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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.

Featured Attorneys
  •  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.

  •  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.

  •  Peter Figdor

    Peter Figdor

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

  •  Alexis L. Cirel

    Alexis L. Cirel

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

  •  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.

  •  Slava Hazin

    Slava Hazin

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

  •  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.
     

  •  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.

  •  Jordan W. Kohn

    Jordan W. Kohn

    Mr. Kohn works in the corporate department representing clients in a broad range of industries.

  •  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.

  •  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.

  •  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.

  •  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.

  •  John Laurence

    John Laurence

    Mr. Laurence, as of counsel to the firm, brings more than a decade of IP experience to the firm’s legal practice.

  •  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.

  •  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.

  •  Ally Hack

    Ally Hack

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

  •  Robert Fryd

    Robert Fryd

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

  •  Kimberly C. Lau

    Kimberly C. Lau

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

  •  Russell W. Rosen

    Russell W. Rosen

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

  •  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.

  •  Chaya R. Shafran

    Chaya R. Shafran

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

  •  Maxwell Breed

    Maxwell Breed

    Mr. Breed is a member of the firm’s real estate and litigation groups.  Mr. Breed represents businesses and individuals in real estate and commercial matters, with a focus on guiding strategy for real estate portfolios and interests.

  •  Allison Simmons Prouty

    Allison Simmons Prouty

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

  •  Sarah A. Steckler

    Sarah A. Steckler

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

  •  Steve R. Graber

    Steve R. Graber

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

  •  William R. Samuels

    William R. Samuels

    Bill Samuels is a partner who focuses his practice on IP and solving IP-related problems. He handles all aspects of domestic and international IP matters.

  •  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.

  •  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.
     

  •  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.
     

  •  Jack S. Kannry

    Jack S. Kannry

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

  •  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.

  •  Michael B. Kaufman

    Michael B. Kaufman

    Mr. Kaufman chairs the Tax Group and focuses his practice in the area of domestic and international tax matters.

  •  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.

  •  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.

  •  Brian C. Daughney

    Brian C. Daughney

    Brian C. Daughney serves as general counsel and a trusted advisor to clients, who benefit from his multidisciplinary experience. He provides experienced guidance to his clients with respect to M&A and public and private securities offerings, and general corporate 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.
     

  •  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.

  •  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.

  •  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.
     

  •  James E. Figliozzi

    James E. Figliozzi

    Mr. Figliozzi concentrates his practice on Title IX and college disciplinary matters.

  •  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.

  •  Peter L. Lese

    Peter L. Lese

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

  •  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.

  •  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.