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Founded in 1957, we are recognized worldwide as a leading intellectual property law and litigation firm.  We also represent clients in the areas of corporate and commercial law, information technology, customs, international cargo & regulatory compliance, real estate law, trusts and estates, and military law.  We have achieved extraordinary results for many of our clients in these and other areas.  We strive to provide top-notch service and practical and cost-effective expertise, advice, and representation. 

We work collaboratively, staff projects efficiently, and maintain long-term relationships with our clients who appreciate our responsiveness, dedication, experience, and sophistication.  Our firm has a collegial atmosphere and employs attorneys and professional staff who speak Spanish, Italian, French, Russian, Hebrew, and other languages. 

Honors & Rankings

We are repeatedly recognized by various publications, including Chambers USA, The Legal 500, IP Stars, Best Lawyers in America, and Super Lawyers as one of the world’s leading IP firms for trademark, copyright, litigation, and related fields.  

Our Clients

We are fortunate to represent leading businesses in the finance, fashion, sports, tech, publishing, and restaurant and hospitality industries, among many other industries. Our clients include multi-national companies, start-ups, universities, non-profit organizations and museums, as well as executives, entrepreneurs, artists, and entertainers.

Pro Bono

We are committed to community service and pro bono matters.  Our long history of providing pro bono services is a reflection of who we are and what we aspire to be.  

Industry Highlights

Publishing
We have handled over 107 transactions in the last 26 years for sellers and buyers of publishing companies. See examples of Publishing Transactions

Fashion
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Restaurant, Food & Hospitality
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What We Do

We represent clients of all sizes across a broad range of industries. The boutique size of our firm, and the breadth of our practice capabilities, allow us to provide a multidisciplinary approach in a cost-effective manner.

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