Herrick, Feinstein Represents the Gulaylar Group in Its Acquisition of the Whole Retail Section at the International Gem Tower April 26 , 2013 -- Herrick, Feinstein Herrick, Feinstein LLP is proud to have represented The Gulaylar Group, a diversified Turkey-based company and leader in the international jewelry and diamond industry, in its acquisition of a three-level, 12,000-square-foot retail condominium at Extell Development Company’s International Gem Tower (IGT) on West 47th Street in Manhattan’s Diamond District. Barbaros Karaahmet states that “The Gulaylar Group has long been a presence in Manhattan’s Diamond District but this new retail condo offers an exceptional opportunity to capitalize on their experience and stellar reputation. ”
Herrick Feinstein Represents Vivaro Corporation in Sale to Next Angel, LLC March 18, 2013 Herrick, Feinstein LLP represented Vivaro Corporation, one of the largest international pre-paid calling card producers, marketers and sellers, in the sale of the Company’s operating assets to Next Angel, LLC, a joint venture of 3 telecommunications companies - Angel Telecom Corp., Next Communications Inc. and Marcatel Telecommunications LLC. The purchase price was approximately $31 million.
Herrick, Feinstein Names Four New Partners January 4, 2013 Herrick, Feinstein LLP has announced that Barbaros M. Karaahmet, Gina M. Mavica, Michael E. McMahon and Frederick E. Schmidt have been named Partners in the firm’s New York office, effective January 1, 2013.
Herrick, Feinstein LLP Honored with Lawyers Alliance Cornerstone Award for Pro Bono Service November 15, 2012 For its commitment to pro bono service, Herrick, Feinstein LLP has been honored by the Lawyers Alliance of New York with a 2012 Cornerstone Award. Since 1997, Lawyers Alliance has presented its Cornerstone Awards annually to individuals and institutions that have made extraordinary contributions through pro bono legal services, helping nonprofits address critical human needs and improve the quality of life for thousands of low-income New Yorkers.
The Royal Library of Sweden Announces Recovery of Rare 415-Year-Old Atlas Stolen 10 Years Ago June 27, 2012 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP The Royal Library of Sweden announced today that, with the assistance of the United States Government and Herrick, Feinstein, LLP, it has recovered a 415-year-old atlas which had been stolen along with dozens of other rare volumes ten years ago. Created by Cornelius van Wytfliet and known as the “Wytfliet Atlas,” the book had been part of the Royal Library collection for over 300 years prior to its theft. The successful return of the atlas is the result of an ongoing investigation and recovery effort launched by the Royal Library in cooperation with U.S. officials in hopes of locating all of the stolen books. The recovered book was presented by representatives of the Royal Library at a press conference held today at Herrick’s offices. Herrick welcomes any information concerning the whereabouts of these stolen books,” a list of which is available at www.wytflietatlas.com.
Herrick is significantly strengthening its Corporate Practice with the arrival of counsel Barbaros Karaahmet November 2011 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP Barbaros Karaahmet, a prominent Turkish-American attorney based in New York, has joined the firm, bringing with him a dynamic and well-established practice. Mr. Karaahmet has significant experience in advising domestic and international clients on U.S-Turkey business ventures and will work with his Herrick colleagues to provide a full range of counsel and assistance on mergers and acquisitions, real estate, tax, private equity, corporate and project finance, and all types of cross-border litigation and transactions.
Herrick advises Quiet Flight in Sale of Retail Operations to Billabong International June 12, 2008 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP Herrick, Feinstein LLP advised renowned surf shop chain Quiet Flight in the sale of its retail operations to Australia-based Billabong International Limited. Quiet Flight is a leading U.S. east coast retailer and the operator of 13 stores, including the flagship Billabong and Element retail stores in New York, and has been one of Billabong Group’s key retail partners in the U.S.
Goudstikker Heir Sues California Museum To Recover Two Important Paintings Looted by the Nazis May 2, 2007 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP Marei Von Saher, the sole living heir of the noted Jewish art dealer, Jacques Goudstikker (1897-1940), filed a lawsuit yesterday in the United States District Court for the Central District of California against the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California to recover two iconic life-size paintings, Adam and Eve by Lucas Cranach the Elder.
Five Paintings from the Goudstikker Collection to Stay in The Netherlands
March 2007 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP Marei von Saher, the sole heir of the noted pre-War Dutch art dealer Jacques Goudstikker, announced today that she is donating one of the paintings that the Dutch government restituted to her in February 2006 to The Netherlands. She also announced that she has entered into an agreement with the Dutch government in which it acquired four important paintings from the restituted Goudstikker Collection for the Dutch State.
Goudstikker: 'At Long Last, Justice' February 6, 2006 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP The Dutch government will finally provide a measure of justice to the family of the Jewish art dealer Jacques Goudstikker, who died in May 1940 while fleeing the Nazi invasion.
Breakthroughs on Major Holocaust Claim March 14, 2005 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP Descendants of the noted Jewish art dealer, Jacques Goudstikker (1897-1940), announced today major developments in their ongoing efforts to recover his legacy. Goustikker’s collection, which contained more than 1300 works of art, mostly Dutch and Flemish Old Master paintings, was looted by the Nazis following their invasion of The Netherlands in 1940.
Settlement Reached on Monet’s Garden at Argenteuil August 22, 2001 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Mr. Henry H. Newman announced today that they have reached a settlement in a recent dispute over a painting in the Museum’s collection, The Garden of Monet’s House in Argenteuil (1874), by Claude Monet.
Heir to Vast Art Collection Recovers Old World Painting Looted by Nazis May 24, 2001 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP First Painting From Famed Goudstikker Collection Returned to Family -- Marei Von Saher, the sole living heir of Jacques Goudstikker, the foremost collector and dealer of Old Masters in pre-World War II Holland, announced today that the Estate of Hertha Katz has returned to her a painting entitled “The Temptation of St. Anthony” by the Dutch pre-Renaissance painter J.W. de Cock.
The Museum of Modern Art and Heir of Kazimir Malevich Reach Agreement June 18, 1999 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP The Museum of Modern Art and the heirs of Kazimir Malevich, the Russian artisit, announced today that they have reached an agreement regarding the Malevich works that have been at MoMa since 1935. The artist’s descendants will receive an undisclosed cash payment and one painting, Supremacist Composition (1923-25), while fifteen works by the pioneering abstract artist - six paintings and nine works on paper - will remain at the museum.
Guatemala Announces Recovery of Thousand Year Old Stone Figure 1999 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP The Republic of Guatemala announced today than an intricately carved section of a Mayan limestone monument more than a thousand years old, which had been pillaged from an archaeological site in the northwestern Guatemala more than 25 years ago, has been recovered and will be returned to Guatemala shortly.