Tarter Krinsky & Drogin’s Italy Practice is a multidisciplinary team of attorneys and professionals offering domestic and cross-border legal advice, also drawing on legal expertise from practice groups across the firm. Combining a deep-rooted understanding of the nuanced cultural differences between the U.S. and Italian legal systems and knowledge of relative marketplace conditions and opportunities, the Italy Practice is uniquely positioned to help clients achieve their business objectives. A familiarity with the culture of Italian business transactions allows us to offer clients sophisticated legal counsel and strategic business direction. Our bilingual attorneys, many native to Italy and Italian-qualified, possess an unparalleled ability to manage complex situations efficiently in both English and Italian.
We proactively guide large multinational companies, emerging businesses, and individuals expanding their operations into the U.S. and, through a trustworthy and well-vetted network of local professionals, conducting business or investing in Italy. Italian companies regularly turn to our lawyers to serve as outside general counsel for their U.S. subsidiaries. Our clients’ industries run the gamut and include luxury goods, fashion, footwear, lingerie and legwear, beauty and cosmetics, furniture and lighting, housewares, art, jewelry, toys, sporting goods, hi-fi, architecture and design, photography, public relations, food and beverage, wine and spirits, hospitality, publishing, e-commerce, logistics services and technology, real estate and construction, alternative energy, industrial machinery, equipment and tools, and not-for-profit.
Moreover, we value our clients and appreciate their goals. We provide dedicated, personalized services that are delivered efficiently and cost-effectively while offering the best solutions for their matters. Our firm’s multiple practice groups serve as additional resources in a wide range of legal areas. With offices in New York, New Jersey, and California and reliable local counsel relationships throughout the country, we serve Italian businesses in the most important markets in the U.S.
From corporate formation to day-to-day legal needs, we provide strategic counseling, practical business solutions, and tailored legal representation to our clients. Our team, with vast industry experience, is adept at handling highly complex matters under high pressure at any stage of a business’s development. Our lawyers are resourceful, client-focused and results-driven, and are able to seamlessly provide companies with guidance and legal services on all aspects of their U.S. business operations, including:
Co-chairs Giuliano Iannaccone and Gina M. Piazza bring many years of significant experience as trusted advisors to businesses based in Italy, U.S. subsidiaries of Italian companies, and U.S. companies seeking to expand into the Italian market. The Italy Practice is part of Tarter Krinsky & Drogin’s broader International Practice, which includes the firm’s German Practice and China Practice, thus providing clients with a global market experience.
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Thirty-three lawyers from Tarter Krinsky & Drogin have been named to the 2021 New York Metro Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.
On May 24, 2021, Chair of International and Retail Practice Groups and Co-Chair of Italy Practice, Giuliano Iannaccone, was interviewed by Italia Oggi regarding the changes to the international markets due to COVID-19 and their way to recovery.
International and Retail Practice Groups chair and Italy Practice co-chair Giuliano Iannaccone and Associate Federica Rigato represented acclaimed wine producer Masi Agricola in the negotiation of a distribution agreement with Santa Margherita USA.
Thirty-two lawyers from Tarter Krinsky & Drogin have been named to the 2019 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists, a rise in Tarter Krinsky & Drogin attorneys awarded as top lawyers in New York. The annual Super Lawyers list recognizes the top five percent of lawyers in New York for their professional achievements. Lawyers are selected through a process that includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.
Thirty lawyers from Tarter Krinsky & Drogin have been named to the 2018 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists as top lawyers in New York. The annual Super Lawyers list recognizes the top five percent of lawyers in New York for their professional achievements. Lawyers are selected through a process that includes independent research, peer nominations
International and Retail Group Chair, and Italy practice Co-Chair Giuliano Iannaccone was featured in an Am Law Mid-Market Report article, "A Broad Path For Midsize Firms Making it Abroad.” The article focused on how some mid-size firms are serving their international client base.
This year, 28 lawyers from Tarter Krinsky & Drogin have been named to the 2017 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists as top lawyers in the state. The annual Super Lawyers list recognizes the top five percent of lawyers in New York for their professional achievements. Attorneys are selected through a process that includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.
Four Tarter Krinsky & Drogin attorneys were ranked on the Rising Stars list, which recognizes the top 2.5 percent of lawyers who either are under the age of 40 or have been in practice for 10 years or less.
On May 3, Tarter Krinsky & Drogin managing partner Alan Tarter partner Gina Piazza were featured in a SHRM Online (Society for Human Resource Management) article discussing how on-the-job language training leads to improved business results.
Real Estate Weekly featured the recent promotions of Gina Piazza and Christopher Tumulty in its Deals and Dealmakers section.
Tarter Krinsky & Drogin recently announced the promotions of three lawyers, David Kleinmann and Gina Piazza to partner, and Chris Tumulty to counsel.
TKD continues to grow with the addition of two associates to the firm.
Tarter Krinsky & Drogin is pleased to announce the promotions of three lawyers, two to partner and one to counsel.
TKD associates Serena Checchinato and Federica Rigato were mentioned for joining our Italian Desk in the Top Legal, Finanza & Diritto, Milano Finanza, Legal Community and Il Sole 24 Ore publications.
Over the last few years, restaurants, retailers and other businesses have been inundated with lawsuits regarding the accessibility of their websites and mobile applications and the need to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Now, they may have another issue to contend with: the requirement that store gift cards include Braille.
Giuliano Iannaccone and Luigi Perin recently co-authored Stati Uniti d'America: Diritto e Fiscalità d'Impresa (United States of America: Business Law and Taxation), a comprehensive resource to navigating the complicated business and tax issues facing Italian companies interested in doing business in the United States.
International and Retail Group chair and Italy practice co-chair Giuliano Iannaccone and Italy practice co-chair and International and Retail Group partner Gina Piazza co-authored an article in Women’s Wear Daily titled, "Litigation Trends Brands Need to Know Now to Mitigate Risk.” The article noted that doing business in the United States comes with increased risk and exposure, and highlighted several litigation and enforcement trends that are impacting the U.S. retail sector.
International and Retail Practice Chair Giuliano Iannaccone wrote the article, "Think Tank: Buying Into the Concession Model” for Women’s Wear Daily (WWD). The article addresses how retailers are reintroducing the concession model to attract shoppers. Giuliano discusses the benefits for both brands and department stores entering into a concession agreement and explains the legal challenges of the concession model.
Giuliano Iannaccone co-authored the article "Urban Outfitters is on-trend with acquisition of fast-casual dining brand" in the Retail Times. The article provides insight on the legal and business issues retailers should consider when coupling the fast-casual dining with retail strategy.
Giuliano Iannaccone article, "For Quick-Service Restaurants, It’s Location, Location and Lease" was featured in the Upstart Business Journal.
Giuliano Iannaccone co-authored the article, "For Quick-Service Restaurants, It’s Location, Location and Lease," which was featured in the New York Business Journal. The article covers the importance of site selection and lease negotiations in QSR business development and expansion models.
Giuliano Iannaccone’s article, “E-commerce in USA, attenti alle norme fiscali,” was published in MF Fashion. The article addresses e-commerce and its legal and financial issues in the American market.