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. He later worked at a boutique, commercial litigation and corporate firm representing corporate clients. 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.
Christina Burgos graduated from New York University (magna cum laude) with honors and received her J.D. from Fordham School of Law. She began her career in the litigation practice of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, focusing heavily on white collar criminal defense. As an associate at Crowell & Moring LLP, Christina practiced commercial litigation under the Chair of the White Collar & Securities litigation group.
Christina later co-founded Ginsberg & Burgos PLLC, a boutique litigation firm concentrating on white collar and criminal defense, securities, complex civil litigation, and sports law—an area in which Christina earned particular distinction, representing several high profile professional athletes and acting as adversary counsel to the NFL on a matter reaching the U.S. Supreme Court.
Tim 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, he 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 handles mergers and acquisitions for our firm’s clients, in addition to general corporate work.
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 firm clients with respect to corporate, employment and intellectual property matters. Beatrix is active in the community and volunteers her time to the Asian American Legal Defense & Education Fund.
In 2009 John founded Nimmo W.S., a boutique law firm in the UK focussed on corporate and fund law. Together John and Allan Rooney founded Rooney Nimmo in 2015 to assist Rooney PC clients with their growing UK legal needs. In August 2015 Rooney Nimmo opened their London office.
John Nimmo is an experienced corporate, funds and investment company and investment services lawyer. He has acted on listings in aggregate around £2bn on the LSE (including setting up new investment companies numbering well into double figures and over twenty full prospectuses), and has launched unlisted investment vehicles aggregating to around a similar size. John has also acted on both hostile and recommended public takeover offers (always on the winning side). He has previously advised funds managed by a wide number of the major investment houses and has advised corporate and individual clients on a wide range of acquisitions and investments as well as having helped a number of clients obtain FCA authorization.
John is admitted to practice law in Scotland, UK and New York. Rooney Nimmo operates as a business unit of Nimmo W.S., a law firm regulated by the Law Society of Scotland.
Timothy 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, executive employment and compensation 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 with respect to corporate and tax matters.
In addition to her private practice caseload, Jill assists Rooney P.C. clients on real estate matters and also with their tax & estate planning needs. Jill’s work includes preparation of wills, estate tax plans, health care proxies, living wills, and powers of attorney, and in matters of probate and estate administration.
Qualified by the Joint Legal Referral Service of the Bar Association of the City of New York and the County Lawyers’ Association to represent clients in trust and estate matters.
In addition to his own private practice, Ken assists Rooney PC clients with respect to litigation matters. Ken holds law degrees from Boston College Law School (cum laude) and King’s College London (with merit), advanced degrees in history from The University at Albany-SUNY and Oxford University (with distinction), and an undergraduate degree in theology from Oral Roberts University (summa cum laude).
Gary graduated from the City College of the City University of New York (B.A., magna cum laude, 1974) and New York University (J.D., 1977). He was a recipient of the Hanft Award and previously worked with the Annual Survey of American Law. Gary draws on a wealth of legal experience having been admitted to the New York bar in 1978 and the Florida bar in 1980. He is a founding partner of Gerstein Strauss Rinaldi LLP, where he maintains his own very successful private practice. Gary specializes exclusively in transactional real estate law, including multi-family residential and commercial acquisitions and conveyances, office and retail leasing, residential financing and cooperative and condominium law; assisting Rooney PC clients with such matters.
He is also the Chairman of the New York Committee on Current Literature and Real Property Law, 1981 and a member of American Bar Associations; The Florida Bar.
In addition to her own private practice caseload, Tracey I. Levy assists Rooney PC clients with respect to employment law matters. Tracey offers clients the benefit of experienced employment law advice, combined with sophisticated human resources strategy and solutions, Tracey guides managers and in-house counsel through the full employee life- cycle, providing practical advice on workplace-related issues.
Tracey was an Employee Relations Specialist with UBS AG, with over 20,000 employees in the US. At UBS, Tracey was responsible for ensuring fairness and consistency in its approach to managing employees. Serving as the Americas HR policy lead, Tracey advised on policy interpretation and employment law obligations, led strategic planning and rollout of new HR policies and processes, and developed and delivered training to achieve adoption.
Jason Sanders brings more than 15 years of experience gained at top-tier law firms, the executive branch of the federal government, the federal judiciary, and as a corporate in-house attorney. In addition to working with Rooney PC on intellectual property matters, Jason founded and maintains his independent private practice at his firm Jason Sanders Law PLLC.
Jason assists Rooney PC clients with intellectual property prosecution and dispute matters and cases on intellectual property aspects of the firm’s transactional practice in Mergers and Acquisitions.
Emre Ozgu received his B.A. from Lehigh University in 1994 and his J.D. from New York Law School in 1997. A partner at Barst Mukamal & Kleiner LLP, Emre specializes in immigration law, focusing on issues of employment and family immigration.
Emre regularly assists the firm’s international clients in procuring business-related employment visas and with other immigration related matters.
Chad earned his B.A. in English Literature from Yeshiva University and his J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.
After graduating from law school, Chad joined and subsequently became partner at Ravin Greenberg & Friedman LLC, a boutique law firm concentrating on bankruptcy and insolvency law. Chad represents debtors, official creditors committees, trustees and creditors in both large and small cases.
Chad advises the firm’s clients with respect to bankruptcy law issues.
Kevin advises software, technology, consulting, and other emerging and established companies in business organization, privacy law, corporate finance, and commercial matters, including formation, capital raising, mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures.
Michael (Mick) 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.
Mick 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.
Mick has 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, Mick 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.