Burris & Schoenberg maintains close working relationships with a number of attorneys throughout the United States and internationally, thus allowing us to serve our clients in an effective matter regardless of their location or jurisdiction. Three of these attorneys have become Of Counsel to the firm and are very active in the firm's national and international civil litigation practice.
Albert Sheng - New York and New Jersey
Albert is an attorney and business advisor who maintains an East Coast presence for the firm. Albert is fluent in both English and Mandarin and travels regularly to China to, among other things service the firm's clients. Albert served as General Counsel of a small-cap NASDAQ listed company with operations in the United States and China prior to entering into private practice. In addition to representing clients in commercial litigation, Albert has been involved with a broad range of commercial activities involving corporate capital raises, multi-million dollar international business contracts and has managed public company regulatory compliance programs for companies of all sizes.
Lisa Herman - Toronto, Canada
Lisa is a Canadian native who followed her father into a law practice which began approximately 30 years. Her initial professional career had been dedicated to family law, with an in-depth understanding of the often-complex matters involved in such areas as: The dissolution process, Parenting & Access, Child Support, Spousal Support, Property (Equalization), Independent Legal Advice as well as Domestic Contracts including Separation Agreements, Marriage Contracts & Cohabitation Agreements. Recently, Lisa has expanded her practice to civil litigation matters throughout North America and international matters relating to looted art restoration.
Van Kirk Reeves
Van Kirk Reeves - Paris, France
Van, a long time colleague of Mr. Burris is a notable international lawyer, practicing in Paris and New York, who was a pioneer in opening a Paris office for one of the leading New York law firms. He specializes in the fields of art law and the protection of family wealth, including estate counseling, the use and management of personal investment companies and the protection of assets in tax-efficient structures. He also serves as a lecturer in art law at the Law School at the Université Jean Moulin in Lyon. He is also a professeur adjoint at the Ecole Supérieur de Commerce de Paris, France’s oldest business school, where he teaches programs on trusts and art law. In addition to participating on a number of art law panels with Mr. Burris, he and Mr. Burris have served as co-counsel in a number of cases involving disputes over art and related cultural matters.