Nick Ananin, ESQ, EA
Owner and Founder at Premier Legal Solutions
Nick Ananin is a PA-barred attorney and IRS Enrolled Agent. Nick Ananin is admitted to practice before the U.S. Tax Court.
He has almost 10 years of experience in the areas of income taxation, including income tax planning and compliance for high-net-worth individuals, law firms, medical offices, schools, transportation companies, and other closely held businesses.
Nick enjoys providing consulting services on various business law matters, tax-efficient structures for start-ups, business organizations, licensing issues, and is well versed in proactive tax planning for LLCs, corporations, partnerships, and other types of businesses.
In 2019, Nick was a legal intern in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, where in close collaboration with the Judge and his law clerks, he assisted in drafting the Third Circuit Court`s opinions on civil and criminal cases. Nick conducted legal research and drafted opinions on procedural and substantive issues (including contractual matters, matters of bankruptcy court’s discretion, statutory interpretation as it relates to common law, First Amendment and Due Process issues, and issues related to RICO cases).
Nick received his Bachelor of Business Administration with concentration in accounting from Temple University’s Fox School of Business and Management in 2010, where he was on the Dean’s List, and was privileged to become a member of Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society, the highest honor attainable at an AACSB accredited school of business, which the top 5% of business school programs around the world, with members at the top 10% of undergraduate students.
Nick is also the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s scholarship nominee, one of the most prestigious scholarship programs in the nation, most of whose undergraduate scholars attend Harvard University, Yale University, Columbia University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Nick received his Juris Doctorate from Rutgers University School of Law, where he was on the Dean’s List for his academic success.
In addition to his legal practice, Nick owns and manages a boutique accounting firm, leading a team of CPAs and staff accountants and co-owns a digital advertising agency. Nick is highly skilled in the areas of negotiation, and has also been an inspirational educator, entrepreneur, and a motivational speaker.
Executive assistant, Senior Paralegal
Lev "Leo" Burkov is an experienced law clerk with a career spanning over a decade in the legal field. His journey began in 2009 at Kagan&Partners (Mosсow, Russia) where he gained valuable experience and honed his skills in legal document preparation, research, and project execution.
Throughout his career, Leo has worked in various legal roles, including Director of the Legal Department at YA.TAXI, a leading international ride-sharing company, where he successfully grew the Legal Department from scratch and achieved favorable outcomes in trials, ensuring the company`s operations were not hindered.
Prior to that, Leo served as a Senior Lawyer at BALTBET, one of Russia`s largest sports betting companies, where he handled a significant number of trial cases across different regions, saving the company substantial amounts through successful defenses against illegal tax inspections and fines.
Leo`s legal expertise extends to his time as an In-house Lawyer at LTD "Forlite.ru," a company specializing in unique lightning technology, where he streamlined contracts, registered trademarks, and technology patents, and implemented an integrated e-paperwork system for efficient document circulation.
Before his experience at "Forlite.ru," Leo worked as a Legal Advisor at JSC "MTS," the largest mobile network provider in Russia. In this role, he analyzed and corrected commercial estate contracts and achieved a high success rate in trials related to breaches of contracts and labor law issues.
Leo is currently pursuing a Paralegal Certificate from CLS by BARBRI, affiliated with Framingham State University in Massachusetts, to further enhance his legal qualifications.
With his extensive legal experience, Leo brings valuable skills in legal research, document preparation, and analysis to support attorneys and deliver effective legal solutions. He continues to make significant contributions in the legal field, ensuring compliance, providing valuable insights, and assisting clients in navigating complex legal matters.
Sanjana Bellam is a dedicated Business Paralegal with a passion for providing comprehensive legal support to clients navigating through business, immigration, and intellectual property law. Sanjana Bellam has a strong educational background with both an LLB degree from the UK and an LLM degree from the US, which signifies her international legal expertise and diverse knowledge.
