Appen P. Menon

Partner, New York

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Appen P. Menon

Banks and corporations from different parts of the world rely on Appen Menon to guide them through the ever-evolving field of banking and finance law, especially in structuring sophisticated loan agreements.

Foreign and domestic banking clients, many of which have been his clients for decades, seek Appen’s counsel on all kinds of commercial loan transactions, often valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Typical secured and unsecured loan transactions include term loans, revolving credit facilities, acquisition loans, syndicated loans, construction loans, participation in loans and Letters of Credit.

His role as outside counsel often includes advising on employment issues, including termination of employees and key-officers, separation agreements, and other day-to-day operational concerns.

He also advises banks on domestic compliance and regulatory laws. Working closely with the litigation team, he leads negotiations and where necessary, litigates disputes when they arise with regard to bankruptcies, debt recovery issues, foreclosures and problem loan workouts.

Appen’s practice further includes the representation of corporations in industries ranging from pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, technology and healthcare. He advises and represents these clients in matters involving acquisitions, transactions, corporate governance and subsidiary agreements, in addition to litigation and immigration issues.

Also, as a seasoned immigration attorney, Appen advises domestic and international corporate and individual clients in immigration matters.  His immigration practice is primarily focused on L-1 intra-company transferee visas and on foreign investment visas.  Appen assists clients considering EB-5 investment opportunities and counsels investors through all stages of the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program.

Appen has established an active niche practice where he advises and represents foreign entities, including many banks and corporations based in India. He has also represented them on forming subsidiaries and licensing their branches in the United States. His wide network of loyal contacts frequently seek his counsel on both the establishment of subsidiaries and affiliates of Indian companies in the United States, and the setting up of U.S. business entities in India. He has also worked closely on deals involving borrowers and banks from countries like Dubai, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Australia, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Mexico, Chile and the Cayman Islands.