Arina Shulga, Esq.
Arina Shulga is a corporate and securities attorney with significant experience in startup law, securities offerings and SEC reporting obligations, cross-border transactions, corporate governance, private and public company representation, periodic reporting filings for public companies, business entity formation, licensing, contracts and employment-related agreements. She is experienced with advising small to mid-sized companies on formation, contract review and negotiation, private placement of securities, intellectual property matters and internal governance issues.
Ms. Shulga holds a J.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School (summa cum laude), a Certificate of Study in Business Policy and Management from The Wharton School of Business, a B.A. degree from Mount Holyoke College (magna cum laude), and an International Baccalaureate degree from the Lester B. Pearson United World College of the Pacific.
After graduating from Penn Law, Ms. Shulga joined Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. For the next seven years, Ms. Shulga represented a wide range of clients, from individuals and startups to the Fortune 500 companies in a variety of industries, including financial services, banking, technology, fashion, apparel, entertainment and health care. Ms. Shulga advised public companies on preparation and filing of periodic reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission; represented investors, issuers, underwriters and selling stockholders in private and registered securities offerings, including IPOs, convertible debt offerings, high yield debt offerings, and A/B exchange offers; advised companies on compliance with contractual obligations, internal restructurings and joint ventures; and represented companies and their advisors in tender offers, consent solicitations and leveraged buy-out transactions. Ms. Shulga launched Shulga Law Firm in 2010, and since then has represented entrepreneurs, startups, mid-sized companies, employees and investors.
Ms. Shulga is active in the New York City startup community. She authors a blog about legal issues affecting small business owners at http://www.businesslawpost.com.
Ms. Shulga is bilingual in Russian and English, fluent in French and has basic knowledge of Spanish.
Thaddeus Wojcik, Esq.
Thaddeus Wojcik is the founder of Wojcik Law Firm, P.C. Through his firm, he provides Of Counsel services to Shulga Law Firm. Admitted to practice law in New York and California, Thaddeus is also a co-owner in a tech start-up in each of those states.
Mr. Wojcik has been counseling businesses and non-profits for 15 years in all phases of their life cycles, across a range of related legal, business and organizational issues. He regularly advises clients on extraordinary transactions and in sophisticated negotiations, as well as on issues affecting the day-to-day conduct of their activities and protection of their interests.
In particular, Mr. Wojcik represents entrepreneurs and established businesses in various complex matters, including structuring new businesses, private equity & debt financing, securities law compliance, joint ventures, shareholder/partnership agreements, corporate governance, executive compensation, employment/consulting agreements, mergers & acquisitions (buy and sell side), commercial contracts, trademarks & copyrights, license agreements, non-disclosure agreements and other concerns related to starting, protecting, growing and exiting business ventures.
In addition, Mr. Wojcik advises non-profits and their boards concerning formation, internal governance, fiduciary duties, fundraising, constituency relations, regulatory compliance and accountability standards, and is outside general counsel to non-profits, including an international religious organization.
Mr. Wojcik received his law degree from Notre Dame Law School and a BBA in International Business from Temple University (sum cum laude).
Mr. Wojcik is an honorably discharged U.S. Army veteran, having served on active duty four years in the cold war era as an intelligence analyst and Russian translator.
Svetlana Milina, Esq.
Svetlana Milina provides Of Counsel services to Shulga Law Firm. She is an investment management, corporate and securities attorney, with over ten years of experience advising companies and individuals on a broad range of transactions (mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, financing, commercial contracts, private placements and securities filings), formation and operation of various legal entities (partnerships, LLCs, corporations), formation, regulation and general oversight of various investment funds (hedge funds, private equity funds and fund of funds), advising investment management firms, including registered investment advisers, on their regulatory and compliance obligations.
Ms. Milina holds a J.D. degree from the Cardozo School of Law (cum laude), and a B.S. degree in Finance and International Business from the New York University, Stern School of Business (magna cum laude). During her academic career and in private practice, Ms. Milina has authored several articles analyzing various legal issues pertaining to investment management firms and other industry participants.