Allan J.P. Rooney
Allan Rooney is a graduate of the Edinburgh University Law School in Scotland, where he graduated with honors. He also studied at the University of Texas Law School in Austin through a merit-based scholarship awarded by the University of Texas in conjunction with the University of Edinburgh.Upon relocating to New York, Allan worked as a commodities trader before beginning his legal career at Deloitte & Touche LLP. At Deloitte, his practice concentrated on international tax and compensation issues and securities-related matters, advising several Fortune 50 companies on such topics. He later worked at Menaker & Herrmann LLP, a full-service law firm, in the commercial litigation and corporate departments. With the backing of his clients, Allan founded Rooney, P.C. in 2007 and attributes its growth to its commitment to providing the highest possible level of client service, coupled with sophisticated business-focused legal advice. Admissions & Accreditations Allan is admitted to practice in New York State, the Federal Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the United States Supreme Court. Allan has received an AV® Preeminent rating from LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell. This designation, Martindale's highest, is based on peer assessments of an attorney's legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, judgment, communication ability, and legal experience; it is "a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence." (www.martindale.com) Allan has been named to the Super Lawyers list for the New York Metropolitan Area. (www.superlawyers.com) Memberships & Affiliations Allan is a member of the American Bar Association, the New York City Bar Association, and British-American Business, Inc. With the New York City Bar, he served on the Futures and Derivatives Committee for three years; he now serves on the Corporate Law Committee. In 2010, he was elected President of the Scottish Bar Association of New York after serving as Vice President since 2006. In addition, he currently serves as President of the New York Association of Edinburgh University Alumni, and President of its parent entity, the American Friends of the University of Edinburgh, a nationally-focused non-profit organization. Recent Press, Publications & Speaking Engagements
- September 20, 2011 - Listed in Super Lawyers "New York Rising Stars 2011 - Metro Edition"
- June 3, 2011 - Quoted in "The Real Genius of Apple Retail" by Shareen Pathak, Wall Street Journal
- May 11, 2011 - London2NYC/Glasshouse Workshop - Presentation on key legal issues for inbound businesses
- December 7, 2010 - U.K. Trade & Investment Workshop - Presentation on issues for inbound businesses to consider
- November 10, 2010 - GlobalScot Conference - Member, Panel discussion regarding doing business in the U.S.
- September 14, 2010 - Scottish Council of Development and Industry's Global Ambitions International TeleConference - Member, NYC Video Panel
- April 28, 2010 - U.K. Trade & Investment Partnership Day Conference - Co-presentation, Presentation on establishing U.S. subsidiaries
- December 2009 - Published "Letter from America" in The Brief, a legal magazine focused on Middle East business law issues
- August 2007 - International Business Wales Conference - Presentation on U.K. companies doing business in the U.S.
Timothy P. FisherTimothy P. Fisher has combined tax expertise with general corporate representation to provide fully integrated legal advice to the business community. Over 30 years of experience in income tax, estate tax, pension, ERISA and general business law enables Tim to interpret and resolve client business concerns in a comprehensive manner. Tim has degrees from the University of Notre Dame (BS in Physics) and New York University (JD and LLM Taxation) where he received the American Jurisprudence Award in Taxation. Tim represents firm clients that are publicly traded corporations, closely held businesses, and their principals. He also represents not-for-profit organizations, trusts and estates and individuals regarding estate planning, employment arrangements, benefits and income tax issues. Over the years, Tim has lectured on estate planning, pension and profit sharing plans, ESOPs, new tax legislation, ERISA, and deferred compensation programs for profit and not-for-profit companies and their executives. He has also written articles on ESOPs and for ten years edited the tax chapter of Bertram Harnett's "Responsibilities of Insurance Agents and Brokers," published by Matthew Bender & Co. Tim assists the firm's clients in corporate, tax, and employment matters. Admissions Tim is admitted to practice in New York and before the United States Tax Court. Memberships & Affiliations Tim is a member of the New York State and Westchester County Bar Associations, as well as the Scottish Bar Association of New York.
