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2018 11-14

Writing A New Chapter: Grandll's 30th Office Opened in New York


      Grandall Law Firm has lately established a liaison office, as known as Grandall & Partners after a prolonged endeavor of market study and preparation. The soon-to-be-opened Grandall & Partners becomes the 30th office as well as the 6th overseas office set up by Grandall Law Firm after Hong Kong, Paris, Madrid, Silicon Valley and Stockholm.

      Grandall & Partners is established in cooperation with a New York City based law firm, Ballon Stoll Bader & Nadler, P.C. ("Ballon Stoll"). It will work collaboratively with Ballon Stoll to provide excellence of legal services in various legal areas such as Business Restructuring and Insolvency, Corporate and Capital Markets, Crisis Management, Finance & Insurance, Franchise & Licensing,  Immigration Law, Intellectual Property, Labor and Employment Law,  Real Estate, Environmental Protection, Entertainment and Sports, Fashion, Tax ,  Family Law, Trusts and Estates, and Dispute Resolution including litigation and arbitration.

      Ballon Stoll was founded in 1931 with almost 90 years history, ever with a workforce of 40 people including approximately 30 attorneys, which comprise of senior lawyers who have been practicing for decades and elites who are in their prime of careers. Various Ballon Stoll attorneys have been awarded the "AV Preeminent" rated by Martindale-Hubbell, a 150-year-old directory of leading legal experts in the United States as a form of recognition for their high ethical standards and professional ability and others recognized as a “Super Lawyer” denoting that they have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.  Further Ballon Stoll has also been selected as the Best US Law Firm by The American Lawyers and Fortune Magazines.  During past years, Ballon Stoll has rapidly become one of the pioneers in the restructuring field as well as within the fashion, apparel, and retail industries, the firm has expanded to serve the needs of numerous industries from start-ups to multi-national corporations, and as well as .  to serve the needs of individuals seeking assistance with their personal circumstances, such as estate and tax planning,  employment, immigration and matrimonial issues.

      Ballon Stoll adheres to the philosophy of “Grounded in History, Poised for Future”, and believes it will develop an in-depth and cooperative relationship with its Chinese counterparts from Grandall Law Firm through Grandall & Partners.

      Grandall & Partners and Ballon Stoll will be located in the prime business areas around Times Square and Rockefeller Center of Manhattan, just blocks from Nasdaq, and not far away from the New York Stock Exchange. Grandall & Partners will fully utilize Ballon Stoll's professional resources to provide excellent and efficient local legal knowledge for Chinese enterprises concerning the matters of finance and investment, mergers and acquisitions, listing of securities and business operations in the United States, as well as providing door-to-door Chinese legal services, to integrate and tap Grandall's rich professional resources for American enterprises and organization to invest and operate in China. To this end, Grandall & Partners will build the bridge of convenience for cross-border investment and economic cooperation between the Chinese and American enterprises.

      On October 26, 2016, LI Chun, Founding Partner of Grandall and member of Executive Committee, ZHANG Jingqian, member of Executive Committee of Grandall, and Jerry Kong, Partner of Grandall Shanghai, visited Ballon Stoll. Eight months later, Howard D. Bader, Managing Partner of Ballon Stoll, made a special trip to Grandall Beijing and Grandall Shanghai in mid-June 2017 to have an in-depth exchange with Grandall partners. Mr. Bader also specially appointed Erica Chang (Partner of Grandall Shanghai) as a representative of Ballon Stoll to participate in the “One Belt and One Road” Legal Service International Cooperation (Chengdu) Summit sponsored by Grandall Law Firm in Chengdu on July 29, 2017.

      SUN Wenjie, member of the Executive Committee of Grandall and Partner of Grandall Law Firm (Beijing), and Erica Chang, Partner of Grandall Law Firm (Shanghai), are appointed by Grandall Law Firm as the Managing Partners of its New York Office. They will also serve as the representatives of Grandall Law Firm and partner with Ballon Stoll in charge of the development and management of the Greater China Practice. Both SUN Wenjie and Erica Chang have more than 25 years of international practice experience and have acquired rich experiences and professional resources in cross-border investment and transactions therefrom.

      The establishment of Grandall & Partners marks a significant milestone for Grandall Law Firm, by taking a steady and solid step in developing its strategies for internationalization.

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