Leslie D. Corwin is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer who focuses his practice on disputes, mergers and acquisitions, liquidations, dissolutions, and bankruptcies. He has broad experience with the full range of valuation, accounting, and ethical issues that typically arise in business ruptures. He has litigated issues of first impression and his practice also includes elements of securities, employment law, ERISA, real estate, and bankruptcy.
Mr. Corwin has represented and negotiated on behalf of the principals, partners, and senior executives of many of the country's leading investment banks and accounting firms; international and national law firms and accounting firms; broker-dealers; investment banks; hedge funds; and real estate developers.
Mr. Corwin has testified as an expert witness. He is a frequent analyst on CNN, CNBC, and Fox television, as well as for The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. He also writes extensively for law journals and leading industry publications, and lectures for bar and legal associations and industry organizations. His 1998 book, Law Firm Partnership Agreements, which he co-authored, is considered the definitive work on the subject.
He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation and Litigation - Real Estate from 2005-2014; Legal Elite for Litigation in 2011-2012 by Avenue magazine; a New York Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine in 2006-2008 and 2010-2012; The Best Lawyers in New York by New York magazine from 2005-2009; Who's Who in American Law; and as a team member in Law360's Appellate Practice Group of the Year for 2011. In 2009, he was recommended in PLC Which Lawyer?
Mr. Corwin has received the highest possible rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
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Mr. Corwin is a member of the Committee on Character and Fitness, Supreme Court of the State of New York, First Judicial Department, and of the American Law Institute. He is a fellow of the New York Bar Foundation and the American Bar Foundation, as well as a member of the following organizations: the American Bar Association's Section of Business Law; New York State Bar Association; the Association of the Bar of the City of New York; the National Arbitration Forum's Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators; the Independent Judicial Screening Committee for the Supreme Court of New York County; the Judiciary and Federal Courts Committees for the New York County Lawyers Association; the Committee of NASD Regulators, Inc. on U-4 and U-5 Reporting; the Law Advisory Committee of Fordham University School of Law; and the Board of Directors of the Peter C. Alderman Foundation.
Mr. Corwin serves on the Task Force of the New York State Unified Court System's Pro Bono Scholars Program, which provides law students with the opportunity to dedicate their last semester of law school to performing full time pro bono service for the poor.