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Rima Abou Mrad

Associate

Rima Abou Mrad

Practice Areas

Banking & Finance, Commercial Transactions, Intellectual Property, Litigation and Mediation.

Experience

Rima understands the importance of nuance in every matter she handles, from creating agreements for our ever-expanding clients to representing banks, insurance companies and landowners in civil and criminal suits.
She uses that detail to craft better agreements in distribution, licensing, technology and employment among others and to construct unique arguments in a courtroom. Rima also helps local and international clients in determining the best strategy for trademark protection and counsels them regarding trademark infringements in Lebanon and abroad.

Rima gained experience in taxation and mortgage foreclosure while drafting foreclosure settlements and nuisance abatement agreements in Michigan that she uses today to assist our clients looking to expand into or purchase real estate in the US. She strives to keep abreast of the latest updates in entrepreneurial matters by consistently attending conferences by regional powerhouses like Cisco, Berytech and UNIDO. She advises entrepreneurs on the most appropriate form of entity, the relations agreements with partners, investors, service providers and employees, day-to-day activities and business expansion.

She has organized and spoken at legal awareness campaigns about the foreclosure process in Michigan, seminars across North America about multiculturalism in Lebanon, conferences with nonprofits as well as the Cisco Entrepreneur Institute at AmidEast about best practices for business formation and governance for new entrepreneurs.

She joined the Beirut Bar Association in 2013.

Education

  • Academic University for Non-Violence and Human Rights (Lebanon), Master in Mediation and Conflict Resolution (in progress);
  • Wayne State University (USA), Master in Corporate and Finance Law (LL.M.), 2008 – Research Paper: “Causa and Consideration: Two Perspectives on Determining the Enforceability of a Contract in France and the United States”; Thesis: “Why is the Beef Hormones Dispute still pending” in front of the Dispute Settlement Body of the World Trade Organization, published at Wayne State University’s Arthur Neef Law Library in Michigan,
  • USJ Saint Joseph University (Lebanon), Master of Law, 2005

Languages

Arabic, English, French, Spanish.