Welcome to the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council

U.S.-Ukraine Business Council, Washington, DC
November 28, 2007

The Executive Committee of the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC) is pleased to announce it has approved the Ukrainian American Bar Association (UABA) as the 50th member of the USUBC.

Andy Bihun, Senior Advisor to the USUBC, and I have been working with Andrew A. Pidgirsky, Esq.,  Partner, Adams and Reese LLP, Houston, Texas, about this membership.  Andrew has served as president of the UABA and now serves as chairman of the board.

Andrew has told us the UABA is eager to join and wants to be an active member.  Andy Bihun and I both highly recommend the UABA to the USUBC executive committee.

The Ukrainian American Bar Association (UABA) is a professional legal association of U.S. judges, attorneys and law students of Ukrainian descent and those with an interest in Ukrainian matters.  The affiliate membership of the UABA includes Ukrainian and Canadian attorneys, Supreme Court and District Court judges and prosecutors from Ukraine as well as members of the Ukrainian Parliament.

The UABA Scholarship Fund was established in the 1980's to provide financial assistance to qualified law students from US and Ukraine and since its inception granted numerous scholarships.  The UABA Scholarship Fund also funded a separate scholarship with the Georgetown University Law Center.

The UABA was established in 1977 to promote human rights and to defend dissidents in Ukraine during the Soviet era and to work more closely with the Ukrainian community and the Ukrainian organizations.  Since Ukraine's independence, the UABA has taken an active legal role in Ukraine by promoting democracy, constitutional reforms, commercial law projects and the Rule of Law.

UABA provides legal assistance to the Embassy of Ukraine and Consular offices in the U.S., participated in the formation of the World Congress of Ukrainian Jurists and assists in lobbying efforts with the US Congress on behalf of Ukraine and the Ukrainian community in the US.

The UABA has developed a strong working relationship with the US and Ukrainian legal and business communities.  UABA members represent US businesses in the complexities of the Ukrainian legal system and Ukrainians and others living in the US with legal matters in Ukraine.  UABA members also represent Ukrainian interests in the US, including commercial transactions, civil litigation, immigration, and many other legal matters.

Many UABA members are directors and officers of various Ukrainian American as well as national and international organizations and associations, and often provide prominent leadership and active community support to the Ukrainian community.

You may find more information about the UABA at www.uaba.org.