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Max Volsky is a founding partner of Schmidt, Volsky & Perle LLP. A recognized expert in legal finance, lawsuit investiments and litigation funding, Mr. Volsky is the author of the first book written about the industry: Investing In Justice, An Introduction to Legal Finance, Lawsuit Advances and Litigation Funding.


Mr. Volsky also specializes in legal issues relating to Russia and the former Soviet Union.  His transactional practice is dedicated to international commercial and business law, with an emphasis on cross-border transactions in the Oil & Gas, Chemicals, Manufacturing, Retail, Banking and Finance industries. Mr. Volsky’s litigation practice focuses on international commercial arbitration in New York, London, and Stockholm. His recent successes include a verdict in Stockholm and Temporary Restraining Order in New York against one of Russia’s largest financial institutions. As one the pioneers of Russia’s nascent capital markets, Mr. Volsky held the position of Director of Corporate Finance at Aton Investment Bank (Moscow) and later became a Director of Corporate Finance at Creditanstalt Investment Bank (CAIB-Moscow), a member of the Bank Austria Group of Companies. Mr. Volsky is also a former Director of Capital Markets and founding partner of the First Mercantile Capital Group (FMCG-Moscow). He is fluent in English and Russian.


Languages spoken: Russian

Practice areas


  1. International Law: 33%
    16 years, 93 cases
  2. Business: 20%
    16 years, 46 cases
  3. Arbitration: 20%
    13 years, 87 cases
  4. Financial Services: 10%
    16 years, 97 cases
  5. Other: 17%
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Schmidt, Volsky & Perle LLP

33 Whitehall Street, 16th Floor
New York, NY, 10004-2614


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Publication nameTitleDate
The Legal Finance JournalInvesting in Justice, An Introduction to Legal Finance, Lawsuit Advances and Litigation Funding2013
The International In-House Counsel JournalUnderstanding Commercial Dispute Finance in the United States2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Rutgers University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
New York University School of LawPolitics, EconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1993