Attorney Profile:

John F. Lang

John F. Lang: Attorney with Law Offices of John F. Lang, PLLC

Biography

HONORS: Named a "2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Trusts and Estates" by Martindale Hubbell and one of 2013's "Top 100 Trusts and Estates Lawyers in New York State" by the American Society of Litigation Advocates; recognized by Thomson-Reuters Super Lawyers as one of the "Top Lawyers" in the New York Metro Area (2013); fellow of the Litigation Council of America, a trial lawyer honorary society; recipient of a "Superb" rating in 2013 from Avvo (10.0 out of 10.0), the consumer site that rates professionals. Honored member of the Worldwide Who's Who Registry for Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs; Kentucky Governor Martha Layne Collins honored John Lang in 1986 by commissioning him as a Kentucky Colonel. WRITINGS: Author of The Executive's Guide To Depositions: A Practical Reference Explaining The Deposition Stage Of Pre-trial Discovery In Commercial Litigation, Aspatore Books (Thomson-West, 2008); author of the lead chapter entitled "White Collar Crime Attorneys Add Value," in The Executive's Guide to Understanding the Laws Behind White Collar Crime, Aspatore Books (Thompson-West, 2006); ; the co-author of "Patenting Business Methods and Systems; the Aftermath of State Street Bank and Trust Co. v. Signature Financial," The Banking Law Journal (March/April 2000); and the co-author of "Safeguarding Business from the Threat of White Collar Crime," Directors Monthly, (October 1997). PRESENTATIONS: To the Litigation Counsel of America’s Renaissance Symposium VI (at Harvard Club, N.Y.C.) entitled "Preparation. Inspiration, and Perspiration: Lessons Learned in Trying to Win the So-Called Impossible Case" (2012); as a faculty member of LawReviewCLE.com, speaker in a program at the N.Y.C. Bar Association entitled “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Litigating in Probate Court,” topics included Discovery and Motion Practice, Mediation in Estate Litigation, and Tax Implications of Settlements of Probate Litigation (2013); as faculty member of Lawline.com, presentation entitled “Winning the Tough Case by Embracing the Negative” (2013); speaker in the recorded seminar, Preventive Measures for Executives to Avoid White Collar Crime Situations, ReedLogic Video Leadership Seminars (DVD, 2006).

Areas of Practice (11)

  • Estate Litigation
  • Trust Litigation
  • Fiduciary Litigation
  • Surrogates Court Practice
  • Trial Practice
  • Business Litigation
  • International Litigation
  • Securities Litigation
  • SEC Enforcement
  • White Collar Criminal Defense
  • International Criminal Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
212-300-0646  Phone
212-300-0648  Fax
www.attorneylang.com
University Attended:
City College of the City University of New York, B.A., 1964
Law School Attended:
Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 1967
Year of First admission:
1970
Admission:
1970, New York; 2007, U.S. Supreme Court; 1974, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; 2007, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 1984, U.S. Tax Court; 1984, U.S. Court of International Trade; 1974, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; 1974, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York; 1981, U.S. District Court, Western District of New York; 1978, U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York; 1997, U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut; 1986, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky; 2006, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas; 1988, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
Memberships:
The Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Small Law Firm Committee); New York State Bar Association (Trusts and Estates Law Section, Estates Litigation Committee), and American Bar Association (Real Property, Trust and Probate Law Section; International Law Section, and Criminal Justice Section).
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Military:
U.S. Marine Corps served with 26th Marine Regiment in Vietnam, 1967-1969
Special Agencies:
Assistant District Attorney and Deputy Chief, Frauds Bureau, New York County District Attorney's Office (1970-1977); Special Assistant Attorney General and Chief Assistant to Special Prosecutor, New York State Attorney General's Office (1977-1980).
ISLN:
905642886

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 24 reviews
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 02/01/12 in Litigation

    I have known John Lang for over 20 years and have worked with him on numerous complex litigations. John is an extraordinary litigator with extraordinary skills. He is o... Read more

    I have known John Lang for over 20 years and have worked with him on numerous complex litigations. John is an extraordinary litigator with extraordinary skills. He is one of the best litigators in New York City.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 01/22/12 in Commercial Litigation

    I've have worked closely with John Lang. He is an excellent attorney!! Read more

    I've have worked closely with John Lang. He is an excellent attorney!!

