Our Team

Fortak & Karasiński Legal Advisers are a team of knowledgeable and experienced specialists, open to the needs and problems of Clients, committed and passionate about their work, which translates into Clients’ satisfaction.

Partners

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Katarzyna Fortak-Karasinska

Legal Adviser

Partner

Legal Adviser, Partner in the Fortak & Karasinski Legal Advisers LL.P.. Katarzyna Fortak-Karasinska has got more than 10 years of professional experience in dealing with details of medical law, structure of healthcare centres operating within the framework of the National Health Fund (NFZ), pharmaceutical law and public procurement law. Her legal practice also includes various aspects of commercial and tax law. K. Fortak-Karasinska gained her extensive experience from litigations in civil and administrative courts. She conducts training courses in medical law. She is often invited to speak during national seminars and conferences on health care. She was a speaker at the National Meeting of Healthcare Managers during the European Economic Congress in 2011. K. Fortak-Karasińska earned her master degree from the Department of Law at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Lodz, she continued her education at the same University at Postgraduate Studies in Tax Law organised by the Centre of Tax Documentation and Studies. She did her legal adviser apprenticeship at the Regional Bar of Legal Advisers in Lodz. She also graduated from Post-graduate Studies in Managing Law Firms.

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Sławomir Karasinski

Legal Adviser

Partner

Legal Adviser Slawomir Karasinski is the Partner responsible for matters pertaining to European, commercial, tax and pharmaceutical law. S. Karasinski also provides legal advice in real estate matters. Major part of his legal practice is devoted to services to businesses with foreign capital originating from the EU, USA and Canada. He studied International Commercial Law and International Arbitration (The Hague, 2000), International Comparative Law (Graz1998), European Commercial and Tax Law (LL.M „Pallas” 2002/2003) as well as Intellectual Property Law (Macao, 2005).

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Managing Director

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Olga Trojan

Managing Director

Olga Trojan is a sociologist. She graduated from the Faculty of Economics and Sociology of the University of Lodz. For more than 11 years she worked in personal consultancy companies also at managerial positions. O. Trojan conducted and coordinated recruitment projects for specialist and top managerial positions as well as training courses in soft skills. She joined Fortak & Karasinski Legal Advisers LL.P. in 2009 as Managing Director responsible for the coordination of internal operating procedures and implementation of the development strategy.

Legal adviser

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Agata Baranowska

Legal Adviser

A. Baranowska coordinates matters pertaining to Public Procurement Law and provides services to both Contractors and Contracting Authorities. She is a legal adviser, graduate of the Department of Law at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Lodz. She did her legal adviser training at the Regional Bar of Legal Advisers in Lodz. She has got an extensive experience in supporting entities from the sector of public finances and specialises in commercial law.

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Marta Bogusiak

Legal Adviser

Legal Adviser, she did her legal adviser training at the Regional Bar of Legal Advisers in Lodz. She has been cooperating with Fortak & Karasinski Legal Advisers LL.P. since 2008 dealing mostly with healthcare providers (e.g. concluding and executing contracts with the National Health Fund) and their registration. She has got extensive knowledge and expertise in medical law. She is the co-author of publications and training courses for healthcare centers and was involved in legislative preparatory work over the draft law on medical practice.

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Marta Byzdra-Pawlak

Legal Adviser

M. Byzdra – Pawlak read law at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Lodz. Her competence and experience include civil procedure, civil and commercial law. At Fortak & Karasinski she specialises in legal advice in medical law and cooperates mainly with public healthcare centres. She also specialises in court disputes in the field of medical malpractice, contracting healthcare services and disputes with the National Health Fund.

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Agnieszka Kowalska-Stasiak

Legal Adviser

An advocate, graduated from the Department of Law at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Lodz in 1995. Between 1996 – 2000 she did her advocate training at the Regional Bar in Lodz. For over 10 years A. Kowalska – Stasiak has been a practicing advocate. At present she is the head of Individual Clients Department in Fortak & Karasinski Legal Advisers LL.P.

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Anna Lazari

Legal Adviser

Legal Adviser, she did her legal adviser training at the Regional Bar of Legal Advisers in Lodz. A. Lazari is a graduate of the Department of Law at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Lodz. She specialises in civil and medical law. She has been collaborating with Fortak & Karasinski Legal Advisers LL.P. since 2007. She is fluent in English.

