About Law Talk

Law Talk is a consulting firm serving business clients in connection with law, negotiations, and mediation.  Based just outside Paris, Law Talk serves clients throughout Europe.  Law Talk helps lawyers and other legal professionals improve their Legal English.  Law Talk trains non-US lawyers to understand and work with American legal concepts. Law Talk also helps professionals of all types negotiate more effectively.  In addition, Law Talk mediates business disputes, helping the parties arrive at a negotiated agreement.

Law Talk was founded in 2015 by Drew Shagrin at the convergence of three professional paths: lawyer, educator, and entrepreneur.


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Drew Shagrin practiced law for many years in California, structuring, negotiating, and closing hundreds of complex real estate development transactions, including dozens as lead lawyer.  In working on these projects, he engaged in thousands of negotiations.

A graduate of Dartmouth College and the law school at the University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall), Drew Shagrin has extensive teaching experience.  He’s taught lawyers, teachers, college students, and high school students.

Drew Shagrin is also an entrepreneur and business executive.  He founded and operated mamaNANA, a multi-brand online store devoted to breastfeeding fashion and related products. At mamaNANA, he managed or oversaw all aspects of the business, including strategy, marketing, communications, sales, customer service, finance, purchasing, and logistics.  After peak-year sales of nearly a million euros, he sold mamaNANA in early 2015.

Learn more about Drew Shagrin.