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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1980

  1. Litigation: 50%
  2. International Law: 20%
  3. Arbitration: 20%
  4. Commercial: 10%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($350-600/hour), Contingent (33-50%), Fixed (Sometimes), Pro Bono (5%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

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Contact Info

530 Preston Avenue-2nd Floor
Po Box 183
Meriden, CT, 06450-0183

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYCurrently registered 198903/13/2015
DCActive 198505/24/2015
CTActive198007/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Reprimand
    issued in CT, 2010

    updated

    This means the attorney did something wrong, but the State did not suspend the lawyer. Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Public Service AwardConnecticut Secretary of State2003
Chairman's Award of MeritConnecticut Bar Association1992

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Law Clerk to Judge William M. Acker, Jr.United States District Court-ND Alabama1992 - 1993
Chair, litigation departmentTarlow, Levy & Droney1983 - 1993

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Chartered Institute of ArbitratorsPanel Appointment Certificate2010 - Present
American Branch, International Law AssociationHonorary Secretary2008 - Present
American Bar Associationrepresentative to United Nations2002 - 2010
Chartered Institute of ArbitratorsChartered Arbitrator2002 - Present
North American Law Working Group, United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic BusinessMember2000 - 2008
Free Trade Area of the Americas Experts Committee on Electronic CommerceMember2000 - 2001
American Bar Association, Section of International LawMember of Council1997 - 1998
Chartered Institute of ArbitratorsFellow1992 - Present
London Court of International Arbitrationmember1992 - Present
American Law Instituteelected member1989 - Present
Secretary of State's Advisory Committee on Private International LawMember1988 - Present
Connecticut Bar AssociationChair and Vice Chair, Section of International Law1988 - Present
American Arbitration Associationarbitrator1983 - Present
American Society of International Lawmember1982 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Eden Harbour Condominium Association, Inc. et al. v. Eden Harbour, LLC et al.The declarant had the unilateral right to make repairs
Nicole Post v. Carlos Mejias et al.Seller prevailed becasue purchaser failed to make out a prima facie clase.
WATERBURY TWIN, LLC, et al. v. RENAL TREATMENT CENTERS-NORTHEAST, INC., et al.Withdrawing an eviction lawsuit automatically withdraws the underlying notice to quit

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Connecticut CPA Magazine, July-August 2007, volume 48, page 12How do I get my stolen domain name back?2007
12 ILSA Journal of International and Comparative Law 575 (2006).Connecticut and International Law2006
79 Connecticut Bar Journal 131 (2005)Survey of 2004 2005 Developments in International Law in Connecticut2005
10 ILSA Journal of International and Comparative Law 335 (2004)Recent Developments in International Commercial Arbitration2004
77 Connecticut Bar Journal 171 (2003)Survey of 2002 2003 Developments in International Law in Connecticut2003
76 Connecticut Bar Journal 217 (2002)Survey of 2000-2001 Developments in International Law in Connecticut2002
Organization of American States, ISBN 0-8270-4424-0, 2002Early Implementation of the 1988 UNCITRAL Bills and Notes Convention" published as a chapter of "Legal Harmonization in the Americas: Business Transactions, Bijuralism and the OAS2002
35 International Lawyer 787 (2001).Recent Developments in the International Law of the Sea2001
74 Connecticut Bar Journal 406 (2000).Survey of 1999 Developments in International Law in Connecticut2000
73 Connecticut Bar Journal 339 (1999).Survey of 1998 Developments in International Law in Connecticut1999
5 ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law 433 (1999)1996 United Nations Commission on International Trade Law Model Law on Electronic Commerce and Guide to Enactment1999
5 ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law 325 (1999).So your client wants to engage in deep seabed mining...1999
72 Connecticut Bar Journal 364 (1998).Survey of 1997 Developments in International Law in Connecticut1998
71 Connecticut Bar Journal 185 (1997).Survey of 1996 Developments in International Law in Connecticut1997
70 Connecticut Bar Journal 68 (1996)Survey of 1995 Developments in International Law in Connecticut1996
69 Connecticut Bar Journal 143 (1995)Survey of 1994 Developments in International Law in Connecticut1995
68 Connecticut Bar Journal 222 (1994)Survey of 1993 Developments in International Law in Connecticut1994
67 Connecticut Bar Journal 141 (1993)Survey of 1992 Developments in International Law in Connecticut1993
66 Connecticut Bar Journal 64 (1992)Survey of 1991 Developments in International Law in Connecticut1992
16 International Legal Practitioner 115 (1991)Foreign Legal Consultants in Connecticut1991
65 Connecticut Bar Journal 70 (1991)Survey of 1990 Developments in International Law in Connecticut1991
7 Journal of International Arbitration 83 (1990)The United States Joins the Inter-American Arbitration Convention1990
6 Houston Journal of International Law 159 (1984)Transborder Data Flow: Public and Private International Law Aspects1984
9 Rutgers Computer and Technology Law Journal 93 (1982)Does Computer Stored Data Constitute a Writing for the Purposes of the Statute of Frauds and the Statute of Wills?1982
Connecticut Medicine, Vol 44, No. 2, page 103 (1980)Release of Medical Records1980
20 Jurimetrics Journal 140 (1979)Normalization: A Revolutionary Approach1979

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of CambridgeInternational LawLL.M - Master of Laws1988
National Institute of Trial AdvocacyN/Acertificate1988
Yale Law SchoolLawVisiting Scholar1982
University of CambridgeInternational LawLL.B - Bachelor of Laws1981
Hague Academy of International LawPrivate International Lawcertificate1981
Gonzaga University School of LawN/AJD cum laude1980
University of ConnecticutBusiness AdministrationMBA1980
Pitzer College (Claremont)Political Studies & PsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1976

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
What is UNCITRAL doing to revise their arbitration rules?What is UNCITRAL doing to revise their arbitration rules?2009
Check FraudCheck Fraud2009
Post-Mortem On An Arbitration: How To Make That Arbitration Clause Work In Practice.Post-Mortem On An Arbitration: How To Make That Arbitration Clause Work In Practice.2007
Annual meetingWhat Is Alterative Dispute Resolution? And Why Should I Care?2007
Small Business InstituteThe Theft Of Domain Names: How Can I Stop Them From Using My Company's Name For Their Web site?2006