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Allen Rothman

Allen Rothman

Attorney at Law

New York
New York
Licensed in
NY
Harvard Law
School
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About
Allen graduated from Harvard Law School in 1981. During his 35 year career in private practice and as in-house general counsel, Allen has engaged in an uncommonly broad practice.

While in private practice in NYC, Allen has advised mid-market and entrepreneurial clients on a wide variety of corporate, commercial, real state, regulatory and litigation/dispute matters.

As general counsel for two publicly traded companies, Allen was responsible for all legal affairs relating to governance, capital markets, securities, M&A, employment, regulatory and commercial matters arising from business activities throughout North America and Europe.
36
Years
experience

Representative Clients

Practice Areas

Client Reviews

5.0
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
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out of 2 reviews
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"I retained Allen in connection with a dispute with a partner in my small business. Allen quickly identified the various issues to be addressed and offered sound, practical suggestions about how to deal with them. While Allen was prepared to escalate into more aggressive tactics if need be, his calm, businesslike approach facilitated a negotiated resolution that was very advantageous to me. He served not only as my valued advocate but also as a rational sounding board for important business and personal decisions. Separately, I witnessed first-hand the considerable breadth of Allen’s legal talents as he guided a non-profit board on which I served through a daunting period of personnel, financial and regulatory crises. Acting as de facto counsel for the board, he laid out a strategy to navigate those crises, demonstrating extensive knowledge and judgment in areas such as corporate governance, tax, state and federal regulations, contracts, and real estate. Allen’s overall crisis management was superb and of great comfort to the board. I enthusiastically recommend Allen Rothman to any client in need of a knowledgeable, thoughtful, and aggressive attorney."

Partner Dispute Negotiation And Resolution
Posted on Aug 31, 2017
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"Allen and I have worked together for over 17 years. He served as general counsel for two public companies for which I served as CEO. In addition he has advised a privately help investment partnership which I manage. During this time he handled all types of legal matters including mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, private placements, joint ventures, tax structuring, employment matters, commercial contracts, governance matters including corporate policies and corporate minutes, real estate and oversight of all litigation, investigation and compliance matters. Allen did not merely manage these matters as an executive. He was hands on all the way. Many of our legal projects were complex and required legal sophistication and creativity. I have found Allen consistently up to the task, doing what it takes to achieve the desired result in a timely manner. I also value the way Allen manages legal risks, exercising the appropriate amount of caution to keep us on the right side of the law while allowing us to achieve our business goals. Allen really cares about his work and his client."

General Counsel and Corporate Representation
Posted on Aug 30, 2017

Work History

Eilenberg & Krause

Of Counsel

Feb 2013 - Present

Representation of clients in business formation, capital structure, real estate, partnership/shareholder dispute, employment/executive comp and regulatory matters

Feb 2013 - Present

Countryside Ventures LLC

SVP, General Counsel, Member

Aug 2007 - Present

Responsible for all legal issues relating to privately owned development company focused on developing and/or investing in energy projects and technologies and providing energy related consulting services to Fort Chicago among others. Work has included negotiating NDAs, conducting due diligence for M&A transactions and investments, negotiating terms and conditions for investments.

Aug 2007 - Present

Countryside Power Income Fund

SVP and General Counsel

Jan 2005 - Jul 2007

In charge of all legal affairs of TSX listed owner/operator of power/energy infrastructure projects. Responsible for legal issues respecting governance, securities laws in CA and US, M&A, capital markets transactions, environmental matters, commercial contracts and employment matters. Oversaw all company litigations and investigations. In charge of legal issues relating to sale to Fort Chicago.

Jan 2005 - Jul 2007

US Energy Systems, Inc.

VP and General Counsel

Sep 2001 - Dec 2004

In charge of legal affairs for NASDAQ listed owner/operator of power/energy infrastructure projects in North America and Europe. Responsible for corporate governance, securities law and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, legal aspects of M&A and JV transactions, commercial arrangements, oversight of company litigation and investigations. Managed legal issues relating to Countryside Power Income Fund IPO.

Sep 2001 - Dec 2004

Robinson Brog

Partner

Jan 1996 - Dec 2001

Partner in mid-sized firm specializing in corporate, real estate and commercial law. Representations including (a) public company in M&A transactions in US, Canada and Europe, (b) housing developer in property acquisitions and financings, (c) financial advisor in structured finance transactions, (d) direct marketing company in e-commerce arrangements, (e) resort developer in property acquisitions

Jan 1996 - Dec 2001

Jessel Rothman PC

Partner

Jan 1984 - Dec 1995

Partner in small firm involved in a variety of commercial, transactional and litigation matters including representation of large retail chain in all aspects of its business including real estate, labor, supplier relations, litigation and sale in nine figure LBO. Also represented variety of media, construction, real estate and retail companies

Jan 1984 - Dec 1995

Webster & Sheffield

Associate

Sep 1981 - Sep 1984

Associate at mid-sized law firm (partners included Mayor Lindsay)-practice included litigation involving securities, antitrust, construction, civil rights, employment, landlord-tenant and tort issues

Sep 1981 - Sep 1984

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