Tarter Krinsky & Drogin is pleased to announce that four of its lawyers have been named to the 2020 Best Lawyers in America list: Managing partner Alan Tarter (Real Estate Law), Partner Richard Steer (Litigation - Labor and Employment), Partner William Weisner (Real Estate Law) and Partner Richard A. Williamson (Commercial Litigation). Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review. Its methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area.
International, Retail and Corporate & Securities associate Serena Checchinato was recently named to the New York City Bar Association’s 2019 Art Law Committee, which addresses developments and issues impacting the not-for-profit and commercial art worlds, including the authenticity of art, copyright, moral rights, title, business transactions, insurance and nonprofit law.
Managing partner Alan Tarter was quoted in a Law 360 article, "What Young Lawyers Are Getting Wrong.” Alan discussed that young lawyers often do not ask enough questions and should embrace having the opportunity to learn new things every day.
Robert Heim is a partner in the Litigation, White Collar and Government Investigations, Securities & Financial Services Litigation and Corporate and Securities Groups. Robert’s practice includes corporate formation and capital raising, hedge fund formation, registration of new broker-dealers and investment advisers, securities regulatory work, SEC defense, securities and commercial litigation, white collar criminal defense and FINRA arbitrations. He was formerly an Assistant Regional Director of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in New York City. In this profile, learn more about him.
Intellectual Property co-chair Amy Goldsmith was quoted in the Creative Business Inc. article, "Does Your Company Take Confidentiality and Trade Secrets Seriously?” The article discusses the importance of implementing protections for confidential information or trade secrets for all companies, no matter the size or industry.
This summer, we are thrilled to have four legal interns with us – Ingrid Cardona, Max Duval, Amanda Glenz (who has rejoined us from last summer's intern program) and Maxwell Margulies. We sat down with them to find out more about their summer experiences and why they chose Tarter Krinsky & Drogin.
Managing partner Alan Tarter was recently named one of the 2019 New York Law Journal’s Distinguished Leaders for his contributions to the legal industry. The Distinguished Leaders awards recognize attorneys in leadership roles who achieved impressive results in the past year.
Construction chair David Pfeffer was extensively quoted in the Brick Underground article, "What does it take to get a group of NYC co-op shareholders to sell their whole building?” The article explores whether it is possible for shareholders to agree unanimously to dissolve a NYC co-op and sell the whole building, which as the article notes, is what appears to have happened with 417 Park Avenue.
The New York Law Journal’s Lawyers on the Move section reported on the recent arrival of veteran litigator and former SEC enforcement attorney Robert Heim. Robert joined the firm’s Litigation, Securities and Financial Services Litigation, White Collar & Government Investigations and Corporate and Securities practices, continuing its strategic growth and strengthening its client offerings. The article notes that he was formerly an assistant regional director of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Managing partner Alan Tarter was quoted in an Am Law Mid-Market Report article, "Chasing Financial Gains? Bigger Scale Doesn't Mean Bigger Growth." The article delves into promising takeaways for mid-size firms within the Am Law 200, which include specializing, streamlining and pivoting. Alan told the publication that mid-size firms like Tarter Krinsky & Drogin are adept at adjusting to market pressures, citing rate flexibility and alternative fee arrangements as reasons why. Alan also said that talent acquisition and retention is also easier when the firm can quickly implement attractive talent development and business development programs.
Cooperative and Condominium chair Steve Troup and counsel Chris Tumulty recently won a significant victory for a cooperative apartment board client in New York Supreme Court involving both co-op governance and construction law issues. We were retained by the co-op to address a dangerous condition on its roof, which was created by the penthouse owners’ illegal alterations over many years to their apartment and the rooftop above.
Cooperative and Condominium counsel Chris Tumulty was recently named to the New York City Bar Association’s 2019 Cooperative & Condominium Law Committee, which addresses issues pertaining to cooperative and condominium housing law in a variety of areas, including changes in the policies of lenders with respect to loans and underlying mortgages, co-op and condo discrimination, accommodations between boards and apartment owners and recent New York State and New York City legislature.
Litigation and Corporate & Securities partner Robert Heim was quoted in Law360’s article, “SEC Nabs $26M From Longfin Affiliates Over Stock Sales,” which discusses three settlements between the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and our clients, affiliates of Longfin Corp., a now-shuttered cryptocurrency company. Robert notes, "My clients are pleased that the judge has accepted the settlements and they are looking forward to putting this matter behind them."
Tarter Krinsky & Drogin, a full-service, mid-size law firm announced today that it has expanded its Litigation and Corporate and Securities practices, continuing its strategic growth and strengthening its client offerings with the addition of veteran litigator and former SEC enforcement attorney Robert G. Heim as partner.
Labor and Employment associate Jon Hershberg was recently named to the New York City Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Law Committee. During Jon’s three-year term, he will have the opportunity to help shape law and public policy, comment and testify on legislation, submit briefs, draft reports and participate in public service projects.
Intellectual Property co-chair Amy Goldsmith is quoted in the Forbes article, “Counterfeits - Amazon, Etsy, eBay, Instagram and Others Duping Consumers and Damaging Innovation.” The article discusses counterfeits and knockoffs in the online e-commerce marketplace and how setting up online storefronts on Amazon, Etsy, eBay and Instagram, among others, gives counterfeiters access to millions of consumers. In turn, legitimate product vendors are finding it difficult to protect their IP rights and police against potential infringements by millions of online storefronts.
Intellectual Property partner Mark Rosenberg was quoted in Law360’s article, “Want To Avoid Costly Patent Cases? Amazon Offers A Hack,” which discusses Amazon’s new program that allows patent owners and Amazon sellers to settle patent infringement disputes in a streamlined proceeding.
Real Estate partner Brian Beller, Real Estate associate Karen Schwimmer and Construction associates Cathleen Cassidy and Sean Scuderi have been named to Real Estate Weekly’s 2019 Rising Stars list for their outstanding contributions to their field.
Tarter Krinsky & Drogin is pleased to announce that the 2019 edition of Chambers USA has recognized our market-leading New York Construction practice, as well as two of our New York Construction and Immigration lawyers, David Pfeffer and Roxanne Levine.
Intellectual Property co-chair Amy Goldsmith was featured on Fox 5 New York discussing Australia’s new social media law, which now makes it a crime if social media platforms do not expeditiously remove violent content and can lead to major fines and jail time for media executives.
Commercial Finance and Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring partner Sherri Lydell’s recent arrival to Tarter Krinsky & Drogin was featured in Mann Publications' Fashion Mannuscript, a business-to-business publication specializing in real estate, finance and fashion.