Country Experts
Leslie K. Larsen
United States
Agency, Distribution,
Professional details
Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP
Phone: (518) 487-7636
Phone alternative: (518) 852-9975
IDI Functions
Country Expert for U.S.A.
Memberships: - American Immigration Lawyers Association - German-American Lawyers Association - International Bar Association (International Sales Committee) - Capital Region Global Business Network (former President) - New York State Bar Association (Franchise Law Committee) - American Bar Association (International Law Section). Other: - FULBRIGHT ASSOCIATION, Washington D.C. - Former National President, Fomer member Board of Directors.
Year of birth
Education: DUKE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, Durham, North Carolina, USA J.D.: 1980 LL.M., International & Comparative Law, 1980 INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL LAW, Kiel, Germany, Fulbright Scholar, 1977 - 1979. UNIVERSITY OF REDLANDS, Redlands, California, USA B.A., magna cum laude, Government, 1974.
Current professional position
WHITEMAN OSTERMAN & HANNA, Albany, New York: Chair, International Practice Group and Immigration Practice Group July 1992 to date: Practice concentrated on international business transactions on behalf of domestic and foreign clients, corporate immigration, international trade, international corporate law and commercial law. Negotiation of international joint ventures, licenses, agency and distribution agreements and other agreements for U.S. and foreign corporations.
Accademic position
INSTITUTE FOR PARALEGAL TRAINING, Philadelphia, PA :Instructor, 1986 - 1994; Taught international corporate structures, trade regulation and corporate law to paralegal students; taught continuing legal education courses across the U.S. for attorneys and paralegals.
Previous position
LAW OFFICES OF LESLIE K. THIELE, Schenectady, New York November 1989 - June 1992: Practice concentrated on international business transactions, international agency and distribution agreements, corporate immigration, corporate law and commercial law. PRIVATE SERVICES CORPORATION, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania International Trade & Investment Consultants, April 1986 - October 1989: Senior Vice President Assist European and North American clients in diverse indus-tries to establish business relationships or structures in foreign countries: perform market research; develop marketing and business plans; establish business relationships with agents, distributors, licensees and university-based business partners. EHMANN & BALDWIN, Philadelphia, PA November 1983 - June 1985: Practice focused primarily on domestic and international business transactions, acqui-si-tions, international corporate and commercial law, immigra-tion, and intellectual property issues. SAUL, EWING, REMICK & SAUL, Philadelphia, PA, February 1981 - October 1983: Practice concentrated in the areas of business and corporate law, international commercial transactions, immigration, acquisitions, and litigation.
Practical experience
Practical experience: Has worked professionally since 1981 in the field of international trade, including agency, distribution and related international sales contracts. Work has included both in-bound U.S. work for foreign clients, as well as out-bound work for U.S. clients, with emphasis on Europe, Asia and Latin America. Presentations: Has presented frequently on international distribution issues in the U.S. and Europe for e.g., the Capital Regional World Trade Association, the German-American Bar Association, AIJA, UIA and NYS Empire State Development.
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