Legal Team

Louis Taubman

Louis Taubman manages HTFL’s New York office. His practice concentrates on securities law, corporate finance and corporate governance. Mr. Taubman represents issuers, broker dealers and investors in connection with “going public” transactions, private and public finance. Mr. Taubman provides counsel to issuers and institutional investors with regard to the set up and implementation of public company structures for both domestic and foreign based issuers.

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Mark Hunter

Mark David Hunter manages HTFL's Miami, Florida office. He oversees the firm's Securities/Regulatory Enforcement and Investigations, Securities Litigation/Arbitration, Broker-Dealer and Investment Adviser Compliance, White Collar Criminal Defense, Governmental Investigations, and Commercial Litigation/Arbitration practice groups. Mr. Hunter is licensed in New York, Washington D.C., and Florida.

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Morton Taubman

Morton Taubman manages HTFL’s Washington, D.C. office. His practice focuses on corporate finance, corporate governance, real estate, federal income tax law, government contracting, and executive counseling in H.R. matters. Mr. Taubman represents corporations, including private and public reporting companies, corporate executives, and boards of directors. He advises these clients as to their responsibilities within the corporate environment to assure their best practices on an on-going basis. Mr. Taubman also provides counsel to businesses seeking capital expansion, companies doing business with the federal and international governments, and international companies facing the challenges of doing business in foreign countries.

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Luciana Zamith Fischer

Luciana Zamith Fischer is a Partner in HTFL’s Miami, Florida office, where she manages the Firm’s Business Immigration practice group. She brings to our firm extensive experience with immigration law, which enables her to create unique and innovative strategies to accomplish the goals of our clients.

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Ying Li

Ms. Ying Li is a partner at the New York office and the head of the Firm’s China Practice. Ms. Li focuses her practice in the areas of corporate finance, corporate, and securities law. She assists public and private companies in their corporate transactions including securitizations, banking, public financings, international market financings, cross-border acquisitions and other general matters.

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Ken Godlewski

Ken Godlewski is a Partner in HTFL’s Washington, DC office in the litigation group.  He has extensive experience in patent and intellectual property litigation and counseling with an emphasis on mechanical, financial services, insurance and the gaming industry.

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Jenny Johnson-Sardella

Jenny Johnson-Sardella is a partner in HTFL’s Miami, Florida office, where she manages the Firm’s Intellectual Property and Commercial Real Estate practice groups, and also practices in the Commercial Litigation and Securities Litigation/Arbitration practice groups.

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Joan Wu

Ms. Joan Wu has joined the Firm as a partner at the New York office. Her practice focuses on corporate, securities as well as mergers and acquisitions. Ms. Wu represents both public and private companies across the globe, including China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and North America, in securities offerings and M&A transactions.

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Arila Zhou

Arila Zhou is a Partner in the Corporate and Securities Group and China Practice Group in HTFL’s New York office where she represents emerging growth companies, funds and investment banks with a focus on private and public transactions in relation to a broad range of corporate, private equity, capital markets and regulatory compliance matters.

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Y. Ting Riess

Y. Ting Riess is of counsel to the firm and represents U.S. and internationally-based businesses, funds, venture capitalists, business owners and shareholders in a broad base of transactional matters. Her work has included special emphasis in secured finance, a key element in many of her clients’ concerns in mergers and acquisitions, asset transfers and other corporate transactions.

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Robert C. Harris

Robert C. Harris is  to Hunter Taubman Fischer’s Miami office. He practices in the firm’s Regulatory Enforcement and Investigations, Securities Litigation/Arbitration, Commercial Litigation/Arbitration, Governmental Investigations, and Corporate practice groups.  He is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts throughout Florida.

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Rachael Schmierer

Rachael Schmierer is a partner in HTFL’s New York City office, where her practice concentrates on securities law, corporate finance and corporate governance. Ms. Schmierer represents issuers, broker dealers and investors in connection with “going public” transactions, private and public finance, and corporate compliance

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David Shaheen

David Shaheen is an experienced business attorney who has practiced law for over 20 years with private law firms and as in-house counsel for public and private companies. Mr. Shaheen began his legal career with the Securities and Exchange Commission as an intern and since then has guided entrepreneurs and growing companies in various stages of development from start-up to public registration. Mr. Shaheen advises clients regarding corporate & securities law, venture development and funding and a wide range of complex business transactions including mergers, sales, acquisitions and equity investments.

