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.
Michael Stolper, Esq. Trial Counsel
Michael has decades of experience as a successful litigator and accomplished trial lawyer. Michael has tried cases and argued appeals in most of the courts in New York and across the United States, including arguing appeals before the Appellate Division and the Court of Appeals, the highest court in New York State. Michael previously worked at a AmLaw 100 law firm. Michael has extensive experience in commercial complex litigation, employment law related litigation, labor disputes, real estate disputes, fraud cases and judgment enforcement. Michael was lead trial counsel in a recent case that resulted in a $90m award after a jury trial in Manhattan. Michael grew up in New York City and is a graduate of Princeton University and Columbia Law School.
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.
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.
Jake Nachmani, Esq. Senior Associate
Jake is an experienced litigator who has worked on a wide-range of disputes over his career. Jake worked extensively on the BP Oil Spill Litigation, Facebook Consumer Privacy User Profile Litigation and the Valeant Pharmaceuticals Litigation. Jake’s experience and expertise includes litigation in the state and federal courts of New York, including the practice areas of complex commercial litigation, securities litigation, Antitrust litigation, Regulatory Compliance, Class Action, Privacy law, Product Liability and deal-related litigation. Jake is a graduate of Brown University, magna cum laude, and Georgetown University Law Center.
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.
Christopher Staszak, Esq. Investigative Counsel
Chris has spent decades as a wise and passionate counsel and investigator in the United States Congress, the Attorney General of New York and at top law firms in the US helping to uncover wrongdoing and bringing justice to clients and governments. Chris previously retained top US security clearances and is a trusted advisor and counselor to clients at Seiden Law Group on matters ranging from issues in front of federal agencies, business disputes, commercial litigation corporate, internal investigations and intelligence gathering projects to assist clients to achieve their objectives. Chris’ vast experience includes serving as the lead lawyer for the congressional investigation of the Bank of America/Merrill Lynch merger, a $700 million Department of Defense program and irregularities in the mortgage lending industry. Chris is a proud recipient of the US Inspector General Team of Excellence Award.
Andrew Sklar, Esq. 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.
Adam Rosen, Esq. of Counsel
For more than 30 years, Adam has been practicing in the areas of bankruptcy, corporate law, restructuring, wind-downs, judgment enforcement and complex litigation. He has represented clients in some of the largest, most complex bankruptcy cases including Toys R Us, Barneys, Sears, Mervyn's, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Madoff Investment Securities, and Collins & Aikman. He is a graduate of the University of California at Davis School of Law.
For 15 years Adam was an Adjunct Professor of Law at the St. John's University School of Law in its Bankruptcy LLM Program. In addition, Adam is a member of the American College of Bankruptcy.
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.