Francelina (Fran) Perdomo, received her Doctor en Derecho (J.D. equivalent) from Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE), in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. While still studying for her degree, Ms. Perdomo began her legal career as an intern at a well- respected firm in Santo Domingo, specializing in intellectual property matters, such as the registration of foreign patents and trademarks in the Dominican Republic. Ms. Perdomo's interest in corporate law both in the Dominican Republic and abroad led her to Cornell University Law School, where she obtained a L.L.M. degree focusing specifically on contracts, intellectual property law, corporations, and alternative dispute resolution. She continued her studies at Universite de Paris I (Pantheon Sorbonne), where she received a Certificat in Droit Compare, with a concentration in U.S. and E.U. contract and corporate law. After completing her studies in 2000, Ms. Perdomo joined Pellerano & Herrera, one of the most prestigious law firms in the Dominican Republic. At Pellerano & Herrera, she represented foreign investors and corporations, advising in such areas as the acquisition and sale of companies, the negotiation and sale of commercial agreements including licensing, employment and investment offers. In 2002, Ms. Perdomo's interest in cross-border law and commercial transactions led her back to the United States. In 2002, she joined Speiser, Krause, Nolan & Granito. Her five years as a litigator at Speiser, Krause were mainly focused on the representation of over 30 claimants from American Airlines Flight 587, the passenger flight that crashed in Queens en route to the Dominican Republic in November 2001. Ms. Perdomo's discernment of Dominican and American law, as well as her negotiation skills which incorporated the cultural intricacies of the Dominican crash victims, were an invaluable resource to her clients, and resulted in multi-million dollar settlements. In 2007, Ms. Perdomo returned to business law, collaborating with the Law Office of Joseph Yerushalmi, a boutique commercial litigation firm in Great Neck, New York. During her tenure, Ms. Perdomo specialized in corporate governance issues, employment, licensing, partnership, and joint venture agreements. Her strong background in the analysis of the legal and financial issues that large-scale corporations and investors face when doing business overseas, enabled her to successfully fulfill the needs of her corporate clients. In March of 2010, Ms. Perdomo decided to take her knowledge and expertise in the fields of corporate law, litigation and cross-border commercial transactions to a more personal level-addressing the needs of the small business owner and individual client with her own firm, Perdomo Law. Ms. Perdomo's fluency in Spanish, her multi-cultural approach, and her knowledge of both Dominican and American law give her unique and valuable approach to the legal needs of her clients. She is admitted to practice law in both New York and the Dominican Republic, and is a member of the New York City Bar Association, Volunteer Lawyers For the Arts, and Women in Music.