|Business Law||Commercial Litigation|
|Corporate Law||Environmental Law|
|Intellectual Property Law||Real Estate Law|
|Trusts and Estates, Wills and Probate|
About this office:
Phillips Nizer LLP has been engaged in a wide-ranging international and domestic legal practice since 1926. Our size and diversity of our practice enable us to be a full-service law firm in virtually all areas of law while affording clients close contact and working relationships with partners and associates.
Our attorneys focus on the realities of our clients' continually evolving business needs. Whether we are working with individual clients, a small start-up company or an international corporation, we use teamwork to respond to these issues with practical, cost-effective and innovative legal solutions. We see our firm as an entrepreneurial-based mid-sized New York law firm whose guiding principle is "Resourceful Representation". Our firm carries on in the tradition of our founders, with attorneys providing personalized services -- counseling and representing its business and individual clients -- in areas such as, litigation, arbitration and mediation, corporate and commercial transactions, real estate, estate planning and administration, tax, banking and finance, securities, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property (trademark, copyright and new media), licensing and franchising, and matrimonial.
The firm's lawyers, several of whom are multi-lingual, have strong ties to Europe, Israel and Asia. The firm maintains four offices -- three in New York -- in Manhattan, Garden City and East Hampton, and one in Hackensack, New Jersey.
Phillips Nizer is a member of the International Alliance of Law Firms (IALF) legal network of almost 60 firms located in over 40 countries. With globalization comes the need to have access to legal expertise at an international level, and the Alliance offers representation in many major geographical areas of the world. Through the association with the IALF, member firms are able to remain independent and maintain a strong position in the legal marketplace. Phillips Nizer LLP is the IALF member in the New York metropolitan area.
Specific Practice & Industry Groups Details:
Statement of Practice Summary:
Corporate Law; Business Law; Litigation; Commercial Real Estate; Intellectual Property; Fashion; Labor and Employment; Trusts and Estates; Tax Law; Banking Law; Bankruptcy; Debtor and Creditor Reorganization; Environmental Law; Governmental Relations; Insurance; Technology Law; Internet Law; Computer Law; Securities; Mergers and Acquisitions; Hedge Funds; Not-For-Profit; International Practice; European Practice; German Practice; French Practice; Israel Practice.
Documents by Lawyers at this office
The Curious Case of the Cheerleader Uniforms
Helene M. Freeman, January 3, 2017
One of the hot topics du jour in the fashion press is the copyright battle in the Supreme Court involving cheerleader uniforms. It poses the question of when a two-dimensional design that is part of a useful article is copyrightable-in this case, designs consisting of color blocks, chevrons, and...
Copyright Registration Still Matters
Helene M. Freeman, December 23, 2016
It is an oft repeated truth that copyright exists automatically from the moment a work is fixed in tangible form and that no formalities are required to preserve the copyright. In the United States, registration with the Copyright Office is only necessary to sue for infringement, but it is not...
Copyright Registration, Redux
Helene M. Freeman, December 23, 2016
Registering copyrightable designs as “unpublished” collections can be an efficient and cost effective way to register multiple two dimensional print patterns in a single registration. But to derive the benefits of registration, you need to be able to identify the designs included....
Year Established: 1926
Languages: English, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Spanish, Italian and Russian.
Law Firm Affiliations: INTERNATIONAL ALLIANCE OF LAW FIRMS: (IALF)
Attorneys at Phillips Nizer LLP are members of one, if not several, bar associations, including the New York State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the International Bar Association, the New York City Bar Association (Association of the Bar of the City of New York) and the Federal Bar Council.