We are a New York City based business law practice focusing on counseling business owners and entrepreneurs.
As NYC Business Law attorneys, we work with entrepreneurs, startups, small businesses, medium-sized and large companies on a variety of different legal tasks. Examples of these tasks can include business start-up, corporate and organization formation, corporate governance, strategic business consulting, contract drafting, reviewing contracts, and negotiating business deals. In addition, our Firm assists foreign businesses and entrepreneurs on the matters involving business immigration to the United States.
We are not limited to representing clients in any particular industry, although we do have particular experience in representing businesses and entrepreneurs operating in the hospitality industry (restaurants, bars, fast-casual dining establishments, etc), in the fashion field, and in the software development area.
Our in-depth experience with business, corporate and immigration law matters, combined with our international reach, allows us to address most of the legal needs of both domestic and foreign ventures looking to conduct their business activities in New York.
At Cea Legal P.C. we provide our clients with individual attention and a personalized approach, tailored to assist them in the best way possible, and to foster a long-lasting professional attorney-client relationship.
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At Cea Legal P.C. we know that finding the right attorney to represent you is a choice not to be taken lightly. That is why we offer free consultations to walk you through your needs, the scope of your goals, and your budget.
Michele Cea is a founding member of the firm. Mr. Cea graduated from Catholic University School of Law in Milan, Italy (J.D., 2009, with honors), and Fordham University School of Law in New York (LL.M., 2011, Cum Laude).
Prior to completing his LL.M at Fordham Law School in 2011, Mr. Cea worked in a boutique Italian corporate law firm, where he was primarily dealing with shareholder agreements and various business transactions. In New York, Mr. Cea collaborated as a foreign attorney with a preeminent white-collar law firm in matters related to financial frauds, securities regulation and corporate compliance, among others. Mr. Cea was also employed as an Associate in the New York office of an International law firm, where he represented European clients operating in the U.S. In this position, he gained a valuable experience in the business law and real estate practice area, including corporate formation and dissolution, commercial transactions, residential and commercial real estate, trademark registration and business immigration.
Mr. Cea founded his own practice focused on representing foreign nationals and companies operating in the United States. He has extensive experience with international corporate matters, real estate transactions and non-immigrant visa petitions, such as extraordinary ability and investor visas.
Mr. Cea is licensed to practice in New York (2013) and in Italy (2012). Mr. Cea is fluent in Italian and conversational in Spanish. Mr. Cea is a member of the New York City Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association.
FORDHAM UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, NEW YORK
LL.M., 2011, Cum Laude
CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW IN MILAN
Juris Doctor, 2009
Italy (2012) and New York (2013)
Giulia Sambugaro is Of Counsel to the firm. Ms. Sambugaro graduated with a degree in law from the University of Verona School of Law (2007, with honors), and she obtained an LL.M. from New York University School of Law in New York (2011), where she specialized in International Business Transactions.
Prior to completing her LL.M. at NYU in 2011, Ms. Sambugaro worked in an Italian corporate law firm located in Verona, where she primarily dealt with international business transactions and private international law matters. In New York, Ms. Sambugaro worked for six years as In-House Counsel to an Italian multinational company with subsidiaries in the United States, focusing on domestic and international business transactions and general corporate matters, including trademark applications. During her years as In-House Counsel, Ms. Sambugaro developed experience in the food and beverage industry from the legal, business and management point of view, as part of the team who founded the food and beverage business segment of the company. Her experience in the food and beverage industry includes liquor license and food permit matters and the preparation of business plans for start-ups, as well as for more established businesses looking to improve their performance or expand their operations in the US.
Ms. Sambugaro has authored several articles, principally with respect to international distribution and sales law and international private law. She is also co-author of the book “Dossier Cina – L’impresa verso i mercati internazionali” (“China File – Corporations towards International Markets”).
Ms. Sambugaro is licensed to practice in New York (2012). Italian is Ms. Sambugaro’s native language. She is fluent in English and proficient in Portuguese.
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
VERONA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctor,2007, Cum Laude
New York (2012)
Solveig Galbo is Of Counsel to the firm. Mrs. Galbo graduated with a degree in law from the University of Aarhus (2007), and obtained an LL.M. from Fordham University School of Law in New York ( Banking, Corporate and Finance LL.M., 2016, Cum Laude).
Solveig has significant experience with bettering compliance and AML systems, including by employing cutting-edge tech solutions. Prior to completing her LL.M. at Fordham University Law School in 2016, Solveig was Head of Section at the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority. In this position, she learned the importance of timely compliance and communication with the authorities, and developed deep expertise in the regulation of virtual currencies. She has been a member of the first European Banking Authority task force entrusted with assessing the risks and benefits of virtual currencies and with developing the first framework for the regulation of virtual currencies in Europe. In theUS, Solveig has worked at the global crypto technology company Circle Financia, thus gaining experiencing in balancing a start-up’s needs with the regulatory requirements. Solveig is a co-founder of Boston RegTech, a regulatory technology company offering software to financial institutions’ compliance divisions. At Cea Legal P.C., Solveig brings first-hand experience with the challenges faced by start-ups in this space.
Solveig’s second primary area of expertise is Business Immigration Law, with a particular focus on O1 extraordinary ability visas.
Mrs. Galbo is licensed to practice in New York (2018). Mrs. Galbo’s native language is Danish and she is fluent in English.
FORDHAM UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
LL.M., 2016, Cum Laude. Banking, Corporate, and Finance Law.
AARHUS UNIVERSITY, DENMARK
Master of Laws (LL.M., 2007)
Bachelor of Business Law (2004)
New York (2018)