Contracts and Ecommerce Attorney
FINRA & NCDS Arbitrator.
My focus is business agreements; working with individuals and international brokerage firms with the sale and/or purchase of ecommerce assets and/or businesses; breach of contract issues, contract disputes and arbitration.
I specialize in reviewing, drafting, and negotiating contracts.
My experience - General Counsel to small businesses.
This entails reviewing, updating, and drafting contracts such as employments agreements, asset purchase agreements, master services agreements, operating agreements and a variety of business and commercial… read more contracts.
I assist clients with business strategies.
Work History - Attorney at top AML law firms; Vice President at Investment Bank, Civil Court Arbitrator presiding over cases in contract law & commercial law; Hearing Officer presiding over cases and rendering written decisions; Judicial Clerk to a Civil Court Judge; Contracts Attorney & NCDS arbitrator.
- Affiliate Agreement
- Business Consulting Agreement
- Distribution Agreement
- Equipment Lease
- Licensing Agreement
- Loan Agreement
- Manufacturing Agreement
- Marketing Agreement
- Non-Disclosure Agreement (Commercial)
- Profit Share Agreement
- Publishing Agreement
- Release of Liability
- SaaS Agreement
- Sales Agreement
- Service Agreement
- Terms of Service
- User Agreement
- Vendor Agreement
- Other Commercial Contract Matter
- Breach of Contract
- Demand Letter
- Settlement Agreement
- Other Lawsuits & Disputes Matter
- Benefits & Compensation
- Contractor Agreement
- Contractor Termination
- Employee Handbook
- Employee Stock Option Plan
- Employee Termination
- Employee Termination Consults
- Employment Agreement
- Employment Dispute Consults
- Employment Policies & Procedures
- Equity Compensation
- Intellectual Property Assignment Agreement
- Labor Litigation
- Non-Compete Agreement
- Non-Disclosure Agreement (Employment)
- Severance Agreement
- Worker's Compensation Claims
- Workplace Harassment & Discrimination Claims
- Other Labor & Employment Matter
"Donya was a pleasure to work with. Her breadth of experience was very useful in helping us navigate a case where a client out of state had breached a contract. She also helped us to amend our existing agreements and gave practical advice for avoiding future disputes."
"Hired Ms. Gordon to negotiate with my old company for termination fee. She is very knowledgeable and has clear communication. I would like that she use more reassurance in the communication when deadline was approaching. Overall, I would rehire/recommend her to other ppl"
"I hired Donya to review an operating agreement in the Fintech space. Donya provided great advice in writing and explained her comments over the phone as well. I was extremely satisfied with the outcome of the review and I have engaged Donya's services and counsel since then. I'd highly recommend Donya based on her experience in the financial services industry, having worked within the court system, and her overall business acumen."
"I’m extremely happy with hiring Mrs. Gordon. Her legal knowledge and counsel exceeded my expectations. I will definitely hire Mrs Gordon again."
"Donya was terrific throughout the entire process. Extremely knowledgeable, proficient, and expeditious. We were facing a very short deadline when she was called in, and she performed beyond expectations. Could not have been more pleased."
"Special thanks to Donya for going above and beyond in completing a complex e-commerce acquisition. Donya worked with every single party involved in the transaction to make sure we are on schedule. When it comes to due diligence and negotiation, she is the best. Looking forward to with Donya again in the future."
Ramsay Gordon & Associates/Donya Gordon Esq
Mar 2021 - Present
General Counsel for business clients; providing business strategies, contract negotiations, drafting and review of commercial, employment and a variety of commercial contracts. Ecommerce sales and acquisitions, including drafting, reviewing and negotiating the APA, Bill of Sale and all documentation required for the closing of the deal. Resolving contract disputes and serving as an Arbitrator.
Hon. Judge Javan Patton
Aug 2017 - Sep 2021
Research issues of law; attend and assist with the initial preparation for hearings, trials, conferences, and other court proceedings; review Motions filed to the Court; create and distribute Orders; prepare the Judge for trial and hearings; manage case docket, manage default applications; pull and manage E-Files daily; assist with the administrative duties of the Court and perform ad hoc projects
Office of Administrative Trials & Hearings
Feb 2015 - Jun 2016
Conducted quasi-judicial administrative hearings, ruled on motions, examined and reviewed evidence, made credibility determinations. Rendered literate, logical and well researched written decisions with synopses of testimony, findings of fact, conclusions of law and penalty recommendations consistent with statutory and city law, precedent and policy. Determined innocence or guilt; levied fines.
Richmond County Civil Court
Volunteer - Small Claims Court Arbitrator
Jan 2014 - Jun 2016
Adjudicated civil cases and rendered decisions; evaluated documentary and verbal testimony as well as any other evidence presented by the parties, in such matters as civil, contract, breach of contract, commercial and landlord/tenant issues.
Jul 2005 - Sep 2012
Reviewed and negotiated confidentiality agreements with counterparty broker dealers and rating agencies. Reviewed and negotiated third party vendor supply contract agreement; par and distress debt loan trade closing documents including trade confirmation, assignment and assumption agreements and purchase and sale agreements. Led team to negotiate service contract for our trade settlement provider
White & Case
Apr 2004 - Jun 2005
Reviewed and analyzed documents in preparation for defense in litigation matters relating to The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. Created and managed various projects including data metrics supporting the litigation; reviewed and identified pertinent online documents.
Jun 2000 - Jun 2003
Supervised contract attorneys and paralegals; examined complaints and analyzed evidence in one of the largest bankruptcy cases in US history: Enron. Conducted legal research and assisted in the supervision of all aspects of trial. Managed case projects and prepared documents and memos for depositions.