Mr. Bespalko’s practice is focused on providing outsourced in-house legal solutions. These include corporate counsel services, contract drafting, litigation and dispute resolution (both domestic and international), contracts and transactions, corporate affairs and compliance, IP and more. For companies, who need services of an on-call in-house attorney, but are unable or unwilling to justify the expense, Mr. Bespalko provides a full specter of services commonly expected from in-house counsel.
In my practice, I enjoy a dual role. First, I serve as a de facto chief in-house counsel for the North American arm of a successful Russian premium spirits company. I advise the company’s shareholders and management on a wide array of domestic and international matters, including litigation and employment issues, contract drafting and negotiation, corporate governance, compliance, internal policy making, and outside counsel management. My practice is focused on supporting the business objectives of a rapidly growing business; this gives me a unique edge as a business facilitator. I also advise and represent entrepreneurs and businesses in commercial transactions and litigation matters in Massachusetts and other states, including New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. My focus is on achieving the desirable results with maximum efficiency in time and money.
Previously, I served as General Counsel/Chief Legal Officer of a multi-billion dollar diversified holding company with interests in consumer banking, premium spirits manufacturing and distribution, and insurance in Moscow, Russia. I provided counsel to the company’s top decision-makers while maintaining focus on efficiency and cost reduction. I also successfully represented this company in substantial disputes in Russia and abroad. Previously, I worked as a senior attorney specializing in international litigation and arbitration for the world’s largest aluminum producer.
- New England School of Law – JD, cum laude, 2002
- Brandeis University – BA, Political Science, 2000
- Int’l University of Moscow – BA, Jurisprudence, with honors, 1999