Chairman: Steven M Ellis
Number of partners: 242
Languages: Cantonese, English, French, Hebrew, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish, Many Others
Proskauer is made up of 725+ lawyers serving clients from offices located in the Americas, Europe and Asia. The world’s leading organisations, companies and corporations choose us to be their representatives in their most critical situations. The firm works with alternative capital providers, major sports leagues, Fortune 500 companies, entertainment industry legends, many of the world’s most successful asset managers and other industry-redefining companies.
Main Areas of Practice:
Existing and potential clients come to Proskauer for a broad range of services within its corporate, labour and employment, litigation, health care, real estate, tax and private client services departments, as well as a number of industry-specific practices.
The firm’s corporate lawyers advise clients across the range of sophisticated transactions and in daily business and regulatory matters. Core practices include private funds; mergers and acquisitions; private equity transactions; business solutions, governance, restructuring and bankruptcy; capital markets; finance; private credit; hedge funds; registered funds; regulatory and environmental.
Labour & Employment:
Proskauer has long been one of the world’s pre-eminent firms for labour and employment law. Its lawyers have played key roles in groundbreaking matters and legislation. Core practices include employee benefits and executive compensation (including ERISA litigation), counselling and training, class action, immigration, international labour and employment, labour-management relations, litigation and arbitration and wage and hour.
The firm’s litigators have built a track record of success both inside and outside the courtroom. Core practices include securities litigation; sports litigation; white-collar defence and investigations; false advertising and trademark; insurance recovery and counseling; international arbitration; patent law; financial services litigation; real estate litigation; antitrust; appellate; copyright; and asset management disputes.
Proskauer takes a multidisciplinary approach to health care law, built on the foundation of its formidable experience and capabilities in the industry. The core team expands as needed to incorporate the firm’s top practitioners in a number of legal disciplines: corporate/transactional; labour; litigation; tax; real estate; bankruptcy; regulatory; intellectual property; investigations; and technology.
Proskauer represents clients in transactions relating to all areas of the real estate business. In addition to traditional real estate work, the firm has practices in private equity real estate; real estate capital markets; real estate litigation; and real estate finance.
Within its broad tax capabilities, the firm focuses on the tax aspects of investment funds, transactions and tax-exempt organisations, as well as those of employee benefits and executive compensation.
Private Client Services:
The firm’s private client services team — one of the largest of its kind — handles estate planning; estate and trust administration; charitable gift planning; fiduciary litigation; and serves as outside counsel to financial institutions and pension plans.
Proskauer is widely recognised for its industry concentrations in sports; asset management; private equity; technology, media and telecommunications; lodging and gaming; entertainment; and life sciences.