Firm of the Month

ILN Firm of the Month – Robinson Sheppard Shapiro – Montreal, Canada!


February/March 2016

The ILN is proud to announce our latest firm of the month, Robinson Sheppard Shapiro (RSS) – Montreal, Canada!

Robinson Sheppard Shapiro, a mid-size firm steeped in tradition, is located in Montreal, a city rooted in a rich cultural heritage with a unique civil law system. Founded in 1921, their firm has a long history of providing global and in depth legal advice and services in transactions and judicial proceedings alike.

Their firm’s 80 bilingual attorneys offer comprehensive multidisciplinary expertise to their diverse local, national and international clientele. The attorneys in their Insurance Law practice group and Business Law practice group (including their mergers and acquisitions, tax, finance, real estate, transportation, employment, IP and commercial litigation groups) are recognized leaders in their fields. They bring extensive knowledge, skill sets and high level strategic thinking to all legal and business matters. RSS is also home to one of Montreal’s largest and most respected Family Law practice groups. Their attorneys have been consistently recognized by peer – rating publications as being amongst Canada’s best. Their approach across all practice groups is rooted in a strong belief that valued and valuable legal counsel demands a disciplined practice of uncompromising integrity, high efficiency, practical counsel and superior expertise.

Their firm offers a blend of 21st century amenities such as a dedicated conference centre with multifunctional boardrooms and state of the art technology, uniquely balanced with a strong commitment to and sensibility towards maintaining cost-effective services, where personal relationships, a deep appreciation of and interest in their clients’ needs and global business trends, is a cornerstone of their philosophy. Being large enough to generate economies of scale, and small enough to be able to easily adapt to the ever changing business and economic needs of their clients and to deliver efficient personal services, RSS continues to deliver on its century old tradition of high quality service in all respects.

Recent Developments
Herb Pinchuk, Chair of the Business Law Practice Group, points out the steady and focused growth of the firm. “Over the past 12 months, we have engaged 15 new attorneys”. Those include:

  • Marilyn Piccini Roy, Ad. E., one of the country’s leading estates and trusts practitioners;
  • Julie Forest, labour and employment law, with expertise in entertainment law, litigation and arbitration;
  • Pierre Brossoit, construction and real estate litigation;
  • Benoît G. Bourgon, with over 35 years’ experience in litigation, with special emphasis on insurance defense matters.

Recent Matters in which the Firm was Involved
A small sample of the firm’s recent legal representation includes:

  • Counsel to a major Canadian fast food chain seeking to obtain an order of mandamus against a municipality;
  • Completion of a large number of leasing transactions involving facilities for food, restaurant, jewellery and clothing establishments and large commercial premises;
  • Continued representation of the interests of a Quebec-based real estate developer named as Master Developer of a large multi-use development project in New Haven, Connecticut;
  • Counsel to an insurer in a tobacco litigation class action suit that resulted in a $15-billion award;
  • Counsel in the $450M class action suit that followed the Lac Mégantic train derailment;
  •  Representation of the self-insured law societies (attorneys and notaries in Quebec) in the defense of malpractice cases;
  • Counsel in one of the most significant local investor fraud cases of the past decades;
  • Represented a large Quebec-based soft goods manufacturer and importer in its acquisition and restructuring of several manufacturing entities under receivership;
  • Represented the principal defendants in a province-wide product liability case;
  • Represented a beneficiary in a multi-jurisdictional international estate dispute;
  • Performed a major reorganization of an international manufacturer and distributor of health care products;
  • Represented various buyers in their acquisition and financing of large mixed use commercial complexes and industrial properties.

Herb points out that while the firm’s national and international client base continues to grow, it is deeply entrenched in the local Quebec economy, where its reputation as a first-rate, mid sized law firm is impeccable.

He is also quick to acknowledge the firm’s very beneficial, long-standing relationship with the ILN. The Network has allowed RSS attorneys to work with ILN members on many of challenging matters with a Quebec/Canadian connection and in the process, to develop some very meaningful global relationships and friendships. “The firm’s link with the ILN has been very rewarding and mutually beneficial with both inbound and outbound referrals.”

Main Contacts at Robinson Sheppard Shapiro and More…

Learn More…

Full descriptions of Robinson Sheppard Shapiro’s services, expertise, and lawyer profiles
are available on their ILN profile.

Barry Shapiro

Barry Shapiro


Telephone: +1 (514) 393-4021

Practice Groups: Trusts, Estates

Herb Pinchuk

Herbert Pinchuk


Telephone: +1 (514) 393-4023

Practice Groups: Business

Alan Griffiths ILN Executive Director, Alan Griffiths says…

“Robinson Sheppard Shapiro values professional excellence, high quality service, and solutions-oriented advocacy, and those values come through clearly in their work and commitment as ILN members.”

