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Jeffrey Warren Berkman

Jeffrey Warren Berkman

The Berkman Law Firm, PLLC
  • Business Law, International Law
  • Connecticut, New York
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Summary

Seasoned business lawyer with extensive experience working with entrepreneurs, companies, and business ventures in a variety of industries, including high tech, management consulting, real estate development, film and television, Internet, e-learning, software and hardware development, retail, life sciences, call center/business process outsourcing, and a variety of brick and mortar businesses. Serve as counsel to companies and individuals as outside general counsel and M&A/transactional counsel. Serve as business advisor to entrepreneurs seeking assistance with business start-up matters. I have handled numerous M&A deals, corporate, venture capital and commercial transactions worldwide, and bring the experience of both a dealmaker and a lawyer to U.S. and international business transactions. Specialties: Venture capital; corporate/business law; M&A, corporate financing; assisting start-ups, handling corporation structuring; working with non-profits, contract drafting/review (licensing, distribution, employment and general commercial contracts); franchising; and film/television productions/entertainment law matters. Extensive experience handling corporate and commercial transactions in the U.S. Hong Kong, Philippines, Singapore and several countries in Europe. Proficient in Mandarin Chinese

Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • International Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Corporate Law
  • Non-Profit Law
  • Venture Capital/Private Equity Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Connecticut
New York
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Mandarin: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Adjunct Professor -- Business Organizations II
Touro Law Center
- Current
Founding Partner
The Berkman Law Firm, PLLC
- Current
The Berkman Law Firm is a business/corporate firm with extensive experience handling business transactions in the United States, Asia and Europe. As the former General Counsel of an international venture capital firm, I have extensive experience handling the various legal issues businesses need to consider, including structuring an entity, financing, private equity/venture capital, distribution, website policies, contracts, buy-sell agreements and general corporate/business matters. The Firm provides premiere legal guidance to entrepreneurs, investors and emerging and established companies on a variety of U.S. and international legal matters. The Firm’s cost-effective, personal service is tailored to the individual concerns of clients, ranging from large corporations to small businesses as well as individuals.
General Counsel
Bigfoot Ventures Ltd
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General Counsel, international venture capital firm with operations in the U.S., Asia and Europe.
Associate
Several Major New York City Law Firms
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Teaching Fellow
Stanford Law School
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Judicial Law Clerk
Second Circuit, Court of Appeals
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Education
New York University School of Law
LL.M. | International Law
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New York Law School
J.D. (1989)
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Honors: Magna Cum Laude Editor-in-Chief: Law Review
Activities: New York Law School Law Review
Middlebury College
B.A. | Political Science/Mandarin
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Awards
The Best Attorneys for Privately Held Companies -- Finalist
New York Enterprise Report
Professional Associations
Marino Legal
Lecturer
Current
Activities: Continuing Legal Eduation (CLE) lecturer on corporate/business law matters.
Carmike Cinemas, Inc.
Director
Current
Activities: Member, Board of Directors, NASDAQ listed (CKEC)
Second Chance Animal Rescue of Levittown New York
Director
- Current
Families in Support of Treatment. Inc.
Advisory Committee
- Current
Activities: Non profit organization supporting families who have been affected by drug and alcohol addiction
Kowledge Platform
Director
Activities: Member, Board of Directors
Publications
Speaking Engagements
Business Law-- Regular Presenter for number of Orgs.
Business Law-- Regular Presenter for number of Orgs.
Social Media
Contact & Map
112 West 34th Street
18th Floor
New York, NY 10120
USA
Telephone: (917) 348-4697
The Berkman Law Firm, PLLC
2260 Grand Avenue
PO Box 217
Baldwin, NY 11510
USA
Telephone: (516) 331-1654