MARCO Q. ROSSI - Founder and Principal, Italian New York Lawyer, U.S. and Italian International tax Law (International Tax Attorney, International Counsel, Italy, U.S. Counsel)

Marco Q Rossi
Marco Q Rossi

48 Wall Street
Suite 1100
New York, NY 10005
Telephone:  +1 212 918 4875
Facsimile:  +1 212 918 4801
Mobile: +1 646 764 1095
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Skype: marcoqrossi

Practice Areas
International Taxation
International Business Law

Liceo Classico “C. Colombo”, Genoa Italy (Classic Studies Diploma, with honor, 1985)
University of Genoa, School of Law (Law Degree, cum laude1990)
New York University School of Law (Int. tax LL.M., 2002)

NYC Bar Association
NYS Bar Association
American Bar Association
International Bar Association
International Fiscal Association
Italy-American Chambers of Commerce New York, South West
America Chamber of Commerce in Italy

Marco Rossi is the Founder and Principal of the International Law Firm of Marco Q. Rossi & Associati and his practice concentrates upon international taxation and business law.

Following his graduation cum laude from University of Genoa School of Law in Genoa, Italy in 1990, Marco began his career in the area of international contracts and shipping and transportation law in 1991, working for Italian clients engaged in transactions in foreign countries and foreign clients in Italy, progressively expanding his practice to the areas of international tax and corporate law and working extensively for American clients in Italy and as Italian correspondent of foreign law firms.

Marco started his own practice in 1998 and established Marco Q. Rossi & Associati as Italy-U.S. international boutique law firm with offices in Italy and New York in 2005. Since then MQR&A has grown into a truly global boutique law firm serving international business and individuals clients on international legal and tax matters in Italy and the United States.

Marco assists foreign and Italian companies entering into or operating in the U.S. market, U.S. companies expanding their business operations overseas in the European Union, Italy and other foreign markets, American citizens and foreign individuals resident in the United States on U.S. international tax reporting and compliance matters, Italian citizens and American and foreign individuals living in Italy on Italian international tax reporting matters, international executives and company personnel moving abroad or assigned or relocating to the U.S. or Italy with pre-immigration or expatriation tax planning advice, and private investors with international tax planning strategies and advice.    

Marco’s experience encompasses the whole spectrum of international tax and business law including tax treaties, U.S. and Italy taxation of inbound and outbound business and investment transactions and activities, transfer pricing, taxation of international M&As, joint ventures and partnerships, individual tax planning and advice, executive and business personal international legal and tax support, international contracts, international corporation, partnerships and other business entities and trusts.   

Marco is a frequent speaker on international tax panels, publishes regularly on international tax and legal journals, and is an active member of the Italian and New York professional bars. He is also member of the International Fiscal Association, NYS Bar and American bar Association, American Chamber of Commerce in Italy and several Italy-American Chambers of Commerce in the United States.

MARK V. SANTO - Global Capital Markets and Strategic Transactions

Mark Santo

Mark V. Santo

808 Penn Avenue
Suite 300
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Telephone:  412.562.1100
Facsimile:  412.562.2100
Mobile: 216.536.1136
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Skype: markvsanto

Practice Areas
Corporate and Business Law
International Business Law
Mergers and Acquisitions

Duquesne University (B.A., 1978)
Duquesne University (J.D., 1981)
University of Florence School of Law (European Community Law, 1982)
Georgetown University Law Center (LLM, International and Comparative Law, 1983)

Pennsylvania Bar Association
American Bar Association
International Bar Association
American Middle East Institute
Pittsburgh- Italy Alliance Association
Italy-American Chamber of Commerce

Mark V. Santo is a Member in the International Law Firm of Marco Q. Rossi & Associati and his practice concentrates upon global capital markets and cross border mergers and acquisitions.

Drawing upon his unique experience as both a CEO as well as a General Counsel of global enterprises, Mark brings a distinct perspective to his client’s international objectives, fusing executive management and legal experience into a powerful value added advisory service. He is valued highly by his clients for his management acumen as well as his international legal skills.

