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Louis A. Russo

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Lou Russo of Russo Law LLC is an accomplished business lawyer, arbitrator, professor and author with more than 15 years of legal experience and training from the best and the brightest legal minds at the nation's preeminent AmLaw100 business law firms including Proskauer Rose, Winston & Strawn, and Alston & Bird.

Lou advises and works closely with clients on all legal issues serving as outside general counsel to many.  He negotiates and drafts business contracts, helps business owners buy and sell businesses, as well as navigate pre-suit negotiations, mediation, arbitration of business disputes, and federal and state court litigation 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.

Drawing upon his significant experience, Lou Russo also serves as arbitrator in FINRA and American Arbitration Association - Consumer matters and also teaches commercial arbitration as an adjunct law professor of law.


In every representation, Lou is ALWAYS RESPONSIVE to each of his clients, all of whom come to expect substantial value and efficient 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.  He also harnesses artificial intelligence and computer learning to quickly understand and negotiate contracts and streamline his processes.

Business Contract Experience

Lou has represented clients in contract negotiations of countless commercial contracts including non-disclosure agreements, operating agreements and partnership agreements, master services agreements, international distribution agreements and reseller agreements, fulfillment (third party logistics or 3PL), commercial leases, and software licenses as well as independent contractor and incentive stock option and equity arrangements and other financing arrangements for startups such as convertible notes.

Buying and Selling  Businesses

Lou helps business owners and investors buy and sell businesses of all sizes including small businesses and medium-sized businesses in New York and New Jersey.

He regularly drafts and negotiates asset sales, purchase agreements and the sale of interests in limited liability companies between owners. In that role he coordinates with his clients' tax accountants, insurance brokers, and other professionals to help get the deal closed.

Business Disputes Experience

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

Lou's clients and matters vary in size and scope.  He has represented family-owned businesses, small businesses, and startups as well as Fortune 500 companies in both bet-the-company disputes, partner disputes, and deals in the US and in international arbitrations.  Lou also serves as "Of Counsel" to another New Jersey law firm.


  • 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


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