Nevena advises middle-market public and private companies in a variety of transactional and corporate finance matters, including mergers and acquisitions and lending and secured transactions. She also provides general corporate counsel services to startup and emerging growth companies from formation through all stages of growth, including entity formation, financing, commercial transactions and exit strategies.
Additionally, Nevena serves as bond, borrower's and underwriter's counsel in municipal and tax-exempt financing transactions, with an emphasis on health care and higher education revenue bond financings.
Co-chair of the firm's International Trade Group, Nevena represents domestic and international clients in import and export control matters. She handles issues relating to customs classification requirements; develops and updates internal compliance policies and procedures; and advises on export licensing and other export controls, including compliance under the Export Administration Act, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) regulations and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).
Nevena also serves on the Steering Committee of the firmwide Women’s Initiative.
Before Fox Rothschild
Prior to joining the firm, Nevena worked at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia in Beirut, Lebanon, as well as the United Nations Children's Fund in New York.
Beyond Fox Rothschild
Nevena is a member of the Steering Committee of the American Bar Association's Export Controls and Economic Sanctions Committee, as well as its International Trade Committee.
International Trade Law Compass
The laws and regulations governing international trade are especially complex and can be overwhelming for companies doing business across national borders. The rapidly expanding global marketplace, however, has made compliance more important than ever. Failure to heed these laws can have serious and lasting consequences as dire as criminal charges against the company and individual employees. This blog will offer a steady stream of updates on a broad range of international trade issues, including customs/import compliance, export controls and sanctions, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and cross-border contracts.
Honors & Awards
- Awarded the Emerging Leader Award by The M&A Advisor (2016)
- Named to "Lawyers on the Fast Track" by The Legal Intelligencer (2013)
- Named a Pennsylvania "Rising Star" by Philadelphia Magazine and Law & Politics Magazine (2011-2013, 2015-2017)