Kaiser Wahab

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business & Corporate Attorney in New York, NY

Riveles Wahab LLP
 | 40 Wall Street, 28th Floor
New York, NY 10005
Phone: 212-785-0076
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2002
Education: Columbia Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Business/Corporate (30%),
  • Securities & Corporate Finance (20%),
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (20%),
  • Technology Transactions (20%),
  • Media and Advertising (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Kaiser Wahab of Riveles Wahab LLP in New York, New York, practices in a wide variety of legal areas including business and corporate, media and advertising, mergers and acquisitions, securities and corporate finances and technology transitions law. He represents clients, from startup ventures and Fortune 500 companies, throughout all five boroughs as well as in Westchester and Long Island.

After graduating from Cornell University, Mr. Wahab earned his law degree from Columbia Law School. Following his legal education, he practiced intellectual property law at a firm and also clerked for the United States Court of International Trade. Mr. Wahab is admitted to practice in all New York state courts and before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Mr. Wahab has extended his knowledge of the legal realm into several different outlets. He has authored articles for various publications and has spoken for universities, organizations and events including the Distributed Computing Industry Association and South by Southwest. He also participates in the academic capacity, teaching seminars for groups such as the New York County Lawyers' Association.

Committed to serving his community, Mr. Wahab serves on the advisory board of the Heart Gallery New York City, an organization that assists in finding families for foster children. He also previously served in the role of committee chair for the New York County Lawyers' Association and board member of the Cornell Asian Alumni Association.

Mr. Wahab also provides volunteer and pro bono services on a regular basis, volunteering on projects including the Harvard Berkman Center's Online Media Legal Network.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business/Corporate (30%): Business Formation and Planning, Contracts, Business Organizations

Securities & Corporate Finance (20%): Securities Law

Mergers & Acquisitions (20%)

Technology Transactions (20%): Internet, Science and Technology Law

Media and Advertising (10%): Communications and Media Law

Focus Areas

Business/Corporate: Business Formation and Planning, Contracts, Business Organizations

Securities & Corporate Finance: Securities Law

Technology Transactions: Internet, Science and Technology Law

Media and Advertising: Communications and Media Law

Selections

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Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2017

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About Kaiser Wahab

Admitted: 2002, New York

Professional Webpage: http://randwlawfirm.com/attorney-kaiser-wahab/

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Southern District of New York Bar
  • Fmr. Committee Chair, New York County Lawyers’ Association, Committee on Corporations Law

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Fmr. Board Member, Cornell Asian American Alumni Association
  • Participant in Harvard Berkman Center’s Online Media Legal Network
  • Advisory Board, Heart Gallery of New York

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Speaker at South by Southwest, the Distributed Computing Industry Association, Wikimania at Harvard Law School, Columbia University, Widener Law School, the School of Visual Arts, New York Law School, and other venues on law, policy, technology, and other topics
  • Business and Contract Law Institute: Starting Up and Hiring up, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Panelist, June 2013
  • Health + Government in the Cloud, Legal / Regulatory Framework + Developments, Cloud Computing East, Speaker, May 2014
  • (Legal) New Year Resolutions for Your Startup, Legal Talk for Entrepreneurs, Panelist, December 2014
  • 3D Printing in a 2D Legal Landscape, New York Legal Hackers, Panelist, February 2015
  • Key Law Firm Planning: Firm Partnership Agreements and Preventing Partner Separation from Destroying Your Practice, NYC Bar Association, Panelist, March 2013
  • PPM’s for Film Ventures, International Institute for Film Financing, December 2006
  • Issues Concerning Self Distribution, Foundation for Accounting Education, May 2007
  • Section 230: At the Gates between Liability for Harmful Speech and Wikipedia, Wikimania, Panelist, Harvard Law School, Aug. 2006
  • Basics of Operating an Online Business CLE, Lawline.com, Speaker, Aug. 2007
  • Down the Runway: A Day of Fashion Law, New York County Lawyers’ Association, Panelist, February 2013
  • Corporations Law Primer CLE, New York County Lawyers’ Association, Panelist, 2010
  • New York Law School Fashion Law Summit, New York Law School, Panelist, 2011
  • Social Networking and Advanced E-Commerce Issues CLE, Lawline.com, Panelist, April 2008; 2011
  • Reconciling YouTube and Grokster: Business Models for Web 3.0, South by Southwest, Panelist, March 2011
  • Kaiser was a Regular Contributor to the former New York Enterprise Report
  • How the Web Has Changed Our Perception of Copyright Law, Mashable March 2011
  • Does Liability Enhance Credibility?: ODEFLLA and the Lessons from the DMCA, Olivera Medenica & Kaiser Wahab, 25 Cardozo Arts & Ent. L.J. 1 (2007)
  • Replay Value: Crowdfunding May Be Next-Gen, But Old School Funding Tools Can Still Rule, Gamasutra, September 2013
  • Adjunct Faculty at New York University on the subjects of Media Venture Capital and Media Contracts
  • Adjunct Professor at Columbia University

Transactions:

  • Formed and established myriad startups
  • Represented various companies (from mid market to startup) in strategic deals, including licensing and service engagements, with Fortune 500 companies such as Disney, New York Times, Ubisoft, JetBlue, Salesforce and Gallo
  • Represented various mid-market companies in private equity financings and debt financings
  • Represented various entertainment and film production vehicles in equity financing rounds of up to $5,000,000
  • Represented various companies in convertible note financings totaling in excess of $25MM
  • Represented various startups in seed financings with angel investors, incubators, accelerators, ranging from $25,000 to $750,000
  • Represented founder in $50MM acquisition of exchange connectivity company
  • Represented pair of founders in $150MM acquisition of online gaming company
  • Represented regional HMO in $20MM preferred unit financing

Educational Background:

  • Cornell University, B.S., I.L.R 1996

Industry Groups

  • Advertising
  • Consulting
  • Film
  • Life Sciences
  • Media
  • Real Estate
  • Technology
  • Office Location for Kaiser Wahab

    40 Wall Street
    28th Floor
    New York, NY 10005

    Phone: 212-785-0076

     

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