Jonathan S. Gaynin: Lawyer with Leech Tishman

Jonathan S. Gaynin

New York,  NY  U.S.A.

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  • Corporate
    Law SchoolWashington University School of Law, LL.B., 1965
    Admitted1966, New York; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
    BornNew York, New York, 1940

    Jonathan S. Gaynin practices in the area of corporate law, representing domestic and international clients in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, financing, product distribution, technology, computer software, alternative healthcare and television production. He is Counsel with the Corporate Practice Group.

    A significant part of Jonathan’s practice relates to multinational clients with business interests in and from China, in such diverse areas as automotive manufacturing, construction, banking, motion picture and television production, healthcare, investment funds and real estate development. In China, Jonathan assists U.S.-based and foreign companies in making investments, establishing joint ventures and setting up operations and is playing a significant role in aiding one of China’s largest automotive manufacturers in developing its overseas business. He regularly advises Chinese companies seeking to establish business operations in the U.S., engage in foreign investment, establish joint ventures, and obtain real estate funding and development.


    Duane Morris LLP

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    Cowan Liebowitz & Latman

    Professional Memberships

    American Bar Association

    Asian-American Bar Association

    New York City Bar Association

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    Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rated Attorney

    Representative Matters

    + Assisting Shanghai Automotive Vehicle Export Group in developing business opportunities overseas for the sale of its own brand-name vehicles.

    + Assisting China State Construction Engineering Co., Ltd in developing construction opportunities in foreign countries.

    + Assisting Shanghai Electric Power Generation Group in finding a suitable partner to expand its international business.

    + Representing China National Building Materials Investment (CNBMI), a state-owned enterprise (SOE), in its efforts to collect moneys owed by BNK International, a Texas company; so far, CNBMI has collected $1.5 million.

    + Represented a United States laser technology company in the sale of its business to Chinese investors.

    + Assisted a U.S. real estate investment fund in connection with its investments in commercial real estate projects in China.

    + Represented Shanghai Huizong Automotive Manufacturing Co. (SHAC), part of Shanghai Automotive Industrial Corp. (SAIC), in establishing a business in Russia for the sale of its commercial vehicles.

    + Represented Cinégroupe Corp., a Quebec animation and live-action production company, in the sale of the broadcasting rights for the children’s television show “Sagwa” to China Central Television and the sale of merchandise rights for “Sagwa” to Tianjin Besthinker Cultural & Media. Introduced both opportunities to Cinégroupe. “Sagwa” is about a Siamese cat living in 19th century Imperial China. It was co-developed with Sesame Workshop and was broadcast on PBS in the United States and worldwide.

    + Assisted GSE Systems, Inc. in entering a joint venture with Beijing Unis Investment for the purpose of training employees of Chinese power plants in operating and safety techniques.

    + Represented Ningbo Youglin Light Industry in recovering $2.5 million from a California company. Ningbo Youglin is a manufacturer of plastic sports products such as bodyboards, skimboards, surfboards and snowboards.

    + Represented GP Strategies in connection with its formation of a wholly foreign-owned entity (WFOE) in Shanghai.

    + Represented a U.S. packaging company involved in creating a joint venture with packaging manufacturers in Weihai, Shandong Province.

    + Represented and negotiated the contract for a team that conducted a feasibility study for the Tianjin Economic-Technical Development Area (TEDA) regarding the feasibility of opening a convention and exposition center; the convention and exposition center is complete and is now an important business development attraction for TEDA.


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    Jonathan S. Gaynin

    590 Madison Avenue
    New YorkNY 10022-2524


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