Turkish apparel company- trademark infringement and counterfeiting

Defended successful Turkish-American apparel company against federal court claims of trademark infringement and counterfeiting brought by a US hanger company involving garment hangers that the client’s factory had switched and imprinted with the plaintiff’s trademarks without the client’s knowledge. We were able to settle the claims confidentially at the pleading stage of the case, with a significant and creative part of the settlement tied to creating new business between our client and the plaintiff.

Turkish Art, Culture and Education Nonprofit Formation

Represented a client in forming a U.S. nonprofit to promote and support Turkish and other forms of dance and artistic endeavors.

Turkish Exporter – Favorable Jury Verdict and Judgment in Breach of Contract Litigation

Obtained favorable jury verdict and judgment on behalf of a Turkish furniture exporter asserting breach of contract claims in New Jersey federal court against a former business partner and the former head of the client’s U.S. affiliate.

The Republic of Turkey’s New York Consulate

Representing the Republic of Turkey in the development and construction of a new and expanded consulate at 46th Street and 1st Avenue across from the UN's General Assembly; a signature project as it expands its diplomatic footprint around the world. Our work includes advice on government relations, real estate development and construction, leasing, land use and zoning.

Turkish Clothing Manufacturer – Corporate Advice

Represented a clothing manufacturing company headquartered in Istanbul, Turkey with significant business operations in the U.S., regarding general corporate issues and real estate matters in the U.S.

Cross-Border – Partnership Dispute

Representation of a leading US company in relation to a commercial dispute between members of a global clothing wholesaler involving cross-border allegations of breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and trademark infringement.

Corporate Advice – Doing Business in Turkey

Representation of a financial services company establishing operations in Istanbul, Turkey.

Gulaylar Group – Acquisition of Three-Story Retail Condo at Extell’s International Gem Tower

Represented Gulaylar Group, in connection with its purchase of a jewelry exchange in the heart of New York City's Diamond District. Istanbul-based Gulaylar Group, is one of Turkey's leading jewelry companies with headquarters located in Turkey's commercial gold center. The Gulaylar Group plans to leverage its retail development expertise to create a world-class jewelry exchange in New York City.

NY-based high end retailer-copyright infringement

Defended a famous NY-based high end retailer in a federal copyright infringement action involving a fabric design on a garment. Case was settled at the pleading stage for a modest sum paid by our client who had sold the garments to the retailer.