General Counsel

Foreign companies conducting business within the United States are faced with legal and business strategy challenges in terms of operation, compliance, contracts, business relationships and fund transfers.  Leonov & Associates understands the need for local presence and assists foreign companies and business owners with affordable, easy to access legal representation and business advice in order to tackle and resolve any issues before they arise.

Investment Assistance

Investors from all over the world have interest in investing in the U.S. economy.  Such investments require proper structure, compliance, risk-analysis and legal framework.  Our attorneys are experienced in preparing all types of transactions and government compliance as well as performing due diligence research for investment opportunities, partners, financial institutions, growth and exist strategies.  Each investment is unique and is treated with a separate approach in order to ensure success and mineralize risk.

EB-5 Investor Visa

The EB-5 Immigration investor program provides an opportunity for individuals and families to obtain U.S.A legal status through investment options with a $900,000.00 minimum.  Leonov & Associates assists clients and their family members through the entire process from start to finish including corporate formation/governance, enterprise evaluation, investment classification and safeguarding, compliance with employment requirements and USCIS filings.

Corporate litigation

Corporate litigation is intended to resolve disputes with businesses, their owners and work partners.  While litigation is rarely favorable it is sometimes unavoidable.  Attorneys at Leonov & Associates have a track record of finding creative solutions to avoid costly cases and resolve them through various avenues of resolution such as mediation, alternative dispute solutions and arbitration.   Leonov & Associates also supports its clients in arbitration tribunals, FINRA, State, Federal and International Courts from start to finish.

Attorneys at Leonov & Associates assisted clients in:
  • Intellectual property (Trademark/Copyright) disputes
  • Derivative actions
  • Brokerage disputes through FINRA
  • Contract disputes
  • Shareholder/Partner disputes
  • Mediations and Arbitrations
  • Employer/Employee actions
  • Complex commercial and multi-district matters

Mergers & Acquisitions/Business Sales

Our associates assisted numerous domestic and international clients with purchases and sales of their businesses.  We handle entire transactions including financial due diligence, legal compliance, transfer of shares/member interests and assets as well as intellectual property transfers/licensing.  We represent entire companies, individual members/shareholders, boards of directors and outside investors.
Our attorneys have negotiated transactions in a wide variety of domestic and international industries.  While we work with clients of all sizes, we focus on middle-market deals.  We have represented corporations, boards of directors, independent and special board committees, controlling stockholders, management, funds, advisors and investments banks on whose behalf we structure acquisitions, divestitures, mergers, privately negotiated sales, joint ventures and strategic alliances.

Transactional Advice

Leonov & Associates assist clients in evaluating investments and business opportunities and support them throughout the process by ensuring compliance with laws, drafting clear enforceable contracts and negotiate best terms for business deals.  We successfully assisted clients in:

  • Setting up risk-eliminating funds
  • Operating holding companies to protect investors
  • Purchases and sales of franchises
  • Private offerings
  • SEC filings and responses to information requests
  • Re-negotiating and modification of existing agreements to cater to update client needs

Corporate Formation and Maintenance

Every business needs a corporate structure to safeguard its owners, partners, and activities.  Without proper structure and maintenance business entities fall victim to regulatory audits, fines, and lawsuits.  Leonov & Associates assists new and existing businesses with corporate governance, shareholder/operating agreements, board resolutions, entity formation and advice on best business structures.  Each transaction is analyzed and approached separately resulting in customized solutions catered to each individual business.

Assistance to Debtors

  • Foreclosure defense and mortgage modifications
  • Disputes with credit bureaus
  • Debt settlement/negotiation
  • Chapter 7 (liquidation), 13 , 11 (reorganization), 15 (foreign bankruptcy proceedings)
  • Defense of adversary actions by Trustee and Creditors
Notable events:
  • Successfully conducted hearings to defend Trustee’s action to avoid discharge.
  • Prevailed on a withdrawal of reference from the Bankruptcy Court in order to allow full relief to the Debtor.
  • Obtained discharge in multi-district bankruptcy involving several corporate entities.

