Herrick

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From our offices in New York City, Newark, New Jersey and Istanbul, Turkey, we maintain robust corporate, litigation and commercial real estate capabilities, complemented by significant depth in bankruptcy, employment, government relations, intellectual property, sports, tax, and private clients. Whether you are negotiating, defending, innovating, evolving or seizing the moment, you will benefit from highly sophisticated, business savvy lawyers who will fiercely protect your interests. 

Corporate 
Our corporate lawyers represent public and private companies, financial institutions, private investment funds, individual investors and other corporate stakeholders in a wide range of transactions, as well as related corporate governance, regulatory and operational concerns. We are leaders in the middle market, with significant experience advising on mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; joint ventures and private equity transactions; asset-based finance; commercial and institutional lending; debt and equity offerings; franchising, licensing and distribution; investment management and fund formation; restructurings and business divorces. Our corporate capabilities are enhanced by our strength in tax, bankruptcy and restructuring, ERISA and employment law. 

Government Relations 
Made up of a former four-term U.S. Congresswoman, and several former New York City and state officials and public servants, our government relations group delivers strategic political insights and advocacy. Whether you’re mobilizing support for legislation, lobbying for a bill’s passage or defeat, dealing with government procurement issues, or need assistance regarding government action or inaction – we are poised to help, and we have a long track record of success. In New York City, Albany and Washington D.C., our services include lobbying, ethics compliance, administrative law, government contracting and procurement, land use and zoning, government investigations, and international government and agent representation. 

Intellectual Property 
Our copyright, trademark, trial and transactional lawyers are seasoned in the protection of everything from brand names and original content to novel ideas and proprietary technology. We feature a robust copyright and trademark practice focused on clearing, registering, maintaining and assigning copyrights and trademarks in the U.S. and abroad. We also have extensive experience licensing brands, content and publicity rights across a broad sector of the economy; and litigating copyright, trademark, licensing and other IP disputes in state and federal courts. We also advise on corporate transactions involving IP assets, including joint ventures, strategic alliances and IP asset acquisitions. 

Litigation 
We are experienced trial lawyers with an established track record of successfully defending, prosecuting and resolving trial and appellate matters in state and federal courts, and major arbitration forums. Our team includes former in-house counsel of public companies, federal and New York State prosecutors, SEC trial and enforcement lawyers, and a former Kings County (Brooklyn) District Attorney. Our areas of practice are broad, and include class actions and multi-district litigation, business and employment litigation; IP litigation, product liability disputes; real estate and title insurance litigation, securities litigation and white-collar defense. 

Employment 
Employers and executives look to Herrick for everything from risk management and executive compensation to employment litigation, arbitration and mediation. We provide employers of all sizes with valuable insights at every turn, helping navigate day-to-day personnel issues, update employment practices and comply with state and federal law. Companies and executives often turn to us to develop and negotiate executive employment contracts and severance agreements. 

Real Estate 
For 90 years, we have been an ingrained part of the commercial real estate industry across the U.S. Our clients include high-profile owners, developers, lenders, funds, investors and other entities, who rely on us for acquisitions and dispositions, financings, development and construction, leasing, tax, litigation and many other areas. In addition, our Land Use & Zoning and Government Relations Groups have a strong track record of helping clients manage complex development matters and approvals such as zoning changes, special permits, variances, development rights transfers and matters involving historic and landmark preservation issues. 

Restructuring & Bankruptcy 
Herrick represents a broad range of creditor and debtors in all aspects of the workout, restructuring, reorganization and bankruptcy arenas. Ranked in the top tier in the New York City area by U.S. News and World Report, we advise all of the major players in the workout and bankruptcy process – including debtors and creditors, creditors’ committees, trustees, receivers, financial institutions, funds, asset purchasers and claims traders, insurance companies, pension funds, landlords, and equipment lessors and licensors. 

Sports Law 
For more than five decades, our lawyers have helped franchises, owners, investors, leagues, broadcasters and other stakeholders shape the evolving sports landscape. We regularly advise on the purchase, sale, formation and operation of professional leagues and teams; joint ventures; stadium financings, development and naming rights matters; sponsorships and media rights transactions and other high-stakes concerns. Our lawyers also counsel executives and athletes in their outside investment activities, as well as in their tax and personal planning concerns. 

Tax 
We advise on a broad range of tax concerns impacting domestic and international clients doing business in the U.S., and U.S. clients operating and investing abroad. Strategic solutions, risk reduction and minimizing tax controversy are integral parts of our value-added approach for clients in many industries, including banks, insurance companies, investment funds, family offices, high-net-worth-individuals; and commercial real estate owners, developers and investors. We also represent clients in the dispute resolution process with taxing authorities, including at audit, administrative appeal, and mediation and arbitration. 

Private Clients 
High-net-worth individuals and families rely on Herrick for astute tax and personal planning advice, trust and estate administration, and family business management and succession planning advice. Our lawyers will help you make the most of the legacy you’ve built, and plan for your family’s financial future. Our litigators also regularly handle Surrogate’s Court litigation, including will contests, will construction and other legal disputes involving estates, trusts and taxes. 

Recent Accolades: 

  • Ranked for excellence in U.S. sports law (Chambers USA, 2014-2022) 
  • Ranked for excellence in New York City real estate law (Chambers USA, 2006-2022) 
  • Ranked for excellence in Art and Cultural Property Law (Chambers USA High Net Worth, 2019-2020) 
  • One of New York City’s largest commercial real estate law firms (The Real Deal, 2015-2019) 
  • Ranked for excellence in New Jersey commercial litigation (Chambers USA, 2014-2020) 
  • Recognized nationally in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” for Bankruptcy, Land Use & Zoning, Real Estate, Real Estate Litigation and Sports Law practices (2019 – 2021) 
  • Ranked for excellence in land use and zoning law, sports law and general commercial disputes US Legal 500 
  • Named in Sports Business Journal’s elite list of “Power Players: Outside Counsel” for 2021. The firm was originally recognized in the 2016 inaugural issue. 
  • Top 20 U.S. sports law firm (Professional Sports and the Law, 2016) 
  • One of New York City’s most active law firms for condominium offering plan filings (The Real Deal, 2016) 
  • Named a powerhouse in general and complex commercial litigation (BTI Consulting Litigation Outlook Report, 2015-16) 
  • Recognized practitioner for media and entertainment transactions in New York (Chambers USA, 2015) 
  • Commercial litigation department of the year finalist (The New Jersey Law Journal, 2013) 

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