In 2021, Dunnington Bartholow & Miller LLP proudly celebrated one hundred years of successfully serving our clients.
When formed over a century ago, Dunnington was a small select partnership of outstanding professionals whom prominent New York families relied on for their diverse legal needs. Today, Dunnington has evolved into a multi-faceted international practice that still maintains its core values of reliability, trustworthiness, and commitment to excellence. With close to 30 attorneys, we continue the high standard of personal service and attentiveness to clients that the firm has provided since its founding.
Dunnington offers a full array of legal services to its clients: including Corporate, Employment, Litigation, Trust & Estates, Intellectual Property, International, Real Estate, Immigration and Not-for-Profit practice areas. Further industry practice areas include Art law, Fashion law, and Advertising law. We also have geo-specific expertise with our Italy, Latin America and France desks.
Our dedicated lawyers serve a global client base seeking reliable advice in the New York market. We offer a personalized goal-oriented approach, giving each client an efficient, cost-effective team to tackle their legal challenges.
History of Firm
Walter G. Dunnington founded the firm in 1921. He attracted clients with his ability to give concise, practical solutions, cutting through extraneous details. As a leader of the Bar until his death in 1971, he earned the respect of multi-national corporations, world figures, and, above all, his clients.
The firm’s early years were focused on tax and trusts and estates work for individuals and securities work for corporations under the New Deal’s regulatory acts. Many socially prominent families became clients – Mrs. Bryce of the Hartford A&P company fortune, Henry S. Phipps, a partner of Andrew Carnegie, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, founder of the Whitney Museum, and Max Fleischmann of Standard Brands. The Firm represented the Hershey Company, Texaco, Pinkertons and the advertising firms Dancer Fitzgerald and Cunningham & Walsh. Today it represents Saatchi & Saatchi, one of the world’s leading agencies and Securitas, a leading security company.
In the century that followed, we developed complementary practice areas in Corporate, Employment, Litigation, Trusts and Estates, Intellectual Property, International, Real Estate, Immigration, and Not-for-Profit law. As our client base grew, so did Dunnington’s breadth of services.
Today, Dunnington lawyers handle matters ranging from complex transactions involving sophisticated technology platforms to corporate and intellectual property transactions, litigation and arbitration.
The firm is a member of the Cicero League of International Lawyers advising a range of international clients with ties to the US.