At Premier Legal Solutions LLC, Sanjana’s capabilities shine brightly in the areas of corporate law. She's been instrumental in assisting clients with zoning permits, rental licenses, and various legal documents crucial to business operations. Her in-depth understanding of tax allocations across states has also positioned her as a reliable advisor on multifaceted tax matters.
However, Sanjana's experience with immigration law is particularly noteworthy. During her tenure at Quality Matrix, she actively supported the immigration team in case planning and administration. From crafting petitions for immigration-related issues, such as PERM and H-1B, to developing effective communication strategies to ensure compliance, Sanjana has showcased both her technical expertise and her commitment to delivering results. Acting as a bridge between clients and legal counsel, she has exemplified a deep dedication to client success.
Sanjana's academic pursuits have been marked by exceptional accomplishments. Her thesis, "Music Copyright Law and the Deterioration of Progress in the Useful Arts," reflects her deep insights into intellectual property matters. Additionally, her dissertation, "Intellectual Property Law: Can AI Be Patented Under EU Law?" showcases her keen interest in cutting-edge legal issues.
Outside her legal pursuits, Sanjana possesses a passion for linguistic exploration and personal growth. Her strong command of English helps ensure her clients get well-organized and further reflects in her ability to articulate complex legal concepts and craft clear, and persuasive legal documents. She finds joy in learning new languages and delving into various cultures, which is evident in her proficiency in Telugu, English, Hindi, and French, reflecting her commitment to expanding her horizons
Alexey "Alex" Lapin is a highly accomplished legal professional with a master`s degree in law from the prestigious Kazan Federal University in Russia. He started his career by advising small businesses and also dedicated over four years to teaching legal disciplines to high school students. After completing his studies in 2005, Alex entered the oil and gas sector in Moscow, where he made significant contributions to the establishment of the first private oil refinery in Russia, CJSC Antipinsky Oil Refinery, between 2005 and 2008.
In 2008, he joined Oil & Gas Company RussNeft (PJSC), one of the largest private oil and gas companies in Russia. From 2013, Alex served as the Head of the M&A Restructuring Division at RussNeft. In this role, he was instrumental in optimizing the company`s corporate structure to address new challenges and changes in legislation. His leadership has led to successful acquisitions of significant business assets and the development of new projects, driving dynamic growth for the company.
Throughout his career, Alex has specialized in various fields of law in Russia, including corporate law, labor law, tax law, and antitrust policy. He has also gained experience in conducting agreements with international elements, utilizing the law of England and Wales for transactions involving foreign parties.
Using his knowledge and valuable experience, Alex assists Nick Ananin by actively participating in the implementation of various projects. He continues to make significant contributions in the legal field, ensuring compliance, providing valuable insights, and assisting clients in navigating complex legal matters.
Maria Volovik is an indispensable assistant to attorney Nick Ananin, specializing in accounting. She leverages this accounting expertise to assist the attorney in providing tax law services to clients. An analytical mindset and result-oriented work are Maria's key qualities, essential in conditions of tough competition and constantly growing time constraints. In Premier Legal Solutions, Maria Volovik, in addition to taxation, deals with licensing and zoning issues, immigration law, social security matters, and many others.
During her professional career before moving to the USA, Maria Volovik held various responsible positions in Belarus. In 2013-2015, Maria demonstrated herself as a responsible and results-oriented employee at LLC "BelKumysProm". Her responsibilities at Renaissance Hotel Marriott International (2015-2016) included work as an accountant, inventory of assets, control of accounts receivable and payable, accounting for fixed assets and depreciation, calculation of employee salaries, and ensuring the preparation of financial and statistical reports.
Four years of financial consulting and outsourcing at LLC "StreamGroup" and LLC "LeaderPartner" allowed Maria Volovik to enhance her knowledge in the field of economics and finance. Inspired by the desire to expand her professional horizons, Maria is currently preparing to take the exam to obtain the Enrolled Agent status (confirmed by the corresponding license), allowing her to represent clients' interests before the IRS.