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Louis A. Russo

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929-262-1101

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Lou Russo is an accomplished business lawyer, arbitrator, professor and author with more than a decade of training from the best and the brightest legal minds at the nation's preeminent AmLaw 100 business law firms including Proskauer Rose, Winston & Strawn, and Alston & Bird.

Lou advises and works closely with clients in all aspects of the legal process, helping them negotiate and draft business contracts, employment contracts and commercial leases, as well as navigate pre-suit negotiations, mediation, arbitration of business disputes, and federal and state court litigation of  which often include a breach of contract and related allegations of fraud and other tortious conduct.   Lou works to resolve business disputes and partnership disagreements before litigation becomes necessary.

Approach

In every representation, Lou is ALWAYS RESPONSIVE to each of his clients, all of whom come to expect substantial value and efficent and exceptional client service at REASONABLE HOURLY RATES AND FLAT FEES which he can offer as a result of the cloud-based technology solutions he leverages to implement and streamline his virtual law firm offering.

Business Contract Experience

Lou has represented clients in business transactions and contract negotiations of all sizes including asset sales, the sale of interests in limited liability companies, operating agreements and partnership agreements, master services agreements, international distribution agreements and reseller agreements, fulfillment (third party logistics or 3PL), commercial leases, and software licensing to independent contractor and incentive stock option arrangements.

Business Disputes Experience

Lou has helped numerous clients navigate business disputes involving breach of contract, failed business relationships (business divorce), and commercial fraud as well as other issues concerning corporate governance, employment agreements (tortious interference and non-compete / non-solicitation disputes) as well as maritime issues.

Lou's clients and matters vary in size and scope.  He has represented family-owned business, small businesses and startups as well as Fortune 500 companies in both bet-the-company disputes and deals and lower dollar value matters both in the US and in international arbitrations.

Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Washington DC
  • Southern District of New York
  • Eastern District of New York
  • District of New Jersey
  • District for the District of Columbia

Education

  • Hofstra Law, JD 2007
    Magna Cum Laude​
  • Villanova University, BA 2002​
    Deans List

Honors