Biography

Berna is a licensed Foreign Legal Consultant at Herrick, where she assists U.S. businesses in navigating the Turkish legal system, and establishing and expanding their Turkish operations. As part of her unique practice, Berna also assists Herrick’s dual-citizen clients with their real estate, inheritance and family law matters involving Turkey.

Berna regularly speaks at conferences on various legal topics about Turkish law. She was one of the speakers at the U.S. Agency for International Development and TradeRoots program that traveled to ─░zmir, ─░stanbul and Gaziantep in order to strenghten Turkish-U.S. business partnerships. She also frequently writes articles on real estate, inheritance and family law matters involving Turkish-Americans, and is the co-author of the Turkish Law Chapter of International Commercial Secured Transactions, a widely used handbook for professionals engaged in secured transactions in over 30 industrialized countries.

Memberships & Associations

  • Istanbul Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Rotary Club of New York
  • Propeller Club of the U.S., Port of Istanbul
  • Union of Turkish Bars
  • Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA)
  • The American Turkish Society