Nevena advises 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 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 advises clients on export licensing, economic sanctions, and related internal controls, including compliance under the Export Administration Act, the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). Nevena also advises clients on the restrictions on foreign investment and acquisition of US companies and counsels them through the review process conducted by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). Nevena is particularly well equipped to guide foreign and domestic companies through the CFIUS clearance process and the M&A issues that it involves due to her expertise in both M&A and CFIUS/export compliance.
Among her leadership roles, Nevena serves as the head of the Philadelphia corporate department, the firm's Philadelphia Co-Hiring Partner, a member of the Firm’s Finance Committee and a member of 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
- Selected to the "Emerging Leaders" list by M&A Advisor (2016)*
- Named to the "Lawyers on the Fast Track" list by The Legal Intelligencer (2013)*
- Selected to the "Super Lawyers - Rising Stars" list for Business/Corporate Law in Pennsylvania (2011-2019)*