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Robyn Herman

Robyn M. Herman is Of Counsel to Hunter Taubman Fischer & Li’s New York office. Her practice focuses on small business formation and growth. She is currently leading HTFL’s Equity Crowdfunding practice area.

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Catherine Yin

Ms. Catherine Yin is an Associate at the New York office and a team member of the Firm’s China Practice. Ms. Yin focuses her practice in the areas of corporate finance, corporate governance, securities law, and startup advisory. She assists public and private companies in their corporate transactions including securities offerings of both public and private, cross-border acquisitions and other general matters. Her experience includes advising issuers of securities as well as investors, underwriters and placement agents in connection with both public and private offerings of equity and debt securities in the U.S. She counsels U.S. public companies with respect to periodic reporting obligations and corporate governance issues, as well as technology startups on corporate governance issues and go-to-market related issues.

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Justin Grossman

Justin Grossman is an Associate in HTFL’s New York office, where his practice concentrates on corporate and securities law, including, regulatory compliance, and private and public financings. Mr. Grossman represents various public companies in the U.S. capital market and private companies seeking to enter into the U.S. capital market.

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Mercury Tin

Ms. Mercury Tin is an Associate at the New York office and a team member of the Firm’s China Practice, where she focuses on her practice in the areas of corporate and securities law including, regulatory compliance, and private and public financings. She also assists clients with real estate matters including commercial/residential real estate sales/ acquisition and leasing.

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Susan Zhejun Tan

Ms. Susan Tan has extensive experience in real estate practices in New York. Her clients include real estate investors, developers, condominium sponsors, real estate management companies and lenders. She regularly represents clients in all stages of real estate development including acquisition, financing, commercial lease, preparation of condominium offering materials, management and disposition.

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Giancarlo Messina

Giancarlo Messina is Of Counsel in the Coral Gables office of Hunter Taubman Fischer & Li LLC (HTFL), where he practices taxation, estate planning, corporate planning and serves as head of the Tax, Estate Planning and Asset Protection Practice Groups. 

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Lauren Bernstein

Ms. Lauren Bernstein is of counsel to the firm and represents U.S. and internationally-based businesses, funds, venture capitalists, business owners and shareholders in a broad base of transactional matters. Her practice focuses on representing financial institutions and companies in finance transactions. Her experience includes acquisition financings, first and second lien debt financings, leverage financing, debtor-in-possession financings, chapter 11 exit financings, and restructurings.

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Maria Armijo

Maria Armijo is an Associate in HTFL’s Miami, Florida office, where she focuses on complex family immigration matters and employment-based immigration petitions. She has extensive experience representing Clients before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service, Immigration Court, Customs and Border Protection, and other government authorities.

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Sarai Bryant Stewart

Sarai Bryant Stewart has more than a decade of legal and business experience in the area of immigration. She received her J.D. from Florida A&M University ("FAMU") College of Law in 2005, and her B.A. in English from the University of Florida in 2000 (go Gators!).

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Kimberley Overs

Kimberley Danzi Overs is Of Counsel to the firm.  Her practice includes transactions, counseling, compliance and dispute resolution.  She represents clients across diverse industries including healthcare, technology, consumer goods, advertising and consulting.  Her extensive experience embedded in businesses — from startups to the Fortune 500 — informs her practical, business-enabling advice.

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Kelsey Weiner

Kelsey Weiner is an Associate (pending admission) in HTFL’s New York office. She recently graduated from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law with a certificate in Dispute Resolution. While at Cardozo, Kelsey served as the Symposium Editor for the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution (CJCR) as well as, the Student Liaison for the Cardozo Alumni in Compliance and Regulatory Law Group. Kelsey was a participant in Cardozo’s Intensive Transactional Lawyering Program (iTRANS), where she had the opportunity to successfully negotiate a mock Stock Purchase Agreement. She is excited to be part of the HTFL team!

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Zixuan Liu

Zixuan (Melan) Liu, an associate at the New York office and a team member of the Firm’s China Practice, represents domestic and international companies in corporate and securities matters with a focus on Chinese private and public companies.

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