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2 Answers | Asked in International Law for New York on
Q: I have a lawyer, but he practices in another country - what issues are there if he represents me over here?
Richard Sternberg
Richard Sternberg answered on Jul 28, 2017

He must be eligible to be admitted pro hoc vice before he can appear in a court in the US. You will need to check the relevant State's admission requirements for pro hoc vice, but NY is particularly liberal on international admissions for foreign lawyers.

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2 Answers | Asked in International Law for New York on
Q: I'm going into a business relationship with a company overseas

- I'd like any dispute to be resolved through arbitration - do we do that through an international organization or can we do it in the US?

Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Jul 8, 2017

You can draft a contract to reflect your shared agreement re: dispute resolution. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors,... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in International Law and Consumer Law for New York on
Q: Does an airline have the right to charge a changing fee when the passenger is unable to fly due to medical Emergency?

I recently was overseas in central america, where I was bitten by a stray dog. Due to the incident I had to stay two extra days (under doctor observation & rabies shots). When I arrived to the airport they made me pay a fee for changing my flight date and they also refused to look at the... Read more »

Richard Sternberg
Richard Sternberg answered on Jun 9, 2017

It is very unlikely to be a viable lawsuit. First, under recent air carriage contracts, most discounted coach tickets are non-refundable for any reason including disabilty or death. The airline' view is that you can buy travel insuranc or a full fare ticket to protect against that. If the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in International Law for New York on
Q: How do I go about hiring employees overseas? They would be consultants for my business.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on May 26, 2017

You may need to apply for visas for them. Careful about misclassifying them. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and International Law for New York on
Q: Im a international student, Can i filled a divorce in NY with my spouse absence.

I tried to bring her in USA several times, but she didn't get the visa. So we both agreed to get separate.

Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Mar 24, 2017

You can file a divorce if you reside in NY. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in International Law for New York on
Q: International Law: Can one country, lets say A, put rescued children from country B without their approval?

Please provide sources (treaties, conventions, etc) as well with the answer. Thanks

Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Feb 8, 2017

Your question needs clarification. It sounds like you're asking for a research paper, and this is not the forum for that. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, International Law, Juvenile Law and Municipal Law for New York on
Q: I am 17 and joined a semi porn site (18-up.) Met a guy and in confidentiality told him I was 17 almost 18.

We sent dildos. (Never naked pics) And I wrote him a colorful story (sex story.) Eventually, I tell him I'm uncomfortable and need space. So he gets the staff involved and they said they want to track my ip, let me parents aware, and take legal action. What do I do? And he's crazy. What... Read more »

Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Feb 8, 2017

You may have violated the Terms of Use of the site, which may be considered fraud and breach of contract. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards,... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and International Law for New York on
Q: I have a client who lives in New York, but his wife lives in Guatemala. but his wife lives in Guatemala.

He would like to serve divorce papers upon his wife. I am unsure as to what Guatemala's service of process is since Guatemala is not apart of the Hauge Convention. Would you be able to please explain to me how a New York Plaintiff can serve New York Divorce papers to someone Guatemala?

Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Feb 3, 2017

Typically this is done via the embassy. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and International Law for New York on
Q: I would like to know as it is possible to ship hand made products, expecially food and drink, from europe to the US.

What is the law to study to do that

Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Jan 20, 2017

You may need a special license for importing such goods. See: https://www.agriculture.ny.gov/AI/import_export.html

The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications...
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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Entertainment / Sports, Intellectual Property and International Law for New York on
Q: Can I use Beyonce's song and make it funny like: Artist "Reyonce" doing Beyonce Cover (example) or any famous artist?

The funny remakes (karaoke version) of different artists will be used to sell "Reyonce's products). (This is not a real name, using it just as an example). Thank you.

Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Jan 19, 2017

There's a fine line between infringement and fair use (e.g., parody) of a copyrighted song. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me on my law practice website. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and International Law for New York on
Q: I'm currently on H4 visa & will be visiting my home country for 3 months. Can i file for H4 EAD during this time span?

When, I 'm leaving USA; I will be on H4 visa and while I'm returning if, my H4 EAD is approved. I would be entering with H4 EAD visa status. Will it create any problem while entering USA?. What if my H4 EAD is not approved or if it is in-process status.

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Dec 6, 2016

Here is the link to basic information for the I-140. Immigration is a very complex area of law. It is a lot more than merely filling out forms. You need to retain an immigration attorney to handle all immigration proceedings. This prevents errors that can sometimes prove costly and may even be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, International Law and Real Estate Law for New York on
Q: transfer money from abroad for real estate purchase

next year i want to buy an apartment and my parents who live in italy (i'm also italian living in USA with greencard) want to send me $100K to help me with the downpayment. how should i transfer those money in a way is transparent and meant to be for the downpayment and not as income or... Read more »

Camlinh Nguyen Rogers
Camlinh Nguyen Rogers answered on Jun 5, 2016

Talk to an experienced immigration attorney

3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law and International Law for New York on
Q: My brothers American and my parents aren not.We all live in Chile and he is underage. How can he go and live in the U.S?

My brother was born in the U.S. and due to our visa expiration, my parents and I decided to return to our country (Chile), to not remain in the U.S. undocumented. Since we have been in Chile for the past 8 years, my brother has lost his ability to speak English, and is not receiving his... Read more »

Camlinh Nguyen Rogers
Camlinh Nguyen Rogers answered on Oct 31, 2015

General answer is your above question "Is there some type of program that allows Natural Born citizens living abroad, who are underage to live in the U.S. with his/her parents NO.

You can locate more information about different types of visa (work, business visa and self petition) on...
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1 Answer | Asked in Entertainment / Sports, Intellectual Property and International Law for New York on
Q: Can one use SNAP! and CRACKLE! as part of a tagline in a non-food related industry legally despite Kellogg trademark?
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Aug 31, 2015

Just a question, no facts? Attoneys deal with facts and the law, and without sufficient facts we cannot apply the law. What you probably need to do is go see a trademark attorney about this for a full discussion.

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