I am an experienced international attorney licensed to practice law in Ukraine and New York, U.S.
I have over 14 years of professional experience in business law, including M&A, corporate law, real estate, and finance law.
For over a decade, I practiced law at such international law and consulting firms as Schoenherr, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Baker & McKenzie.
I received two grants of the U.S. Department of State for academic programs in America, namely:
1. In 2002, I successfully completed the Freedom Support Act student exchange program and received a diploma in international studies with honors from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, NE, U.S.
Moreover, I was granted a title of an honorary citizen of the State of Nebraska.
2. In 2007, I successfully completed the Edmund S. Muskie graduate fellowship program and received a degree of Master of Laws (LL.M.) with honors from the Saint Louis University School of Law, MO, U.S.
In 2003 and 2004, I received diplomas of Bachelor and Master of Law with distinction from the Kyiv National Economics University in Kyiv, Ukraine.
In 2017, I founded Biryuk Law Firm PLLC in New York.
I am a member of such professional associations:
• American Bar Association;
• New York State Bar Association; and
• Ukrainian Bar Association.
I am fluent in English, Russian, and Ukrainian languages.
I also run a video blog.
My diplomas, licenses, and certificates are available for your review at www.biryuklaw.com/credentials.
English, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2021|
|Selected to 2021 New York Metro Rising Stars||Super Lawyers of Thomson Reuters||2021|
|Academic Excellence Award in Legal Research & Writing||St. Louis University School of Law||2007|
|Don King Family Award||St. Louis University School of Law||2007|
|Cambridge LL.M. Admission and Deferral||University of Cambridge||2006|
|SLU Law School Scholarship||Saint Louis University School of Law||2006|
|Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship||U.S. Department of State||2006|
|UNO Chancellor’s and Dean’s Academic Honor Lists||University of Nebraska at Omaha||2002|
|Honorary Citizenship of the Great State of Nebraska||Secretary of State and Governor of Nebraska||2002|
|Freedom Support Act Exchange Program Fellowship||U.S. Department of State||2001|
|International Adviser||European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)||2018 - Present|
|Managing Attorney||Biryuk Law Firm||2017 - Present|
|Senior Attorney||Schoenherr||2008 - 2015|
|Summer Associate||PwC Washington Metro||2007 - 2007|
|Junior–Senior Lawyer||PricewaterhouseCoopers||2005 - 2008|
|Junior Lawyer||Baker & McKenzie||2004 - 2004|
|Junior Associate||Magister & Partners||2003 - 2004|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Ukrainian Bar Association||Member||2017 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Business Law Committee Newsletter||Hostile corporate takeovers – targets of antitakeover defenses||2018|
|American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division International Law Committee Newsletter||Treaty investor (e-2) visa – a reliable option to work in the U.S.||2017|
|FLC Book Club||The large familial legal handbook for all occasions (book coauthor)||2013|
|St. Louis University School of Law||LL.M. in American Law for Foreign Lawyers||2007|
|Kyiv National Economics University||Master of Law in Legal Regulation of Economy||2004|
|Kyiv National Economics University||Bachelor of Law (J.D. equivalent)||2003|
|University of Nebraska, Omaha||Diploma of Completion of the Freedom Support Act Program||2002|
|Business Management: Legal Instruments in Ukraine, EU, and U.S.||How to start a business in the U.S.||2018|
|Kyiv Startup Week 2017||How to start a company in the U.S.||2017|
|Legal advice on the U.S. corporate (joint venture) law|
|US company registration for non-US residents||Successful business operations in the US|
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