Aresty International Law Offices, P.C.
Jeffrey M. Aresty, Esq., has been involved in international business law and the role of technology in the transformation of the practice of law for almost three decades. He is currently Chair of the International Services, Technology and Data Protection Committee of the American Bar Association Section of International Law and has been actively involved in other capacities for the American Bar Association and the Massachusetts Bar Association. Mr. Aresty initiated and directed the “Computer College” Program (1983-87) that assisted lawyers in bringing computers into the practice of law and he co-founded the ABA’s TECHShow in 1987. He has co-edited two books on cross cultural influence in international business and e-commerce for the AGA, including The ABA Guide to International Business Negotiations. In his position as the Reporter of ABA’s e-lawyering Task Force (www.elawyering.org). Mr. Aresty wrote several articles on the technical, legal and practical implications of the practice of law in cyberspace. Mr. Aresty spent two years traveling between Taiwan, China, and the U.S. from 1989 to 1991 exploring the business opportunities for U.S. businesses in the Far East. He lobbied the Massachusetts legislature as a part of his international banking master’s thesis to establish a development bank funded by Chinese investors to transfer US technology to the Far East and to establish the necessary intellectual property protections required or extensive technology transfer. Mr. Aresty also has an extensive background in negotiating and structuring international joint venture relationships; establishing direct and indirect sales, marketing and manufacturing operations in Europe, South America and the Far East; and negotiating and structuring licensing, sales, service, and other agreements necessary to transfer technology, staff foreign operations, market products and services and, if necessary to resolve disputes. Mr. Aresty is the editor of The ABA Guide to International Business Negotiations, the premier legal text on the subject, with an accompanying CD-ROM soon to be released. He received his law degree from Boston University (1976), his masters of laws degrees in taxation (1979) and international banking (1993) from Boston University, and has recently completed training as an international commercial arbitrator. He is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts and the District of Columbia.