Our partners expertise is based on decades of experience in U.S. and
international politics, global business transactions and cross-border investments.
We have a deep understanding of macroeconomics, political sensibilities and
international trade, investment and legal frame works.
Our contacts run broadly through the U.S. and international business communities,
governments and humanitarian agencies. Our objective is to consolidate, organize and
make sense of the various elements which impact investment decisions in emerging markets.
Mr. Alan Brennglass:
Wall Street Capital's General Counsel and Senior Vice President in the New York Metropolitan area, has
been a member of the New York Bar for almost 20 years. He is a Law graduate of Oxford
University and has a Master of Laws degree in International Economic Law from the
University of London (King's College and the London School of Economics). In addition
Mr. Brennglass holds an MBA from the Stern Graduate Business School of New York University
and a doctorate in Political Economics from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences from
New York University. His field of specialization was in Political Risk Investment Analysis.
Political Risk Investment analysis is how companies as well as investors, using prudent
risk management principles, can minimize their political and economic risks when investing
abroad to help maximize their profits.
Mr Brennglass has worked as a consultant in this area and has written a number of papers as
well as several books on the subject. He is the author of the Overseas Private Investment
Corporation: A study of Political Risk Investment Analysis He was a contributor to the book,
Political Risks in International Business: New Directions for Research, Management and Public
Policy. Both books were published by Praeger a division of Greenwood Press.
Mr. Bill Uchimoto:
Bill launched his career with the SEC (U.S. Securities and Exchange Commision) in 1981 as an attorney with its Division of Market Regulation. He has spent more than 25 years in the securities industry. As an SEC attorney, he was involved in policy work projects such as creating NASDAQs last-sales reporting system and enabling exchanges to trade NASDAQ securities. Also, he is a prominent advisor to Chinese companies seeking to become U.S. public companies.
From 1986 to 1997, Bill was general counsel of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, where he advised the Exchange and its member firms of all rules and regulations regarding the Exchanges stock, stock option, index option and foreign currency option market segments. He also served as the Exchange’s representative to joint industry associations relating to National Market System facilities, such as the Consolidated Tape Association, the Intermarket Trading System and the Options Price Reporting Authority.
Bill also represents Chinese companies in becoming U.S. public companies and establishes their listings on U.S. securities exchanges. As early as 1998 when Chinese domestic capital markets were not open to international investors.
He represented Chinese companies, including AgFeed Industries, Inc., Shiner International, Inc., Smart Heat Inc. and Deer Consumer Products, Inc., in obtaining NASDAQ listings and in supporting corporate governance initiatives.
He also represented registered national securities exchanges in establishing new listing programs targeting Chinese companies that seek a U.S. exchange listing.
Bill represented brokers before the SEC, FINRA, New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and other exchanges and state securities regulators;
He assisted broker-dealers in securing memberships on FINRA and major exchanges, such as the NYSE;
Mr. Lenny Goldberger:
Lenny has nearly 35 years of experience in business bankruptcy law. He represents insurers in asbestos, mass tort and environmental bankruptcy cases and works with foreign and domestic investor clients in the acquisition and financing of financially-distressed businesses. Among his notable clients are Firemans Fund Insurance Company, Admiral Insurance Company, Chartis Insurance, American International Group, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company and St PaulTravelers.
A former Vice President, Director and Executive Committee member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, Lenny has also been Chair of the American Bar Association’s Committee on Insurance Coverage Subcommittee on Insolvency and is a member of the ABA’s Litigation Section and its Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section. Lenny is also a member of INSOL International. He was recently elected to the INSOL World Editorial Board and, in 2008, became an INSOL International Global Insolvency Fellow.
Lenny lectures and writes extensively on bankruptcy law topics and serves on the editorial board of the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal.
As published in Philadelphia magazine, Lenny has been recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer from 2005 through 2010 by being selected by his peers as among the top 5 percent of lawyers in the Commonwealth.
Mr. James Connolly:
Jim represents broker-dealers and investment advisers in connection with regulatory and compliance matters involving SEC, FINRA, national securities exchanges and state securities regulatory authorities. He has extensive experience representing entities in initial set-up and registration as broker-dealers and investment advisers with the SEC and state securities regulatory authorities and membership with FINRA and national securities exchanges. He also represents public corporations in obtaining listing of securities on the NASDAQ stock market.
Jim is a former chief compliance officer, an assistant general counsel and corporate secretary for Vie Financial Group, a public company providing electronic trading services to institutional investors and broker-dealers. In this capacity, he handled regulatory compliance issues for three broker-dealer subsidiaries, including the preparation of written policies and procedures, compliance oversight of supervisory personnel and examination preparation. He also was responsible for the preparation and review of public company filings, supervision of the company’s proxy solicitations, interpretation of Delaware GCL for the board of directors and senior management.
Prior to his legal career, Jim spent more than 20 years in the financial markets as a fixed-income specialist, with a particular focus on U.S. Treasury securities. His experience in this area includes positions in institutional sales, trading and portfolio management, while holding officer-level positions with Morgan Stanley & Co., Nomura Securities International, HSBC Securities and Morgan Guaranty Trust Co. of New York (now J.P. Morgan & Company), where he was instrumental in establishing the company’s first offshore U.S. Treasury sales and trading unit in London.
Mr. Wesley Kelso:
Wes concentrates his practice in the representation of financial institutions in connection with capital formation, demutualization, securities matters, securitization of assets and loan transactions.
Wes was also the lead attorney in connection with the issuance by Sovereign Bancorp, Inc., of preferred stock and trust preferred securities in connection with raising $620 million in four separate offerings in six weeks to finance the acquisition of Independence Community Bank Corp. in 2006.
Additionally, he was one of the lead attorneys in the merger conversion of Educators Mutual Insurance Company and Eastern Insurance Company and the demutualization of Penn Millers Mutual Insurance Company. He also has assisted Covenant Group of China, Inc. a U.S. company holding Chinese subsidiaries.
Wes has represented numerous commercial banks in connection with commercial, construction and asset-based loans and letter of credit financings. He has assisted PHEAA and other financial institutions in connection with the issuance of asset-backed securities.
Mr. Gordon Wu: the managing partner, was born and raised in China and speaks fluent
English, Mandarin and Cantonese Chinese. He received his Master's degree from Oxford University
(1993) and Bachelor's degree from Tsinghua University (1982). They are among the most
prestigious universities in the UK and China. Mr. Wu worked for the Guongdong Provincial
Government and large state-own enterprises with several senior management positions for
nine years before he went to England in 1990 to pursue advanced studies in Oxford University.
After that he worked for The Toronto Stock Exchange and held a number of different positions
in New York as both a senior executive and consultant for such major financial institutions
as The New York Stock Exchange, Morgan Stanley, J.P. Morgan, Citibank, Solomon Smith Barney,
Alliance Capital. Bank of America Securities, UBS and Credit Suisse, etc. When the US economy
went into recession he discovered a potential better investment opportunities in the fast
growing Chinese market and decided to utilize his U.S. financial market experience to seek
out Chinese companies that need U.S. capital or wanted to go public in the U.S. capital
markets. He looked for those companies that had attractive investment returns and that
had the potential for being listed in U.S. capital markets.
Mr. Yuhua Chu: