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Carl van der Zandt


Carl’s diverse practice includes U.S. and international corporate and commercial law, intellectual property, and business litigation. After practicing commercial and intellectual property law with several major international law firms in Amsterdam and New York, Carl started his own law firm in New York City in 2008. In 2013 he joined HBA which has benefited his international clients because of the wide range of legal expertise available within the firm, especially in the field of m&a, venture capital, and litigation.


Carl’s personal focus is on trans-Atlantic transactions and investments. Having served more than 300 European companies with business interest in in the U.S., Carl’s extensive and unique international and U.S. experience is highly valued among clients, from start-ups to publicly listed companies.


Although at core a “business attorney”, Carl has successfully navigated the U.S. Courts as well, both as plaintiff’s and defendant’s counsel.


Carl publishes frequently on U.S. legal topics for foreign entrepreneurs and is a recognized speaker and lecturer both in Europe and the U.S. on international transactions, supply chain related legal matters, and intellectual property law. Carl is an adjunct professor at Fordham University School of Law and publishes short video’s about legal aspects of doing business in the U.S.A. on (Dutch website).


Carl is a board member of The Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation and  Dutch Business Lawyers Abroad.


Aside from family life, Carl’s personal interests include photography, trail running, and a “whole foods plant based” life style.

Education + Languages
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York 2004 (LL.M.)
  • University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Law, The Netherlands 1991 (LL.M.)
  • Languages: English, Dutch, German
State Bar Admissions / Memberships
  • Member Dutch Bar 1996 – 2004
  • Member New York State Bar 2005 – current
  • Member New York State Bar Association
  • Member International Bar Association

Een inleiding tot Amerikaans contractenrecht.

Over corporations en limited liability companies.

Zaken doen in de V.S. vanuit Europa.

Introductie-video Amerikaanse Zaken.

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