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With roots dating back to 1927, Warshaw Burstein, LLP is a full-service law firm with offices in New York City that has distinguished itself through superior and cost-effective legal service and personalized client care and attention.

Articles and News
06/30/2017

On June 30, 2017, our partners, Maxwell Breed and Bruce H. Wiener, assisted by associate Jason M. Rosenbaum, defeated a property manager’s attempt to harass a Greenpoint, Brooklyn loft tenant through false defamation and tortious interference claims asserted in Westchester County.  The decision can be viewed here.

06/20/2017

Warshaw Burstein Partner Kimberly C. Lau To Present at Title IX ExecuSummit

Warshaw Burstein Partner Kimberly C. Lau will share her insights from having handled more than 100 Title IX cases with university administrators attending the second annual Title IX ExecuSummit.




 

Featured Attorney
  • Murray D. Schwartz

    Murray D. Schwartz

    Mr. Schwartz combines over 20 years’ experience in the corporate area with 15 years’ experience as a chief operating officer of a $700,000,000 media company.
     

  • Jack S. Kannry

    Jack S. Kannry

    Mr. Kannry is an attorney and licensed professional engineer with more than 35 years of construction industry experience.

  • Hugh M. Heller

    Hugh M. Heller

    Mr. Heller has been practicing law for more than 40 years, concentrating in real property leasing, acquisition and sales transactions, state and local taxation, labor law, and related matters.

  • Marshall N. Lester

    Marshall N. Lester

    Mr. Lester has over 40 years experience in the corporate arena, concentrating primarily in the areas of joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions (both domestic and international), corporate finance and securities law matters.
     

  • Grant R. Cornehls

    Grant R. Cornehls

    Mr. Cornehls has broad experience representing clients in financial services and other industries in litigation, arbitration and regulatory investigations.
     

  • Russell W. Rosen

    Russell W. Rosen

    Mr. Rosen focuses his practice on complex commercial, real estate, partnership and corporate matters, including business litigation.
     

  • Michael Zukerman

    Michael Zukerman

    Mr. Zukerman practices real estate law, concentrating in the areas of real estate secured lending, from both the lender and the borrower side, and real estate development and acquisitions. He has experience in private offerings of securities with emphasis on real estate.
     

  • Allison Simmons Prouty

    Allison Simmons Prouty

    Ms. Simmons Prouty concentrates her practice in real estate law.

  • Robert Fryd

    Robert Fryd

    Since joining the firm in 1981, Mr. Fryd has concentrated his practice on complex commercial litigation.
     

  • Scott E. Wortman

    Scott E. Wortman

    Mr. Wortman focuses on consumer financial services litigation, including individual and class action defense, regulatory proceedings, and administrative investigations.

     

  • Robert P. Wittes

    Robert P. Wittes

    For nearly 40 years, Mr. Wittes has concentrated his practice in estate and trust planning, including the preparation of complex wills and trusts, using a variety of planning devices to reduce estate and gift taxes.

  • Marilyn Selby Okoshi

    Marilyn Selby Okoshi

    Ms. Okoshi is a seasoned corporate, transactional and regulatory counsel who focuses her practice on investment management, finance and international transactions.
     

  • Kyle A. Taylor

    Kyle A. Taylor

    Mr. Taylor practices corporate, banking and securities law. He has represented clients in a variety of industries including investment companies, commercial banks, investment banks, technology, insurance, manufacturing, jewelry and media companies.
     

  • Marc A. Lavaia

    Marc A. Lavaia

    Mr. Lavaia represents clients in a broad range of real estate and corporate transactions across industries. He counsels his clients on mergers, acquisitions and corporate formations, and oversees the expansion of established businesses. Mr. Lavaia represents both sellers and purchasers in a variety of real estate transactions and has expertise in commercial leasing. In addition, Mr. Lavaia represents clients in the areas of intellectual property, copyright and trademark, communication, media and technology, and licensing for film, television, music and fashion.

  • Barry Klingman

    Barry Klingman

    Mr. Klingman, the head of the tax department, has had more than 40 years of experience in all areas of taxation, with a particular emphasis on structuring commercial transactions.
     

  • Meryl E. Wiener

    Meryl E. Wiener

    Ms. Wiener advises financial institutions, investment managers and hedge funds on a broad range of regulatory, compliance, securities, registration, inspection, organizational and structural matters.

