Welcome to the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council
Gene M. Burd, Esq., Marks Sokolov and Burd, LLC.
Managing Director of Kyiv Office
Co-Chair Philadelphia Bar International Law Committee
Philadelphia, PA, Monday, October 22, 2007

The International Law Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association will
have an open meeting on Ukraine in November 1.  I would like to ask you
to distribute this invitation. Thank you for your assistance in that.
Regards, Gene. 


The next meeting of the International Law Committee will be held on
Thursday, November 1, 2007, between 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m., at the
Philadelphia Bar Association.  The topic is COUNTRY INTRODUCTION - UKRAINE

Until recently many Westerners failed to recognize Ukraine as a truly
independent country.  However, events of the past several years have shown that they were wrong.  Ukraine has been steadily gaining its international recognition and independent profile.

Only three weeks ago Ukraine conducted parliamentary elections which have been unequivocally recognized as democratic and fair.  Hopefully by the time of the meeting the new parliament will form the government and get to business.

Our speakers will be Richard Steffens, a Senior Commercial Officer at the US Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine and a representative of the Ukrainian Embassy in Washington (invited) who will discuss recent political and business
developments in Ukraine as well as potential business opportunities and

Mr. Steffens is a Wharton graduate who served in various positions with the
Department of Commerce since 1991. He was assigned to his current position in Ukraine in August 2006, prior to which he served in Russia, Iraq and Czech Republic.

This meeting is open to all members of the Philadelphia Bar Association as
well as non-lawyers interested in Ukraine.  Please RSVP as soon as possible
as the space is limited.

Register on-line at www.philadelphiabar.org or complete this form and return it with payment to: International Law Committee - November 1, 2007 - Luncheon Program; Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19107-2911 or Fax to (215) 238-1159.

The cost of lunch is $7.50 per person and will only be prepared for those
that have made reservations and paid in advance either via check or credit
card.  Checks should be made payable to the Philadelphia Bar Association.
To secure your reservation, please complete the form below, including credit
card information, unless a check has been included.

All reservations that are not canceled 24 hours prior to the event will be
subject to a cancellation fee of $7.50.  To cancel, please contact Dawn
Burger at 215-238-6367 or dburger@philabar.org.  Contact Gene Burd,
gburd (at) mslegal.com.