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Member on 01/17/12 in Trust Litigation

    John Lang is a true talent and offers real value to his clients by way of his judgemnt, his ability to think critically and his ability to communicate effectively. Read more

    John Lang is a true talent and offers real value to his clients by way of his judgemnt, his ability to think critically and his ability to communicate effectively.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 01/15/12 in Litigation

    John is a pleasure to work with and a formidable foe to work against. I worked on a major investigation and multiple related litigations with John as co-counsel and soon... Read more

    John is a pleasure to work with and a formidable foe to work against. I worked on a major investigation and multiple related litigations with John as co-counsel and soon recognized his expertise in handling complex problems. In addition to his knowledge and expertise he is a highly disciplined and ethical lawyer.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 01/07/12 in Litigation

    I have know John Lang since we were classmate in the Fordham Law School Class of 1967. He is an outstanding individual with extremely high ethical standard and integrity... Read more

    I have know John Lang since we were classmate in the Fordham Law School Class of 1967. He is an outstanding individual with extremely high ethical standard and integrity. In addition he is a very fine lawyer. He has extraordinary attention to detail and over the years he has achieved very successful result for his client. He has a strong intellect, a fine writing style and a masterful comprehension of the law. He is no doubt one of the finest lawyers that I know.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 01/06/12 in Litigation

    Mr. Lang is a talented and experienced litigator. His litigation and trial skills are superb and are only matched by his judgement and wisdom. Read more

    Mr. Lang is a talented and experienced litigator. His litigation and trial skills are superb and are only matched by his judgement and wisdom.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 01/06/12 in White Collar Criminal Defense

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 01/05/12 in Litigation

    I have known Mr. Lang well and favorably for many years and I consider him to be at the very top of his profession among litigators in the New York metropolitan area. Jo... Read more

    I have known Mr. Lang well and favorably for many years and I consider him to be at the very top of his profession among litigators in the New York metropolitan area. John's clients and the Bar by extension are well served by the scholarship and quality of his represention.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 01/03/12 in White Collar Crime

    John is highly skilled and deseves the highest rating possible. Read more

    John is highly skilled and deseves the highest rating possible.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 01/03/12 in Litigation

    I have worked with John for many years and find him to be one of the very best litigators I have ever worked with. John is a superb strategist and has excellent skills i... Read more

    I have worked with John for many years and find him to be one of the very best litigators I have ever worked with. John is a superb strategist and has excellent skills in finding the strengths and weaknesses of any matter and how to best handle them.

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  • 4.2/5.0 5 reviews
  • 80% client recommended 4 recommendations
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  • 5.0/5.0 on 03/02/16

    John helped in a very difficult situation involving the disposition of my dad's estate and a Final Release I had signed. It was complex with issues of ethics and alleged... Read more

    John helped in a very difficult situation involving the disposition of my dad's estate and a Final Release I had signed. It was complex with issues of ethics and alleged fraud and the very deep pockets of our opponent, her firm, and her insurance company. {para}With his skilled and dedicated team of specialized attorneys and assistants, formal and informal consultations with other experts, we were able, cost-effectively, to bring the matter to a substantial settlement in my favor. 110% recommended.

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  • 5.0/5.0 on 02/26/15

    John Lang is not only an extraordinary lawyer, he is at the center of an equally extraordinary network of specialists who extend and complement his expertise. This multi... Read more

    John Lang is not only an extraordinary lawyer, he is at the center of an equally extraordinary network of specialists who extend and complement his expertise. This multidisciplinary network brings the depth and excellence one might expect in a large firm to a small firm experience.

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  • 5.0/5.0 on 12/28/12

    I can think of no lawyer I would recommend more highly than John Lang. For matters having to do with litigation of any type there is none better. In matters of judgement,... Read more

    I can think of no lawyer I would recommend more highly than John Lang. For matters having to do with litigation of any type there is none better. In matters of judgement, he is, again, at the top of the list. In one recent case having to do with possible past tax due, John's advice as to strategy and approach (how best to keep legal expenses at a minimum)was uncannily good; in a case having to do with retirement/ownership matters, his judgement has been invaluable.

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  • 5.0/5.0 on 07/09/12

    John is a very strong yet caring attorney who came up with creative solutions to problems and really fought for me. He handled my case extremely well, and intimidated th... Read more

    John is a very strong yet caring attorney who came up with creative solutions to problems and really fought for me. He handled my case extremely well, and intimidated the opposing counsel at depositions.

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  • 1.0/5.0 on 10/17/15

    He delayed my claims for the year that I retained him, admitting after many months that he was not able tohandle my case. His fees were exorbitant. Read more

    He delayed my claims for the year that I retained him, admitting after many months that he was not able tohandle my case. His fees were exorbitant.

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