NICHOLAS G. KARAMBELAS
Named Attorney of the Year 2015
Helenic Lawyers Association of New York
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Nicholas G. Karambelas is a founding partner of Sfikas & Karambelas, LLP and practices in the District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.), Baltimore, Maryland, New York City, New York with correspondent offices in Athens, Greece and Nicosia, Cyprus. He practices in the areas of business entity organization, international law and business transactions, e-commerce, securities, franchising and appellate litigation. He has written numerous articles on corporate, commercial, and transactional law. He has authored a three-volume treatise entitled Limited Liability Companies: Law, Practice and Forms” which has been published in its second edition by Thomson West Company. The treatise has been updated in June and October of each year since 1994. The treatise is available in electronic form at www.westlaw.com: database:llcplf. He is writing and publishing electronic treatises on drafting contracts, drafting and interpreting statutes and regulations and on the law of international business transactions.
Mr. Karambelas was a drafter of the revised business entity laws of the District of Columbia. He is admitted to practice law in the State of New York, the District of Columbia, the State of Maryland, the federal courts and the Supreme Court of United States.
Mr. Karambelas holds a Bachelor of Arts from Union College, a Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law and a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University School of Public and International Affairs. He was elected as Secretary of the D.C. Bar and served for 2004-2005. He was a member of Publications Committee of the D.C. Bar and the Federal Legislation Committee of the Association of the Bar of New York City. He served as Co-Chair of the Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Committee of the D.C. Bar and teaches numerous CLE courses including business entity laws, international business transactions, franchising and European Union law and institutions.
Mr. Karambelas is an arbitrator for the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. He chairs the American Hellenic Lawyers’ Society of Greater Washington, D.C. He is a Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the American Community Schools of Athens, Greece, Inc. Mr. Karambelas serves as a Director on the Board of Directors of the American Hellenic Institute and American Hellenic Institute Foundation Inc.
George Washington University, The National Law Center, Washington DC: Advanced Studies in Business Planning and Legislative Drafting and Procedure, 1980
Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs, New York, NY: Master of International Affairs, Specialization: International Law and Middle Eastern Affairs, 1979
Fordham University, School of Law, New York, NY: Juris Doctor, 1978
University of Athens, School of Law, Athens, Greece: Advanced Studies in Comparative Law, 1978
Tufts University, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Medford, MA:Advanced Studies in International Trade and Economics, 1976
Union College, Schenectady, NY: Bachelor of Arts in English and Comparative Literature, Cum Laude, 1975
Secretary and Member of the Board of Governors, District of Columbia Bar, 2004-2005
Member, District of Columbia Corporate Law Revision Project
Member, Publications Committee of the District of Columbia Bar
Member, New York State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Committee
Corresponding Editor, American Society of International Law
Arbitrator, Superior Court of the District of Columbia
Member & Co-Chair, Continuing Legal Education Committee, D.C. Bar 1996-2002
Faculty, Continuing Legal Education Courses of the District of Columbia Bar
Chair, American Hellenic Lawyers' Society of Washington, D.C.
Board of Advisors and Volunteer Legal Counsel, American Hellenic Institute
Member, The Barristers
Member, The Counsellors
Member, Board of Trustees of Edmund Burke School
Perry Sfikas is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia and Pennsylvania. Mr. Sfikas served as a Congressional and Senatorial Aide to Senator Barbara Mikulski from 1985 - 1990. In 1988, and 1992, Mr. Sfikas served as a Delegate to the Democratic National Convention.
Mr. Sfikas has held public office since 1991. He first won election to the Baltimore City Council in 1991. In 1994, he was elected to the Maryland State Senate as the Senator for the 46th Legislative District. Mr. Sfikas won reelection to the Maryland Senate in 1998. The 46th Legislative District is composed of some of Baltimore City’s most economically vital neighborhoods, included in the district are historic Hamilton, Fells Point, Canton, Highlandtown (Greektown), Dundalk - home of the Dundalk Marine Terminal, The Port of Baltimore, Little Italy, and Inner Harbor East. As State Senator Mr. Sfikas is a member of the Economic and Environmental Affairs Committee, Joint Committee on Chesapeake Bay Critical Areas, the Executive Nominations Committee, the Maryland Environmental Land Trust as well as the Environmental, Health, and the Ethics and Election Laws Subcommittees. He is the Vice-chair of the Baltimore City Senate Delegation.
Mr. Sfikas is a member of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA), the Baltimore Jewish Council’s Inter-Ethnic Task Force, the Fells Point Creative Alliance, the Southeast Community Association (SECO), and is the Past President of the Bayview Civic Association. Mr. Sfikas concentrates on matters of Immigration Law.
University of Baltimore, School of Law, Baltimore, MA: Juris Doctor, 1985
George Washington University, Washington, DC: Master of Science, Technology and Public Policy, 1979
George Washington University, Washington, DC: Bachelor of Arts in Public and International Affairs, 1977