Litigation: General Commercial - New York: Upstate
What the team is known for
Yankwitt is a White Plain-based firm with notable capabilities to take on significant litigation on behalf of businesses and individuals. The team offers expertise in breach of contract cases and shareholder disputes, among other areas. Client base includes pharmaceutical and media companies.
"When things require attending to, they make it a priority. I never feel matter is not progressing."
Yankwitt represented five directors of Hebrew Hospital Senior Home in a derivative suit filed on behalf of the senior home and 79 of its residents claimed breach of fiduciary duty, negligent misrepresentation, and violations of statutory disclosure laws and demanding $65 million from defendants. The case was settled.
Russell Yankwitt enters the rankings as a result of strong market support. He heads the commercial disputes practice, representing clients in disputes with other businesses as well as the authorities. "Russell is hard-working and responsive.""Russell attends to each case with an insightful and reasoned approach, combining a knowledge of the case law with the realities of business. He is a terrific counselor who truly listens."