As the Managing Partner of Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP, Alan Tarter has been instrumental in the strategic growth of the firm since its founding in 2001. He has led its development into a full-service, mid-sized, entrepreneurial firm focused on effectively and efficiently representing a broad spectrum of middle-market businesses, which the firm represents in nearly every practice area, as well as serving as outsourced general counsel to a wide range of clients. TKD also represents Fortune 100 companies on sophisticated boutique type legal work.
With a core focus on corporate and real estate matters for more than 25 years, Alan's clients today include real estate owners and developers, financial institutions, mortgage banks and brokerage companies, title insurers, accounting and other professional service firms, insurance brokerage companies, staffing and executive recruiting firms, and wholesale distributors. He is highly experienced in corporate and real estate matters such as:
Alan forms close relationships with his clients, not only providing legal counsel, but also advising them on all issues involving business growth and strategy. As a business adviser, he draws heavily from his financial background as a Certified Public Accountant to partner with clients to understand the kinds of resources that they need to succeed in their endeavors. In recognition of Alan’s commitment to client service, he has been named as a Best Lawyer in the national Real Estate Law category for four consecutive years.
Understanding that client service begins with the firm’s employees, Alan is passionate about professional development and has worked to help create an environment that challenges every employee to grow to their full potential. Alan is intimately involved in the firm’s signature professional development program, called the GOAL program, through which every lawyer and staff member at Tarter Krinsky & Drogin is given the opportunity – and the financial backing – to accomplish, or continue to pursue, a professional goal or learning objective each year. As a testament to the culture, the GOAL program helped earn the firm coveted spots on the National Law Journal’s Midsize Hotlist in 2014 and 2015, and in Crain’s New York’s Best Places to Work in 2011, 2013 and 2014.
Prior to founding Tarter Krinsky & Drogin, Alan was a partner in Tarter & Gulotta, LLP, and prior to that he was an associate at the New York law firm of Battle Fowler LLP (n/k/a Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP). Alan is also a successful entrepreneur, having founded several businesses, including a temporary staffing company and a building services/concierge firm.
Best Lawyer in America, National Real Estate Law category for four consecutive years
Quote I live by:
"Make every day your masterpiece" - UCLA coach, John Wooden's father
Historically an industrial waterfront, Long Island City has become a site for luxury residential condominium and rental buildings in recent years, and is now becoming an active office district. Built in 1926 and originally used by Macy’s as a furniture warehouse, The Factory is one of Long Island City’s newest and premier workspaces. A 1.1 million sq. ft. multi-tenanted industrial office and retail building owned by Atlas Capital Group, in partnership with Square Mile Capital and Invesco, the building covers an entire city block from 47th to 48th Avenues and from 31st Street and 30th Place in Queens.
apple seeds LLC is a growing organization that provides indoor playground facilities, classes, birthday parties and other activities. As an emerging and growing business, apple seeds needed a business-minded legal partner who understood the challenges of being a middle market business. They needed help building the company from the ground floor up, and providing a solid foundation for future growth.
Managing Partner Alan Tarter authored an article that was featured in the New York Law Journal’s special Partnership Report in the April 23 issue. The article titled, "The Unique Place for Midsize Firms in Today’s Legal Market,” focuses on the many opportunities that mid-size firms have in today’s legal complex ecosystem due in large part to their attractive rate structures, full-service value proposition, nimble infrastructures and ability to quickly adapt to market trends, which benefits them in recruiting, as well as client service and retention. Alan explores several concepts in the article, including leveraging agility and embracing change, the power of referrals in cultivating relationships and investing in your firm by investing in your people through professional development programs.
Tarter Krinsky & Drogin Managing Partner Alan Tarter was featured in the New York Law Journal’s Q&A series with managing partners at top mid-size law firms.
In the interview, Alan highlighted how the firm stays true to its entrepreneurial roots while continuing to grow noting, ”As we change, we are very conscious to stay true to our values and maintain our close-knit and collaborative culture.”
Tarter Krinsky & Drogin is pleased to announce the promotions of four lawyers, three to partner and one to counsel. The firm's new partners are Brian Beller (Real Estate), Scott Schneider (Real Estate) and Dr. Jing Xia (Intellectual Property). John Rondello (Construction) was promoted to counsel.
Bloomberg Big Law Business featured Tarter Krinsky & Drogin in a feature story, "Improv, Golf Lessons All in a Day’s Work at This Firm.” The article highlighted TKD’s GOAL (Go Out Learn and Lead) Program, which encourages and sponsors employees to undertake a professional development goal or learning objective each year to enhance their skills. The article noted that TKD is unique in that in provides the GOAL opportunity to every employee annually, both lawyers and staff, which are hallmarks of TKD’s inclusive and supportive culture.
TKD Managing Partner Alan Tarter was recently featured in an article, “The Cost Variable: How a New York City-Based Law Firm Keeps its Costs Under Control,” which appeared in Disruptive Cost Savings magazine, a guide to forward-thinking frugality for small- and mid-size businesses. In the article, Alan discussed some of the innovative cost-saving strategies implemented by TKD, which speaks to the firm's value proposition.