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Eliza Michalska-Kowalczyk

Legal Adviser

Coordinator of the Medical Department at Fortak & Karasinski Legal Advisers LL.P.. E. Michalska – Kowalczyk is a legal adviser, she graduated from the Department of Law at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Lodz, who did her legal adviser training at the Regional Bar of Legal Advisers in Lodz. She specialises in medical, commercial, civil, and administrative law, including legal services to public administration entities and in labour law. She is also experienced in civil administrative litigations.

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Damian Sawicki

Legal Adviser

D. Sawicki is a trainee legal adviser at the Regional Bar of Legal Advisers in Lodz. He graduated from the Department of Law at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Lodz in 2012. His collaboration with Fortak & Karasinski Legal Advisers LL.P. dates back to 2010. His interests focus on medical, commercial and tax law.

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Ewa Siwinska-Beck

Legal Adviser

E. Siwinska-Beck did her legal adviser training at the Regional Bar of Legal Advisers in Lodz. She is also a graduate of the School of French Law at the Faculty of Law and Administration in Lodz organised in cooperation with Francis- Rabelais University in Tours. She specialises in civil and commercial law and provides legal support to businesses. She is fluent in English, French and Italian.

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Agata Starecka

Legal Adviser

A. Starecka is a graduate of the Department of Law at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Lodz, she did her legal adviser training at the Regional Bar of Legal Advisers in Lodz . She also completed a post-graduate course in medical law, patients’ rights and medical insurance. She was involved in the Street Law project and in training courses organised under the auspices of Club of Diplomats of Jagiellonian University. She also did a course in mediation. A. Starecka is fluent in English.

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Ewelina Tylinska

Legal Adviser

E. Tylinska is a graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Lodz and a Ph.D. student at the Institute of Commercial Public Law. As a student she was an active member of the European Law Students’ Association ELSA and she was an intern at the Legal Clinic. At present she is a trainee advocate at the Regional Bar in Lodz. Her collaboration with Fortak & Karasinski Legal Advisers LL.P. started in 2012. Her professional interests include enforcement proceedings, commercial law and effective debt collection.

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Marta Uzdrowska

Legal Adviser

M. Uzdrowska is a legal adviser, a graduate of the Department of Law at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Lodz. She also did a post-graduate course in intellectual property rights at the School of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw. She specialises in civil and commercial law and her excellent command in English makes her the right person to service businesses with international capital.

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Monika Wojciechowska

Legal Adviser

M. Wojciechowska is a trainee legal advisor at the Regional Bar of Legal Advisers in Lodz. In academic year 2010/2011 she was ERASMUS student at the Universidad de Zaragoza in Spain. During studies she was an active member of the European Law Students’ Association ELSA. Her professional experience comes from, inter alia, voluntary work at Academia Iuris Foundation. She has been collaborating with Fortak & Karasinski Legal Advisers LL.P. since 2011. Her professional interests include commercial and civil law. She speaks English and Spanish.

Trainee legal adviser

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Julia Lubinska

Trainee legal adviser

Graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration in Lodz. She defended her master thesis at the Department of Economic and Commercial Law. Her professional experience comes from the collaboration with Klinika Prawa (Legal Clinic) and from her traineeship at Fortak & Karasiński Law Firm. She speaks English and French. Her interests include medical, civil and economic law.

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Mateusz Tomalski

Trainee legal adviser

Final (5th) year law student at the Faculty of Law and Administration in Lodz, an active member of the European Law Students Association ELSA. Currently, he writes his master thesis at the Department of Economic and Commercial Law. Since 2014 in Fortak & Karasiński Law Firm where he works in the Department of Corporate Clients’ Services. His interests include procedural, civil, and economic law.

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Wiktoria Ucieklak-Gorgol

Trainee legal adviser

W. Ucieklak is a trainee legal advisor at the Regional Bar of Legal Advisers in Lodz, a graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Lodz. She also did a postgraduate course in legal services to businesses. In 2013 she defended a master thesis at the Institute of Commercial and Business Law. She has been collaborating with Fortak & Karasinski since 2013. Her interests include medical and commercial law.

