New York

Weil’s New York office is the Firm’s largest and serves as its worldwide headquarters. The Firm provides clients with unmatched service and excellence across its Corporate, Litigation, Business Finance & Restructuring, and Tax, Executive Compensation & Benefits Departments.

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Our Practice

The New York office’s relationships with the business community and key New York metropolitan area institutions have been the catalyst for our continued growth and expansion to our position at the vanguard of the world’s leading law firms. Weil's four departments – Corporate, Litigation, Business Finance & Restructuring, and Tax, Executive Compensation & Benefits – form the core of the New York office.

Awards and Recognition

Weil partners in the New York office have been recognized for their leadership, innovation and groundbreaking successes across a variety of practice areas.

Recent achievements include:

  • Litigation partner Sarah Coyne and Business Finance & Restructuring partner Marcia Goldstein were named “Best Practitioners” in their respective areas at the Euromoney Americas Women in Business Law Awards in June 2019. Patent Litigation practice Co-Head Elizabeth Stotland Weiswasser was named “Outstanding Practitioner” in June 2018.
     
  • Business Finance & Restructuring partners Marcia Goldstein and Ronit Berkovich were named “Dealmakers of the Year” by The American Lawyer in March 2019; Private Equity partner Harvey Eisenberg received the “Dealmaker of the Year” honor in March 2018. 
  • Litigation partner Diane Sullivan was named a Winning Litigator by The National Law Journal in August 2019; she was honored as Trial Lawyer of the Year (Non-IP Litigation) and Product Liability Attorney of the Year by Legal Media Group in its Life Sciences Awards in September 2019; and she was inducted into the Benchmark Litigation Hall of Fame in March 2019. 
  • Mergers & Acquisitions partner Jackie Cohen was named among the winners of Corporate Counsel magazine’s Women, Influence & Power in Law Awards in September 2019.

  • Tax partner Helyn Goldstein was named among the Influential Women in Tax Law by Law360 in September 2019.
     
  • Business Finance & Restructuring partner Marcia Goldstein and Technology & IP Transactions partner Charan Sandhu were named “Notable Women in Law” by Crain’s New York Business in January 2019.
  • Employment Litigation practice group Head Jeffrey Klein, and partners Gary Friedman and Nicholas Pappas were named “Most Powerful Employment Lawyers” by Human Resource Executive Magazine in both July 2019 and June 2018.
  • All three Business Finance & Restructuring Department Co-Chairs, Matt Barr, Gary Holtzer and Ray C. Schrock, P.C., were named Outstanding Restructuring Lawyers by Turnaround & Workouts 2016-2018.
  • Three New York partners were named as Law360 “MVPs” in November 2018: Ronit Berkovich (Bankruptcy), David Herman (Real Estate) and Tax Department Co-Chair and Head of the Executive Compensation & Benefits Group Paul Wessel (Benefits).
  • Fifteen partners have been recognized by publications such as Law360, New York Law Journal, Turnarounds & Workouts, M&A Advisor and Euromoney as “Rising Stars” in 2018-2019, including Adam Banks, Ryan Preston Dahl, Anish Desai, Kelly DiBlasi, David Griffiths, Eric Hochstadt, Eoghan Keenan, Shawn Kodes, Benton Lewis, Jessica Liou, Christopher Machera, Gabriel MorganStephanie Srulowitz, Heather Viets ​and ​Caroline Zalka.

Pro Bono Initiatives and Community Service

Weil has performed hundreds of thousands of hours of pro bono service since our current program was launched in August 2005. In June 2018, Weil was named “Best International Firm” for Pro Bono Work and Diversity by Euromoney Legal Media Group’s Americas Women in Business Law Awards for the third consecutive year. In 2016 our program was recognized with awards by Financial Times’ Innovative Lawyers North America Report, the New York State Bar and The National Law Journal. Weil received recognition from the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice for its special report on solitary confinement, undertaken on behalf of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture. Weil attorneys also received the Cornerstone Award for distinguished service from the Lawyers Alliance for New York for representing LANY in its efforts to obtain records from the New York City Department of Finance related to the Department’s construction of the New York state property tax exemption for charitable organizations. The Firm was featured in The Am Law Daily for its significant victory for the East End Eruv Association, and religious freedom in general, in a dispute related to the establishment of an eruv - a symbolic enclosure significant to people of Jewish faith.

The New York office was also honored with the 2016 Pro Public Award from The Legal Aid Society. The Firm has partnered with The Legal Aid Society for many years to offer legal services on a diverse range of matters, including saving homes, representing death row inmates, safeguarding prisoners’ rights, representing families at risk of homelessness in class actions and advising small businesses. In addition to our pro bono work, members of the New York office are engaged through support of local organizations including Big Brother Big Sister, PENCIL and the American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge in New York City. Additionally, many partners and staff serve on boards of national and local not-for-profits and charity organizations.

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