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Jana Gouchev

Contracts and agreements Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   50 reviews
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2013
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Jana

Learn Jana’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Business
    20%

    15 years, 300 cases

  2. Contracts and agreements
    20%

    15 years, 1,700 cases

  3. Corporate and incorporation
    20%

    15 years, 211 cases

  4. Franchising
    20%

    15 years, 102 cases

  5. Trademark application
    20%

    15 years, 200 cases

Jana Gouchev is the managing attorney of Gouchev Law. We are proud to announce that Jana Gouchev, was just named as one of the Top 3 Business Lawyer’s in New York for 2019 and she is also featured as a top lawyer in US News and World Report 2019.

She is passionate about working with visionaries. Jana counsels mid and large corporate clients as their general counsel and is known as the top negotiator in the industry for structuring deals for her clients. An entrepreneur herself, Jana knows how to add value to a business at every stage. All of her clients are innovative brands doing major impact work.

Gouchev Law is a full-service business law firm that counsels innovative companies leading their field. Gouchev Law focuses on corporate law and intellectual property, mergers and business acquisitions, trademarks, corporate restructuring, partnership and shareholder's agreements, master services agreements, patents, and anything else your business may need. Gouchev Law becomes a key part of your business team. When you work with us, it's like having a whole team of attorneys on your payroll - but for half the price!
 
Background & Education
Jana received her J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, in New York City, concentrating on intellectual property law. She is admitted to the Bar in New York. Jana was formerly at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, The United Nations, and MTV.

