Katherine E. Lewis

Katherine Lewis is our exclusively recommended Intellectual Property Law expert in New York on the Advisory Excellence website. If you would like assistance in this area, please contact Katherine directly using the contact details listed above.

Katherine concentrates her practice at the intersection of information technology, new media, and visual arts & culture. Ms. Lewis’ clients include enterprise and start-up technology firms, software and SaaS companies, internationally renowned cultural institutions and museums, art foundations, public universities, EdTech companies, publishers and film makers. Ms. Lewis also works with visual artists, writers, developers and other creatives.

Katherine advises clients on a variety of intellectual property, privacy, corporate and technology related transactional matters with special emphasis on new media, digital and software and technology licensing, software development, intellectual property transactions, collection and use of data and personally identifiable information, machine learning product development and licensing.

Katherine Lewis also advises clients on all manner of cultural property transactions, artist commissions, collection and archival acquisition purchases and donations, object acquisitions, exhibition loan agreements, traveling exhibition agreements, live event productions, talent agreements, collections and archival digitisation, and a variety of collaboration and public-private partnerships.

Firm Overview:

Meister Seelig & Fein LLP
Business law for the real world.

Meister Seelig & Fein LLP is a New York City-based business law firm driven by entrepreneurial energy and focused on delivering results for our clients. Our accomplished lawyers, team approach, and integrity-first philosophy ensure that we are partners in your success.

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Alicea Castellanos

Alicea Castellanos is our exclusively recommended Tax Services expert in New York on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Alicea directly using the contact details above.

Alicea Castellanos is the CEO and Founder of Global Taxes LLC. Alicea provides personalized U.S. tax advisory and compliance services to high net worth families and their advisors.

Alicea has more than 17 years of experience. Prior to forming Global Taxes, Alicea founded and oversaw operations at a boutique tax firm, worked at a prestigious global law firm and CPA firm.

Alicea specializes in U.S. tax planning and compliance for non-U.S. families with global wealth and asset protection structures which include non-U.S. trusts, estates and foundations that have a U.S. connection.

Alicea also specializes in foreign investment in U.S. real estate property, and other U.S. assets, pre-immigration tax planning, U.S. expatriation matters, U.S. persons in receipt of foreign gifts and inheritances, foreign accounts and assets compliance, offshore voluntary disclosures/tax amnesties, FATCA registration, and foreign companies wanting to do business in the U.S.

Alicea is fluent in Spanish and has a working knowledge of Portuguese.

Alicea is an active member of the Society of Trusts & Estates Practitioners (STEP), the New York City Bar, the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPAs), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the International Fiscal Association (IFA).  She is the New York/Northeast Regional Representative of the Women of IFA Network (WIN).

Distinctly, in 2020, Alicea was awarded with a prestigious NYSSCPA Forty Under 40 Award. She was selected as someone that has notable skills and is visibly making a difference in the accounting profession.

Firm Overview:

We are a global tax firm specialising in income and estate tax matters for ultra high-net-worth global private clients with a connection to the U.S. or planning to have a connection to the U.S. by way of family members immigrating to the U.S., residing or attending higher education in the U.S. or investing in U.S. real property and businesses. Global Taxes is highly regarded and sought for its specialisation by U.S. and non-U.S. attorneys, fiduciaries, and other financial institutions.

Our firm is one of the leading Global CPA firms in the United States. By combining our expertise, experience, and amazing team, each client receives close personal and professional attention.

Charles L. Crowley

Charles Crowley is our exclusively recommended Export Compliance Services, Unfair Trade Law and Customs Law expert in New York on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in these areas, please contact Charles directly using the contact details listed above.

Charles is a member of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., resident in the New York office. As a nationally-recognised authority on international trade and business law, Charles has substantial experience leading and directing global trade and customs practices.

He concentrates his practice on assisting multinational corporations with a wide variety of customs and international trade activities, including international supply chain security and management, intellectual property rights, import/export process management, antidumping and countervailing duty matters, unfair trade actions and anti-corruption compliance.

In addition, Charles provides counsel to clients on customs issues such as first sale and other valuation matters, duty refunds and tax/tariff reductions, foreign-trade zones and customs audits. He also advises clients on penalty matters and brings considerable insight to these issues as a former attorney with U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Regulations and Rulings and as a licensed U.S. Customs Broker in good standing since 1999.

Charles currently devotes a significant amount of time working in Asia for various clients importing and exporting to the U.S.

Among his clients are companies who import and export products such as food, textiles and apparel, electronics, high-technology equipment, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, automotive products, heavy equipment, steel, machinery, footwear and eyewear. In the textile and apparel industry, Charles advises several large, well-known manufacturers and retailers.

Prior to joining Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, Charles was a senior partner with two of the Big Four accounting firms for a combined tenure of 15 years. This experience enables Charles to provide clients with comprehensive advice associated with the various aspects of imports and exports, including tax, finance, logistics and global risk management.

Charles Crowley is admitted to practice before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Tax Court. He is a member of the bar in New York, Massachusetts and Washington, D.C. He belongs to the Customs and International Trade Bar Association and the National Council of International Trade in Business, is a member of the board of the American Association of Exporters and Importers, and is a former president of the Customs Lawyers Association. His publications include the Import Handbook (1997; co-editor) and a bi-monthly column in the TradeWatch Customs and International Trade Global Newsletter, and he is a member of the editorial board for the International Tax Newsletter.

