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Jeffrey Warren Berkman

Jeffrey Warren Berkman

Falcon Rappaport & Berkman PLLC
  • Business Law, International Law
  • Connecticut, New York
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Seasoned business lawyer with extensive experience working with entrepreneurs, companies, and business ventures in a variety of industries, including high tech, management consulting, real estate development, film and television, Internet, e-learning, software and hardware development, retail, life sciences, call center/business process outsourcing, and a variety of brick and mortar businesses. Serve as counsel to companies and individuals as outside general counsel and M&A/transactional counsel. Serve as business advisor to entrepreneurs seeking assistance with business start-up matters. I have handled numerous M&A deals, corporate, venture capital and commercial transactions worldwide, and bring the experience of both a dealmaker and a lawyer to U.S. and international business transactions. Specialties: Venture capital; corporate/business law; M&A, corporate financing; assisting start-ups, handling corporation structuring; working with non-profits, contract drafting/review (licensing, distribution, employment and general commercial contracts); franchising; and film/television productions/entertainment law matters. Extensive experience handling corporate and commercial transactions in the U.S. Hong Kong, Philippines, Singapore and several countries in Europe. Proficient in Mandarin Chinese

New York University School of Law
LL.M. | International Law
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New York Law School
J.D. (1989)
Honors: Magna Cum Laude Editor-in-Chief: Law Review
Activities: New York Law School Law Review
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Middlebury College
B.A. | Political Science/Mandarin
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Professional Experience
Founding Partner
Falcon Rappaport & Berkman PLLC
- Current
Adjunct Professor -- Business Organizations II
Touro Law Center
- Current
Founding Partner
The Berkman Law Firm, PLLC
- Current
The Berkman Law Firm is a business/corporate firm with extensive experience handling business transactions in the United States, Asia and Europe. As the former General Counsel of an international venture capital firm, I have extensive experience handling the various legal issues businesses need to consider, including structuring an entity, financing, private equity/venture capital, distribution, website policies, contracts, buy-sell agreements and general corporate/business matters. The Firm provides premiere legal guidance to entrepreneurs, investors and emerging and established companies on a variety of U.S. and international legal matters. The Firm’s cost-effective, personal service is tailored to the individual concerns of clients, ranging from large corporations to small businesses as well as individuals.
General Counsel
Bigfoot Ventures Ltd
General Counsel, international venture capital firm with operations in the U.S., Asia and Europe.
Several Major New York City Law Firms
Teaching Fellow
Stanford Law School
Judicial Law Clerk
Second Circuit, Court of Appeals
Articles & Publications
Due Diligence and the Business Transaction: Getting the Deal Done
Speaking Engagements
Business Law-- Regular Presenter for number of Orgs.
The Best Attorneys for Privately Held Companies -- Finalist
New York Enterprise Report
Professional Associations
Marino Legal
Activities: Continuing Legal Eduation (CLE) lecturer on corporate/business law matters.
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Carmike Cinemas, Inc.
Activities: Member, Board of Directors, NASDAQ listed (CKEC)
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Second Chance Animal Rescue of Levittown New York
- Current
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Families in Support of Treatment. Inc.
Advisory Committee
- Current
Activities: Non profit organization supporting families who have been affected by drug and alcohol addiction
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Kowledge Platform
Activities: Member, Board of Directors
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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New York
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  • Free Consultation
Practice Areas
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
International Law
Human Rights, Imports & Exports
Additional Practice Areas
  • Corporate Law
  • Non-Profit Law
  • Venture Capital/Private Equity Law
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Mandarin: Spoken, Written
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Contact & Map
112 West 34th Street
18th Floor
New York, NY 10120
Telephone: (917) 348-4697
The Berkman Law Firm, PLLC
2260 Grand Avenue
PO Box 217
Baldwin, NY 11510
Telephone: (516) 331-1654