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Craig S. Redler

Craig S. Redler has held positions with Amicorp in its offices in Auckland New Zealand and Miami Florida, and Southpac Trust International, Inc. with offices in the Cook Islands and Tauranga New Zealand. His responsibilities included serving as Trustee for off-shore trusts settled by high net-worth clients along with structuring bank accounts throughout various countries in Europe and Asia.
Redler was an original shareholder of the Law Offices of Redler & Seigel, P.C., an estate planning, tax planning and trust administration law firm serving the St. Louis metropolitan area. Prior to forming this firm, he was a litigator with Goffstein, Raskas, Pomerantz, Kraus & Sherman, L.L.C. in St. Louis.

Redler has also served as a Legislative Assistant to the Honorable Richard A. Gephardt, Majority Leader, U.S. House of Representatives, and was Systems Engineer for EDS/GM in Detroit Michigan, in addition to being a talk-radio host.
He earned his B.S./B.A degree from the University of Missouri, Columbia and his J.D. degree from the Washington University School of Law.
Redler is admitted to practice in California, Missouri and Illinois. He also is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois; and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit. He has earned the prestigious designation of Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) from the Society of Trust and Estate Planners (STEP) where he serves on the Board of Directors for the Orange County California chapter.
Areas of Practice

  • Foreign Asset Protection Planning
  • Domestic Asset Protection Planning

Professional Activities

  • Society of Trust and Estate Planners (STEP): Board Member for the Orange County California chapter
  • Justine Peterson Housing Corporation
  • Talk Show Host Paradise 105.4FM Radio Station, Tauranga
  • Talk Show Host KSLG 1380 in Saint Louis, MO

A New York licensed attorney with three decades of legal and business experience in the U.S. and Asia, Robin recently joined the law firm as a partner and leads the Asia-Pacific practice.

While acting as an international business lawyer and global corporate general counsel, Robin is sought out by clients to conclude cross-border and domestic mergers, acquisitions and transactions, structure joint venture and other relationships, craft commercial contracts, and design investment and negotiation strategies.

Additional transactional support she provides is essential employment, intellectual property, corporate, and commercial guidance together with managing large projects. She also advises on compliance and government investigations, and anti-corruption / data protection protocols. Her clients hail from a variety of sectors and include small to multinational companies (private, public, family), government offices and individuals, many with operations or connections in China, Asia and around the globe.

Having lived and worked in Shanghai for over 20 years, Robin’s knowledge of Chinese laws, regulations and customs is invaluable and has allowed her to build strong and trusting long term client and business relationships. She was a trailblazer having worked since 2005 in Shanghai as a Senior Foreign Counsel for some of the largest prestigious Chinese and foreign law firms. She joined Duan & Duan, one of the oldest Chinese law firms, in 2015. For over two decades, Robin orchestrated legal teams, and oversaw and managed legal projects from a variety of sectors.

Focusing on maximizing return with minimizing risk, Robin provides sensible forward-thinking guidance with a deep appreciation for her clients’ cultural traditions and corporate philosophies, making her a trusted advisor. Robin is a passionate and proactive advocate for her clients, finding creative, practical solutions while maintaining business growth when navigating complex business challenges.

Robin began her education in business, graduating Cum Laude and earning a B.B.A. from the University of Miami in 1982. She obtained her J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law in 1985 and was admitted to practice law in the state of New York a year later. Robin began her career as a Corporate Litigation Attorney in New York City, handling complex litigation cases for almost 10 years before moving to Asia.

As a dynamic leader, Robin was recently appointed to the At-Large Council (2021-2024) of the American Bar Association, Section of International Law (Section). Since 2007, she served as a Section Deputy, Division Chair, and Committee Advisors, Co-chairs, and Vice-Chairs. Building Section China friendships, she strengthened relations in Shanghai with the Shanghai Bar Association and American Chamber of Commerce Chapter.

As a routine author, Robin has contributed to publications by the Section, Thomson Reuters, and other prominent magazines. She also presents on China laws and regulations, U.S.-Asia transactions, corporate governance and US law and diversity issues.

Bari Zahn has nearly 20 years of experience practicing at global law firms in New York. Bari has represented a broad array of multinational clients on U.S. and cross-border transactions. She has supervised legal teams worldwide and has extensive management experience as the Founder, former CEO and General Counsel of a non-profit organization.

