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New York International Law Attorneys

Resolving International Business & Family Law Matters 

The Law Offices of Norka M. Schell, LLC provides the depth and breadth of knowledge and experience necessary to solve complex challenges in international business and family law. Our International law representation constitutes a large part of our practice. Our skilled team is dedicated to serving clients’ legal needs wherever and whenever they arise. 

Attorney Norka Schell is a legal professional with international law experience who understands how to resolve complex matters. These may relate to family law cases that cross national boundaries, such as divorce, marital property division, child custody, child abduction, and adoption. They may also include matters concerning all aspects of doing business in New York and abroad, with a particular focus on business challenges in Ms. Schell’s native country of Brazil. 

When nationals, foreign investors, and companies seek to establish a business in a foreign country, they usually face the complicated requirements of that country’s legal system. Our capable lawyers can use their legal know-how and business experience to assist clients in solving complex business challenges.

Arrange for a consultation with a New York international law lawyer at our firm by contacting us at (212) 258-0713. Hablamos Español. Falamos Portuguěs.

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Our Services

  • International Business Law
    International Business Law
  • International Family Law
    International Family Law
  • International Divorce Law
    International Divorce Law
  • International Same-Sex Marriage Law
    International Same-Sex Marriage Law

International Business Law

Our bilingual-qualified lawyers can support a client’s first export transaction by negotiating agency, distribution, and licensing agreements from foreign investments through foreign sales offices, branches, and subsidiaries. We also represent and assist our regional, national, and international clients in solving international disputes through alternative dispute resolution procedures or in international litigation.

International Acquisition

Cross-border agreements come in all shapes and sizes, from manufacturing agreements to joint ventures, employment contracts, and merger agreements. Each type has its own quirks. Half the battle is knowing how to spot these issues, but the other half is recognizing what makes foreign transactions different from domestic ones. 

Our lawyers at the Law Offices of Norka M. Schell, LLC know that the business deal drives the agreement, but business people need to know that legal terms have consequences in the real world. Our international team is well-prepared and ready to help with all your legal needs in this arena.

  • Three Decades of Excellence
    Over 30 years of dedicated legal practice, offering seasoned experience and deep-rooted knowledge.
  • Multilingual Expertise
    Fluency in Spanish and Portuguese to ensure seamless communication and understanding for our diverse clientele.
  • Extensive Clientele Support
    Having assisted thousands of clients, we understand unique needs and offer tailored solutions for each individual or business.
  • Family-Centric Approach
    Embracing a family-oriented ethos in our practice, where clients are treated with the care and respect they deserve, fostering lasting relationships built on trust.

Champions of Commitment

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At Law Offices Of Norka M. Schell, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

    "Expert Legal Guidance And Support"

    ?Thank you so much for helping the Military Assistance Program! Our service members and their families rest easier knowing they have your expert legal guidance and support. We appreciate all that you do!

    - Eric L.
    "Remarkably Quick"
    The process has been remarkably quick, and I appreciate the efficiency and professionalism demonstrated throughout. The communication has been excellent, with clear guidance every step of the way.
    - Togar M.
    "Renewed Sense Of Confidence"
    During my consultation Norka demonstrated care and as a client that was very important to me.Well let’s say I leave her office with a renewed sense of confidence and Trust, she explained how we will work together as a team and I sincerely appreciate
    - Simeon
    "Your Actions Provided Me A New Life"
    Thank you for your excellent professional. Your actions provided me a new life when you got me at the jail and helped me get my green card.
    - Wilfredo T.
    "Confident, Forthright and Honest"

    She believes in her ability to do what she does best and this gives us peace of mind knowing that we have someone like her seeking every way to get us the results that both parties are expecting. We would highly recommend her to anyone who is in need of

    - Ramesh
    "Efficient And Effective"
    She is efficient and effective in everything she does with immigration because she knows how delicate is with the USCIS. She got me out of the immigration facility and gave me another life in my adopted country the United States. That is hard work for me.
    - Lewis B.
    "O meu green card chegou!"

    O meu green card chegou na última quinta feira,  agradeço você, Dra. Schell por tudo que fez e  graças  DEUS  deu tudo certo.

    - Orbrigado
    "Committed & Punctual"

    Norka is a great lawyer, and she’s doing an excellent job for me and my family. I commend her work. can trust she is very committed and punctual in everything she does. and does his job with much love and dedication!

    - Anonymous

International Family Law & Divorce

If you are in a relationship with a foreign citizen, you should understand your rights and responsibilities under international family law, which plays a crucial role in relationships involving foreign citizens. This area of law addresses cross-border legal issues such as divorce, child custody, child abduction, adoption, and even inheritance. It offers a legal framework to help navigate these complex situations, ensuring that individuals’ rights are upheld and justice is served.

The Hague Conference on Private International Law is a group formed by different governments. Their main goal is to create a common set of rules that apply to private law (which typically deals with issues between individuals or companies) across different countries. They have created international agreements, procedures, and guidelines that play a significant role in international family law matters, such as cross-border divorces or child custody issues.

For instance, the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction provides a procedure to return a child internationally abducted by a parent from one member country to another. Similarly, the Hague Adoption Convention safeguards inter-country adoptions, ensuring the adoption process is in the child’s best interests. Many countries have signed on to Convention agreements as listed by the U.S. Department of State. 

The Hague Conference’s impact on divorce generally recognizes and enforces foreign judgments to resolve financial matters and property division. It also helps determine jurisdiction, applicable law, recognition, and enforcement of decisions in international child custody cases.

Same-Sex Marriages in International Law

Most countries recognize valid marriages under the laws of the nations where they occur. However, some countries do not recognize same-sex marriages. If you travel to a country that does not recognize same-sex unions to get married, your marriage may not be valid when and if you return to your home country. 

It is advisable to discuss your situation with one of our international lawyers for guidance on same-sex marriages, divorce, child-related matters, and property divisions that cross international borders.

Contact us online or call (212) 258-0713 to book a consultation about your specific situation with a New York international law attorney. 

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