Services

Representative Legal Services

The following list highlights some of the legal services and business endeavors Reece R. Halpern has been involved with during the course of his career as an attorney and entrepreneur.

 

General Legal Matters

  • Lead counsel on 17 asset purchases and sales during a 24 month period totaling $99 million; negotiated terms and conditions of sales; complied with due diligence requirements and resolved issues that arose; prepared Purchase Agreements, Escrow Instructions, and Closing Statements
  • Business transactions for entrepreneurs, start-ups and established companies
  • Form corporate entities (corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships)
  • Create and review contracts and commercial leases
  • Intellectual property matters (software licenses, 50+ trademark and copyright applications, etc.)
  • Debtor in Possession bankruptcy liquidation
  • Manage outside counsel
  • Prepare comprehensive estate planning documents tailored to client’s goals and circumstances; prepare Special Needs Trusts; trust administration; probate estates
  • Prepare numerous legal opinion letters for $650 million+ worth of Fannie Mae loans, Freddie Mac loans, and HUD loans

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Litigation

  • Researched and drafted brief for California Attorney General’s Office and Federal Trade Commission regarding circulation fraud by a national magazine
  • Sought injunction against a state agency regarding public ferry system repair contract
  • Defeated a $50 million construction permit application filed by Seattle’s largest developer
  • Personal injury (State Court and U.S. District Court)
  • Criminal (2nd degree murder, assault, etc)
  • Guardianships and conservatorships
  • Researched and drafted appellate briefs in Washington State Court of Appeals on behalf of county prosecuting attorney; oral argument before Court of Appeals

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Attorney General, Pohnpei State, Federated States of Micronesia

  • Drafted contracts, agreements, easements, RFPs, leases, and other legal documents
  • Testified before state and national legislative committees regarding pending legislation
  • Prepared Executive Orders and other communications for Governor to sign
  • Court appearances
  • Managed outside counsel
  • Served on numerous task forces and provided counsel
  • Responsible for all legal assistance provided to executive branch of Pohnpei State government as well as to five municipal and five regional governments
  • Issue Legal opinions:
    • Sales tax, import tax, and other tax questions
    • Annual executive branch budget matters
    • Personnel matters
    • Land title issues
    • Foreign Investment Board issues
    • Constitutional issues
  • Draft and review legislative bills and regulations:
    • Privatization, personnel matters, etc.
  • $496 million bond issue:
    • Negotiated terms and advised Governor and other executive branch officials
  • Power Plant:
    • Negotiated and drafted contract for construction of multi-million dollar Alcoa power plant
    • Monitored project progress
  • International airport terminal:
    • Prepared RFP
    • Negotiated and drafted contract for construction of multi-million dollar international airport terminal
    • Reviewed performance bond and payment bond
  • Sale of rock-crushing plant:
    • Negotiated and drafted sales and escrow agreements
    • Analyzed complex tax issues
  • Sale of cold storage and ice-making plant:
    • Prepared RFP for multi-million dollar project
  • Litigation:
    • Civil trial relating to the arrest and seizure of a Japanese fishing vessel and 32 crewmembers
    • Negotiated settlement of multi-million dollar estate case

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Business Endeavors

Innovation Station

  • Marketing and business consulting

Privacy Board

  • Developed PRIVACYboard.com Web site providing privacy law news and services to businesses, consumers, and the media
  • Created strategic alliances with privacy law experts

Merit College Savings Credit Card

  • Developed a rebate-earning credit card that helps families save for a college education
  • Created a strategic alliance with First USA
  • Created a strategic alliances with state-operated college savings programs (Section 529 Plans)
  • Created strategic alliances with retailers

Epicenter Services

  • Created and marketed EQ Box, an outdoor container delivered to consumers’ homes with all the earthquake supplies recommended by the California Office of Emergency Services (OES)
  • Developed EPICENTERservices.com Web site providing earthquake and disaster news service

Grand Times Magazine and Grandtimes.com

  • Published Grand Times Magazine (Northern California print edition) and GRANDtimes.com (National edition available at http://www.grandtimes.com )
  • Negotiated $400,000 sponsorship with Paine Webber
  • Developed strategic alliances with 23 medical centers
  • Developed strategic alliance with McKesson Drug Company/Valu-Rite; agreement provided access to more than 5,500 pharmacies nationwide
  • Developed strategic alliance with Independent Broadcasters Network (125+ radio stations nationwide)
  • Managed corporate participation in numerous senior expos, senior olympics, and senior fairs
  • Recruited and managed salespeople
  • Created a network of advertising brokers
  • Created InfoMed Card (medical emergency identification card)
  • Created Senior Service Provider Program (accreditation program for businesses serving older adults)
  • Published a senior housing directory
  • Increased print edition circulation by 450% in 3 years
  • Increased Internet edition circulation to the point where now GRANDtimes.com is the number one Internet senior magazine according to search engines such as Google, Ask Jeeves and Yahoo (more traffic than AARP’s Internet senior magazine)
  • Prepared a business plan for HealthMedia of America to launch The Nature of Health, a magazine to be published for PayLess Drug Stores; bimonthly circulation of 1,000,000 copies distributed in 578 stores

Adventure Unlimited, Inc.

  • International artifacts retailer and adventure travel broker; extensive travel throughout China, India, Philippines, and other Asian countries

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