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SEAN C. HAYES (NY Attorney-at-Law)
Sean and his Firm are, often, chosen over the ubiquitous New York and international law firms when non-conflicted and aggressive representation is essential for success. 

Sean and his Firm have been recognized by numerous legal publications and rating agencies for its outstanding service to clients both large and small.  

Sean and IPG have successfully brought into Asia and North American numerous brands, oil & gas, manufacturers, real estate companies, franchises, entertainment companies and new-tech companies. Sean and IPG have, also, assisted numerous individuals in personal and business matters.  

Sean and IPG have, also, been involved in some of the most noteworthy contentious matters via arbitration and litigation in in New York, Korea, China, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Cambodia, the Philippines and throughout the United States.

Sean. C. Hayes
The New York Law Blog is brought to you by New York Attorney Sean Hayes and the partners, associates and consultants at IPG. 

NY/International Attorney Sean Hayes grew up in Connecticut and New York to an Irish-immigrant father and an Italian mother. He is a U.S. and Irish National that is a permanent resident of Korea. He received his legal education in Korea, the U.S. and the U.K.

Sean Hayes is the first and only non-Korean to be employed as an attorney by the Korean Court System (Constitutional Court of Korea) and one of the first non-Koreans to be a full-time regular member of a Korean law faculty. 

He is known over his 15+ years practicing law for his aggressive advocacy and candid NY-style street-smart advice. Sean is, also, one of the few attorneys that has significant experience managing non-consulting companies and working as an interim HR Manager. He worked as an interim General Manager/Director for Oil & Gas, New Tech, Pharmaceutical, Franchise and Manufacturing companies.  

Sean works with a cadre of experienced and connected retired judges, prosecutors, in-house attorneys, government officers and former international law firm attorneys.

He regularly appears in and is quoted by international media organizations including the NY Times, Wall Street Journal and international law journals. In his free time he enjoys playing golf, sailing, drinking beer and carousing with his rowdy friends.

cleaning*One of only Two Non-Koreans Attorneys in Korea Rated a Top Attorney by AsiaLaw
*Rated Excellent (10) by Avvo for International Law
*Corporate International, Leading Attorney
*Who's Who in the World
*Who's Who in Sports & Entertainment Law
*Who's Who in Franchise Law
*Best Advice Blog, K-Blog Awards 
*Korean Law Blog: Top 25 Blog by LexisNexis.


GENE R. BERARDELLI (NY Attorney-at-Law)
Gen Berardelli
Gene Berardelli

Gene Berardelli was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He attended and graduated from Manhattan College summa cum laude in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Government and International Studies, earning the College’s Ryan Medal for Government and induction into multiple honor societies, including Phi Beta Kappa.  He received his Juris Doctorate at Quinnipiac University School of Law in 2002 – at age 23.  Gene is licensed to practice law in the State of New York and has been admitted to practice in federal court in the Southern & Eastern Districts of New York.

Gene is a seasoned litigator with significant experience working for business and non-business clients.  
As a litigator, Gene has achieved several career milestones, including a seven-figure personal injury settlement, successfully arguing before the New York State Appellate Division, and successfully representing clients in litigation, mediations and arbitrations in a diverse general practice.  Gene has worked on cases for his clients against the City of New York, JPMorgan Chase, New York City Transit Authority, TD Wealth Management Services, Inc., The Long Island Railroad, and Macy's.

Gene has also become a noted NY Election Law expert whose opinions have been cited in scholarly works and featured in articles in the New York Daily News, Crain's New York Business, Independent Voter Network, and Gene has also taught Election Law and Ethics for several Continuing Legal Education courses for attorneys at the New York City Lawyers Association and has served as a member of the City Bar’s Election Law Committee where he has authored positions on pending Election Law legislation on behalf of the Committee.  In 2012, Gene found himself successfully trying the high-profile 27th Senate re-count, which turned an 87-vote deficit into a 13-vote victory for his client – winning the closest election in NY State Senate history.