Practice Areas

Shipkevich PLLC offers a broad yet unique spectrum of legal services and practice areas. Our multi-disciplinary and cross-border team collaborates to innovate the most efficient, cost-effective approach to our clients' specific challenges. We Provide simple solutions to complex business and legal issues in a variety of global industries for a diverse clientele.

Capital Markets and Foreign Exchange

Shipkevich PLLC knows capital markets. With years of experience navigating the international regulatory waters of the new global economy, we guide our clients through every step of the deal. Our attorneys have unparalleled insight and experience in the unique complexities of the futures and derivatives industry, especially in the areas of formation and registration, enforcement representation, regulatory compliance and foreign exchange transactions.
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ICOs and Cryptocurrency Services

Shipkevich PLLC offers legal counsel for entities that want to host Initial Coin Offerings or “ICOs” and require ICOs services, or for those that have existing ICO in IOU markets. The legal and regulatory landscape surrounding both cryptocurrencies and blockchain-based financial products and services evolves rapidly. This sector involves overlapping investment management, banking and trade, privacy, and tax considerations. Our cryptocurrency practice assists fund managers launching funds in the digital currency field and related blockchain-based assets such as ICOs.
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Commercial and Business Litigation

The commercial litigation practice regularly acts on complex matters before both federal and state courts as well as contract and partnership disputes. Clients worldwide turn to Shipkevich PLLC to solve their most challenging business disputes including partnership and shareholder disputes as well as litigating claims for breach of contract, unfair competition, and  business torts.  Favorable results are achieved for our clients by meticulously developing a strategy from the onset with a goal of successfully trying each case.
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Corporate Governance

Shipkevich interprets the governance and disclosure-related CFTC and other US financial federal and state regulator rules to advise clients on regulatory procedures in areas such as audit, compensation and nominating committee practices, compliance procedures, mergers and acquisitions, and litigation aspects of corporate governance issues. Our attorneys counsel public and private companies, board of directors and board committees, and senior management on issues related to the Dodd-Frank Act and the CEA. We assist clients with audit and compensation practices, nominating committee procedures, director independence issues, related party transactions and compliance procedures, director fiduciary duties, shareholder proposals, and drafting changes to charters or by-laws.
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Cross-Border Litigation

Shipkevich attorneys effectively manage cross-border litigation by combining experience in global disputes and proceedings. Our team boasts international expertise with local jurisdictions, local laws, and geographic disputes both at the trial and appellate levels. Lawsuit management becomes even more difficult with the introduction of a different jurisdiction or legal environment, this is why our law firm provides refined rapid cross-border litigation management for our clients wherever their legal challenges may be. In an ever expanding global economy legal disputes become more complicated with the introduction of regulatory, political, and international commercial legislation. International markets and multinational transactions encompass a variety of jurisdictions with different laws.
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Debt Relief Services Industry Compliance

Shipkevich PLLC is here to provide sophisticated strategies that protect our clients’ assets and reputations. Our attorneys counsel debt relief services clients, both long-established companies and start-up companies, in all legal and regulatory matters pertaining to the debt relief services industry.
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Dodd-Frank Act

Shipkevich counsels futures, commodities, derivatives and foreign exchange businesses on compliance with rules and regulations enacted by the Dodd-Frank Act. Our attorneys alert clients to new and amended legislation, advise them on developing compliance procedures with regard to registration categories, associated fees, trader reporting policies, and counsel them on other regulations affecting swaps, SEFs, MSPs, OTC derivatives brokers, IBs, FCMs, CTAs, and CPOs.
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Financial Restructuring and Bankruptcy

Shipkevich PLLC provides counsel outside the courtroom for distressed businesses and companies looking to reorganize. Our attorneys have extensive experience working with financially distressed organizations, helping them mitigate debt and avoiding interruption to their day to day business. If insolvency proceedings are necessary, our attorneys will provided an efficient strategy to quickly navigate chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization or other court proceedings

