Team

Experienced Team You Can Rely On

Lawyers, Investigators, Analysts, Court-Appointed Receivers, and Accountants

Robert W. Seiden, Esq. Managing Partner

Robert is a former Manhattan prosecutor, has been a lawyer since 1988 and has tried over 50 cases (criminal and civil) and recovered many millions of dollars for clients in the United States and globally. Robert has represented clients before several federal and state agencies, including whistleblowers, persons seeking to clear their name under FCPA and OFAC matters and has been appointed Receiver over 30 times in the United States, including in state and federal court. Robert has vast experience with Integrity Monitoring, including at The Freedom Tower in New York after 9/11. Robert has lectured around the world on issues related to receiverships, terrorist financing, money laundering, judgment enforcement and asset recovery, including at the Offshore Alert Conference in Miami, at the China Beijing Equity Exchange in Beijing China, The Harvard Club in Manhattan, the City of New York Bar Association and for the U.S. State Department.

Steven E. Seiden, Esq. Partner

Steven is a lawyer and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with extensive legal, tax, forensic and finance experience based on his almost three decades having previously worked at two of the Big Four global accounting firms. Steven is counsel on many receivership matters and has been deemed an expert witness in valuation of Chinese companies.

Amiad Kushner, Esq. (康国永) Partner, Head of Litigation

Amiad is a tenacious and experienced litigator with over sixteen years successfully representing companies and individuals in courts and arbitrations in the United States, Asia and Europe.  Amiad’s focus is on high-stakes litigation and trying complex cases, advising clients in sensitive disputes, international arbitration, and bankruptcy and receivership matters.  Amiad has an extensive track record protecting the rights of aggrieved shareholders and victims of fraud and breach of contract in the United States and in The People’s Republic of China.

 

Amiad won a $475 million award for a Chinese insurer in a Hong Kong arbitration after a years long battle against several top law firms fought between Asia and New York.  Amiad’s familiarity with Chinese culture and language has helped him in dealing well with clients of all backgrounds.  Amiad won a New York order vacating an international arbitration award against a Chinese client that was heralded as the first of its kind.  Amiad briefed and successfully argued a New York State appeal that reversed summary judgment against a Chinese state-owned entity.  Amiad successfully argued a high profile and high stakes case leading to the reversal by a New York federal judge of a dismissal with prejudice.

 

Amiad has spoken widely on cross border litigation matters in the US and abroad.  Amiad started his career at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and worked as a partner at Lowenstein Sandler in New York. Amiad is a graduate of The University of Chicago and Northwestern’s Pritzker School of Law.

Michael Stolper, Esq. of Counsel

Michael has decades of experience as a successful litigator. Michael has tried cases and argued appeals in most of the courts in New York and has worked at a large national law firm. Michael is a graduate of Princeton University and Columbia Law School.

Richard Frankel, Esq. of Counsel

Richard has been a lawyer for 26 years and specializes in internal investigations, monitorships and complex litigation and crisis management consulting. Richard served for 5 years as a prosecutor in Suffolk County New York and for 20 plus years as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) in New York, New Jersey and Washington DC. Richard served with the Director of National Intelligence and as the Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Newark Office during his distinguished career. Richard was educated at Ithaca College, Quinnipiac University and Harvard University. Richard has appeared as an expert commentator on ABC News, World News Tonight and many other media outlets.

Adam Rosen, Esq. of Counsel

Adam has been a lawyer over 30 years specializing in bankruptcy, insolvency, litigation and related.

Michael D. Cilento, Esq. Associate

Michael focuses on litigation, complex commercial disputes and receivership matters. Michael earned his Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law, where he was a three-year Dean's Scholar. Michael has successfully handled time-sensitive litigation matters in US federal and state courts, including filing litigations, securing injunctions and negotiating settlements. Michael works on a variety of complex litigation, including shareholder activism, real estate disputes, receiverships and business disputes.

Dov B. Gold, Esq. Associate

Dov focuses on commercial litigation, high-stakes judgment enforcement, and transactional matters. Dov also advocates for clients before the S.E.C., the Justice Department, and the Office of Foreign Assets Control. Dov earned his Juris Doctor from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and studied Political Science at Queens College where he graduated summa cum laude.

dgold@seidenlegal.com

646-766-1703

Zhenling Zhang, Esq. (张箴泠) Associate

Zhenling is a Mandarin, German and English speaking lawyer with significant experience in cross border dispute resolution, transactions, and litigation. Zhenling works on Receivership matters involving the US, China, and other nations. Zhenling graduated from Stony Brook University, cum laude and the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where she edited the Journal of Law and Gender. She has previously worked for the EEOC and is an accomplished pianist. Zhenling works on complex litigation, discovery in aid of foreign proceedings under 28 USC 1782 and receiverships.

zzhang@seidenlegal.com

646-766-1704

Andrew Sklar Associate

Andrew is an associate in the Litigation Group and comes to Seiden Law Group with experience working in the IRS office of Legal Counsel and working on complex litigation at a small Manhattan law firm. Andrew is a graduate of New York University School of Law. 

asklar@seidenlegal.com

646-766-1763

Heike Vogel, Esq. of Counsel

Heike is a litigator and bankruptcy lawyer with two decades of experience helping clients with financial related legal issues. Heike is a Columbia University graduate and previously clerked for several federal bankruptcy judges and worked at top tier US law firms.

Fred Abrams, Esq. Special Counsel

Fred has been a lawyer for over 30 years and has extensive litigation experience involving commercial disputes, judgment enforcement and global asset recovery.

Kayla Conway Analyst

Kayla is an experienced analyst who provides investigative expertise to the legal team at Seiden Law Group. Kayla specializes in finding assets, finding people, background information on witnesses and adverse parties and finding hard-to-get information that the legal team can use to provide leverage for our clients.

Claudia Varner Paralegal

Claudia works with the lawyers at Seiden Law Group with research, organization, facilitation and management of cases from inception to conclusion, including document analysis, e-discovery and trial exhibits.

Kenneth R. Lodge Director of International Investigations

Ken works globally to assist Seiden Law Group LLP in investigating cases to support lawsuits. Ken is also the CEO and founder of SIP International, established in 1983. Ken has worked on assignments in conjunction with Police and Law Enforcement Agencies in the UK and many other countries. Ken has a wealth of experience in all investigation matters but is renowned for his expertise in dealing with complex international frauds, corruption, white collar crime, cyber-crime, extortion cases etc. A few examples of what the legal profession say about Ken,“Major factor in our success in recovering the shares lost in the illegal ‘Raider Attack’ in Moldova and helping us to recover the loss of several millions of EURO.” “The case was successful resulting to a multi-million High Court Order in favour of our client.” “With such weight of evidence, the client we represented in this particular case was able to secure a Judgment of 20,000,000 GBP.