Elaine D. Papas

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Elaine Papas, JD… – Legal and Business Services

Elaine has a unique blend of credentials:  Attorney, Entrepreneur, Counselor and Human Resource Manager.  As an SEC- and FINRA-certified arbitrator and attorney, she is uniquely qualified to provide clear, calm, timely, and wise counsel to executives facing major decisions on both the domestic and international business stages.

Corporate:  Elaine’s services to corporations include business formation and expansion, employment issues, contractual issues, and intellectual property.

Negotiation/Arbitration:  As an arbitrator certified by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Elaine has developed a recognized level of financial sophistication in the securities industry that enables her to serve as a fair, impartial, and efficient decision-maker. She can serve as a chief negotiator and resolve disputes both within and outside corporations.

Compliance:  Elaine’s background in securities compliance can support the chief compliance officer, conduct a compliance audit review, and assure compliance with Dodd-Frank, Patriot Act, Sarbanes-Oxley and other key regulations. She provides effective cross-disciplinary representation to help companies minimize their exposure and maximize their business opportunities.

Advice and Counsel: With a master’s degree in psychology as well as a law degree, Elaine provides a level of empathy and insight that is vital to helping executives survive the crucible of multi-million-dollar decision-making. The trusting relationships she forms with clients are the hallmark of her practice. Elaine’s goal is always to insulate the client from the stress and anxiety associated with high-stakes negotiations and lawsuits.

Domestic and International Transactions: Elaine provides advice, oversees due diligence, and handles negotiations. She has helped put together projects that range from resort development to transportation to microloans in Africa, China, Dubai, Great Britain, Greece, Morocco, and Paraguay.

Brazil-U.S. Transactions: Carol unites her Brazilian background to her legal and business background to bring to our clients an optimal combination of skills and know-how in handling matters involving Brazil. Whether you or your business intend on capitalizing on that country’s growing market, or you or your company are from Brazil seeking to establish a presence in the U.S., Carol’s expertise can lessen the element of surprise.

Intellectual Property: Our Attorneys have extensive experience handling Trademark and Copyright matters.

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