Norman Spencer is the managing attorney at our firm. Mr. Spencer started this firm as a boutique New York City based practice representing clients in white-collar defense and regulatory matters in 2006. Today, Mr. Spencer concentrates his practice to matters involving tax controversies, government investigations and white-collar defense, healthcare law, and licensing matters. He is admitted to practice in the states of New York and New Jersey, the United States Courts of Southern, Eastern, and Northern District Courts of New York, the District of New Jersey, the United States Court of Appeal for the Second Circuit, and the United States Tax Court.
Ms. Parusis has about 8 years of tax-related experience. She started her legal career at a boutique law firm on Park avenue, advising high-net-worth clients on domestic tax and estate planning. Ms. Parusis then switched her career to focus on large international engagements at Ernst & Young. Over the last 6 years, she worked on various outbound mergers, stock acquisitions, section 368 reorganizations, spin-offs, inbound investments in the US real estate property, and supply chain. Ms. Parusis’s experience also includes analysis of income tax treaties, subpart F income, passive foreign investment companies, FIRPTA, and other cross-border matters. Ms. Parusis has recently added international estate planning and pre-immigration planning to her portfolio. Some of her projects included working with News Corporation, 21st Century Fox, Pfizer, GE, Hilton, Intercept, and others.
Gwen Kui is an accomplished business and intellectual property attorney. Ms. Kui has joined our firm after spending five years at the international law firm of Kilpatrick Townsend, where she represented individual and corporate clients, including Fortune 500 companies, in multiple industries including logistics, bio-technology, education, fashion, beauty, hospitality, design, and retail.
Ms. Kui has particularly substantial experience in counseling clients in trademark and copyright matters as well as representing entrepreneurs in their best legal practices for their businesses. Gwen also counsels clients in the bio-technology/healthcare industry. She advised a publicly-listed biotechnology company on trademark and copyright during her time at Kilpatrick Townsend. Gwen earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Emory University and conducted three years of neuroscience research and was the recipient of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s research grant for independent research. She is admitted to practice in New York.
Lawrence H. Schoenbach has been practicing law since 1980. He has earned respect and reputation during his long career as a trial attorney in high profile federal criminal cases and litigation. Today Mr. Schoenbach practices in the areas of white-collar criminal defense, international extradition, and corporate compliance.
For the past quarter century, Mr. Schoenbach has been repeatedly ranked by his peers as AV in the Martindale-Hubbell’s, indicating the uppermost level of professional distinction and ethics.
Mr. Schoenbach is admitted to practice in the following jurisdictions:
- New York
- The U.S. Virgin Islands
- US District Courts in the Eastern District of New York
- US District Court in the Southern District of New York
- The District of Puerto Rico
- The United States Courts of Appeal for the First, Second and Third Circuits
- The Supreme Court of the United States.
Mr. Schoenbach has also served as a legal educator. Since 1995 he has taught trial techniques at various New York City area law schools including Hofstra University School of Law and Cardozo School of Law. He also taught at the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA). Mr. Schoenbach has appeared as guest commentator on CourtTV.