Firm / Organisation

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

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Chairman: Joseph C Shenker
Senior Chairman: H Rodgin Cohen
Number of lawyers worldwide: Approximately 875

Practice Contacts:
New York:

James I Black III
Tel: +212 558 4000 Fax: +212 558 3588
Email: [email protected] 

Charles T Dowling
Tel: +212 558 3845 Fax: +212 558 3588
Email: [email protected]

Theodore O Rogers Jr
Tel: +212 558 3467 Fax: +212 558 3588
Email: [email protected]

Zena M Tamler
Tel: +212 558 4000 Fax: +212 558 3588
Email: [email protected]

Basil Zirinis
Tel: +212 558 4000 Fax: +212 558 3588
Email: [email protected]

Basil Zirinis
Tel: +44 20 7959 8900 Fax: +44 20 7959 8950

Firm Overview:
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP provides the highest quality legal advice and representation to clients worldwide. The firm’s record of success and unparalleled client service has set it apart for 140 years and made the firm a model for the modern practice of law. Today, S&C is a leader in each of its core practice areas and geographic markets. S&C advises a diverse range of clients on major domestic and cross-border M&A and corporate finance transactions, high-stakes litigation and corporate investigations and complex regulatory, tax and estate planning matters. S&C comprises approximately 875 lawyers who conduct a seamless, global practice through a network of 13 offices located in key financial centres in Asia, Australia, Europe and the United States.

Main Areas of Practice:

Estates Practice:
S&C provides sophisticated estate and personal planning to individuals and families, including the planning and preparation of wills, trust indentures and related estate-planning documents. S&C also assists clients with estate and trust administration matters and sophisticated tax planning involving family limited partnerships, sale and loan techniques, insurance planning and the creation and administration of holding companies. S&C advises on personal planning matters including residential real estate transactions and the purchase and sale of aircrafts and aircraft interests and charitable giving.

International Practice:
S&C advises individuals, families and trustees worldwide on US-related legal matters. These representations require effective coordination with counsel, tax and business advisers in the family’s ‘home’ country or countries, and in the relevant trust centres and other jurisdictions in which the family may have interests.

Transactional Matters for Family Businesses:
S&C is regularly involved in major corporate transactions worldwide and counts among its clients many US and non-US families that control major industrial, technology and financial concerns. In many cases, the firm’s work for these clients involves reorganising corporate structures and worldwide shareholdings in preparation for a significant corporate transaction, such as an IPO or sale of the business.

Family Business Transition:
S&C helps clients structure and restructure family businesses in the pursuit of long-term family goals. When generational transition poses critical challenges, S&C draws upon the expertise of the firm’s estates and personal, corporate, real estate, litigation and tax groups. Together the groups work to preserve the vitality of a family’s company and address concerns about control and the division of wealth.

Trusts & Estates Litigation:
S&C is regularly involved in disputes regarding contested wills, trust administration, challenged gifts and forced inheritance laws.

Not-for-Profit Practice:
S&C provides advice to major charitable and cultural institutions and private foundations worldwide. S&C advises on executive compensation, structuring of employer-employee policies and procedures, corporate organisation and governance matters, real estate, environmental law, banking and investment matters, litigation and private foundation tax rules.


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