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INBLF Guide to Doing Business in the United States

    The INBLF Guide to Doing Business in the United States page contains detailed materials concerning specific legal issues important for doing business in the United States by an…


GDPR, the General Data Protection Regulation, is now part of European law. Find up-to-the-date analysis of GDPR issues from global INBLF members on our blog page here.

INBLF Upcoming Events

—   INBLF Fifteenth Annual Meeting and Black Tie Dinner – Rome, Italy October 11th-14th, 2018 We are pleased to announce the Fifteenth Annual INBLF Black Tie Dinner and Weekend— in…

INBLF Supreme Court event featured in the National Law Journal

NLJ Article on INBLF’s Supreme Court dinner On October 10, 2014, about 200 INBLF members and guests convened in the Great Hall of the United States Supreme Court for the…

INBLF Annual Meetings and Black Tie Dinners

Fourteenth Annual Meeting and Black Tie Dinner San Francisco, California October 19-22, 2017 Hosted by the San Francisco Chapter Thirteenth Annual Meeting and Black Tie Dinner Chicago, Illinois September 15-17,…

INBLF European Summits

Tenth Annual INBLF European Summit Antwerp, Belgium June 1 – 3, 2018 Hosted by LVP Law         Ninth Annual INBLF European Summit Lisbon, Portugal May 25 –…

INBLF Awards and Recognitions

The INBLF remembers the contributions of past leaders and recognizes the contributions of present members through its Memorial Awards. Alberto Lasheras Shine Memorial Award – Presented in loving memory of…

INBLF Asian Summits

Eighth Annual Asian-Pacific Summit Singapore – March 8th – 11th, 2018 Hosted by Straits Law Practice, LLC                 Seventh Annual Asian-Pacific Summit Guangzhou,…


The International Network of Boutique Law Firms was founded in 2004 by Manhattan attorney Steven Spielvogel, a partner of the New York boutique law firm Gallion & Spielvogel, which focuses its practice on business and commercial litigation and independent internal corporate investigations. You can read the New York Times article about the creation of the INBLF here.

Steven Spielvogel

Steven Spielvogel

The INBLF grew out of Mr. Spielvogel’s commitment to providing his firm’s clients with the best legal representation available. When a client sought assistance in an area beyond Gallion & Spielvogel’s primary practice area, he wanted to be able to suggest a referral without reservation. Knowing that top-flight boutique firms could provide his clients top quality legal services with a high degree personal attention at a reasonable cost, he set out to identify local attorneys, in boutique practices dedicated to a broad range of practice areas, whose credentials, professional experience, and accomplishments were of the highest caliber.

After he assembled a network of preeminent boutique law firms in a wide array of practice fields in the New York metropolitan area, Mr. Spielvogel set out to establish and connect similar networks in other cities. He proceeded with the same objective: to ensure a uniform level of excellence by inviting only the highest quality single-discipline law firms to join the INBLF. His goal was to link these firms nationally into a single network capable of delivering the highest caliber legal services in a full range of practice areas throughout North America.


INBLF 2004 Black Tie Event
INBLF 2004 Black Tie Event

Today, the INBLF embraces hundreds of member firms in more than 40 commercial centers throughout the United States and Canada. You can see a list of these locations here. Each INBLF law firm and attorney has been meticulously screened to guarantee that every member attorney adheres to the highest professional standards and has achieved local and regional preeminence in his or her practice area.

More recently, the INBLF has expanded overseas to affiliate international strategic partners so that INBLF members can draw on legal resources around the world to serve their clients. It has recruited some of the most prestigious full-service law firms outside North America for association with the organization. The INBLF is now present in about 40 nations throughout Central and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa. You can see a list of these nations here.

On October 13, 2012, at its annual International Meeting and Black Tie Weekend, the INBLF honored and thanked Steve Spielvogel, on the occasion of his stepping down as President, for his remarkable achievement in creating and building a prestigious organization that spans the globe.

INBLF President Steven Spielvogel



Silicon Valley Chapter President Marcine Seid making a presentation on behalf of the INBLF to President Steven Spielvogel
INBLF President Steven Spielvogel attending the 2012 Black Tie with his mother Linda