Global Expertise & Local Precision

Our team brings a wealth of experience in both domestic U.S. legal practices and international regulations, specializing in corporate structuring and securities law. Our attorneys are skilled in handling the specific challenges that companies face as they grow and expand, offering strategic advice that is both pragmatic and tailored to the unique needs of each client on capital markets.

Whether you’re a startup aiming to build a solid legal base or a multinational corporation managing complex international operations, our team at ILF is ready to offer the advice and insights you need to succeed. We specialize in U.S. corporate structuring and securities law, alongside handling international compliance, providing precise and actionable legal support tailored to your business goals.

Dmitriy Ishimbayev

Dmitriy, a graduate of the New York School of Law with a JD earned in 2014, brings a depth of knowledge and experience to his legal practice. His career spans advising entities from nascent startups to established Fortune 50 corporations, providing him with a nuanced understanding of the commercial lifecycle and the unique legal challenges and opportunities each stage presents.

Skilled in managing the legal intricacies of cross-border transactions, Dmitriy works with a diverse clientele across multiple industries, both within the U.S. and internationally. His approach combines meticulous attention to sector-specific details with a strategic vision, enabling his clients to achieve not just compliance but also a competitive edge in their respective markets.

Dmitriy is licensed to practice law in the states of New York and New Jersey.

Marina Bykova

Marina is an accomplished attorney, boasting over 22 years of experience in U.S., EU and Czech law. Admitted in both the U.S. and the Czech Republic, she also holds an LL.M degree from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. As a member of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) and an arbitrator at the International Arbitration Court, Marina brings a wealth of expertise to complex legal matters. Her practice focuses on advising clients on cross-border trade, investments, corporate governance, business immigration, and dispute resolution, ensuring comprehensive legal support in multifaceted international contexts.

Marina is licensed to practice in the states of New York and Maryland.

Rinat Gareev

Rinat represents domestic and international businesses on a variety of general corporate matters and cross-border transactions, as well as assisting clients in navigating complex compliance issues. Rinat has gained experience by working and training in leading arbitral institutions in Malaysia, South Korea, and international organizations (e.x. UNCITRAL). He often publishes papers in international and local journals on issues relating to cross-border dispute resolution. Rinat is HKIAC-accredited tribunal secretary, an Advisory Board Member of Institute for Transnational Arbitration, as well as an Assistant Editor of the ITA in Review.

Rinat is licensed to practice law in the state of New York and Washington D.C.

Kemal Lepschoque

Kemal is a foreign qualified legal counsel with a dynamic portfolio, specializing in guiding emerging and high-growth companies through various stages—from inception to venture financing and exits. His primary focus is on technology sectors, where he delivers expert advice in international structuring, licensing, data protection, and regulation of digital platforms, along with ensuring technology-related compliance. Beyond his specialization, Kemal brings a wealth of experience in investment management, investment funds, cross-border transactions, fintech, venture capital, and private equity.

His professional journey includes significant roles at leading firms such as Ernst & Young and Deloitte, and his experience spans across technology and investment companies. Kemal holds a Master of Laws (LL.M) degree from the University of Leiden, the Netherlands, and has pursued continued education at Stanford Law School.

Yulia Molodozhen

Yulia is a foreign qualified attorney with over 25 years of legal practice in banking and international financial institutions, with broad experience in international banking and investments, corporate affairs and M&A, network expansion, subsidiaries supervision and litigation. She has gained most of her experience working as Head of Legal of a subsidiary bank of a Belgian financial group. Yulia is experienced in international and EU law, holding a Master’s degree in Law from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. She is practicing corporate, international trade, tax, investment and data protection law, advising clients on compliance and FATCA in both USA and EU.

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