Nicholas Arons joined Katsky Korins in 2017, after spending a decade at a boutique firm devoted to international clients and cross-border transactions. He currently represents large, international family offices, private equity funds, and executives, including many from Latin America, with extensive holdings and operations in the United States. He has structured and implemented the acquisition of closely-held businesses, started new businesses, and advised on cross-border joint ventures, finance deals, restaurant and sports related industries, the purchase and registration of aircrafts, and multi-generational trusts for family succession. Nicholas handles the legal work for several celebrity-led liquor brands, well-known consumer goods, popular restaurant chains, and global musicians touring the United States. He has supervised complex commercial litigation and white collar matters, and served for years as counsel to the main cooperator in the FIFA conspiracy case. He is the outside general counsel to several small businesses and non-profit organizations, and is very active as a director on non-profit boards. Nicholas is particularly proud to serve pro bono non-profit organizations that enhance the role of women and people of color in the music community. He is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.
After graduating from law school, Nicholas served as law clerk to the Hon. Rosemary S. Pooler, on the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals. He was a Fulbright Scholar in Brazil and his book on this research was published by the University of Arizona Press.
At NYU Law School, Nicholas was a Fellow in the Arthur Garfield Hays civil liberties program and the Institute for International Law and Justice, which was a full year merit scholarship in international law. He was the recipient of the John Sexton Award for service to the law school, the Gary E. Moncrieffe award to the outstanding student in the area of race and law, and the John Perry Prize to the student who exemplified civil liberties values.
At Yale University, he was the recipient of the Ellsworth Prize, the Bildner Prize, the Henry Hart Rice Prize, the Tristan Perlroth Fellowship, and the Richter Fellowship. Nicholas grew up in Washington, D.C. where he attended the Sidwell Friends School. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.