Carolyn E. Hansen

Carolyn E. Hansen Attorney at Law, Mediator and Arbitrator

New York, New York 10001

845-687-8440

Antitrust, Business, Commercial, Construction, Contract, Intellectual Property, International, Investment, Non Profit, Real Estate, Shareholder Disputes, Trusts and Estates


Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1981
  • Wisconsin, 1974
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1986

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Mediation, International and Domestic

  • Commercial contracts
  • Business Organizations
  • Intellectual Property
  • International and US Trade Law
  • Real Estate
  • Estate and Probate

Arbitration, International and Domestic

  • Commercial contracts
  • Business Organizations
  • Intellectual Property
  • International and US Trade Law
  • Real Estate
  • Estate and Probate

Law

  • Business Organizations and Start Ups
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Technology Licensing
  • International and US Trade Law
  • Real Estate
  • Wills, Trusts and Estates

SERVICES

  • Dispute resolution through Mediation or Arbitration
  • Defining business, nonprofit organization and project objectives and strategies.
  • Domestic and foreign investment, company & non-profit organization startups, mergers, acquisitions/divestitures, joint ventures, foreign exchange, reorganizations.
  • Commercial contracts, intellectual property, manufacturing and construction.
  • Planning and implementing negotiation strategies and liaison between parties.
  • Cross cultural negotiations; government relations.
  • US and international trade law including WTO; competition and anti-trust law.
  • Shareholder and board relations, meetings, records and documentation.
  • Wills, Trusts and Estates; Real Estate; Foundations

EXPERTISE IN PRIVATE PRACTICE:

PRIVATE PRACTICE IN NEW YORK STATE (2000 to present) 
Attorney at Law, Mediator and Arbitrator 
Ms. Hansen utilizes extensive global business development and liaison experience, expertise in nonprofit organizations and in commercial and trade law to assist corporate, business, non-profit, municipal, high-tech, entrepreneurial clients and individuals facing a variety of needs.

HANSEN INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD., Taiwan (1988 - 1999) 
President, Attorney at Law (U.S.A.) 
Founded and managed this firm, which advised clients concerning international law/business development involving the Asia-Pacific region.

Clients: U.S., Canadian and European multinational companies in consumer products, the futures industry, insurance, pharmaceutical, medical device, biotech and other industries; entrepreneurs; Taiwanese companies involved in international business; the Development Center for Biotechnology; Taiwan government entities including the Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Fair Trade Commission.

EARTHPLACE TAIWAN, (1993-1999) 
Founded and chaired membership association operating under the motto "A Practical Catalyst for Sustainable Development;" one of the first to bring that concept to Taiwan; utilized creative methodology. Arranged publishing in Chinese of Worldwatch Institute books. Undertook joint programs with industry to promote sustainable practices.

BUSINESS COUNCIL FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT-TAIWAN (1995-1999) 
Founded the organization, served first as Executive Director and then Honorary Advisor of this affiliate of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Geneva, Switzerland. Corporate members are among the largest companies in Taiwan.

MEDIATION AND ARBITRATION TRAINING AND EXPERTISE

Ms. Hansen trains mediators, especially in cross cultural communication skills. Since 2001 she has participated in mediation and arbitration training programs of the New York State Dispute Resolution Association, the New York Office of Court Administration and the New York State Bar Association. She also has completed advanced studies in psychology.


Mediator Panels

  • New York Supreme Court
    • Commercial Division New York County (Manhattan)
    • Commercial Division Westchester County
    • Commercial Division Kings Country
    • Commercial Division Nassau Country
  • American Arbitration Association (AAA): International Center for Dispute Resolution (ICDR)
  • World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
  • International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

Arbitrator Panels

  • American Arbitration Association (AAA): International Center for Dispute Resolution (ICDR)
  • World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
  • International Chamber of Commerce International Court of Arbitration (ICC)
  • NY Third Judicial District (Fee Arbitration)

Professional Affiliations

  • Executive Committee of the Dispute Resolution Section of the NY State Bar Association
  • Co-Chair of the Section's International Mediation Subcommittee and its Diversity Committee.
  • American Bar Association (ABA) Dispute Resolution Section.

Education

  • Free University of Brussels School of Law, Brussels, , Belgium, 1973; LL.M. 
    Honors: Cum Laude 
    Honors: Full Fellowship for International and Comparative Law Studies, 1972-1973 
    Major: International and Comparative Law 
    Law Journal: Texas International Law Journal, 1976
  • The University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1972; J.D. 
    Honors: Top 10% on Work during Final Year 
    Honors: Summer Session, Intl. Ct. of Justice, Hague Academy, Hague, Netherlands 
    Honors: Best Written Brief, Jessup Moot Court, 1971 
    Major: International and Comparative Law
  • University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, 1969; B.A. 
    Honors: Summer Session at United Nations, University of Wisconsin, New York, 1968 
    Honors: Distinguished Alumni Award, 1994 
    Honors: Outstanding Alumni Award, 1976 
    Honors: Outstanding Senior Award, 1969 
    Major: Political Science and International Studies

Honors and Awards

  • Founders Award, Taiwan Business Council for Sustainable Development, 1999
  • Presidents Council, State of the World Forum, 1998
  • Honorary Advisor, Taiwan Business Council for Sustainable Development, 1997 - 1999
  • University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, Distinguished Alumni Award, 1994
  • University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, Outstanding Alumni Award, 1976

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Wisconsin Bar Association
  • Board Member, World Affairs Council of the Mid-Hudson Valley
  • Industry Sector Advisory Committee – 3; as a U.S. Government Security- Cleared Trade Advisor for the U.S. Dept. of Commerce and Office of the United States Trade Representative on International Trade Negotiations, 1980 – 1988
  • New York State Dispute Resolution Association, Board of Directors 2002 - 2005
  • A Variety of Professional and Non-Profit Organization 
    Boards of Directors

Languages

  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Spanish
  • French

Published Works

  • Mediation: The Global Trend – Cross Cultural Aspects and Potential, article, New York State Bar Association, 2014 Annual Meeting, Dispute Resolution Section Program Book, January 30, 2014, pp. 771-7940
  • Education and Training Supplement, article, "The Bigger Picture", New Law Journal, Vol. 156, No. 7215, March, 2006
  • Book Review of PRACTICING THERAPEUTIC JURISPRUDENCE LAW AS A HELPING PROFESSION, (Co-Authors Dennis P. Stolle, David B.Wexler and Bruce J. Winick), New York Lawyers Journal, 2001
  • "Intellectual Property Protection in the Republic of China", European Council of Commerce and Trade in Taiwan, April - May, 1992
  • "Hansen Provides Overview of Intellectual Property Protection in the Republic of China", CHEMICAL DESIGN AUTOMATION NEWS Vol. 7, No. 7, July, 1992
  • CERTAIN RECENT LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS IN THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY AFFECTING TAKEOVERS, MERGERS ACQUISITIONS AND JOINT VENTURES, Hansen International Company, Ltd., March, 1991
  • "Reflections upon Economic and Monetary Union in the European Community" (Co-Author with J.J. Norton), Texas International Law Journal, Vol. 11, No. 2, Spring 1976
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