Norman J. Resnicow brings many years of cross-border transactional experience to the firm. He counsels inbound (non-U.S.) clients, primarily from Europe and Asia, on establishing and expanding their U.S. operations. As for U.S. clients, in addition to advising on their local and national matters, he assists them in their outbound cross-border transactions, drawing upon the firm’s network of relationships with legal practitioners throughout the world.
Mr. Resnicow’s capabilities are applied in a broad range of corporate, commercial, and personal transactions, including: business formations; joint ventures and partnerships; mergers and acquisitions; distribution, marketing, and licensing arrangements; executive employment and terminations; real estate investments; and resolution of business disputes.
Among major transactions in which he played a leading role were acquisition of the Pebble Beach, California complex of golf courses and leisure properties, and the purchase by a major European brewer of its U.S. distributor. In another major transaction, Mr. Resnicow assembled and led the team (including investment bankers) for the successful effort to sell, at a premium price, a long-established U.S.-Belgian forest products converter, after two efforts by other legal/business teams had failed. In recent years Mr. Resnicow has repeatedly achieved prompt, substantial cash recoveries for aggrieved individual employees on the basis of successful negotiations without the necessity of court or arbitration proceedings.
A graduate of Yale College (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and Yale Law School, Mr. Resnicow was a longtime equity partner at the world’s largest international law firm.
He served as an active member of the Committees on International Law, and on International Employment Law, of the New York State Bar Association. Currently he serves as an active member of its Committee on Attorney Professionalism.
Additional bar association endeavors have included active membership on the Committee on International Trade, and the Nuclear Law and Technology Committee, of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.
Mr. Resnicow has been a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Mr. Resnicow co-authored the “Legal Due Diligence” chapter in Due Diligence for Global Deal Making (Bloomberg Press, 2002), and “Legal Due Diligence on Liens Affecting Non-U.S. M&A Targets” (International Business Lawyer, London, October 2003).
He has lectured on international legal topics at Bloomberg, the New York University Stern School of Management, the Cornell University Johnson Graduate School of Management, the Structured Finance Institute, the American Management Association, and the World Trade Institute.
Mr. Resnicow has also spoken before bar association groups and visiting foreign legal and business delegations, and he regularly appeared as a moot court judge at St. John’s Law School.
Active as a volunteer in international refugee rescue and resettlement efforts, Mr. Resnicow served as a longtime Director and officer of HIAS, the oldest U.S.-based international refugee assistance organization. Currently he serves as a participating member of its Emeritus Council.