About

Did you know that we represent some of the top restaurants in New York City?

Attorneys at LOPRESTI, PLLC have represented all types of businesses in just about every industry, ranging from international trade, textiles and investment, to transportation, construction, and manufacturing, to technology, energy and oil & gas, to health & wellness, fashion & design, media, publishing,  marketing and entertainment. This includes numerous ventures in hospitality and gourmet food markets throughout New York City, as well as a worldwide pet food company.

Corporate & Business Law

Our attorneys bring a hands-on, interactive approach to corporate and business counseling. You’ll gain the trusted support and full attention of experienced counsel who can guide you through the many choices and opportunities involved in running and building your business. Our attorneys have decades of experience helping clients grow their businesses, whether entering new markets, both in the US and internationally, building market share in existing markets, or restructuring and reorganizing companies to best enable them to meet the future.

Attorneys at LOPRESTI, PLLC have guided clients through hundreds of complex transactions in a wide range of industries. Don’t expect cookie cutter contracts or boiler-plate agreements for a quick turn-around. We only represent serious entrepreneurs who can put the time and energy into doing it right. “Preventative medicine” means keeping you out of court, and focused on building your business. Whether drafting the documents you’ll need to grow and protect your business, or providing our full array of business counseling, we provide true value in our services, and our fee structures are always geared towards managing your needs and expectations.

Intellectual Property / Trademark / Trade Dress

LOPRESTI, PLLC attorneys have advised clients on a wide range of transactions and commercial business activities that implicate intellectual property rights, primarily in trademark and trade dress matters. We can protect your company’s valuable trademarks, trade secrets and goodwill, from drafting transactional documents, to filing and registering trademark applications before the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), to prosecuting and defending trademark and IP disputes before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) and federal courts.

Commercial Litigation / Trial Advocacy

Business can be a tough game, and you may find yourself and your company facing an unresolvable conflict. At LOPRESTI, PLLC we are capable of litigating disputes in state and federal court, as well as before arbitration tribunals, from inception through to trial. We apply the same efficient practicality to our litigation and trial strategy: after thorough discussion and analysis to determine your ultimate objectives, we will develop the best litigation strategy towards obtaining the same. More often than not, litigation is a business decision. It can be costly, time consuming, a drain on company resources. We will not take on a case unless, and until, our clients fully understand the risks and rewards of litigation.

Securities Law / Securities Litigation & SEC Enforcement Actions

Attorneys at LOPRESTI, PLLC have consulted and guided hundreds of corporations and individuals through the maze of complicated securities laws and securities compliance. We have also represented clients engaged in complex securities litigation, defending against and prosecuting securities fraud and securities violations, in federal court and SEC and CFTC proceedings.

Labor & Employment Law / Employment Litigation Defense

Businesses face significant challenges to remain in compliance with the complicated web of labor and employment regulations. LOPRESTI, PLLC can guide your company about compliance with local, state and federal employment laws, we can draft employee handbooks and guides,  supervise your HR department, and make sure the workplace environment remains productive and free of discriminatory practices.  Should the need arise, we can also engage in internal investigations, and defend your business in state and federal court, as well as arbitrations and other dispute resolution proceedings, from claims of wrongful termination, employment discrimination and noncompetition violations.

Entertainment, Media, IP & Branding

With our backgrounds in media, entertainment, intellectual property, brand negotiation & development, as well as litigation and trial advocacy, we bring a keen hindsight to media and entertainment opportunities. We have represented well known individuals, celebrities and artists in entertainment, media, publishing, fashion and cyberspace. We’ve negotiated, finalized and managed numerous complex commercial and artistic ventures. Because we’ve seen in court just how a good deal can go bad, we strive to protect your interests right from the drawing board.

Pro Bono & Community Service  

The practice of law is a noble profession tasked with serving the public, guided by a code of ethics and integrity. While an aid to business, it is also concerned with justice, order and the public welfare. The attorneys at LOPRESTI, PLLC believe that the practice of law is a privilege that carries with it a great responsibility to apply our skills and talents for the benefit of the community. For years, our lawyers have dedicated themselves to improving our community by providing thousands of hours of pro bono legal counsel for numerous charitable entities supporting, among other things, human rights, civil rights, military Veterans’ rights, community rights, environmental rights, education, the disabled, health & well being, and animal rights. Contact our firm if you’d like to discuss our pro bono services.