Ms. Kosova is qualified to practice both Russian and New York law and is fully... more
Ms. Kosova is qualified to practice both Russian and New York law and is fully proficient in both English and Russian languages. This background allows Ms. Kosova to cover smoothly all aspects of Russia-related cross-border transactions. Ms. Kosova is a corporate generalist specializing in complex cross-border M&A and financing projects with a focus on the Russia & CIS region. Over the course... view profile
Steven H. Schram ("Steve") is Co-President of Shapiro, Lifschitz Schram and serves... more
Steven H. Schram ("Steve") is Co-President of Shapiro, Lifschitz Schram and serves as the firm's managing principal. Steve's broad range of seasoned experience in finance and accounting sets him apart from other attorneys in his field. His decorated educational background includes studies in finance and accounting at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a corporate and tax... view profile
Mergers / acquisitions lawyers help businesses buy other companies, or merge with them to become a single company. For example, America Online and Time Warner merged in 2000 to form AOL Time Warner. There are many reasons companies merge–for example, corporate strategy and finance, economies of scale, increased revenue or market share, and cross-selling opportunities. Mergers and acquisitions attorneys understand business law, are often trained negotiators, and will be able to draft detailed agreements describing the new relationship.