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Selcuk Akkas | Founding Partner

Attorney at Law, Licensed Mediator
Patent & Trademark Attorney, Patent & Trademark Expert Witness

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Our founder and managing partner Mr. Selcuk Akkas, was born in Eregli, Konya, finished his first and secondary education there, and moved to Istanbul to study law. After graduating from Faculty of Law of Istanbul University, he completed legal internship to qualify as a lawyer in 1992. He completed his obligatory military service as a military judge at the Military Court of the Turkish Army in Ankara and started to work for Eczacibasi Ilaç Pazarlama in 1994. He gained experience in business law and in intellectual and industrial rights law there before resigning in 1998 to move to the U.S.A. to improve his legal English and to study a master’s degree. He lived in Houston, Texas from 1998 to 2006, studying Legal English courses and finishing a master’s degree on American and international law at Lone Star College.

In addition to the above mentioned master’s degree, he worked as an intern at various American companies, University of Houston and Karadag Law Office in Houston to gain first hand experience in business and international law.

Mr. Akkas represents many domestic and international companies for legal matters of business law, commercial law, labor law and bankruptcy law.

Specialization in trademarks

Mr. Akkas is one of the first lawyers specialized in trademarks in Turkey, filing hundreds of applications for registration of trademarks, defended his clients’ rights against objections, and followed other official formalities with Turkish Patent Institute. He also defended his client’s rights on cancellation of trademarks, unfair competition and violation of trademark rights. Mr. Akkas is also specialized in the following fields;

Commercial Law

Mr. Akkas provides legal services on commercial and business law to all kinds of business entities. He provides consulting services, prepares draft investment agreements and provide legal services for incorporation formalities to foreign investors. At the same time, he provides legal consulting services to Turkish companies for investments they would do abroad.

Family Law

Mr. Akkas provides all kinds of legal preparation and other services for matters of divorce and family law. He coordinates filing of marriage termination lawsuits based on prenuptial agreements or disputes, alimony lawsuits, custody lawsuits, legal proceedings against violation of custody rights, and legal proceedings against violation of visiting rights, and following such lawsuits and legal proceedings, with the legal staff of this office. Furthermore, he supervises legal proceedings filed against defaults of alimony and following such lawsuits and legal proceedings.

Property Law

Mr. Akkas provides legal services at every stage ranging from purchasing, sale and project development stages, of the real estate industry. He is specialized in construction and environmental laws and regulations and in solving problems with municipalities. Lawsuits filed for matters of property law or development law are followed. Lawsuits filed for matters of mortgage, lease, sale, purchasing and title-deed are followed too.

Inheritance Law

Mr. Akkas provides all kinds of legal preparation and other services for matters of inheritance law and of family law. He coordinates filing of succession, inheritance, reduction of inheritance, last will and cancellation of will, all kinds of legal proceedings for inheritance and succession, filing of lawsuits to waive inheritance, other relevant lawsuits and following such lawsuits, with the legal staff of this office.

Bankruptcy Law

Mr. Akkas coordinates filing of all kinds of bailiff lawsuits, collection of debts, drafting of payment agreements, all kinds of legal transactions for foreclosure, pledge, etc., representing of debtors and creditors at meetings, lawsuits filed for postponement of bankruptcy, and following such lawsuits, with the legal staff of this office.

Labor Law

Mr. Akkas coordinates drafting of employment contracts, termination of such contracts, solving problems with labor unions, drafting of collective bargaining agreements, representing this office’s clients at negotiations, and all relevant legal proceedings, with the legal staff of this office.

Akkas & Associates has been the choice of numerous clients