Bari’s expertise is in the field of tax – both international and stateside. She advises international investors, entrepreneurs, global families, and high-net-worth individuals and their family offices with tax planning, structuring and also with respect to business succession and life planning; this work includes a robust LGBT private client practice.

She helps large corporations, mid-size businesses and private clients with real estate transactions, deftly navigating the complex and sophisticated national and cross-border tax regulations. Bari also has a thriving cryptocurrency specialty, working with clients in tax planning for cryptocurrency transactions, including asset tokenization and NFT offerings for art, music and many other collectibles.

Bari worked at a number of “Big Law” firms. From 2009 through 2014, while at the law firm of Kaye Scholer, Bari counseled privately and publicly held companies, real estate funds and family offices, joint ventures, hedge funds, private equity shops, venture capitalists and pension funds on a broad spectrum of U.S. and cross-border transactions, including stock and asset acquisitions, tax-free mergers, recapitalizations and similar corporate reorganizations.

Bari has also advised state and federal instrumentalities, as well as other non-U.S. multinationals, governmental entities and sovereign wealth funds on the acquisition and disposition of U.S. real properties via REITs, U.S. Real Property Holding Companies and other similar tax-efficient real estate structures.

While at her former firms, including her time spent at Shearman and Sterling, Bari’s practice focused on both tax transaction and tax controversy matters, including the representation of clients before the IRS and the New York Taxing Authorities.

Bari also represented CEOs, COOs and other C-Suite executives on general corporate, employment, tax and other business-related matters, often acting as outside general counsel to many such clients.

Bari earned her law degree from Brooklyn Law School in 1995. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from New York University in 1988 and completed a semester abroad at Franklin College in Lugano, Switzerland.

 

Selected Publications

  • “Non-qualified Deferred Compensation Arrangements,” Taxation of Executive Compensation and Retirement, February 2009
  • “Canadian Companies—Act Now to Ensure Deferred Compensation Arrangements Comply with U.S. Tax Laws Under Section 409A,” Taxation of Executive Compensation and Retirement, vol. 19, no. 6, Federated Press, Toronto, September/October 2008
  • “Corporate Governance: American Jobs Creation Act,” Lexpert, April 1, 2005
  • “The Potential Effect of the American Jobs Creation Act,” co-authored with Christina Medland, Taxation of Executive Compensation and Retirement, Federated Press, Toronto, December/January 2005

 

Awards

  • SmartCEO’s Brava Award, 2015, celebrating top female CEOs who have both entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for giving back to their community.
  • Brooklyn Law School, 2014 LGBT Community Activism Award
  • New York State Bar Association’s Empire State Counsel, Pro Bono Award
  • New York City Council Proclamation: For Outstanding Community Service, as Founder of Living Beyond Belief HIV/AIDS Youth Education Non-profit
  • Honored NY1 News New Yorker of the Week for AIDS awareness work among teens in the city, interviewed – June 24, 2005

Steve contributes extensive business and problem-solving experience to challenges that may require litigation – or may help avoid it.  Indeed, his perspective on litigation is influenced by his experience as a three-time internet start-up CEO.

Steve served on Ronald Reagan’s 1980 presidential campaign and transition team, and co-chaired the Clinton White House literacy task force Prescription for Reading Partnership.

Relevant Experience:

  • He negotiated the first joint venture between Time Inc. and IBM for an educational software product.
  • As CEO of a tech-based healthcare start-up, he led the company to a successful acquisition by GE.
  • As CEO of an internet media company, he successfully established licensing arrangements with Harvard Medical School, Dartmouth Medical School, and key hospitals.

Steve is also a best-selling, award-winning author and contributes regularly to influential publications. He is only the second person to have Op-Eds published in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal on the same day. Three of his seven books have been best-sellers.  As a litigator, Steve believes that telling a clear, compelling story – to the judge, to the jury, and sometimes to a larger audience – is essential.

For his legal work on behalf of active duty members of the armed services, Steve was awarded the American Bar Association’s Outstanding Services Award for the Military Pro Bono Project. He has advised the Chief of Naval Operations, and was one of the first non-Admirals or Marine Generals to serve on the Board of Directors of the United States Naval Institute.

Adam is one of the nation’s leading young whistleblower lawyers.  He brings with him a special ability not just to litigate, but to investigate – and understand – complex organizations and transactions.  His extensive familiarity with tech issues is built on a computer science degree and work as a software engineer at various startups and in Silicon Valley. He is widely admired as a “pit bull with an Ivy League mind” – a fearsome combination for a litigator.

