Olasov LLP

Olasov LLP

Attorneys at Law


About the Firm

Olasov, LLP reunites a team of lawyers, each with decades of experience, who have jointly represented clients at prior legal venues: David M. Olasov, Susan B. Egan, and Owen D. Kurtin.

As a group, we embody three distinctive professional characteristics which facilitate the provision of highly responsive, efficient and effective value-added legal service:

First, each of our lawyers has been trained and practices both as a business or “corporate” lawyer and as a litigator. We understand our clients’ needs as organizations with “real world” economic objectives and, as litigators, we work to protect those objectives in the face of opposing or countervailing parties, competitors and regulatory and operating regimes. Our practices have matured differently from those in the huge, institutional law firms, where the skills of the corporate lawyer and those of the litigator are kept separate and no lawyer has the skillset and perspective of the other. At the Olasov Firm the benefits of our training reflect learning over many representations and not just a dialogue between different practice groups of a large institution. Importantly, each of our lawyers has managed firms in which they have practiced, and we bring to our representations the distinctive understandings of business people: the capability to exercise cost-benefit analysis, the knowledge of when to compromise and when to hold the line, and the ability to keep the client’s ultimate business objectives in sight while negotiating or litigating.

Second, a significant component of the practice of our lawyers is in international representations, for both in-bound and out-bound services. We are comfortable in “translation” for those entering the North American business environment for the first time.

Finally, our lawyers are knowledgeable about numerous industry sectors. This helps avoid a lengthy and expensive learning curve.

We look forward to helping you meet your legal needs.




485 Madison Avenue
7th Floor
New York, NY 10022


phone: (212) 588-0540
fax: (212) 202-4840 


Practice Areas

Mergers & Acquisitions

Representation of Acquirors and Targets in:

  • Public and Private Target Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Equity and other Financial Acquisitions
  • Strategic Acquisitions
  • Divestitures, Spin-Offs and Going Private Transactions
  • Management and Control Group Buyouts
  • Restructuring and Recapitalization Transactions
  • Board and Officers Counseling
  • Shareholder Rights Counseling


  • Structuring and Formation of Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances; Choice of Venture or Alliance Vehicle Form
  • Antitrust/Competition, Other Regulatory and Tax Structuring and Compliance
  • Alignment of Economic and Management Control and Interests
  • Asset Contribution and Distribution; Terms of Investment
  • Venture or Alliance Governance, Management and Responsibility Allocation
  • Treatment of Intellectual Property Pre-existing the Venture or Alliance and of IP Developed in the Course of the Venture or Alliance
  • Division of Profits and Losses, Royalties from Licensing and Branding Issues
  • Termination of and Exit from the Venture or Alliance; Post-Termination Rights to Continue Business, Receive Royalties and Other Issues


  • Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation before U.S. federal and state courts and international and U.S. arbitral and alternative dispute resolution forums.


Representation of Investors and Targets in:

  • Structuring and Formation of Investment Vehicles and Trusts
  • Private Equity Investments
  • Early and Late Round Venture Financings
  • Strategic Investments in Vertically Integrated Companies
  • Mezzanine Lending
  • PIPE Transactions
  • Growth-Equity Financings
  • Recapitalizations and Restructurings


  • Telecommunications, Cable and IT Outsourcing on both the Provider and Customer Sides
  • Sourcing and Procurement of Hardware/Software/Services
  • Intellectual Property Protection and Allocation
  • Data Privacy and Security
  • Termination and Transition Counseling


In-country Corporate, Commercial and Regulatory experience in:

  • Western and Eastern Europe
  • The Middle East
  • The Persian Gulf
  • Central, South and East Asia

Corporate, Commercial, Regulatory, Political and Cultural Counseling of:

  • In-bound non-U.S. investors
  • Out-bound U.S. investors



  • Offerings of Equity and Debt Securities
  • Private Placements
  • Resales of Restricted and Control Securities
  • PIPE and Reverse Merger Transactions
  • JOBS Act Compliance

CORPorate, COMMercial & REGULATORY REPRESentation

  • Corporate Governance
  • Board and Officers Counseling
  • Shareholder Rights Counseling
  • Creditor Rights Counseling in Bankruptcies, Reorganizations and Distressed Situations
  • Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Readiness and Compliance Audits and Remediation for Regulated Industries
  • Financial Services Gramm-Leach-Bliley and Dodd-Frank Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Compliance
  • Health Care Provider HIPAA and Affordable Care Act Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Compliance
  • Corporate Reorganizations, Recapitalizations and Affiliate Transactions
  • Swiss Principal Model Reorganizations and Restructurings
  • Telecommunications, Satellite, Cable and Media Services, Affiliation, Carriage and Capacity
  • Telecommunications, Satellite, Cable and Media Equipment Procurement and Supply
  • Satellite Launch Services Procurement and Insurance
  • Biotechnology & Life Sciences Tolling, Procurement, Supply, Manufacture and Distribution
  • Intellectual Property Licensing and Portfolio Monetarization
  • Digital Media Content Rights Acquisition, Distribution and Management
  • Internet and Web-Based Services
  • Entertainment & Performing Arts Rights Acquisitions and Commercial Agreements




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