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Holly Gilani - Senior Attorney Hess-Verdon &Amp; Associates

Holly A. Gilani

Senior Attorney

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Holly Gilani - Senior Attorney Hess-Verdon &Amp; Associates

Holly A Gilani

Senior Attorney

Holly A. Gilani

Senior Attorney

With a global legal career spanning the United States and the Middle East, Holly is an accomplished business lawyer with both a litigation and corporate law background.

  • A trained corporate attorney, Holly regularly advises clients on formation of domestic and international entities including LLCs, Corporations, Partnerships, trusts and foundations. Her practice includes Corporate, Commercial and Real Estate transactions. She advises her clients on legal and regulatory compliance matters and has a diverse client base which includes manufacturers of pharmaceutical consumables & equipment, technology firms and  real estate holding companies.
  • Holly has extensive experience in structuring, negotiating and drafting of legal documents, including memoranda of understanding (MoU), sale & purchase agreements, joint venture agreements (JVs), shareholders agreements, letters of interest (LOIs), licensing and technology transfer, agency and distribution agreements, hotel management agreements (HMAs) and foundation charters in compliance with relevant regulations.
  • Holly advises corporate clients and trustees on corporate matters as well as optimal corporate and trust structures to advance her client’s business interests and regularly advises on matters including establishment of trusts, foundations, holding companies, and special purpose vehicles, in domestic and international jurisdictions.
  • She represents clients in complex corporate and trust and estates litigation matters in state and federal courts as well as arbitration proceedings under the auspices of the American Arbitration Association (AAA), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the London Court of International Arbitration and the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the Hague.
  • She is a also Certified Islamic Law Arbitrator – Domain expertise in Islamic financial instruments (Ijarah/lease, Murabah/cost-plus, Musharakah/partnership)

MRS. GILANI REPRESENTATION OF CLIENTS IN DISPUTES INCLUDE, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, THE FOLLOWING:

REPRESENTING TRUSTEES

  • Defense of Trustee against Removal and Surcharge claims
  • Accounting and General Trust Administration
  • Modification and Termination of Trusts
  • Determination of Beneficiaries
  • Actions Against a Trustee
  • Co-Trustee Problems
  • Trust Dispute Litigation
  • Theft from an Estate
  • Misappropriation of Trust funds
  • Acquisition, Preservation of Distribution of Trust Assets
  • Validation of Trust and Trust-related documents
  • 850 Petitions to Return Property to Trust

REPRESENTING BENEFICIARIES

  • Removal and Surcharge of Trustees
  • Failing to account to Beneficiary
  • Failing to make required distributions
  • Acquisition, Preservation of Distribution of Trust Assets
  • Incompetence and Undue Influence cases
  • Elder Abuse and Related Misconduct
  • Validation of Trust and Trust-related documents
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duties/Breach of Trust

BUSINESS LITIGATION

  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Fraud/Misrepresentation Actions
  • Property Disputes
  • Contract Actions
  • Shareholder Actions
  • Dissolution Actions

Education

  • LLM, Harvard Law School, Boston, MA
  • Member, Harvard International Law Journal
  • Member, Harvard International Law Society
  • Assistant, Professor von Mehren, International Arbitration, Harvard Law School

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Member of the Bar, State of California
  • Member of the Bar, Washington, District of Columbia

TEACHING

  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Whittier Law School, Los Angeles, California
  • Courses: Remedies (contracts & torts) & Negotiations

LANGUAGES

English, French and working knowledge of Spanish & Arabic

Holly A. Gilani

Senior Attorney

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Holly Gilani - Senior Attorney Hess-Verdon &Amp; Associates
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Holly Gilani - Senior Attorney Hess-Verdon &Amp; Associates
Holly Gilani - Senior Attorney Hess-Verdon &Amp; Associates
Holly Gilani - Senior Attorney Hess-Verdon &Amp; Associates
Holly Gilani - Senior Attorney Hess-Verdon &Amp; Associates
Holly Gilani - Senior Attorney Hess-Verdon &Amp; Associates
Holly Gilani - Senior Attorney Hess-Verdon &Amp; Associates