Assistance to Creditors

  • Negotiation of settlements
  • Contracts to ensure payment
  • Adversary actions against Debtors for non-dischargeability
Notable events:
  • Obtained judgment of non-dischargeability for foreign entity.
  • Obtained reversal of transfers of assets by subsidiaries of entities filing for Bankruptcy protection/
  • Avoided discharge of debt due to fraudulent conveyances.

Drafting, Reviewing Contracts and Agreements

We understand that well-drafted and carefully reviewed contracts and agreements are the foundation of successful business relationships and transactions. Our experienced team of attorneys is here to provide you with comprehensive legal support to ensure that your contracts and agreements are precise, enforceable, and tailored to protect your interests.

Our Expertise:

With years of experience in contract law, our firm has developed a deep understanding of the complexities involved in drafting and reviewing contracts and agreements across various industries and sectors. We are well-versed in the legal intricacies and potential pitfalls that can arise during the negotiation and execution process.

Tailored Solutions:

We recognize that every business is unique, and our approach is centered around delivering customized solutions that meet your specific needs. Whether you require assistance with commercial contracts, employment agreements, licensing agreements, distribution contracts, or any other type of legal agreement, our team will work closely with you to understand your objectives, mitigate risks, and protect your legal rights.

Comprehensive Services:

Our services encompass the entire lifecycle of contracts and agreements. From the initial drafting stage to negotiating terms, conducting thorough reviews, and ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations, we provide comprehensive support at every step of the process. We strive for clarity, precision, and coherence in the language used, while also considering the broader context and potential implications.

Risk Mitigation:

One of our primary objectives is to help you mitigate risks associated with contracts and agreements. Our attorneys have a keen eye for identifying potential legal issues, ambiguous terms, and areas of concern that could lead to disputes in the future. By conducting meticulous reviews and employing our extensive legal knowledge, we aim to minimize the risk of future litigation and provide you with peace of mind.

Negotiation and Advocacy:

Contract negotiation is a delicate art, requiring a keen understanding of both legal and business considerations. Our skilled negotiators will work diligently on your behalf, employing persuasive techniques and leveraging their expertise to secure favorable terms and protect your interests. We are committed to achieving optimal outcomes through principled advocacy and effective negotiation strategies.

Why Choose Us:

Expertise: Our attorneys possess a deep understanding of contract law and have extensive experience across various industries.
Tailored Approach: We develop customized solutions to address your specific needs and objectives.
Comprehensive Support: We provide end-to-end services, from drafting to negotiation and review.
Risk Mitigation: We identify potential risks and draft contracts to protect your legal rights.
Advocacy: We advocate for your best interests during contract negotiations.
Client-Focused: Our team is dedicated to clear communication, responsiveness, and delivering exceptional service.

Contact us today to discuss your contract and agreement needs. Our team is ready to assist you in achieving your goals and protecting your legal interests.


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Valelawgroup focuses its corporate law and securities practice on providing legal advice that is sophisticated and practical.  We approach every corporate law matter with business oriented common sense and shepherd our clients to economically desirable solutions.  In the process, we draw on our expertise to help our clients achieve compliance with applicable laws and regulations.  We advise our clients on day-to-day legal issues that arise in the operation of their business.  A key aspect of our corporate value-added is business planning to avoid commercial litigation problems in the future.
Valelawgroup is an international law firm that has wide-ranging experience working with international and foreign clients, including corporations, high net worth individuals and governmental entities. We recognize the importance of providing a clear and comprehensive roadmap for our foreign clients regarding the conduct of U.S. legal matters. Our international lawyers help foreign clients navigate the complexities of the United States legal system and provide advice regarding the application of state and federal laws and regulations in international transactions. We regularly represent foreign clients in a variety of litigation and transactional matters throughout the United States and have coordinated litigation for our international clients in multiple jurisdictions, both within and outside the United States. On those cases, we work closely with our clients and their foreign counsel, in-house attorneys, and professional advisors to achieve successful results.