Mehmet F. Polat is a U.S. licensed attorney focusing on commercial litigation and various corporate & business law matters. He is the founder of Polat Law Firm.
Mr. Polat obtained his law degree from Ankara University (LL.B Faculty of Law) in 1990 in Ankara, Turkey. In 1994, he got admitted to the Ankara Bar in Turkey. In 2001 Mr. Polat obtained his Master`s Degree in International Trade and Commercial Law (LL.M.) from Temple University, Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia, U.S. In 2003, Mr. Polat got admitted to the New York State Bar. He is also admitted to practice before the United States Federal Courts in the Sourthern District of New York.
Before his U.S. legal career, Mr. Polat worked as a legal consultant for the Turkish Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Ankara, and its Council of Europe Representation Bureau in Strasbourg, France.
From time to time, Mr. Polat participates as a speaker in conferences in Turkey, organized by the U.S. Trade Office in Turkey, the Turkish Chamber of Commerce and similar organizations. In this capacity, he advises Turkish exporters desiring to do business in the United States regarding export risks and legal issues commonly encountered when conducting trade with the United States.
Antje L. Gallant
Antje L. Gallant is a U.S. licensed attorney focusing on commercial litigation, business and corporate law matters including complex contracts and business licensing matters. Ms. Gallant currently serves as of-counsel for Polat Law Firm and also pursues her own practice.
Prior to starting her own practice, Ms. Gallant worked for several years at a boutique litigation practice in Manhattan where she focused on corporate law and litigation for an internationally focused client base. She is fluent in English and German, and has a working knowledge of French and Spanish.
Originally from Germany, Ms. Gallant received her Jurist degree from Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University in Frankfurt, Germany in 2001. She graduated with Honors from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, California in 2003, obtaining an LL.M (Master of Laws) degree in US Legal Studies.
Ms. Gallant passed the California bar exam and is admitted to practice in New York State. She handles commercial transactional matters of various types, including business licensing, as well as commercial litigation.