Chairman: Irwin A. Kishner
Number of partners: 53
Number of lawyers: 125
Languages: Cantonese, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Japanese, Malayalam, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish
Herrick is a dynamic law firm providing a full range of legal services to businesses and private clients around the world. From its offices in New York City; Newark, New Jersey and Istanbul, Turkey, Herrick maintains robust corporate, litigation and real estate capabilities, with significant depth in areas such as art law, sports law, bankruptcy, tax, employment, trusts and estates and government relations.
Main Areas of Practice:
Insurance & Reinsurance
Restructuring & Bankruptcy
Trusts & Estates
Herrick maintains one of the New York City’s largest and most accomplished commercial real estate law practices. The firm represents sophisticated owners, developers, governmental entities, not-for-profits, lenders, investors and other stakeholders in a diverse range of activities across the US, including acquisitions and dispositions, financings, development and construction, leasing, tax and litigation. The firm’s real estate department features a dynamic group of more than 50 attorneys engaged in all areas of real estate law, including specialized areas such as land use, leasing, construction and condominium matters. Its litigation, environmental, finance and tax attorneys complement these practices by providing practical advice in their respective disciplines.
Herrick’s litigation department is a full-service practice comprised of a talented group of attorneys with broad based, extensive experience in all phases of litigation and dispute resolution in state and federal courts, as well as arbitration forums. The firm’s areas of practice include business, employment, intellectual property, product liability, real estate, construction, title insurance, securities litigation, and white collar defense.
Herrick represents public and private companies, REITs, financial institutions, private investment funds, individual investors and other corporate stakeholders in a wide range of transactions, as well as related corporate governance, regulatory and operational concerns. The firm is at the forefront of numerous innovative and complex matters advising on public and private offerings of equity and debt; private equity transactions; fund formation; mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; joint ventures; asset-based finance; commercial and institutional lending; franchising, licensing and distribution; investment management; restructurings and business divorces.
Herrick is known as the go-to firm for innovative and sophisticated deals, for responsive practitioners with meaningful knowledge of the industry and players and for representing the most legendary franchises in sports. Herrick has brought countless novel and transformative concepts to life – including regional sports broadcasting, pay-per-view and premium stadium experiences. Herrick’s work spans league and team formation and operation, arena and stadium financing and development, naming rights, sponsorships, media rights transactions, team acquisitions and investments and a range of ancillary concerns. The firm provides pragmatic counselling on the daily operations of sports businesses – player and personnel issues, credit facilities, concession agreements, advertising and vendor contracts, and off-season stadium and arena events.
Finance Litigation & Restructuring:
Herrick’s finance litigation and restructuring group is comprised of an agile group of accomplished restructuring, litigation and corporate attorneys with decades of experience advising a broad range of creditors and debtors in all phases of complex chapter 11 cases and out-of-court restructurings, including distressed debt investing, restructuring-related litigation and real estate workouts.
Herrick represents employers and executives in nearly every aspect of employment law, from risk management and executive compensation, to complex employment litigation, arbitration and mediation.
Herrick’s tax lawyers provide pragmatic advice for sophisticated tax issues in corporate, financial, real estate and art transactions. Herrick’s tax clients include major real estate developers, world-renowned sports teams, banks, insurance companies, investment funds, family offices, and high-net-worth individuals.
Trusts & Estates:
Herrick’s lawyers advise high-net-worth individuals on personal and estate planning, trust and estate administration, family business management and succession, disability planning, asset valuations, Surrogate’s Court litigation, charitable donations and tax forbearance for non-US citizens.
Herrick is a world leader in art and cultural property litigation, and commercial art transactions. In addition to handling complex international disputes and world-famous art recovery claims, the firm counsels prominent collectors, museums, art galleries, auction houses, dealers and artists on purchase, sale, consignment and auction transactions; and borrowers and financial institutions in art financings.
Herrick’s government relations group provides strategic political insights. Group members include former elected and appointed public officials who assist with government lobbying, ethics compliance, administrative law, government contracting and procurement, land use and zoning, government investigations, and international government and agent representation.