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Location

Gouchev Law PLLC
45 Rockefeller Plaza
Suite 2000
New York, NY, 10011

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Posted by Camille | December 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She and Her Team Have Saved Our Business
We had a UCC - Lien that was wrongfully filed against our business with no cause or notice. Our day-to-day funds were compromised and we had no access to funds for 3 months. We had to locate a lawyer to remove the lien, however it was not a simple process. We had an insurmountable web of "issues" that required untangling, but Jana sorted out the web that involved several major entities including the our Secretary of State system and documents, NY Supreme Court documents, the Lender's contracts, and a major online payment company who had limited customer support, and a difficult to reach Legal department. Needless to say, we thought this was a lost cause, and we felt our only option was to close our business. Jana gave us her word she would do her best to have this issue resolved before the year's end. I am happy to report, she succeeded, and she honored every single promise! When I think of Jana and team, I think INTEGRITY, Task Driven and Dedication... Thank you so much Jana and team! You've save our business!
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Posted by Joseph | December 15, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Owner of Red Toga Party Skateboard Company.
Gochev Law has been most helpful! Jana is very accessible, diligent, and dependable when it comes to me and my company’s legal needs. I been working with Gouchev Law for three years and wouldn’t even think about having anyone else take care of my company’s needs. This relationship has proven to exceed my expectations. Highly recommended!” Red Toga Party skateboards.
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Posted by Jin | October 2, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent service in drafting shareholder agreement
We recently work with Jana Gouchev and her firm to help us create a new shareholder agreement. Our old agreement existed many defects and are not fair for some shareholders. With the help of Jana and her colleagues, we are able to come up with a new agreement that remedy those defects and be fair to all shareholders. During the process, Jana and her colleagues are very patient and effective in communication. They also did multiple revision to our full satisfaction. We are highly satisfy with their service and would recommend them to our friends.
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Response from Jana Gouchev November 13, 2019
Thanks so much for highly recommending us! We are glad and that you were satisfied with our legal team in creating your Shareholder Agreement, and that our firm was fast and effective. We look forward to doing all your important contracts.
Posted by anonymous | July 13, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent
They were very helpful in answering my questions and got back to me very quickly.
Response from Jana Gouchev July 15, 2019
Thanks very much. We truly enjoy working with you as well!
Posted by rich | June 6, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
DC Incentives
Gouchev Law is a very great experience. They helped me through my trademark and gave me advice that I needed for my business."
Response from Jana Gouchev June 25, 2019
Thank you for your review! Speaking of Trademarks be sure to check out our recent blog post: Is it Trademark Infringement? Three Tips to Protect Your Brand Reputation – June 5, 2019 https://gouchevlaw.com/is-it-trademark-infringement-three-tips-to-protect-your-brand-reputation/
Posted by anonymous | May 20, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended!
Best in class law firm! Jana and Russell are excellent attorneys! They go above and beyond to help me with my business (trademark & operating agreement matters). Not only are they professional & highly competent, both Jana and Russell are very personable and kind. Definitely an asset to any new business. Highly recommended!
Response from Jana Gouchev June 25, 2019
Thank you for the feedback, we are constantly striving to better service our clients and be the best law firm in NYC. We are pleased to hear you confirm that we are right in line with that goal!
Posted by CC | April 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great firm that cares about the clients. Works FAST and EFFICIENTLY
I researched a lot of firms before finally finding Gouchev Law. Some firms weren't interested in my business. Some wanted referrals. Some were so large that they would never call or email me back no matter how many messages I left. Gouchev listened to everything I had to say and managed my time and money in such a way that I recommend them to anyone who will listen. You may find a lower rate at other firms but I can guarantee you they will not be as thorough or work as efficiently as Gouchev Law. I will be returning to them for any and all new trademarks, LLCs and licenses. Thank you, Gouchev Law!
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Response from Jana Gouchev June 25, 2019
We are so glad to have been able to make this process easier for you and that you felt listened to and everything worked out so well and efficiently!
Posted by Michelle | November 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience!
Gouchev Law was very helpful in navigating my first commercial lease agreement. The communication was clear and timely. Great experience!
Posted by Iliana | October 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Help with trademark
Jana has been excellent!!! She has patiently demystified the entire process for me and thoroughly answered my questions as they have arisen. I'm so glad I went forward with her help as she's been able to get me to clarify specifics about my business that have forced me to develop it a lot. Thank you for your help!
Posted by Jason | September 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and efficient
I engaged Jana Gouchev to advise me on how to setup an LLC in New York and to lead the filing of all necessary documents with the state. As her client, I was pleasantly surprised by her professionalism, courtesy and knowledge from the moment I reached out to her. Jana made sure that I was successful in registering the company within a short timeframe. Jana's advice has been extremely valuable and I look forward to working with her in future.
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Posted by anonymous | August 8, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend for Small Business Owners
I found Gouchev Law while searching for a firm to help me get my LLC up and running. It was my first time using an attorney, for anything, so I was nervous about finding someone affordable AND professional. Jana took the time to patiently answer all of my questions, and I knew at the end of our call that I had found my lawyer for years to come. Her and Fran helped me generate several legal documents that are imperative to the day to day operations of my business, with a quick turnaround time and all of the revisions / edits I requested. Knowing that they're in my corner for future needs is very comforting as a small business owner!
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Posted by anonymous | August 3, 2018
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President
We used Jana for responding to an office action as well as filing a new trademark. Her firm was a pleasure to work with. She has been very responsive and professional. I would have to recommend her as working with her has been a very smooth process. She and the attorneys at her firm were able to have our trademarks registered and a simple process. Don't hesitate to use her as she is one of the best lawyers that I have worked with.
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Posted by Kaivan | April 19, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
I was looking for a lawyer to register our trademark and create an LLC operating agreement for me and my two partners for our reiki business. Jana, the managing partner, and her team were reliable, extremely helpful and easy to speak with. Jana took took an interest in understanding what we needed and was extremely communicative throughout the process. The staff was extremely reliable and proficient in every way. The firm was also excellent in networking their clients with one another, which has yielded us many successful collaborations. I look forward to doing more work with them in the future.
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Posted by anonymous | January 12, 2018
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JANA AND HER FIRM ARE THE BEST PERIOD!!!
Jana and her firm are the best period!! I have been through my fair share of horrible attorneys, where I had to come up with suggestions and ideas where I would basically do all the work for them. Jana and her crew was a breath of fresh air. They knew what they had to do from start to finish. They were always responsive and made the lawyer client experience delightful and a complete pleasure. Jana is not the type to just pass you off to one of her associates as soon as you sign a retainer agreement. She has always been responsive to me very quickly whenever I had a question, and unlike many other attorneys I am always able to get her on the phone. Jana and her firm are on the cutting edge of business law. I have retained her firm many times for a broad range of business endeavors from patents/trademarks to a start up Tech Company. Jana is very open-minded and no matter what crazy idea I had, she was always responsive and would always guide me to a path of success. I currently use and will ONLY use Jana Gouchev and Gouchev law for any and all of my business ventures and undertakings. In addition, her rates are extremely reasonable and very fair. Jana does not charge ridiculously high rates and she definitely does not eat and burn up retainers like most other attorneys. She maximizes her time for her client and is more than fair in terms of billing. No matter how big or small you idea or business is, and if you want the best and finest representation, then Jana and her firm is the ONLY way to go.
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Posted by Hieu | January 11, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Best law firm in NYC
Gouchev Law is such a great law firm. The service is impeccable! I needed some help with my business and it was done swiftly without any problems (reasonable rates too!). Best law firm in NYC imo. I definitely will be coming back!
Posted by Boris | August 30, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Legal agreements
Used the services of Gouchev Law for a few things including trademark registration of our business name and logo and doing a partnership agreement for our business, which was the same as our Operating Agreement. Even thought the price was a little higher then other quotes we got, for what we got, we are extremely happy we went with Jana and her firm. They are definitely worth it!
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Posted by Joseph | May 6, 2017
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A cut above the rest
Jana Gouchev and the whole staff at Gouchev Law are a top notch Business law firm. They are passionate, thoughtful and steadfast. If you are a entrepreneur or a small business start up and you need a business lawyer, Gouchev Law is a cut about the rest. They offer affordable flat fee packages to get you started. Jana, Sabreena & Fran not only helped me start my small business with trademarking, LLC and Business contracts, they also went above and beyond when I was severing ties with a business partner. They helped me with negotiations and the business contracts for us to go our separate way in a painless and timely matter. I have dealt with other law firm's before and Gouchev Law firm is by far the most knowledgeable.
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Posted by Goncalo | April 11, 2017
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Jana was a rockstar
Jana saved me from an agreement that could of ended up badly, and knowing it was urgent she was able to help me on a very restricted deadline.
Posted by Liz | April 3, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Jana Gouchev is THE lawyer for NYC entrepreneurs
Jana Gouchev the managing attorney of Gouchev Law was incredibly helpful and an amazing resource when my partner and I were going through a bunch of daunting paperwork for our business, some of which we didn't quite understand. Jana patiently helped us through the process and cleared any confusion we had, and even followed up with us to make sure we were doing ok. She is extremely knowledgable, thoughtful, and a wonderful supporter of small businesses, entrepreneurs, and startups. I had an excellent experience working with Jana and so thankful to have found her when we needed her!
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Posted by Dom C | March 10, 2017
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Couldn't have asked for more
From the time Jana answered my call and we discussed my invention to the time she had to break the bad news to me that my invention had already existed Jana and her team were great. I couldn't have asked for more. I cannot wait until I have another idea to discuss with Gouchev Law. They are my team going forward!
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Gouchev Law
  • 2013 - Present
  • Legal
  • Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Legal
  • United Nations Development Programme
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Legal
  • Mtv Networks
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Of Counsel
  • Brem Moldovsky LLC
  • 2009 - 2014
  • Editorial Manager
  • The New York Times
  • 2007 - 2009
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Education

  • Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • New York University
  • MA - Masters
  • 2007
  • Pace University
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • LLC Operating Agreement Avoided Company Dissolution
  • LLC Operating Agreement saved the client's business from being taken over by new partner and/or dissolved.

Associations

  • National Association of Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • New York City Bar Association
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Bulgarian
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who In American Law
  • 2015
  • Listed
  • International Who's Who of Business Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Listed
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • New York City Metro Rising Stars
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who In American Law
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Listed
  • International Who's Who of Business Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • N/A
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Trademark Clearance: The Good, the Bad and the Lawsuit Trap
  • Trademark
  • 2014
  • The Art of Protecting Intellectual Property Rights in the Field of Fashion
  • Fashion Law
  • 2014
  • Negotiating and Drafting License Agreements
  • Negotiating and Drafting License Agreements
  • 2014
  • Fashion Finance Law: Tools to Support Your Clients
  • Funding and Venture Capital
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (6)
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Unknown Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is a burdensome time when you need to start doing contracts from your start up with bigger entities, having Jana on your side to guide you through her exclusive process really helps alleviate the burden from your shoulders and gets you back into working on the parts of your business you love."
Business Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jana Gouchev is a lawyer with boundless energy and great integrity. You can't go wrong with her defending you."
Business Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jana is an excellent attorney committed to providing the highest quality representation to clients. I endorse this attorney without reservation."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Gouchev is an expert in all areas of Business law."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am happy to endorse Jana Gouchev. She is respected by colleagues and dedicated to the business field and her clients. She is strategic, compassionate, and a relentless attorney who goes the extra mile for her clients. In addition to these qualities, I know that she can be trusted to handle the case to the best of her ability."
Business Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jana has a well deserved reputation in the legal community and is a strong advocate for her clients."
Business Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jana is an excellent business attorney. She is a zealous advocate for her clients and highly respected in the legal community."
Business Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She's a respected member of the legal community. She is also highly regarded by her clients and takes the time to add value to the Avvo community with clear understandable answers that demonstrate her legal expertise. She also provided a guide to naming your business properly that is simple and easy to read, and shows that she knows about business, not just the law."
Business Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jana is creative, caring and dedicated. I'm glad we've had the opportunity to do work together."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jana is terrific at what she does and is consistently conscious of clients' needs. I'm happy to be affilliated with her and highly recommend her to anyone looking for help with corporate startup issues like formation and operating agreements."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jana is extremely personable, professionable, and knowledgable, and I highly recommend her services."
Licensing Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Avvo limits these messages to 1000 characters, but it would take a 1000 pages to properly describe how great Jana is. Putting her client's interests first, thoroughly researches and analyzes every detail concerning her cases, infectious and engaging personality, and extremely intelligent. I'm happy to be affilliated with her and highly reccommend her to anyone seeking superior legal representation in a myriad of business law and transactional matters."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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