Adoption

Successful representation of a French couple in an adoption matter in Lithuania.

Review of Russian, Latvian, and Ukrainian laws on adoption for a Texas-based adoption agency.

Child Custody

Representation of an American citizen, in cooperation with additional Latvian legal counsel, with respect to an international child custody matter in Latvia.

Representation of a United States citizen in Ukraine with respect to child custody matters and enforcement of a Pennsylvania court decision.

Citizenship

Representation of Australian clients in the inheritance and sale of a property in Poland zoned for agricultural use; obtaining Polish citizenship recognition for the clients so that they could be registered as the new owners of agricultural land as required by Polish law; management of the property and payment of all taxes and utilities; insuring a private home on the property; negotiating a purchase price with three potential buyers; sale of the property.

Assisting numerous Baltic American clients in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in obtaining recognition of citizenship of the three Baltic states.

 

Divorce

Representation of an Estonian-American in a divorce case in Estonia.

Representation of a United States citizen in Ukraine with respect to a divorce granted in the Netherlands and settlement of property disputes with a former spouse. Matter involved successful litigation in the courts of Kiev in which an illegal transfer of an apartment in Kiev by the former spouse to her mother was annulled and the apartment returned to the rightful owner.

Representing an American client from Hawaii with legal and property disputes in Moscow and Nizni Novogorod in connection with his divorce from a Russian citizen.

 

Inheritance

Representation of a Canadian family in the inheritance of land and an small rural airport in Adazi, Latvia; arranging for surveying and appraisal of the land and dwelling house; transfer of the land in the tax register; transfer of the land in the cadaster and land register; arranging sale of the airport on behalf of the new owners.

Representation of Australian clients in the inheritance and sale of a property in Poland zoned for agricultural use; obtaining Polish citizenship recognition for the clients so that they could be registered as the new owners under Polish law; management of the property and payment of all taxes and utilties; insuring a private home on the property; negotiating a purchase price with three potential buyers; sale of the property.

Representation of an Australian and New Zealand family in an inheritance dispute in Odessa, Ukraine; negotiating an agreement with respect to ownership rights with the second spouse for rights to ownership of an industrial enterprise in Pennsylvania; advising clients on conflict of laws issues involving Australian, Ukrainian, Delaware and Pennsylvania law.

Representation of a Canadian family in the inheritance of five plots of land, a dwelling house and an apartment house in Cesis, Latvia; arranging for surveying and appraisal of the land, apartment and dwelling house; transfer of the land in the tax register; transfer of the land in the cadaster and land register. Arranging for the sale of the property.

Advise and counsel to the executor of an estate in Nevada with respect to opening probate in Latvia with respect to assets of the estate located in Jurmala, Latvia; payment of all local estate and property taxes; transfer of bank funds in Latvia to the estate in Nevada.

Advice and counsel to a German citizen with respect to the rights of restitution to a property located in the former German city of Memel (today Klaipeda), Lithuania; arranging for the appraisal of the property and its sale.

Advise and counsel to a United States citizen with respect to property and shares in a Latvian corporation; successful completion of probate in the matter.

Representing a former citizen of the USSR, now an American citizen with the probate of her mother’s estate in St. Petersburg; arranging for appraisal of a Russian apartment; sale of the property; assisting the client with gathering of papers to document her name change in which the Latin alphabet replaced the Cyrillic alphabet in the spelling of her name and all documented proof of such changes that had to be approved by the notary supervising the probate proceedings in St. Petersburg.

Representing a client from Missouri with the inheritance of her father’s apartment in St. Petersburg, Russia and its sale to other family members.

 

Real Estate

Advise and counsel to a Belgian property developer; arranging for detailed planning and legal and environmental due diligence; representation of the client in the purchase of a the land near Vilnius for a housing development.

Reoresentation of a British property developer in the purchase of an interest in a marina development in Pirita, Estonia and a high-rise residential building in Tallinn.

Representing Italian clients in the purchase of a historical palace in Old Town Tallinn for use as a hotel project; negotiating the restoration and development with the historical protection agency in Tallinn, Estonia.

Representing a British building products manufacturer in the purchase of land for a new plant in Rakvere, Estonia.
Representation of an Australian client in the purchase of property in Warsaw.

Assisting and advising an Israeli citizen with respect to restitution of an apartment house in Lodz, Poland.
Advising a New York State client with respect to the restitution of an apartment house in Krakow.

Representing a Canadian client in court in Warsaw with respect to an inheritance dispute connected with the wrongful sale of an apartment.

Representation of Australian clients in the inheritance and sale of a property in Poland zoned for agricultural use; obtaining Polish citizenship recognition for the clients; management of the property and payment of all taxes and utilities; insuring a private home on the property; negotiating a purchase price with three potential buyers; sale of the property.

Representation of a United States citizen from Oregon with the restitution of an apartment house in Riga, Latvia, and sale of the property.

Providing legal services to a British citizen with respect to purchase of a residential property in Wroclaw, Poland.

Advising an American citizen with respect to purchase of real estate in Riga, Latvia.

Representation of a Canadian family in the inheritance of land and an small rural airport in Adazi, Latvia; arranging for surveying and appraisal of the land and dwelling house; transfer of the land in the tax register; transfer of the land in the cadaster and land register; arranging sale of a rural airport on behalf of the new owners.

Advising an Irish citizen on the purchase of property in Riga, Latvia.

 

Real Estate Management

Representation of clients in the purchase and sale of homes and apartment in Tbilisi and Batumi Georgia. Representation of clients in construction matters throughout Georgia.

Representation of an Australian citizen in the purchase of an apartment in central Warsaw; management of the apartment for several years including locating and concluding agreements with tenants; filing tax returns, making payments for utilities and services, and coordinating actions with the housing cooperative.

Purchase of an Estonian manor and forest land for a British citizen; management of the forest land; arranging sale of timber on the land with the Estonian Forestry Department; payment of real estate taxes; eventual sale of the property for the client.

Representation of Australian clients in the inheritance and sale of a property in Poland zoned for agricultural use; obtaining Polish citizenship recognition for the clients so that they could be registered as the new owners of agricultural land as required by Polish law; management of the property and payment of all taxes and utilities; insuring a private home on the property; negotiating a purchase price with three potential buyers; sale of the property.

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