Meredith M. Mazzola Named Chair of Private Client Group

Gibney is pleased to announce that Partner Meredith M. Mazzola was named Chair of the Private Client Group.

Meredith handles federal, state and international tax matters for a variety of clients from multinational corporations to individuals. With the tax landscape constantly changing, she is innovative in the design of solutions for clients and develops tax strategies that can adapt to new regulatory requirements.

Gibney’s Private Client Group provides tax and estate planning for individuals, families and their closely held businesses. Services include estates, trusts, fiduciary selection, and retirement and income tax planning.

Jeffrey E. Dupler Named Chair of Litigation Group

Gibney is pleased to announce that Partner Jeffrey E. Dupler was named Chair of the Litigation Group.

As an intellectual property litigator, Jeff advises clients on trademark and trade dress infringement, unfair competition and copyright infringement claims. Jeff has handled a broad spectrum of complex federal and state court commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution proceedings, from contract disputes to business tort claims.

Whether in litigation, alternative dispute resolution, mediation or developing a more innovative approach to problem solving, Gibney’s Litigation Group works with clients to resolve conflicts efficiently.

Immigration Attorney David W. Johnson Promoted to Partner

Gibney is pleased to announce that David W. Johnson has been promoted to Partner.

As an attorney in Gibney’s Immigration Group, David assists corporate and individual clients in immigrant, nonimmigrant, and citizenship matters and provides advice on immigration-related onboarding compliance issues.

The Emerging Business Group provides U.S. immigration and global mobility services for entrepreneurs, start-ups, established businesses and their employees. David helps to guide entrepreneurs through all stages of the start-up process including advising on immigration and connecting businesses with the firm’s other practice areas to provide advice on business formation and qualification, intellectual property, employment, real estate, and tax.

Prior to joining Gibney in 2009, David served as an Immigration Attorney with the Staff Attorneys’ Office of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Brian Brokate and Maja Szumarska Co-author Article on Ex Parte Seizure Orders

IP attorneys Brian Brokate and Maja Szumarska co-authored the article “Ex Parte Seizure Orders Under 15 U.S.C. § 1116(d) (Section 34 of the Lanham Act): Recent Developments in Case Law.” The article was published in the May–June 2018 issue of The Trademark Reporter. The article provides a summary of recent counterfeiting cases and highlights the need to adhere closely to the statutory requirements when seeking ex parte seizure relief. The Trademark Reporter is the law journal of the International Trademark Association. It is a peer-reviewed academic journal dedicated to trademark law and related topics under U.S. and international law.

Brian Brokate is head of Gibney’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. He has extensive experience in trademark and copyright enforcement procedures to combat infringement and counterfeiting. Maja Szumarska concentrates on intellectual property protection and enforcement actions in federal court.

Stephen Maltby and David Johnson Co-author Article on Doing Business in the U.S.

Immigration Partners Stephen Maltby and David Johnson co-authored an article in the Trade and Investment Guide to the US for BrtishAmerican Business. The publication was launched at the BABC Conference in Birmingham, United Kingdom on June 6.

The Annual Transatlantic Business Conference brings together 300 Senior Executives throughout the U.S. and U.K. for a 2-day program of high-level business discussions and networking with business executives actively involved in transatlantic business.

The article addressed key immigration issues for foreign businesses looking to establish or grow their presence in the United States, including common nonimmigrant visa categories and business planning best practices.

Chambers USA 2018 Recognizes Gibney’s Immigration Group

Gibney is pleased to announce that the 2018 edition of Chambers USA has recognized the Immigration Practice.

The Immigration Group was recognized for delivering both US and global immigration solutions. Chambers also noted that the firm “Offers an interdisciplinary approach to its immigration services, collaborating with other departments within the firm on issues such as employment, tax and social security.”

Stephen Malby, Head of the Immigration Group, was also recognized as a Leader in the Field of Immigration. His practice includes advising multinational financial services companies on creating and implementing immigration programs.

Chambers USA ranks leading firms and lawyers in a range of practice areas throughout America. Chambers conducts in-depth interviews with lawyers and their clients in the selection process.

Gibney IP Practice Recognized in Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars 2017 Rankings

Gibney Anthony and Flaherty LLP was recognized in Managing Intellectual Property’s 2017 IP Stars. The Intellectual Property Practice was recognized as a top practice in the “Trademark Contentious” area. IP Practice Chair Brian Brokate was also recognized as a leading IP practitioner.

IP stars recognizes leading firms with strong national reputations and brands in the IP space. Research for IP Stars covers over 80 jurisdictions. Firm rankings and individual listings are based on an extensive six-month research period and data is obtained from thousands of practitioners (in-house and private practice).

Gibney Named in JD Journal as a New York City Top Immigration Law Firm

Gibney’s Immigration Group was listed in JD Journal’s list of New York City’s Top Immigration Law Firms. JD Journal is a leading resource for legal industry news.

Our delivers innovative and effective solutions to meet the U.S. Immigration and Global Immigration needs of clients around the world. Our immigration team of over 80 professionals includes more than 25 attorneys dedicated to the practice of immigration law. We offer clients the benefit of our collective experience to create customized immigration programs that reflect the very latest developments in immigration law.

Gibney Attorneys Author Article on Executive Transfers to the United States

Gerald J. Dunworth, Meredith M. Mazzola  and Shai Dayan co-authored the article “Executive transfers to the United States: planning and avoiding pitfalls.” The article looks at the main considerations when an executive is transferred to the US, including global compensation packages, securing visas for executives and their spouses, tax planning, retirement benefits, housing costs, expat protection, permanent residence and repatriation. The article appears in Practical Law’s Private Client Guide.

Gibney Attorneys Selected as Super Lawyers

Brian Brokate, Lee Kinnally, Stephen Maltby, Survi Parvatiyar, Laura Pasternak, Roderick Potts and Stephen Ruffino have been selected to the 2016 New York Super Lawyers List. Each year, no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

Adena Altman, Irem Dogan, Aisling M. Ryan, Kristen Smith and Zarina Syed have been selected to the 2016 New York Rising Stars List. Each year no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected for this honor.

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. For more information about Super Lawyers, visit