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ILN Firm of the Month – Brauneis Klauser Prändl Rechtsanwaelte GmbH – Vienna, Austria!


January/February 2016

The ILN is proud to announce our latest firm of the month, Brauneis Klauser Prändl Rechtsanwaelte GmbH – Vienna, Austria!

Brauneis Klauser Prändl (bkp) is one of the Austria’s leading business law firms. They are known for providing clients with high-profile services, along with efficient and target-oriented advice. Due to the size of their firm, they are able to advise and represent clients in all aspects of business law.

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ILN Firm of the Month – Glusman & Co. – Tel Aviv, Israel!


December 2015/January 2016

The ILN is proud to announce our latest firm of the month, Glusman & Co. – Tel Aviv, Israel!

The Law Offices of Glusman & Co. focuses on the business arena and provides an overall one-stop-shop for premium legal services to both corporate and private clients from Israel and abroad, in various fields, combining personally tailored client relations with professional expertise.

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Firm of the Month – Lewis Rice, St. Louis, Missouri!

With more than 150 lawyers practicing in all of the major legal practice areas, Lewis Rice is a leading regional law firm in the Midwest, serving clients coast-to-coast.

Founded in 1909, Lewis Rice is proud to have served its communities for more than a century. The Firm enjoys a strong historical foundation and a reputation for excellence, as well as the size and resources to serve the demanding and dynamic legal needs of today’s business community.

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Firm of the Month – Goldman Antonetti & Córdova, LLC, San Juan, Puerto Rico!

October/November 2015

The ILN is proud to announce our latest firm of the month, Goldman Antonetti & Córdova, LLC – San Juan, Puerto Rico!

Goldman Antonetti & Córdova, LLC is a full service law firm with established practices in counseling and litigation in corporate, tort, banking, tax, labor and employment, immigration, environmental, and commercial law. Their attorneys have a broad range of legal, governmental and practical expertise in various areas of practice and counsel and represent local, national and international companies, financial institutions, insurance entities, service organizations, retail enterprises, government instrumentalities, trade and professional associations, hotels and restaurants, non-profit institutions and individuals. The firm is active on behalf of clients before federal and Puerto Rico courts, before government agencies, and in domestic and foreign negotiations and transactions.

Their firm offers clients the personalized, cost-efficient services of smaller firms. The firm’s success today is owed to the continuing commitment of their attorneys reinforced by the dedication of its members to the practice of law with the highest regard to ethical standards and professional responsibility.

They have expanded and diversified over the years, maintaining their commitment to excellent, cost-efficient legal services. The worlds of business and law have become increasingly intermingled, changing the practice of law as a result. To be effective in its work on behalf of its clients, the firm provides top quality legal services and the skills and credibility necessary to obtain favorable consideration by policymakers and regulators.

GAC has offices in the American International Plaza Building in the heart of Hato Rey, San Juan, Puerto Rico’s financial district. The firm is organized into four departments: Corporate & Banking, Tax, Labor & Employment, and Litigation & Trial Practice.

Main Contacts at Goldman Antonetti & Córdova, LLC and More…

Learn More…Full descriptions of Goldman Antonetti & Córdova, LLC’s
services, expertise, and lawyer profiles
are available on their ILN profile.
Carlos A. Rodríguez-VidalCarlos A. Rodríguez-VidalEmail:

Telephone: +1 (787) 759-4117

Practice Groups: Antitrust & Trade Regulation; Civil & Commercial Litigation; Construction Law & Dispute Resolution; Franchising & Distribution

Luis D. Ortiz-AbreuLuis D. Ortiz-AbreuEmail:

Telephone: +1 (787) 759-4110

Practice Groups: Labor & Employment Law and Litigation; Immigration; Workers’ Compensation Defense

ILN Executive Director, Alan Griffiths says…

“Goldman Antonetti & Córdova, LLC welcomes us next month to San Juan, Puerto Rico for our 2015 Regional Meeting of the Americas. We’re looking forward to seeing a showcase of their firm, enjoying their warm hospitality, and strengthening the relationships that are the hallmark of our Network.”

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Firm of the Month – Miller Samuel LLP, Scotland!

September/October 2015

The ILN is proud to announce our latest firm of the month, Miller Samuel LLP – Glasgow, Scotland! 

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Firm of the Month – Fogler, Rubinoff LLP, Canada!