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Michal Walczak

Trainee legal adviser

M. Walczak is a trainee legal adviser at the Regional Bar of Legal Advisers in Lodz. Prior to working for us he gained professional experience at foundations, which provide legal advice. He also worked at the legislation department of one of the biggest banks in Poland. His professional interests include banking law and financial services market, tax and commercial law.

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Katarzyna Wlodarczyk

Trainee legal adviser

K. Wlodarczyk is a trainee legal advisor at the Regional Bar of Legal Advisers in Lodz. She earned her master degree from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Lodz, she also graduated from the Faculty of Management of the University of Lodz. She did a postgraduate course in legal services to businesses. She spent one semester at the University of Jyväskylä in Finland as an Erasmus student. As a student she was an active member of Tax Law Student’s’ Club at the Centre for Tax Documentation and Studies. She has been with our law firm since October 2013. Her professional interests include medical law, civil procedure and commercial law.

Lawyer

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Milena Kaluzna

Laywer

Graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Lodz. She received the master degree in Administration and defended a master thesis on administrative court proceedings. Final (5th) year law student at the same Faculty. In our Law Firm she works in the Public Procurement Department. Her professional interests focus on material and procedural administrative law, civil and economic law.

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dr Robert Kulski

Laywer

. Kulski holds Ph.D. in law, assistant professor at the Institute of Civil Procedure II of the University of Lodz, author of the monograph “ Letters of lawsuit in civil procedure” (Zakamycze 2006) and articles in civil and European law, comments to the judgments of the Supreme Court and to provisions of the Code of Civil Procedure. He is also the author of the opinion on the draft act on class action commissioned by the Parliamentary Bureau of Research. In 2004 he spent several months as a research intern at Chicago-Kent College of Law. In 2007 he conducted research on class action at the Oregon State University. He received research scholarship from the Kosciuszko Foundation for academic year 2011/2012. Since 2007 R. Kulski systematically takes part and presents papers to international research conferences organised under the auspices of the International Association of Procedural Law.

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dr Joanna Wyporska-Frankiewicz

Laywer

Holds Ph.D. in law, assistant professor at the Department of Administrative Courts at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Lodz. Full time member of the Self-Government Appeal Body in Lodz.

Author of over a dozen publications in administrative law, administrative enforcement proceedings, and administrative court proceedings. Dr Joanna Wyporska-Frankiewicz is a respected and experienced lecturer and practitioner. She conducted training courses for, inter alia, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Ministry of Justice, Supreme Audit Office, and many other.

Marketing & PR

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Małgorzata Wojtysiak

Marketing & Communication

Graduate of Sociology at the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin. Her professional experience comes, inter alia, from the implementation of projects co-financed by the European Social Fund where she was responsible for promotional events in distribution channels and for the organisation of individual activities. She improved her professional skills by organising training courses and promotional campaigns. In our Law Firm she coordinates marketing and sales activities, supervises business events and ensures efficient operations of our office in Warsaw.

Front Desk

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Magdalena Krasowiak

Front Desk

She has got several years of professional experience working, inter alia, in Client Services Department where she was responsible for handling administration and office matters.

She can easily communicate in English. Her commitment and positive attitude translate into good image of our Law Firm.

She is often a Client’s first contact person with our Law Firm who sets the stage for our business relationships with Clients. Her knowledge in administration enables smooth operations of the Secretariat at Fortak & Karasiński Law Firm.

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Magdalena Tomaszewska

Assistant

M. Tomaszewska is a graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Lodz. She has got some years of experience acquired at a law firm, notary office and District Prosecutor’s Office. Administrative experience in organising documentation files and office work combined with theoretical and practical knowledge contribute to efficient operations of our office at Fortak & Karasinski.

Japan Desk

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Eri Iwamoto-Bukowian

Japan Desk Manager

She is well-experienced in coordinating foreign investment projects in Poland. She cooperates with: Polish Investment and Trade Agency(PAIH), Promotion and Trade department of Polish Embassy in Japan, Special Economic Zones, Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland. Her press articles on subject of investment projects in Poland have been published in Japanese media. In 2017 Eri joined Fortak & Karasiński Legal Advisors as Japan Desk Manager. She is also member of Japanese Chamber of Commerce SHOKOKAI in Poland and Polish Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan (PCCIJ). She is speaks Japanese, Polish and English.

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