Until 2017, Adam served as an Assistant Attorney General in the New York Office of the Attorney General. While in government, Adam handled a wide range of civil and criminal matters, focusing especially on investigating and litigating qui tam complaints and using the False Claims Act to recover in cases in which the State had been defrauded. Adam drove all aspects of enforcement and prosecution, including investigating, taking testimony, and representing the State in court.

Before joining the Attorney General’s Office, Adam was an attorney at the criminal and civil litigation boutique Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello P.C. He represented individuals throughout the United States and from various countries in state and federal criminal cases, including healthcare fraud, tax, and antitrust prosecutions. And because New York is home to disputes touching on every aspect of the global business world, Adam also represented individuals and corporations at all stages of civil litigation, from complaint through trial, in diverse areas of the law including common law fraud and consumer protection. Adam was selected by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star for litigation.

Adam attended the University of Michigan, where he studied computer science, and spent a year at Tel Aviv University, taking courses in middle eastern politics. After a stint working on cloud computing in Silicon Valley, he attended the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was a Levy Scholar in Law and Public Governance. He graduated from Penn cum laude, clerked for Magistrate Judge Gabriel Gorenstein in the Southern District of New York, and then spent six months at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.

Max (Maksim) Dilendorf’s legal practice is laser-focused on digital assets and cyber-crime cases, a domain he has passionately pursued since 2017. Over the past 7 years, Max built a distinct digital asset law practice, dedicating tens of thousands of hours to managing diverse client cases, research and engaging with industry regulators.

He has been widely published and quoted in the media for his cryptocurrency and blockchain expertise, including for Bloomberg Law, Financial Times, New York Law Journal,  Washington Post, Law360, Yahoo Finance, NBC News, Fortune, and many more.

Clients turn to Max with their most complex crypto-legal matters, attracted by his bespoke legal strategies in navigating the nuances of digital assets.

Arbitration/Litigation Cyber Crime Cases:

In this arena, Max represents victims of cyber-attacks, particularly those whose digital assets have been compromised through diverse means such as hacks, phone hijacking, and identity theft.  

He arbitrated complex issues in forums like AAA, JAMS, and NAM, addressing a broad spectrum of cybersecurity challenges:

  • Pursuing cases of gross negligence against financial institutions and phone carriers for their failure to establish and maintain robust fraud detection systems, resulting in the theft of clients’ digital assets.
  • Handling negligence claims arising from companies’ utilization of deficient AI and SIFTs models for fraud detection and prevention.
  • Arguing claims arising from companies’ failure to adhere to CISA’s recommended cybersecurity practices aimed at preventing fraud and manage cyber risks.
  • Arbitrating claims for breach of fiduciary duty, negligence, and breach of contract against crypto companies that flout federal and state cybersecurity requirements, notably New York’s NYDFS Part 500 regulations.
  • Leveraging industry standards like SOC, NIST, and ISO to assess defendants’ compliance with industry cybersecurity norms.
  • Handling cases arising from a company’s failure to integrate “red flags” identified by the U.S. Department of Treasury into their fraud detection systems and SIFT workflow functionalities to prevent crypto cybercrime.
  • Navigating state money transmission laws, U.S. Treasury Rules, the Anti-Money Laundering Law (AML), the U.S. Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), and the Electronic Funds Transfer Act.

Federal Investigations:

Max represents clients facing federal investigations, particularly before the SEC, concerning violations of federal securities regulations related to the sale of digital assets in the U.S.

Money Transmitter Licenses for Crypto:

Max guides digital asset and Web3 companies through the intricate realm of Federal and State money transmitter licenses, Anti-Money Laundering Regulations, and compliance with the U.S. Bank Secrecy Act.

Asset Tokenization:

Since 2017, Max has been a leading authority in advising and representing clients in the asset tokenization space and rules governing security token issuance and secondary market trading.  Navigating the evolving landscape of Federal Securities Regulations, broker-dealer requirements, and ATS regulations, Max provides indispensable guidance to his clients across various sectors including real estate, funds, art, and precious metals.

Digital Asset Estate Planning:

Max and his team offer comprehensive assistance to clients in generational estate planning for digital assets. They address custody issues and ensure a seamless transfer of wealth across generations while navigating the unique challenges presented by the digital landscape.

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