William P. KennedyFor most of his legal career, Bill Kennedy served as general counsel of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Inc. He joined as the company's first in-house counsel,eventually becoming senior vice president, general counsel and secretary. He was a member of the board of directors of the company and of its Canadian affiliate, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars (Canada) Ltd/Ltee, of which he was president. For several years, he also counseled Rolls-Royce's U.S. parent company, Vickers America Holdings Inc. Vickers' areas of operation included marine engineering, auto racing engines, luxury yachts, superalloys, defense systems, and medical equipment. Subsequently, Bill has served as a project consultant for corporate and law firm clients in New York, New Jersey and Washington D.C., largely involved in matters related to the auto industry. Bill has also worked with the DeLorean Motor Company, the United States Railway Association, and the Federal Trade Commission. Bill received a Bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College, where he graduated magna cum laude, and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. Bill assists the firm's clients with general corporate contractual matters, bringing to bear extensive client-side experience that the firm's clients find valuable. Admissions Bill is admitted to practice in New York, California, and Washington, D.C. He is also admitted in the United States Courts of Appeals for the Sixth District, District of Columbia, and Federal circuits, and the Supreme Court of the United States. Memberships & Affiliations Bill is a member of the Board of Directors of the Dartmouth Lawyers Association and of the Greater New York Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel (emeritus). He is also a member of the New York City Bar Association.
Michael S. MincesMichael Minces has worked with two highly regarded institutional law firms and served as general counsel to investment advisors and asset managers, enabling him to advise on matters related to fund structuring, governance, and compliance. Michael received a Juris Doctorate from the University of Texas School of Law in May 2000 and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin in May 1997. In addition to his private practice work, Michael recently founded Blue River Partners, a compliance and operations outsourcing solution for new and existing investment managers. Michael previously served as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Swank Capital. In this role, he was responsible for all aspects of the company's legal matters, regulatory compliance and product development. Prior to joining Swank, Michael was the Chief Compliance Officer and Associate General Counsel for Highland Capital Management, L.P., an alternative asset manager in Dallas, Texas that managed up to $40 billion in assets. He was responsible for, among other duties, the design, implementation and maintenance of Highland's firm-wide regulatory compliance platform. Before joining Highland in August 2004, Michael was an associate in the Dallas office of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. While with Akin Gump, he practiced exclusively in their hedge fund group, specializing in fund structuring and formation for both domestic and offshore entities, fund governance, and regulatory and compliance matters. Prior to working at Akin Gump, Michael was an associate in the New York office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP. At Skadden, he practiced in the investment management group, focusing on the formation and regulation of registered and unregistered investment companies, federal securities regulation, structured financing and investment management. Michael assists the firm with advising start-up and established funds with respect to structuring, governance, and compliance matters. Admissions Michael is admitted to practice in the states of Texas and New York.
Tim DavisTim Davis is a graduate of Columbia Law School and Columbia College. After law school, Tim was a corporate associate at Chadbourne & Parke and later joined Macmillan Inc. as an Assistant General Counsel. In 1989 be became General Counsel of American Color Graphics, Inc., where he worked on numerous acquisitions in the rapidly consolidating printing industry. In 2005 he became General Counsel of Cenveo, Inc., a publicly traded company that became the third largest printing company in the U.S. Tim assists the firm’s clients with corporate matters. Admissions & Accreditations Tim is admitted to the New York State Bar, the United States District Court, Southern District of New York, the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York and the Tennessee State Bar. Memberships & Affiliations: Tim is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the New York City Bar Association.
Beatrix Bong is an alumna of St. John's University (summa cum laude) and St. John's University School of Law (cum laude). She was awarded full scholarships throughout her St. John's career, had the highest undergraduate grade point average in the School of Education for her graduating year and graduated in the top 8% of her class at the School of Law. A volunteer student ambassador during her time at St. John's Law, Beatrix was also a member of the St. John's Law Review and president of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association. After graduation, Beatrix became a corporate associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. There, Beatrix provided counsel to clients in connection with general corporate matters, financings, mergers & acquisitions and securities filings. Beatrix assists the firm's clients with corporate matters.Admissions Beatrix is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey. Memberships & Affiliations Beatrix is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the Asian American Bar Association of New York.