Stephen Kramer

Stephen Kramer heads our French Desk and is a member of the commercial and corporate practice group, advising foreign companies and entrepreneurs on U.S. business matters.

Steve has the broad experience of a generalist together with a strong background in commercial transactions, inbound foreign investment, business entity practice, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, licensing and distribution and the restaurant business. He also counsels not-for-profit organizations. Steve is well-versed in real estate, immigration, trademark, certain tax issues, asset-based lending and basic litigation, as well as a score of other areas that have implications for both domestic and foreign business interests. Steve’s clients range from large global industrial groups to small and middle-market companies, as well as entrepreneurial start-ups. He particularly understands the crucial role of a bridge between the American teams operating the US subsidiaries of foreign corporate groups and their management at headquarters overseas.

Steve is an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and its International Centre for Dispute Resolution. He sits on the commercial arbitration panel, the recently appointed mergers and acquisitions panel, and he serves on both international and complex case panels.

Steve is admitted to the Bars of New York and Pennsylvania (inactive status) and is a member of the American and New York State Bar Associations. He is also a member of the Union Internationale des Avocats. Licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York, Steve was, for more than 20 years, an active member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. An alumnus of both the Wharton School and the Law School of the University of Pennsylvania, Steve is the Men’s President of his undergraduate college class.