For nearly ten years, Sami has counseled businesses and nonprofit institutions on corporate, commercial, franchise law, and business immigration.
Sami advises clients in a wide-range of corporate and commercial matters, often serving as outside general counsel. His corporate practice has included advising on governance and capital structure asset acquisitions and dispositions, shareholder and partnership agreements, dissolution and wind-ups, and disputes among owners. His commercial practice has included the review and negotiations of supply and distribution agreements, a myriad of statements of work and vendor contracts, and employment and independent contractor arrangements.
Sami has represented both franchisors and franchisees with the preparation and review of franchise disclosure documents (FDD), franchise agreements (FA), operations manuals, and confidentiality and non-competition agreements. His work in this area extends to the array of licensing and development as well as regulatory and compliance issues that often arise.
In the field of business immigration, Sami counsels corporations and individuals on a wide-range of employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant matters including professionals, managers and executives, and immigrant investors.
Prior to founding SSJ Law Group, Sami spent over 10 years in management consulting providing direct counsel to the CEO of one of the world’s largest hedge funds. His unique combination of business and legal experience enables him to offer commercially sound legal advice. Sami also serves in a number of leadership positions in various non-profit institutions.
Sami earned his B.A. from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey and his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey.
Notable examples of Sami’s work:
Advised corporate clients and management on various transactional matters, asset and equity sales and dispositions, equity redemptions, buy/sell arrangements, tax concerns, and employment issues.
Served as outside general counsel to a U.N-established non-governmental organization (“NGO”) with diverse matters such as negotiation of partnership agreements and memoranda of understanding with domestic and international partner NGOs, governance analyses, and third-party fundraising arrangements.
Counseled several foreign companies in various industries on formation of U.S. subsidiaries and related legal issues, including employment, taxation, contractual, commercial leasing, and corporate immigration through EB5, E2, and L1A visa protocols of skilled employees, senior managers, and business owners.
Represented multi-unit franchisees, including multiple internationally recognized brands and local brands, with franchise agreements negotiations, corporate infrastructure structures, operating and shareholder agreements, employment contracts, franchisor/franchisee disputes, lease negotiations, and vendor contracts.
Designed franchise infrastructure for multi-million-dollar travel company, including the drafting of the franchise disclosure document (FDD), franchise agreement (FA), and operations manual (OM).
Counseled multiple large-scale nonprofit organizations and endowments, including successfully approved IRS 1023 applications, governance policies, instruments and concerns, asset acquisition and protection strategies, and operational liability mitigation.