Our Services/Practice Area

Financial Institutions and Real Estate

The Firm venture capital funds and private equity funds on a wide variety of matters. The Firm provides representation with respect to federal and state regulatory issues, real estate transactions (including acquisition, development, construction and permanent financing, as well as restructuring and foreclosures). The Firm prides itself on the two-way nature of many of its client relationships, particularly the Firmís concerted efforts to direct business opportunities to its clients.

International Transactions

Many of the Firmís clients are foreign entities seeking to do business in the United States or American entities seeking to do business abroad. The Firmís attorneys assist these clients with the design and execution of high-profile business transactions and with international project and corporate financing and financial restructurings.

Business Litigation

The Firmís skilled trial lawyers provide clients with significant depth of experience in litigating sophisticated, complex, and high-profile business disputes. Firm attorneys have successfully litigated matters in a wide range of industries, including real estate, corporate, and medical. Our attorneys have represented clients in a broad range of national and international forums, as well as in federal and state courts and arbitral tribunals.

Complex Dispute Resolution

The Complex Dispute Resolution Practice focuses on resolving disputes through a combination of approaches, including litigation, negotiation, legislation, mediation, and arbitration Ė often in the context of complex, multiparty disputes. The Firm continuously explores cutting-edge initiatives, settlements, legislation, and other strategies to resolve significant and often company-threatening potential liabilities. The Firm has substantial and successful experience in resolving disputes concerning insurance coverage, bankruptcy, employment, and product liability issues.

Insurance Coverage

Rheem Bell & Mermelstein LLP assists large and small policyholders in enforcing coverage under their liability and other insurance policies. The Firm has had extraordinary success in protecting corporate policyholdersí rights in virtually all areas, including patent infringement liability, liability for sexual discrimination or harassment, and directors and officersí liability.

RECENT NEWS AND EXPERT COMMENTS
"ULTRA-RICH INDIVIDUALS IN RUSSIA HAVE STARTED TO PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT THEY CAN DO TO MAKE THIS WORLD A BETTER PLACE":
April 24, 2013 -- Edward Mermelstein, partner, comments on Roman Abramovich rated the most charitable billionaire, Bloomberg

"WEALTHY RUSSIAN BUYERS IN THE NEW YORK MARKET HAVE STARTED PARTNERING WITH DEVELOPERS BEFORE CONSTRUCTION":
April 18, 2013 -- Edward Mermelstein, partner, explains the booming market strategies to make sure units in prime locations can be combined "to create large, estate-size apartments", Wall Street Journal

"CYPRUS HAD STARTED HAVING THE CONVERSATIONS ABOUT WHAT IT WAS INTENDING, AND THAT'S BEEN GOING ON FOR HALF A YEAR":
March 28, 2013 -- Edward Mermelstein, partner, confirms clients of Rheem Bell & Mermelstein LLP had a heads-up on this issue, International Business Times

"THIS PAST YEAR, WE'VE BEEN SEEING A SHIFT IN INVESTMENTS IN THE UNITED STATES":
March 27, 2013 -- speaking on the European crisis, Edward Mermelstein, partner, sees reasonable that more and more money of wealthy Russians is out from Cyprus into the US, The Guardian

"THE MARKET IN THE PAST SEVERAL MONTHS HAS CHANGED. LENDERS HAVE LOOSENED THEIR PURSE STRINGS":
March 27, 2013 -- taking Bank of China's $775 million refinancing of 1515 Broadway, Edward Mermelstein, partner, confirms the Class A trophy appetite increased in the second half of 2012, Commercial Property Executive

Rheem Bell & Mermelstein LLP

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New York, New York 10001
USA

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