Payment Systems And Electronic Commerce

Shipkevich PLLC has quickly established itself as a leader in the payments industry by representing companies that engage in electronic commerce, whether through the Internet or mobile platforms. Not only are payments technologies emergent, but each new payment technology has the ability to reinvent the market and determine new outlets for growth. We keep our clients up-to-speed with the real-world operations of the payments industry, including the latest payments practices, technologies and legal developments.
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Appellate Litigation

Shipkevich PLLC has significant experience handling appellate litigation for numerous high-stake appearances. Our teams have successfully litigated appeals throughout the nation in state appellate courts and federal court of appeals. Our appellate attorneys and litigators are seasoned experts in building credibility with the courts and tactfully analyze every angle to argue victories for our clients.
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Bankruptcy & Insolvency Litigation

Our experienced team is ready to guide corporations and individuals through all aspects of bankruptcy and insolvency litigation. Shipkevich attorneys will represent clients in a variety of cases including Chapter 13, Chapter 11 reorganization cases, and Chapter 7 liquidation. We work closely with clients to understand their business and industry to maximize their benefits from insolvency and creditors’ rights litigation as it relates to distressed businesses and their assets.
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Compliance and Advisory

Shipkevich PLLC offers comprehensive Compliance and Advisory experience for a host of governance and regulatory issues. Our attorneys are equipped with the expertise to provide exhaustive counsel in an ever-changing regulatory landscape. As new laws and regulations are implemented, a diverse clientele from various industries come to us for diversified services in compliance involving customers, vendors, distributors and other stakeholders.
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Criminal Defense

Whether representing plaintiffs or defendants, our aggressive team of criminal defense lawyers handle each case with the utmost compassion, respect and professionalism.
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Financial Institutions

Our financial institutions professionals have been at the forefront in providing top-notch legal counsel clients including some of the most established players in the financial services industries in the US as well as abroad. Clients benefit from the unique insights into matters pertinent to the financial services industry. Our professionals are able to offer stellar legal representation due to immeasurable experience and a comprehensive knowledge of the intricate and evolving regulatory framework. Clients’ needs are addressed with creative and practical solutions.
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Enforcement and Defense Litigation

Shipkevich attorneys have extensive experience in defense litigation, investigations, and federal agencies enforcement. We represent clients internationally and throughout the United States in high-stake shareholder lawsuits, internal investigations, federal agencies enforcement, whistleblower claims, and shareholder activism matters. Our cross-border attorney team can handle multi-jurisdictional commercial disputes and other enforcement investigations and litigation.
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International Law

Shipkevich international law practice includes a diverse team of attorneys with truly unique global experiences. Our lawyers have managed complex multi-jurisdictional cases in in various venues around the world, and under major international arbitration rules. Our team has acted in high profile international matters from proceedings examining the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, in London, to working for the United Nations and speaking at international conferences. Shipkevich attorneys have also represented private foreign currency trading companies as well as consignment vendors and contract parties for international companies. Experienced counsel is paramount for a favorable outcome in international disputes and cross-border court proceedings.
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Investigations

Shipkevich attorneys have a robust track record of successfully navigating internal investigations. Our multi-disciplinary and cross-border team can assist clients in minimizing collateral damage, limiting government imposed sanctions, restoring investor assurance, and resolving class actions swiftly. Without professional counsel, such matters can cause damage an organization and lead to criminal charges. Our law firm has the expertise to occasionally handle outside investigations effectively and provide necessary guidance. Even the most responsible corporations are met with investigations from outside entities. Whether conducted by federal agencies or other regulatory organizations, an outside investigation must be met with a plan and strategy.
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White Collar Criminal Defense

Shipkevich PLLC has collective decades of experience as a premier white collar criminal defense law firm. Our attorneys have represented companies and individuals in sensitive and complex criminal prosecutions and investigations in New York and across the country. We offer our clients multidisciplinary expertise to criminal, regulatory, and civil legal challenges. In addition, our white collar defense practitioners have substantial experience handling investigations conducted by a variety of federal agencies, state and local prosecutors and regulators.
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