This year, 28 lawyers from Tarter Krinsky & Drogin have been named to the 2017 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists as top lawyers in the state. The annual Super Lawyers list recognizes the top five percent of lawyers in New York for their professional achievements. Attorneys are selected through a process that includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.
Four Tarter Krinsky & Drogin attorneys were ranked on the Rising Stars list, which recognizes the top 2.5 percent of lawyers who either are under the age of 40 or have been in practice for 10 years or less.
Managing partner Alan Tarter and Labor & Employment partner Richard Steer were named to the Best Lawyers® 2018 list. Alan was recognized in the real estate law category, and Richard Steer was recognized in the labor and employment litigation category.
Tarter Krinsky & Drogin announced today that Charles M. Miller has joined the firm as a partner in its Litigation practice where he will lead the newly formed Securities and Financial Services Litigation Group.
On May 3, Tarter Krinsky & Drogin managing partner Alan Tarter partner Gina Piazza were featured in a SHRM Online (Society for Human Resource Management) article discussing how on-the-job language training leads to improved business results.
Tarter Krinsky & Drogin is pleased to announce the promotions of three lawyers, two to partner and one to counsel.
Managing partner Alan Tarter and partner Richard Steer were named to the Best Lawyers® 2017 list.
New York Metro Super Lawyers has named 21 Tarter Krinsky & Drogin lawyers in 10 practices to its 2016 list.
Managing Partner Alan Tarter was featured in “Forget Foosball and Tree Houses: How to Build a Great Company Culture In a Buttoned-Up Industry” for Inc. Magazine.
Managing Partner Alan Tarter wrote “Professional Development: A Key Element of Law Firm Culture” for the New York Law Journal’s Partnership Report.
Tarter Krinsky & Drogin was profiled in Of Counsel’s January 2016 issue. Of Counsel talked with Alan Tarter about the firm’s strategy and successful growth, its culture and forward-thinking programs.
The 2015 New York Super Lawyers recognized 22 of Tarter Krinsky & Drogin’s attorneys.
Tarter Krinsky & Drogin represented the landlord of The Factory in Long Island City, Queens, in the leasing of office space to Macy’s.
Tarter Krinsky & Drogin represented the landlord of The Factory in Long Island City, Queens, in the leasing of office space to Applied Research & Consulting, a data analysis company.
Tarter Krinsky & Drogin represented the landlord of The Factory in Long Island City, Queens, in the leasing of office space to TEI Group Inc., an elevator solutions company. TEI Group Inc. signed a 12-year lease to relocate its headquarters to the Long Island City building.
Law firms face a unique set of challenges to stay competitive. Managing overhead, rates and compensation structure is a delicate balance. In a landscape shaped by constant regulatory and market shifts, firms need a plan to maintain long-term stability and growth.
Managing Partner Alan Tarter was quoted in The New York Law Journal article on December 8. The article "Firms Turn to Specialists to Boost Collections" addresses about law firm billing and collections procedures.
Three Tarter Krinsky & Drogin attorneys have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2015.
Managing partner Alan Tarter and Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring co-chair Alex Spizz will attend the Lawyers Associated Worldwide (LAW) Americas Regional Meeting in Costa Rica on April 12-14 as delegates of Tarter Krinsky & Drogin.
Managing partner Alan Tarter and partner Alex Spizz recently attended the Lawyers Associated Worldwide (LAW) Annual General Meeting as delegates of TKD in Miami. 85 of the 100 LAW member firms were in attendance represented by 125 attorneys.
Managing partner Alan Tarter and partner Alex Spizz are attending the Lawyers Associated Worldwide (LAW) Annual General Meeting as delegates of TKD this week in Miami. LAW is a global association of 100 independent law firms located in more than 50 countries.
Alan M. Tarter, Managing Partner, recently spoke at a New York Staffing Association seminar: “Succession Planning for Your Business – What you need to know today for a better tomorrow.”
Alan Tarter, Managing Partner, will be speaking at the New York Staffing Association’s Super Seminar Day on May 18, 2006. His panel, “How to Retain Top Talent,” will discuss the value and enforceability of non-compete and non-solicitation agreements in New York State.
The legal industry is a competitive job market. From compensation and practice management to culture and work/life balance, law firms are challenged with creating incentives to attract and retain top talent.
There has been a significant consolidation of residential real estate service providers nationwide in the past few years, and this packaging your company for sale requires a clear strategy and a detailed plan.
Selling a staffing company is much like selling any other business, but the nature of the industry makes packaging one for sale a unique process. As the seller, your first steps include prioritizing goals, setting up a timeline, devising an exit strategy and assembling a professional team.
There has been a significant consolidation of residential real estate service providers nationwide in the past few years, and this trend has recently been gaining momentum in New York.
Best Lawyer in America, National Real Estate Law category for four consecutive years