Fogler, Rubinoff LLP is a full service law firm with offices in Toronto, Ontario Canada and Ottawa, Canada. They provide high quality legal services and advice to both established and emerging businesses and to individuals. Established in 1982 by the merger of the law firms of Siegal, Fogler and Rubinoff & Rubinoff, Fogler, Rubinoff LLP traces its roots to 1935 and 1928 respectively. Their long-standing history and reputation is the foundation for their current team, which now includes 112 lawyers strong and a support network of 128 legal and administrative support staff. They are now one of the 20 largest law firms in Toronto, but pride themselves on their entrepreneurial spirit and mid-size firm attitude. They are consistently named one of the Top 10 Ontario Regional Law Firms by Canadian Lawyer Magazine. They are also included in Best Lawyers Canada.

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Firm of the Month – Anad & Noraini, Malaysia!

We’re delighted to announce that our firm of the month for July/August is Anad & Noraini, Malaysia!

July/August 2015

ILN Firm of the Month – Anad & Noraini – Malaysia!

The ILN is proud to announce our latest firm of the month, Anad & Noraini – Malaysia!

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Firm of the Month – KLA – Koury Lopes Advogados, Brazil!

We’re delighted to announce that our firm of the month for June/July is KLA – Koury Lopes Advogados, Brazil!

June/July 2015

ILN Firm of the Month – KLA – Koury Lopes Advogados – Brazil!

The ILN is proud to announce our latest firm of the month, KLA – Koury Lopes Advogados – Brazil!

KLA is a dynamic full-service law firm, established in 2002. What makes the firm different and places it among the most modern law firms in Brazil is its way of applying legal knowledge to the business of its clients. The firm works not only with transactional and complex operations, but also dedicates the same effort to daily matters, offering full time support. It aims to understand the business of the clients and respond with the necessary agility, clarity in communications and practicality. The firm tries constantly to anticipate relevant trends and novelties, aggregating value to its legal services. The partners participate or personally manage all steps of the work and do not distance themselves from the client, since long-lasting relationships are part of the firm’s philosophy. The right professionals are allocated for each work, with the purpose of obtaining the maximum efficiency in the formation of the teams dedicated to each client and matter, assuring effectiveness and cost control. A top level team of motivated professionals is located in its São Paulo and Brasília offices, many with academic and professional experience abroad.

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Firm of the Month – EXPLegal – Italy!

We are pleased to announce that our firm of the month is EXPLegal, our host for the 2015 ILN 27th Annual Meeting in Taormina, Sicily!

May/June 2015

ILN Firm of the Month – EXPLegal – Italy!

The ILN is proud to announce our latest firm of the month, EXPLegal – Italy! 

Active in Rome and Milan, EXP Legal is a modern and innovative professional reality that encapsulates the concepts behind its name such as: EXPerience, EXPerts, EXPertise, all poised to meet the EXPectations of its clients.

Uniquely, EXP Legal provides legal assistance in Italian as well as in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese, upon request. Its multidisciplinary and global approach is typical of the new professional structure that leverages the professional experience of its lawyers and other experts that seamlessly work together to provide its clients with legal and strategic assistance in domestic and cross-border transactions. All the firm’s members are all well versed to operate within different jurisdictions. In many ways, the Firm acts as a convening platform whereby it uses its experience to select and coordinate the best multidisciplinary teams of experts to best serve its clients.

EXP Legal now brings the experience of a consolidated team of new professionals, advising on new areas of practice such as information and communication technology, international taxation and tax planning and media and entertainment.

Currently, EXP Legal advises on the following practice areas: corporate law, commercial law and contracts, M&A, banking and finance, restructuring & bankruptcy, media, sport and entertainment law, telecommunication, information and communication technology, international taxation as well as international and diplomatic organizations, litigation and arbitration.

Main Contacts at EXPLegal and More…
Learn More…
Full descriptions of EXPLegal’s services, expertise, and lawyer profiles are available on their ILN profile.
Antonello Corrado
Antonello Corrado
ACorrado@explegal.itTelephone: +39 (06) 68 76 917

Practice Groups: Corporate, Finance, International Trade, Nonprofit & NGO, Litigation and Arbitration

Giorgio Cherubini


Telephone: +39 (06) 68 76 917

Practice Groups:
Restructuring & Bankruptcy, Corporate & Commercial, Litigation and Arbitration, Trusts & Estates

Alan Griffiths

ILN Executive Director, Alan Griffiths says…

“The strong program that EXPLegal has put together for our Annual Meeting in Taormina, Sicily represents the two sides of the ILN coin: deep personal and professional relationships and in-depth discussions of legal topics of interest. We look forward to joining them at the end of May for an excellent Conference.” 

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