Valla & Associates Expands to the East Coast and Opens New Branch in New York

Walnut Creek, California (EastBayDaily) — Valla & Associates, Inc., P.C. today announced that on September 3, 2013, it will open a new office in Manhattan, New York, the firm's second office in the US. The firm’s space will be located at 509 Madison Avenue, Suite 1206, in the heart of Midtown. The New York office will better serve its growing International clients based on the East Coast and position the Firm as a true bi-coastal US boutique. The New York office will be managed by Daniela Morrison, Associate Counsel of Valla & Associates, Inc., P.C. who has been with the firm and its predecessor since 2002. The expansion into the northeastern United States is an important milestone in the firm's growing nationwide coverage.

"New York is an extraordinary market," stated Antonio Valla upon making the announcement "and we look forward to supporting our new and current clients there with our unique blend of service and advice. I am particularly pleased that Daniela Morrison will be playing a pivotal role there."

Ms. Morrison is a native of Palermo, Italy. After receiving her Juris Doctor Degree (Laurea in Giurisprudenza) in Italy and completing her internship at an Italian law firm for two years, Ms. Morrison moved to the United States in 2001. She joined the Firm's predecessor in 2002, assisting domestic and foreign clients in general business transactions, including corporate and employment matters, and trademarks applications. A particular focus of her practice has been the assistance to Italian companies doing business in the United States. Ms. Morrison has obtained a Master of Law Degree (LL.M.) from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 2006, and has been admitted to the New York Bar. She is fluent in Italian and English.

"New York is a diverse and exceptional business opportunity," added Daniela Morrison. "Valla & Associates' international background, combined with our reputation for diligent work, will continue to serve the best interest of our global clients."

About Valla & Associates Inc., P.C. Business lawyers involved in all aspects of the representation of mid-market companies, with a strong emphasis on representing foreign companies entering or strengthening their position in the US market. With a combination of sophisticated big firm and corporate in-house experiences, our lawyers offer a practical and efficient approach to resolving legal matters. The firm's attorneys provide quality counsel and flawless execution in a highly responsive manner. Many of our attorneys and staff have international backgrounds, including proficiency in Italian, Spanish, French, German, and Cantonese.

Specialties: International Corporate Law, Business Law, International Business Transactions, M & A and Corporate Finance, Business Litigation, Real Estate, Employment Law, Estate Planning, Multilingual Attorneys, Italian Attorneys.


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