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Edward T. Ackerman

Edward Ackerman is our exclusively recommended Pro Bono expert in New York on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Edward directly using the contact details listed above.

Edward is a partner in the Corporate Department and a member of the Mergers & Acquisitions practice group. He focuses his practice on advising private equity and strategic clients on their M&A, carve-out, joint venture, equity financing, restructuring and general corporate transactions. Ted has extensive experience with transactions in a broad cross-section of industries, including consumer products, restaurant/beverage, manufacturing, logistics and IT/technology. Ted is recognised by The Legal 500 as a recommended practitioner for his work in private equity buyouts.

Edward Ackerman serves on the Board of Directors of GMHC. He was associate managing editor of the Brooklyn Law Review.

Firm Overview:

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP is a firm of more than 1000 lawyers with diverse backgrounds, personalities, ideas and interests who provide innovative and effective solutions to our clients’ most complex legal and business challenges. The firm represents some of the world’s largest publicly and privately held corporations, financial institutions and asset managers, and clients needing pro bono assistance.

Paul, Weiss is widely recognised as having market-leading practices in public M&A, private equity, litigation, white-collar & regulatory defence, and restructuring, along with equally strong practices in executive compensation, intellectual property, personal representation, real estate and tax law.

Richard M. Kenny

Richard Kenny is our exclusively recommended Personal Injury Law expert in New York on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Richard directly using the contact details listed above.

Richard is a battle-tested New York trial attorney with over one hundred and fifty verdicts in his twenty-six-year career as a lawyer. He has spent his entire career devoted to the representation of the seriously injured throughout the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Greater New York City. As a lawyer who has been practicing personal injury law in New York since 1990, and a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, Richard M. Kenny has the professional experience and the legal knowledge of New York injury law needed to protect your rights. Before starting an independent practice, he was able to gain valuable experience from one of New York City’s largest personal injury firms. With a desire to work more directly and exclusively with clients, Richard M. Kenny then went on to found The Law Office of Richard M. Kenny in 2002. Our attorneys represent clients who have been injured or have lost a family member in a serious accident or as the result of medical malpractice. Attorney Richard M. Kenny also provides legal service for victims of civil rights violations, including police brutality and false arrests. Our firm is prepared to negotiate on your behalf and to take your case to trial when necessary.

Throughout his legal career, Richard has been involved in over 200 trials. He has helped many injured and victimised clients, as well as their families, recover substantial verdicts and settlements. Richard M. Kenny has successfully prosecuted numerous record-setting cases ion New York. He is AV-rated* and Lead Counsel rated and was selected for inclusion in the New York Super Lawyers® listing, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, and the Best Attorneys of America.

A graduate of St. John’s School of Law (class of ‘90), Mr. Kenny has worked tirelessly on behalf of accident victims throughout his entire career and has specialised in the representation of firefighters injured in the line of duty. He is a proud member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, the New York State Bar Association, the American Association of Justice, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum® and the Legends Society of Top Lawyers in the United States. Mr. Kenny, however, is most proud of the pro bono work his office did on behalf of families and individuals affected by the September 11th tragedy where they represented multiple victims.

The majority of Richard’s time is spent in court on behalf of his severely injured clients. Throughout his career, he has tried to verdict over a hundred cases, winning tens of millions of dollars in compensation on their behalf. He currently has one of the highest sustained verdicts in the history of the Second Department on a non-medical malpractice negligence case, wherein he successfully represented a young woman who was catastrophically injured in a one-car accident that was proven, during a three-week trial, to have occurred as a result of improper highway design. That case resulted in a sustained verdict in excess of $13,000,000.00. He was also co-counsel on a well-documented tragedy involving the death of three firefighters which resulted in a verdict in excess of $11,000,000.00.

In January 2014, Richard Kenny was appointed as a member of the First Department Disciplinary Committee, which performs the vital function of protecting the rights of clients by maintaining the integrity of the legal profession.

Firm Overview:

Whether you need a Bronx car accident lawyer, birth injury lawyer, construction accident lawyer or legal representation for any type of accident, the NYC personal injury lawyers at The Law Office of Richard M. Kenny can help. Located in New York City, we’ve helped hundreds of individuals throughout the Bronx, Brooklyn (Kings County), Manhattan, Queens and Nassau County recover the compensation they need to receive proper medical care, treatment and quality of life after serious injury.

Susan Reid

Susan Reid is our exclusively recommended Recruitment Services expert in New York on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Susan directly using the contact details listed above.

Susan, Morgan Stanley’s Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion, recognises that the world isn’t perfect. And when life gets tough, you have to talk about it.

That’s why Reid organised a panel discussion at Morgan Stanley on diversity and race in the wake of tense police interactions across the country. Reid knew a memo from executives wouldn’t suffice; she wanted Morgan Stanley employees to come together for a conversation. Around 1,500 employees participated, which Reid says “was one of the most powerful things we’ve done” because it opened the door for more conversations.

Company Overview:

Morgan Stanley is an American multinational investment bank and financial services company headquartered at 1585 Broadway in the Morgan Stanley Building, Midtown Manhattan, New York City. With offices in more than 42 countries and more than 60,000 employees, the firm’s clients include corporations, governments, institutions, and individuals. Morgan Stanley ranked No. 67 in the 2018 Fortune 500 list of the largest United States corporations by total revenue.