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How We Serve Clients

  • Arbitration & Litigation Team

    Our Arbitration & Litigation Group's attorneys are rated Top Tier Attorneys by a myriad of leading  legal ratings agencies and our attorneys are, often, quoted by leading media publications

    What we do best


    • Complex Commercial Arbitration & Litigation Disputes.

    • Prime Contractor-Subcontractor Disputes.

    • Construction Variance Disputes.

    • Commercial Real Estate Disputes. 

    • Joint Venture, Shareholder & Partnership Disputes.

    • Disputes concerning Breach of Non-Compete Clauses.

    • Commercial Debt Collections.

    • General Civil, Real Estate, Family, Asset Protection & Probate Disputes.

    • General Business Disputes between Buyers and Sellers.

  • Cross-Border
    Arbitration & Litigation Team

    Our Cross-Border Arbitration & Litigation Group's Strategy First Focus has garnered us international accolades from the media and rating services for assisting clients in cross-border and international legal matters.  

    What we do best


    • Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Domestic Courts.
    • Cross-border Commercial Litigation.
    • International Arbitration under IAAA, ICC, ICSD, JAMS, KCAB, SIAC, UNCITRAL and other arbitral panel rules.  
    • Domestic Litigation against multinational parties.
    • Domestic Arbitration against multinational parties.
    • International Mediation.
    • Litigation Strategy & Conflict Resolution Plans.
  • Market Entry Group

    We help international clients enter some of the most difficulty markets in the world via our Street-smart, Strategy First, Global Experience & Local Connections.

    What we do best


    • Establishment of Corporations in China, Hong Kong, Korean, North America & SE Asia.

    • Joint Venture, Acquisition and Partner Due Diligence Services.

    • Establishing Joint Ventures and Partnerships with Foreign Firms & Entrepreneurs.

    • Partnering with foreign firms via license and tech-transfer agreements.

    • Negotiation of Agreements with Foreign Firms. 

    • Market Research & Risk Assessments.

    • Complete Turn-key Office Setup.

    • Financing & Bridge Loans for Global Startups and Growing Businesses.

  • Franchise & Distribution Team

    Our Franchise & Distribution Team helps franchisors expand globally.  We assist clients with our Global Experience - Local Connections via our Strategy First policy.

    What we do best


    • Franchise Program Establishment & Development.
    • Franchise Master & Multi-Unit Prospect Development.
    • Franchise M&A and Franchisor Financing.
    • Financial, Business, Legal Risk & Franchisee Monitoring Services. 
    • Franchise Supply Chain Development Services. 
    • Turn-key Franchise Program.
    • Setup of International Distribution channels.
    • Setup of International Supply chains. 
    • Registration of Franchises.
  • Human Resources/Employment Law Team

    Our Human Resources/Employment Law Team assists clients in employee and employment challenges and opportunities. 

    What we do best


    • Contract, Redundancy, Termination & Union Negotiations.
    • Human Resource Strategy.
    • Human Resources Administration.
    • Human Resources Management.
    • Executive Compensation, Severance & Redundancy Benefits.
    • Interim & Transformation Management.
    • Senior Executive Search.
    • Team Setup & Retention.
  • Strategic Management Group

    The Strategic Management Group (SMG) is the heart and soul of Hayes & Simon, P.C.  All consultants, at one time, worked within SMG and learned our Strategy First and proactive litigation and settlement policies & procedures.

    What we do best


    • Compliance Audits.
    • Corporate Strategy & Policy.
    • Corporate Restructuring.
    • Crisis/Transformation Management.
    • Interim Management.
    • M&A Strategy.
    • Negotiations.
    • Litigation & Arbitration Support Services.
    • International Mentorship & Coaching Services.​


Managing Partner Sean Hayes Receives Highest Rating from AVVO, LawAsia & Corp. International.

Sean Hayes received the highest rating from AVVO, a leading legal rating company for International Law.  Sean Hayes is the Managing Partner of Staiano-Hayes, LLP.  Sean Hayes has worked on many of the leading international legal issues facing companies in some of the most challenging markets in Asia.  

Sean Hayes regularly is quoted by leading publications (NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, France 24, The Korean Times & Arirang).  Sean Hayes is a former professor of law and the first non-Korean to have worked for the South Korean court system.  

Sean has, also, received the highest ranking from other major law rating agencies, including, LawAsia & Corp. International.  

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