COMAR LAW

LEGAL SERVICES

INTERNATIONAL LEGAL, MEDIATION AND NEGOTIATION SERVICES

901 Mission Street, Suite 105 • telephone: 415.640.5856 • fax: 415.513.0445 W W W. C O M A R L AW. C O M

An Era of New International Law
Today, businesses and non-profits are taking advantage of a more interconnected world by exploring international growth opportunities: either to fulfill a humanitarian objective or to seek new markets. “Social enterprises” take a hybrid approach and look for innovative ways to solve social problems while earning a return on investment.
COMAR LAW possesses unique expertise in

helping businesses, non-profits and social enterprises work across international borders and overcome the legal hurdles that stand in their way. human concerns.
COMAR LAW can also help in

addressing issues related to international rights and intellectual property

International Commercial Regulation and Disputes
Doing business in international arenas means tackling all the administrative challenges of working in one’s native country -- and then some. Understanding issues such as export controls, excise taxes and duties, visas, property and contract rules can require experienced counsel. Agreements should be written to provide companies with procedural advantages should a dispute break out between contracting parties. • Experienced counseling for businesses of all stripes. COMAR LAW counsels forprofit, non-profit and hybrid businesses in navigating the complex world of cross-border agreements and administrative procedure. • International dispute resolution. Cross-border agreements are typically

governed by arbitration clauses that specify where disputes will be resolved, and under what law. COMAR LAW has experience in all areas of dispute resolution, including arbitration and trial proceedings in state and federal court.

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International Negotiations and Mediations
Standard negotiation techniques call for calculating BATNAs and finding common interests. But negotiations and mediations in the international context require an appreciation for diverse and oftentimes complicated cultural barriers. • Mediation and negotiation training. Mr. Comar holds a diploma from the International Institute for Mediation and Conflict Resolution and has over 560 hours in mediation and negotiation training. He has served as a court-appointed mediator in the New York State court system. • Unparalleled cultural and linguistic education. Mr.

Comar has studied, lived and worked in the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Romania, Spain and India. He also speaks German and Spanish. Mr. Comar’s ancestors are from Mexico and India.

International Intellectual Property
Intellectual property is now a global issue. Intellectual property rules vary by country, while organizations like WIPO attempt to harmonize rules across countries. • Intellectual property consulting experience. Mr. Comar has worked with nonprofits, Fortune 100 companies and even a foreign government in designing intellectual property best-practices. COMAR LAW has expertise in licensing and has drafted a cutting-edge Humanitarian License that permits entities to license their intellectual property in developing countries for humanitarian purposes while retaining full rights in developed countries. • Litigation experience. COMAR LAW works on sophisticated intellectual property litigations involving patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets in state and federal court in areas as diverse as health care, semiconductors, museums, publishing and robotics.
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International Human Rights
As the world becomes more

connected, human rights violations by governments and corporations take on renewed importance. In the United States, key human rights laws include the Convention Against Torture, the War Crimes Act, and the Alien Tort Claims Act. Internationally, treaties such as the International Covenant for Civil and Political Rights and the Geneva Conventions provide major definitions of human rights norms. • United Nations experience. Mr. Comar has worked with the United Nations as well as UN-funded organizations on issues related to the rights of refugees under international human rights law. As part of this work, Mr. Comar has traveled to refugee centers, analyzed domestic, international and European Union laws, and issued reports suggesting recommendations on both legal and common sense grounds. • Litigation experience. Mr. Comar has worked on ground-breaking litigation

involving the application of the Alien Tort Claims Act to alleged war crimes committed during an international conflict in the 1960s and 1970s. The litigation ended with a complete victory for the client.

Rates and Consultation
COMAR LAW typically handles cases on a flat-fee basis that is calculated based on the

complexity of your legal question and the time it will take to solve your issue, excluding travel and accommodation expenses. Litigation may involve a contingency arrangement. In all instances, COMAR LAW offers a free 30 minute consultation.

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