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Schulman Bhattacharya Client Released From Unlawful Detention in Mogadishu, Somalia and Regains Full Access to His Property

Schulman Bhattacharya, LLC was engaged by Malik Abdalla, a United States citizen residing in Mogadishu, Somalia, to represent him in response to his unlawful detention by local authorities. Early last month, Mr. Abdalla was removed from his home at gunpoint and held without charges and without any rational basis for charges. The matter arose out of a commercial real estate dispute. Under sustained pressure from Schulman Bhattacharya, Mr. Abdalla has now been released from custody and he has been permitted... Read More »

Schulman Bhattacharya Engaged to Represent U.S. Citizen Unlawfully Detained in Mogadishu, Somalia

Schulman Bhattacharya, LLC has been engaged by Malik Abdalla, a United States citizen residing in Mogadishu, Somalia, to represent him in response to his unlawful detention by local authorities. This morning, Mr. Abdalla was illegally removed from his home and held without charges and without any rational basis for charges. The matter arises out of a commercial real estate dispute in Somalia. Jeremy W. Schulman, Managing Member of Schulman Bhattacharya, stated: “We are gravely concerned about the illegal and unwarranted... Read More »

U.S.-Based Internet Service Provider Blocks Malicious, Defamatory Articles Targeting Somali Union Leaders

Washington, D.C., January 16, 2018: Under pressure from Schulman Bhattacharya, A2 Hosting, Inc., the Michigan-based company hosting the website for Radio Dalsan in Mogadishu, Somalia, agreed to remove a series of demonstrably false and defamatory articles about the law firm’s client, Omar Faruk Osman. Mr. Osman is a leading member of civil society in Somalia and is an outspoken advocate for the rights of Somali journalists and other workers. Mr. Osman is the Secretary General of the National Union of... Read More »

Schulman Bhattacharya Forces $21.3 Million Buy-Out of Client’s Interests in Nine Washington Area Real Estate Companies

Schulman Bhattacharya secured a $21.3 million buy-out for its New Jersey-based client after a more than three-year effort to invoke and implement complex buy/sell provisions in the operating agreements for nine leading real estate companies in the Washington, D.C. area.  Jeremy Schulman was lead counsel in the engagement, assisted by Koushik Bhattacharya and Jeffrey Gavenman.  The Schulman Bhattacharya team crafted and prosecuted the strategy to secure a third-party buyer for various properties, present the offer to invoke the stipulated buy-sell... Read More »

Schulman Bhattacharya Secures Confidential Settlement in Battle over Intellectual Property Royalties

Schulman Bhattacharya obtained a confidential settlement for our client after six days of trial before Judge Motz in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. The case concerned a co-development agreement covering the creation and sale of valuable intellectual property rights for the training program “Negotiating with the Savvy Buyer.” We brought the suit for breach of contract, an accounting, and fraud, seeking unpaid royalties and punitive damages for sales of the program over a more than... Read More »

Schulman Bhattacharya Secures $19.5 Million Settlement in Hotly-Contested Real Estate Dispute

Schulman Bhattacharya won a $19.5 million settlement for clients in a dispute over the application of a complex buy/sell provision in a real estate company’s operating agreement. The case settled on the fifth day of trial, after our successful cross examination of the opposing side’s key witnesses and as we were nearing completion of putting on our case in chief. The Schulman Bhattacharya team was headed by partners Jeremy Schulman and Koushik Bhattacharya. Mr. Schulman was lead counsel in the... Read More »