As one of only a handful of attorneys licensed in both the U.S. and Greece, Mr. Kounoupis has practiced international and comparative law for over 25 years. After practicing corporate and securities law for one of the largest Philadelphia law firms (Fox, Rothschild), Mr. Kounoupis formed his own law firm, with offices in the U.S., Athens and Thessaloniki Greece, focusing on U.S.-Greek legal matters. He is the former legal advisor to the Greek Embassy and the Greek-American Chamber of Commerce, as well as multiple other organizations, including, at one time or another, almost all major Greek-American organizations. He has represented numerous municipalities, police organizations and public unions in legal matters, as well as having acted as general counsel to a major NASDAQ corporation. He is a frequent lecturer on international business and employment matters including regularly presenting for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and appearing on television’s “American Law Journal”. He has been quoted in numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, C-Span, the Philadelphia Inquirer and Court TV. Notable recent cases involving Greek law have included representation of the heirs and estate of the Patriarch of Alexandria (second highest member of the Orthodox Church worldwide) in litigation against Boeing for a crash in Greece; a successful trial victory in Greece, in a Hague child kidnapping case, over Greece’s premiere trial attorney; and representation of a major U.S. software manufacturer in closing a multi-million dollar Greek computer contract.

 

Officially recognized internationally as the foremost writer on Greek law in the United States, George Kounoupis is at the top of his profession in terms of U.S.-Greek law and has no substitute.

 

Areas of Practice

  • International Law
  • Greek Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Tax Law
  • Wills
  • Employment Law -- Employee

 

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1987
  • Greece, 1989
  • New Jersey, 1987

 

Education

  • Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - 1987
    • Honors: Dean's List
  • Lehigh University
    • B.A. - 1984
    • Honors: Highest Honors

 

Published Works

  • American Bar Association, BNA, International Labor Law Treatise on Greece
  • American Bar Association's International Restrictive Covenant Treatise
  • "Ethics Guide for Lawyers", American Bar Association's U.S. Lawyers Practicing Abroad Committee's, Chapter on Greece
  • American Bar Association/BNA Books Restrictive Covenants Treatise, Chapter on Greece
  • "Foreign Tax and Trade Briefs", LLM Publications/Thomas Jefferson School of Law's, Chapter on Greek Taxation
  • American Bar Association/IBA Lawyer's Guide to Athens
  • American Bar Association/IBA Lawyer's Guide to Thessaloniki
  • Panelists on American Law Journal Television

 

Honors and Awards

  • America's Top 50 Lawyers - Pennsylvania - International Law
  • AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2011 - Present
  • SuperLawyer in International Law, as published in Philadelphia Magazine (representing the top 5% of practicing attorneys)
  • Honorary Member, Litigation Counsel of America's International Law Committee
  • Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America
  • Round-Table Discussion Featured in General Counsel Magazine

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association U.S. Lawyers Practicing Abroad Committee, Co-Chair

 

Contact Info:

610-865-2608

 

 

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George S. Kounoupis - Top 50 Lawyer - Pennsylvania - International Law