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James L. Berenthal

Partner

James L. Berenthal, the founding partner of Berenthal & Associates, P.C. started the firm over 40 years ago and continues to lead the firm to this day.  Based in the New York office, Mr. Berenthal has vast experience in banking and finance, having represented two of Spain’s largest banks in the United States. Mr. Berenthal also represents a variety of international organizations and has structured business and real estate acquisitions in the United States as well as overseas markets.  He is experienced in a number of complex litigations having positive outcomes,

James L. Berenthal is admitted to the New York, New Jersey and Florida Bars. He is also admitted to practice law before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits, the following U.S. District Courts: the Southern District of New York, the Eastern District of New York, the District of New Jersey and the Southern District of Florida.

Education: Indiana University (B.A., J.D.)

Mr. Berenthal is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, Hebrew and French

Mailing Address

777 Third Avenue
Suite 22D
New York, NY 10017

Contact

Phone: 212-302-9494

David W. Berenthal

Partner

David W. Berenthal, is a graduate of Boston University School of Law, and concentrated in Intellectual Property. Since that time, he has expanded his focus to provide counsel not only in the area of Intellectual Property, but also in the areas of software and Internet law, commercial litigation and real estate law, both commercial and residential. Mr. Berenthal has experience in multiple complex litigation matters, as well as general litigation, and has successfully argued before the Appellate Division of the State of New York.

Education:
Boston University (J.D.)

Bar Admission:
New York State Bar
Southern District of New York
Eastern District of New York
Florida State Bar

Mr. Berenthal is fluent in English, Spanish and Hebrew

Mailing Address

777 Third Avenue
Suite 22D
New York, NY 10017

Contact

Phone: 212-302-9494

Aileen M. Jenner

Senior Counsel

Aileen Jenner concentrates her practice in the areas of bankruptcy, labor and employment and immigration law including business, family and consular practice. She has been successful in obtaining business visas for executives and managers, for employees with specialized knowledge and for those with extraordinary ability, as well as TN visas and treaty investor visas. She also practices in the areas of legal permanent residence/green cards and citizenship. She has served as attorney for creditors and debtors in bankruptcy reorganization cases and represents both employers and employees in labor and employment matters.

Education:
J.D. Indiana University, Bloomington
LL.M. New York University School of Law

Admitted to Practice:
New York State Bar
Southern District of New York
Eastern District of New York
Indiana State Bar
Southern District of Indiana

Publications:
Author, Summary and Analysis of the Bankruptcy Code, Matthew Bender & Co.
Contributing Author, Collier on Bankruptcy, Fifteenth Edition, Matthew Bender & Co.
General Editor, Debtor Creditor Law, First Edition, Matthew Bender & Co.
Developer: Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

Organizations:
American Immigration Law Association, National and New York Chapter
American Bankruptcy Institute
American Bar Association:
Section of Labor and Employment
Section of International Law, Immigration Committee

Mailing Address

777 Third Avenue
Suite 22D
New York, NY 10017

Contact

Phone: 212-302-9494

Jean-Charles Bensussan

Bensussan-Berenthal and Associés

Of Counsel, Bensussan-Berenthal and Associés

With over twenty years of experience, Jean-Charles Bensussan’s talents in commercial law, litigation and arbitration are unparalleled. A graduate from the Paris Pantheon Sorbonne University, Mr. Bensussan concentrated in Commercial Law and in International Private Law. Mr. Bensussan also has a degree in Intellectual Property Law from the Assas Univerity in Paris.

Mr. Bensussan has authored several articles and legal opinions which were published in “ Valeurs Actuelles” a notable French Magazine. He has also lectured at the Essonne Chamber of Commerce and the Nanterre University Léonard de Vinci on a variety of issues, including Mergers & Acquisitions, I.T. Law and the alliance strategy.

Mr. Bensussan is an expert for the INPI and the French Patent and Trade Office, and is fluent in both English and French.

Mailing Address

44, rue Cardinet
75017 Paris, France

Contact

Phone: (+33) 1 42 67 70 90

Website: http://www.bensussan.fr

Frank R. Rodriguez

Of Counsel, Rodriguez Tramont & Nuñez, P.A.

Of Counsel, Rodriguez Tramont & Nuñez, P.A.

Frank R. Rodriguez is an experienced trial lawyer who specializes in representing corporate and individual clients as both Plaintiffs and Defendants in commercial disputes. Mr. Rodriguez’s practice has been concentrated in the handling of commercial litigation and arbitrations in the following areas: securities, business torts, contract disputes, professional liability, including lawsuits involving corporate directors and officers and accountants, employment disputes, secured transactions, creditors’ rights, and products liability. He offers vast experience in the representation of financial institutions and in litigation arising under federal banking regulations. Mr. Rodriguez is listed “AV” by Martindale Hubbell’s lawyer rating service which is its highest rating for professional skill and ethical standards.

Mr. Rodriguez focuses his practice on bringing high-stakes, document-intensive cases to trial; his trial experience includes cases in federal and state courts throughout Florida and in federal courts all over the Country. He has tried cases before juries, judges, arbitrators, and administrative agencies and has been a FINRA arbitrator himself. Mr. Rodriguez has represented Fortune 500 companies, major insurance companies and their insureds, and large financial institutions as well as the FDIC in addition to individuals and smaller business entities. He has secured several multi-million dollar awards for his clients including jury verdicts of $18 Million (professional liability claim against directors and officers of a failed bank), $16 Million (a medical malpractice case against a hospital and surgeon), $14.5 Million (accounting malpractice claim against Ernst & Young) and $5.5 Million (breach of oral distribution agreement claim against Thomson Consumer Electronics), as well as successfully defended clients in cases where multiple millions of dollars were sought. Mr. Rodriguez has also obtained over $100 million in settlements for clients, including a $59 Million dollar settlement with DuPont stemming from product liability claims. His experience and success as a plaintiffs’ trial lawyer have given Mr. Rodriguez an insight and perspective that makes him a particularly innovative, resourceful and effective defense counsel.

Mr. Rodriguez is a member of the Florida Bar (admitted 1982), the Trial Bar of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, a member of several United States Courts of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Rodriguez is bilingual and a member of the Cuban-American Bar Association. Mr. Rodriguez is a graduate of the University of Florida (B.A., 1978; J.D. 1981).

Mailing Address

255 Alhambra Circle
Suite 1150
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Contact

Phone: (305) 350-2300