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Katsky Korins LLP

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Firm Details:
Managing Partners:
David L. Katsky, Neil S. Miller, Elias M. Zuckerman, Nicholas G. Arons
Number of partners:
Number of lawyers: 31

Firm Overview:
Katsky Korins was founded in 1975 and is the longest-lived general practice firm of its size in New York City. The firm serves the commercial interests of clients throughout the United States, and in Europe, South America, Central America and Mexico.

Main Areas of Practice:

Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights:

The practice group represents clients in bankruptcy, workout, restructuring, and general creditors’ rights matters throughout the United States. Its clients include institutional lenders, manufacturers, retailers, professional service providers, technology companies, and individuals. It serves as counsel to secured creditors, debtors-in-possession, unsecured creditors’ committees, trustees, trade creditors, landlords, equipment lessors, and asset purchasers.
It is active in the areas of:
■ Complex Chapter 11 reorganizations
■ Out-of-court workouts and restructurings
■ Debtor-in-possession financing, lending, and use of cash collateral
■ Documenting, structuring, and restructuring loans and security interests in all types of collateral
■ Litigating preference and fraudulent conveyance actions
■ Purchase and sale of assets and stock
■ Foreclosures and UCC sales
Contact: Steven H. Newman
Tel: 212 716 3235
Email: [email protected]

The practice group represents real estate owners, developers, architects, engineers, contractors and lenders in connection with their construction related matters, including drafting, reviewing and negotiating construction contracts and subcontracts, purchase orders, bid packages, lien waivers, construction management, owner’s representative and consulting agreements, architectural and engineering agreements, access/ license agreements, and other construction related agreements across a broad range of project delivery methods.
Contact: Ariel Weinstock
Tel: 212 716 3282
Email: [email protected]

The practice group represents clients in mergers, acquisitions and sales of businesses, executive employment and severance arrangements, and domestic and international joint venture and licensing agreements. It counsels mid-sized privately held businesses, high net worth individuals and senior executives in all aspects of their business and commercial transactions. The group also has wide-ranging representation of clients in South America, Central America and Mexico in connection with investments they make in the United States, including joint ventures, securities and real estate, as well as estate related matters. The group includes lawyers who are bilingual and trilingual in English, Spanish and Portuguese, and who have practiced corporate law in Latin America. Additionally, the group has extensive experience in the purchase and sale and leasing of varied types of aircraft for domestic and Latin American clients.
Contact: Nicholas Arons
Tel: 212 716 3305
Email: [email protected]

See discussion in Corporate of representation of clients in South America, Central America and Mexico by firm lawyers who are bilingual and trilingual in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
Contact: Nicholas Arons
Tel: 212 716 3305
Email: [email protected]

The practice group litigates in State and Federal courts throughout the nation, with a concentration of the practice in New York State and Federal courts. The practice includes both jury and bench trials, together with domestic and international arbitration. The appellate work in both State and Federal courts is an important part of the practice, often involving cases that the group did not handle in the lower courts.
Principal areas of litigation:
■ Real estate
■ Business fraud and other business torts
■ Lead and liaison counsel in complex multidefendant class and derivative actions
■ Securities and corporate
■ Banking litigation
■ Insurance coverage
■ Executive employment
■ Construction litigation, mediation and arbitration
Contact: David L. Katsky
Tel: 212 716 3214
Email: [email protected]

Matrimonial & Family Law:
The practice group represents clients involved in settlement negotiations and litigation in contested divorce actions, custody and relocation litigation, enforcement litigation, paternity actions, and the negotiation of preand post-nuptial agreements. Its clients include those in law, investment banking, music and entertainment.
The practice covers a range of matters related to matrimonial and family law, including:
■ Equitable distribution and valuation issues in highasset marital estates under New York law
■ A special alternative dispute resolution process created by the group’s partners
■ Pension and retirement plans
■ Professional practices and licenses
■ Closely held corporations
■ The valuation of enhanced earning capacity and celebrity status
Contact: Marcy L. Wachtel
Tel: 212 716 3227
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate:
The practice group has been operating since 1978 and services clients in a broad spectrum of real estate transactions throughout the United States. Matters involve a wide range of asset categories with transactions ranging from small to those valued in excess of one hundred million dollars. The group represents real estate owners, lenders, investors, developers, tenants, property managers, condominium and cooperative boards and not-forprofits in connection with all aspects of owning and operating commercial and residential real estate.
The practice includes:
■ Acquisitions & Sales: Representation of both sellers and purchasers in connection with the acquisition and sales of all asset classes throughout the United States
■ Financing: Representation of institutional and mezzanine lenders and borrowers in connection with acquisition, bridge, construction, restructuring and permanent financing
■ Leasing: Representation of both commercial landlords and tenants in connection with drafting, negotiating and reviewing leases, licenses and longterm ground leases
■ Joint Ventures: Representation of both developer and investor clients in the negotiation of joint venture and partnership agreements
■ I.R.S. § 1031 Exchanges: Representation of clients in connection with all aspects of tax deferred exchanges, including forward and reverse exchanges, ‘drop and swap’, co-owner and investor (domestic and foreign) buyouts, tenancy-in-common agreements and redemptions
■ Condominium & Cooperative Matters: Representation of boards of managers and directors in connection with the governance of their condominium and cooperative organizations
■ Construction: Representation of developers, general contractors, architects, and engineers in the negotiation and drafting of design, consulting, and construction agreements
Contact: Neil S. Miller
Tel: 212 716 3311
Email: [email protected]

Tax Work:
The tax group works extensively with the corporate and real estate practice groups to advise real estate investors, developers, syndicators, and other professionals. This advice often concerns tax issues in the formation of partnerships and limited liability companies and in the acquisition, operation and disposition of properties. The group also assists clients in structuring mergers and acquisitions, redemptions, as well as in structuring a range of new business ventures. The group has extensive experience representing taxpayers under audit and in tax controversies before federal, state, and local tax authorities.
Contact: Elias M. Zuckerman
Tel: 212 716 3215
Email: [email protected]

Trusts & Estates:
The practice encompasses basic and sophisticated domestic and international estate planning for a broad spectrum of individuals and family groups, including corporate executives, entrepreneurs and other high net worth individuals, artists, entertainers, athletes, writers and families with generational wealth. The principal focus of the practice is gift and estate planning for trusts, family entities, insurance, charitable dispositions and foundations.
Contact: Barbara L. Pedersen
Tel: 212 716 3391
Email: [email protected]

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USA Guide 2024
New York
Real Estate: Litigation
1 Department
2 Ranked Lawyers
Real Estate: Litigation
Band 2
Adrienne B. Koch
Band 2
Mark Walfish
Band 2