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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.

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06/13/2024

Happy Pride Month!

Happy Pride Month! The Family Law Practice at Warshaw Burstein is proud to provide comprehensive legal assistance to LGBTQ+ community individuals.

06/04/2024

Federal Appellate Court Decision Bolsters IRS’ Enforcement Authority Over Foreign Information Return Penalties

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit recently reversed a Tax Court decision which had limited the IRS’s authority to penalize taxpayers for the delinquent reporting of foreign-owned entities. The Farhy case has been intensely followed because it was initiated as a challenge to a longstanding, entrenched policy of the Service to automatically penalize taxpayers for failing to file certain tax forms involving non-U.S. entities.

Featured Attorneys
  •  Gerald F. Coulston

    Gerald F. Coulston

    Mr. Coulston has over 50 years of experience in advising sellers, purchasers, and investors in all aspects of real estate transactions, including purchases, sales, and financings.

  •  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.

  •  Martin S. Siegel

    Martin S. Siegel

    Mr. Siegel is a partner in our firm’s litigation department. He specializes in complex commercial, business, securities and bankruptcy litigations.

  •  Slava Hazin

    Slava Hazin

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

  •  Peter Figdor

    Peter Figdor

    Mr. Figdor concentrates his practice in the areas of real estate and banking and finance.

  •  Kevin M. Hirson

    Kevin M. Hirson

    Mr. Hirson has extensive experience representing developers, owners & investors in a wide variety of real estate transactions throughout the U.S. He represents clients in connection with the acquisition, sale, financing, leasing and licensing of real property and remains a corporate advisor to clients.

  •  Robert Fryd

    Robert Fryd

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

  •  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.
     

  •  Sarah A. Steckler

    Sarah A. Steckler

    Sarah A. Steckler is a partner in our Trusts and Estates Group.

  •  Felicia S. Ennis

    Felicia S. Ennis

    Ms. Ennis has worked on cases involving discrimination, sexual harassment, breach of contract, retaliation, wage/hour laws, family medical leave laws, wrongful discharge, misappropriation of trades secrets, business/shareholder disputes and partnership dissolutions.

  •  Bruce H. Wiener

    Bruce H. Wiener

    Mr. Wiener has been a practicing lawyer and litigator for over 45 years, and remains actively engaged in all aspects of real estate and general commercial litigation.
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  •  Russell W. Rosen

    Russell W. Rosen

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

  •  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.

  •  Chaya R. Shafran

    Chaya R. Shafran

    Ms. Shafran has been involved in the practice of real estate law for over 35 years.

  •  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.

  •  Marshall N. Lester

    Marshall N. Lester

    Mr. Lester has over 50 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.

  •  James E. Figliozzi

    James E. Figliozzi

    Mr. Figliozzi concentrates his practice on Title IX, college discipline, and defamation matters.  

  •  Kimberly C. Lau

    Kimberly C. Lau

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

  •  Stephen W. Semian

    Stephen W. Semian

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

  •  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.

  •  Marvin J. Fortgang

    Marvin J. Fortgang

    For the past 50 years, Mr. Fortgang has practiced real estate law, concentrating his practice in the areas of real estate secured lending and commercial leasing.

  •  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.

  •  Ally Hack

    Ally Hack

    Mr. Hack is a member of the firm’s real estate and litigation groups.

  •  Peter L. Lese

    Peter L. Lese

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

  •  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.

  •  Maxwell Breed

    Maxwell Breed

    Mr. Breed—a member of the firm’s real estate and litigation groups—has become a trusted strategist and advisor for real estate portfolios and developers.  

  •  Jack S. Kannry

    Jack S. Kannry

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

  •  Alan M. Pollack

    Alan M. Pollack

    Mr. Pollack is a partner in the firm's litigation department. His practice focuses on federal and state court commercial and civil litigation, including business disputes, partnership dissolutions, class and shareholder derivative actions, stock fraud and manipulation cases, wage and hour and labor and employment matters.

  •  Linda Genero Sklaren

    Linda Genero Sklaren

    Ms. Sklaren has more than 35 years of litigation experience, including trials, mediation, arbitration, and voluminous motion and appellate practice, and has handled appeals to the New York State Court of Appeals. She focuses on family law, trusts and estates and general litigation.

  •  Allison Simmons Prouty

    Allison Simmons Prouty

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

  •  David H. Jacobson

    David H. Jacobson

    Mr. Jacobson focuses his practice on employment-based immigration matters for corporate clients in various industries, including financial services, media, information technology, and market research/advertising.

  •  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.

  •  Alexis L. Cirel

    Alexis L. Cirel

    Alexis L. Cirel is a partner in our Matrimonial and Family Law Group.

  •  Steve R. Graber

    Steve R. Graber

    Steve R. Graber is a partner in our Trusts and Estates Group and our Tax Group.

  •  Patrick Calella

    Patrick Calella

    Patrick Calella practices in the firm’s real estate department negotiating and closing commercial real estate transactions on behalf of purchasers, sellers, joint venture participants, landlords, tenants, borrowers and lenders.

  •  Robert P. Wittes

    Robert P. Wittes

    For more than 50 years Mr. Wittes has concentrated his practice on estate and trust planning and administration, using a variety of techniques to reduce estate and gift taxes and to assure that assets are transferred by his clients to their beneficiaries with minimal cost and delay.

  •  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.
     

  •  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.