Mr. Santo began his international legal career following his graduation from Georgetown University Law Center with an LLM in International and Comparative Law. Early in his career, Mark joined the Finmeccanica Group of Rome, Italy, one of the world's largest aerospace conglomerates in the world. Mark served as Group VP and General Counsel of Finmeccanica's Elsag Bailey Group, the most important investment in the US by an Italian company at that time. Mark served as a senior executive engaged in the execution of over $3+ billion dollars of cross border mergers and acquisitions, with Elsag Bailey revenue growing from $200 million to $2 billion within a seven year period, culminating in a workforce of 12,000 employees and 40 operating units in 25+ countries and with a listing upon the NYSE. In 2000, Mark played a key management role in the divestiture of Elsag Bailey, which resulted in its sale to ABB for $2.1 billion dollars at a 100% increase in share value.

Following the sale, Mark was a founder of Glengary Ventures, a Cleveland based early stage technology fund. While at Glengary, he served as COO of Nanodielectrics Corporation, an early stage photovoltaic energy venture. In 2003, Mark acquired Parvus Corporation, a Salt Lake based aerospace group on behalf of the Eurotech Group, a Venice based embedded systems multinational. Mark served as President of Parvus and successfully led its restructuring.

Mark also served as Adjunct Professor of Corporate Strategy at the John F. Donahue Graduate School of Business at Duquesne University and has guest lectured upon international law matters at Case Western Reserve and Duquesne University Schools of Law. Mark is also active in foreign affairs and presently serves as Vice President and Officer of the Board of the American Middle East Institute. From 2007 – 2009, he served as President and CEO of the Cleveland Council on World Affairs, one of the oldest and most prestigious World Affairs Councils in the Nation. During his career, Mark has enjoyed the distinct privilege of meeting and hosting dignitaries from the world over and continues to address domestic and international forums upon foreign policy matters.

Today, Mark serves clients operating across the globe in Asia, Western Europe, Americas and the Middle East.

GEORGE W. HAWK, JR. - Corporate Governance and M&A


George W. Hawk, Jr.

3005 Glengary Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44120

Telephone:  216-778-0117
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Denison University (B.S., 1978)
Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management (M.B.A., 1980)
Cornell Law School (J.D., 1987)

American Bar Association
Ohio State Bar Association
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
Society of Corporate Secretaries and Corporate Governance Professionals.

George W. Hawk, Jr. specializes in corporate governance and compliance, strategic transactions, mergers and acquisitions and international commercial transactions.

George W. Hawk, Jr., is an accomplished legal executive with 25 years of experience in all aspects of corporate legal management with diverse industries ranging from mining to industrial equipment manufacturing as well as industrial automation and instrumentation.  George brings to his clients both legal expertise as well as business management and accounting experience.  George has extensive experience advising Board of Directors and Executive Management on fast breaking legal issues, including Corporate Governance, Mergers/Acquisitions/Divestitures, Compliance & Ethics, Securities Regulation, Debt and Equity Financings, International Commercial Transactions, Litigation and Intellectual Property/Technology Licensing.

George served as General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer of Cliffs Natural Resources, a global natural resources company.  In that role George oversaw the legal function for the $3 billion company.  He helped the company successfully navigate the numerous steel company bankruptcies and served as the Cliffs legal executive for acquisitions in Australia, Brazil, Canada and the U.S.  These acquisitions expanded Cliffs from a primarily U.S. iron ore mining company into a global natural resource company with global iron ore and coal operations and with numerous exploration projects.

George began his professional career as an auditor with Ernst & Young.  He joined the Cleveland office of Squire Sanders & Dempsey, an international law firm, practicing corporate and employee benefits law.  George left private practice to join the legal department of Elsag Bailey Process Automation N.V., with responsibility for legal matters for EBPA’s operations globally, including a European expatriate assignment as the company’s European counsel where he reorganized EBPA’s European operations following the $1.5 Billion Hartman & Braun acquisition.   Following the sale of Elsag Bailey, George joined Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. where he served as Deputy General Counsel with responsibilities for mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings, international legal matters and SEC compliance and reporting.  

Over his career, George has led acquisitions in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, German, Italy, Korea, Poland, the United Kingdom and Venezuela.  He uses his experience as an in-house counsel in multi-national organizations, both U.S and non-U.S. based, as well as his extensive international experience to meet the unique requirements for managing legal issues in a multi-national organization.

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