  • Linda Genero Sklaren

    Linda Genero Sklaren

    Ms. Sklaren has more than 30 years litigation experience, including trials, mediation, arbitration, and voluminous motion and appellate practice, including appeals to the New York State Court of Appeals. She focuses in the areas of general commercial law, construction, matrimonial and trusts and estates law.

  • Brian J. Markowitz

    Brian J. Markowitz

    Mr. Markowitz focuses his practice on construction disputes, construction contract drafting and negotiation, commercial litigation, real estate litigation and complex commercial litigation.

  • Bruce H. Wiener

    Bruce H. Wiener

    Mr. Wiener has been a practicing lawyer and litigator for nearly 40 years, and has been actively engaged in all aspects of real estate and general commercial litigation.
     

  • Neena Tankha

    Neena Tankha

    Ms. Tankha concentrates her practice on high net worth divorces, child custody, paternity matters and preparing prenuptial and postnuptial agreements in both New York and Florida.

  • Martin R. Lee

    Martin R. Lee

    Mr. Lee has represented numerous public and private entities and individuals in trials and appeals in state and federal courts and in arbitrations, in virtually all areas of commercial litigation.

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    Avi Lew

    Mr. Lew has broad experience in a wide variety of litigation matters and handles all phases of litigation from pre-litigation negotiation and inception of action through trial and appeal.
     

  • Slava Hazin

    Slava Hazin

    Mr. Hazin concentrates his practice in commercial and real estate litigation, including trial and appellate practice.

  • Maxwell Breed

    Maxwell Breed

    Maxwell Breed practices in a variety of areas, but concentrates on real estate, commercial matters and litigation. As a litigator, his practice encompasses all manner of real estate and business disputes, including “business divorces” and novel or complex landlord-tenant matters.

  • Chaya R. Shafran

    Chaya R. Shafran

    Ms. Shafran has been involved in the practice of real estate law for over 25 years.

  • Frederick R. Cummings, Jr.

    Frederick R. Cummings, Jr.

    Mr. Cummings has in depth experience in a wide variety of corporate and business matters for individuals and both publicly and privately owned entities, ranging from start ups, to family held, to Fortune 500 clients, involving jurisdictions across the United States and around the world.

  • Harvey I. Krasner

    Harvey I. Krasner

    Mr. Krasner has over 30 years of broad based experience in complex transactional real estate matters advising developers, owners and investors in all aspects of real estate transactions, including purchases, and sales and financing.

  • Peter L. Lese

    Peter L. Lese

    Mr. Lese has focused his practice on trusts and estates law since 1988.
     

  • Kimberly C. Lau

    Kimberly C. Lau

    Ms. Lau concentrates her practice on Title IX actions, college disciplinary matters and commercial litigation.

  • Eric I. Wrubel

    Eric I. Wrubel

    Mr. Wrubel’s legal practice is devoted to handling complex family and matrimonial matters. He is accomplished in negotiating the amicable dissolution of marriages as well as taking these cases to trial if settlement is not possible.
     

  • BoBi Ahn

    BoBi Ahn

    Ms. Ahn specializes in immigration and nationality law and focuses on various corporate and employment related immigration issues and on strategic immigration planning for U.S. and international companies in connection with the international relocation of personnel coming into the U.S.

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    Stephen W. Semian

    Mr. Semian is an experienced corporate and transactional lawyer whose practice focuses primarily on general corporate and business counseling.
     

  • Kevin M. Hirson

    Kevin M. Hirson

    Mr. Hirson has extensive experience representing developers, owners and investors in a wide variety of real estate transactions throughout the United States. He represents clients in connection with the acquisition, sale, financing, leasing and licensing of real property and remains a corporate advisor to those clients concerning ongoing legal issues affecting their businesses.

  • Thomas Filardo

    Thomas Filardo

    Mr. Filardo represents clients in a wide variety of complex commercial matters as both a seasoned litigator and corporate advisor. He takes a hands-on, creative approach and enjoys developing practical strategies to achieve client objectives.

  • Marvin J. Fortgang

    Marvin J. Fortgang

    For the past 40 years, Mr. Fortgang has practiced real estate law, concentrating his practice in the areas of real estate secured lending and commercial leasing.