our team


Jeff Gutchess leads the AXS LAW Trial & Litigation Teams. He has 25 years of experience trying cases and advising businesses in all types of disputes. Over the past 10 years he has prosecuted a number of plaintiffs’ business to business cases recovering tens of millions of dollars and hundreds of millions in value for aggrieved business owners.


Morgan Geller's practice focuses on franchise law, distribution, hospitality, and emerging businesses. She has significant experience advising franchisor clients on franchise sales and disclosure compliance issues, drafting and preparing franchise disclosure documents, and franchise agreements. Morgan also regularly advises and counsels franchisees on the purchase of franchises.


Andrew Cromer is a seasoned attorney with a wide variety of legal experience. He has extensive experience in corporate and transactional matters as well as litigation and intellectual property in the hospitality and retail sector Andrew also brings both real estate and corporate transactional experience to AXS LAW.


Anthony Narula is a passionate, practical, and proven litigator. He frequently represents mortgage lenders and developers, as well as provides counsel to technology, transportation, and construction firms. Anthony’s clients consider him to be a strategic partner, and in each case, he develops meaningful client relationships. He is constantly learning about the underlying economics of his client’s industry, making Anthony uniquely able to shape strong business deals.


Jessica Shraybman focuses her legal practice on business and intellectual property. She represents companies at all stages of the business lifecycle and is a trusted advisor to entrepreneurs, investors, and institutions. From startup and technology, interactive media, hospitality, cannabis, and other retail companies, to nonprofit organizations and creatives, Ms. Shraybman serves as General Counsel to clients across a broad range of industries.  


Bernardo is a Brazilian attorney specializing in cross-border disputes and complex civil litigation in the United States and Brazil. Bernardo’s career started at a leading Brazilian law firm, and culminated in the establishment of his own boutique law firm, in Brasilia, Brazil, with a focus on tax litigation.


Ben Wolkov’s practice focuses on a broad range of corporate counseling and domestic and international transactions, with a primary focus on business formation, business growth, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, venture capital investments and financings, and joint ventures and strategic alliances.


Lauren Forenza’s practice includes general corporate matters, domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, debt and equity investments and venture capital investments in a broad range of industries.

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Alice Férot is an attorney specializing in complex civil and corporate matters. She has gained significant experience in the resolution of business disputes and high-profile litigation through her experience as a federal clerk, as litigator at premier boutique litigation firms, and as corporate counsel for a defense contractor. Alice is trained both in the US and in France and is admitted to practice law in the states of Florida and New York.


Josh Shore excels at legal research and writing and focuses his practice on complex trial and appellate litigation in state and federal court. He has successfully represented both individual and institutional clients in a variety of high stakes matters, including corporate divorces, contract disputes, and the civil implications of white-collar criminal investigations. Josh’s clients and colleagues appreciate his hands-on, collaborative approach to problem solving and devising workable solutions to serious problems. 


Ivana is AXS LAW Group Office Manager. She brings over 7 years of experience in Office Management, Human Resources, and Accounting in the legal field. 


Jeremy Ben-David is an experienced corporate and real estate transactional attorney, and has represented companies of all sizes, ranging from start-ups to large multi-national companies, along with their officers and directors, through all aspects of a business’ life cycle, starting with formation, through growth, and ending in liquidity events and exits.


Michelle White brings over 10 years of experience to the firm which she now uses to help grow the title and closing real estate division within AXS LAW's Real Estate Law practice representing buyers, owners, developers, lenders and brokers involved in commercial and residential real estate in South Florida.


Rossana Arteaga-Gomez practices civil litigation and criminal defense in both federal and state court. She has tried approximately 20 cases to verdict. Rossana’s extensive and varied litigation experience, negotiation skills, and trial tactics have resulted in a track record of exceptional outcomes over many years of practice. She excels at organizing and leading trial teams comprised of lawyers, expert witnesses, consultants, investigators and paraprofessionals.


Andy joined AXS LAW’s litigation practice group in February of 2020. He offers creative, practical solutions to suit his clients’ needs, viewing himself not merely as a legal advisor for individuals and institutions, but as a strategic partner and member of the family or organization.

His practice extends to all areas and all aspects of litigation, from the outset of a case through trial. He possesses experience advocating on behalf of his clients at the state and federal level, in all manner of civil and criminal matters.


Lina has over 12 years of experience in various areas of the law, with the last 7 years primarily focused on intellectual property litigation working in NYC boutique firms. 

As a paralegal, Lina works behind the scenes to ensure that her colleagues always have what they need to represent clients. She is responsible for all phases of litigation support, including drafting court documents, discovery, case management, trial preparation, and trial support.


Allen is a highly accomplished lawyer with over 30 years of law experience advising on highly sophisticated, cross-border Latin American and Caribbean financing and corporate transactions, most notably having represented the government of Belize in five separate sovereign bond transactions totaling over $1 billion.