salem Oregon United States 97301 (503) 399-1070 (503) 371-2927
Eastburn and Gray, P.C. Henry E Van Blunk [email protected] 60 East Court Street PO Box 1389 Doylestown Pennsylvania United States 18901 (215) 345-7000 (215) 345-9142
Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons Michael W Jones [email protected] 701 Brazos Street Suite 1500 Austin Texas United States 78701 (512) 703-5055 (512) 708-8777
Livengood Alskog John J White [email protected] 121 3rd Avenue PO Box 908 Kirkland Washington United States 98033 (425) 822-9281 (425) 828-0908
Price Demers & Co Susan V. Demers [email protected] PO Box 3331 Road Town Virgin Islands, British VG 1110 (284) 494-5514 (284) 494-5551
Oldham, Li & Nie Richard Healy [email protected] 2 Ice House Street Suite 503, St. George's Building Hong Kong +852 2868 3823 +852 2810 6796
CSV Legal Gianfranco Santojanni [email protected] Via Giosuè Carducci no. 11 Milan 20123 Italy (+39) 02.83.417.281