AbstoneLalley, Inc. Expands Services To Offer International Mergers and Acquisitions Advising to Legal and Corporate Clients

CHICAGO – January 8, 2014 – AbstoneLalley, Inc., a minority-owned legal and corporate consulting firm with offices in Chicago, New York and the San Francisco Bay Area, announced today that Bennett Lowenthal, a former Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State, has joined the company as International Mergers and Acquisitions Advisor. In this role, Mr. Lowenthal will draw from his extensive international experience to serve as a strategic partner for AbstoneLalley’s legal and corporate clients who are interested in establishing offices overseas.

During his 23-year career as a diplomat for the U.S. government, Mr. Lowenthal lived and worked in countries in Eastern and Western Europe, South America and the Middle East, becoming proficient in half a dozen languages. He has developed an extensive network of contacts, ranging from overseas business professionals and Washington, D.C. insiders to U.S. diplomatic and consular officials and foreign journalists. It is his practical experience navigating this network and thorough understanding of different cultures that allows Mr. Lowenthal to serve as a trusted advisor to his clients.

“It’s imperative for any business looking to establish an office overseas to develop an in-depth understanding of its prospective market,” said Bennett Lowenthal, International Mergers and Acquisitions Advisor, AbstoneLalley, Inc. “As part of the AbstoneLalley team, I continue to build on my career in the Foreign Service to serve our legal and corporate clients in an international capacity. By partnering with our clients as a strategic advisor, I help them establish a network in their desired market, identify potential merger partners and deal effectively with host-country officials in setting up an international office. My availability to be on-site in any location worldwide speaks to the level of personalized service AbstoneLalley offers our clients.”

“Leading law firms and corporations are recognizing that establishing a physical presence in a foreign market is not only a competitive advantage – in many cases, it has become a necessity,” said Rodney L. Abstone II, CEO of AbstoneLalley, Inc. “That’s where AbstoneLalley comes in. By leveraging Bennett’s global connections and breadth of international experience, we provide our clients unparalleled expertise with a level of personalized service that is hard to find in today’s market. Coupled with our competitive pricing structure, AbstoneLalley is well-equipped to help our legal and corporate clients build a successful business on a global scale.”