Nicola Fiordalisi’s practice concentrates on the areas of corporate finance, mergers-acquisitions, joint-ventures and general corporate law as well as on international strategic planning and business growth.
Mr. Fiordalisi has advised hundreds of Italian based companies on the planning and establishment of their U.S. manufacturing and sales operations. He has also counseled multicultural corporations in cross-border mergers, acquisitions and venture capital transactions.
Mr. Fiordalisi has worked closely with both Italian and American clients in structuring their financial, commercial and investment transactions, mainly in the area of manufacturing, energy and biotechnology.
He is frequently asked to serve as an international arbitrator by the American Arbitration Association and the International Center for Dispute Resolution. He is an author and speaker on topics of international trade and the legal aspects of doing business in Italy and the United States. Mr. Fiordalisi is also an adjunct law Professor at Chicago Kent College of Law (LLM Programs) as well as at Loyola University School of Law (JD and LLM Programs) where he teaches "Strategic Counseling to International Clients".
Mr. Fiordalisi serves as an Honorary Legal Adviser to the Italian Consul General of Chicago and as Honorary Legal Counsel to the Italian Trade Commission of Chicago. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Consiglio Generale degli Italiani all’Estero (CGIE) headquartered at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Rome, Italy. Licensed to practice in the United States and in Italy, Mr. Fiordalisi received a Juris Doctor both from the University of Bologna and Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
In 2015, Italian President Giorgio Napolitano conferred upon him the title of Knight of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.
Turin Chamber of Commerce – US Business Forum, November 2015. Speaker: “Agency and distribution agreements in the US. Strategic consideration, pitfalls and planning of product liability exposure.
UNINDUSTRIA BOLOGNA, May 2013. Roundtable with Companies of the Emilia Romagna area about “Doing Business in the United States”.