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Shipman & Goodwin LLP

Shipman & Goodwin LLP
  • New York, NY
  • 400 Park Avenue - 5th Floor, New York, NY 10022-4406
  • Peer Reviews
    4.6/5.0 (370)
    Client Reviews
    75% Recommended (4)
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About our New York, NY: office

Shipman & Goodwin represents many of the leading businesses, institutions, individuals, and government entities.

With more than 150 lawyers practicing from offices throughout Connecticut and Washington, DC, our firm has experience in a number of industry sectors, including education, government, financial services, health care, non-profit organizations, emerging and middle market companies, real estate development, energy and telecommunications, franchising, retail, and software and IT.

Since our founding in 1919, the attorneys in our firm have demonstrated their commitment to community support through board memberships of charitable and civic organizations, as advisors to government, and in substantial donations of time to such organizations.

We bring that same level of personal commitment to each of our client relationships, and invite you to learn more about the Shipman & Goodwin difference at shipmangoodwin.com.

Office Details

Contact Information:
212-376-3010  Phone
212-376-3024  Fax
www.shipmangoodwin.com
Mailing Address:
400 Park Avenue - 5th Floor, New York, NY 10022-4406
Office Size:
2
Year Established:
1919

Practice & Industry Groups

Specific Practice Area and Industry Group Details across multiple offices:

Areas of Practice (35)

Specific Areas of Practice for our New York office:

  • General Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Antitrust And Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Bankruptcy
  • Closely Held Business Law
  • Commercial Finance
  • Construction Law
  • Contracts
  • Corporate Law
  • Debtor and Creditor
  • E-Discovery
  • Employee Benefits
  • Energy
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance
  • Franchise Litigation
  • Immigration and Naturalization
  • Land Use
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor And Employment
  • Litigation
  • Mergers And Acquisitions
  • Nonprofit and Charitable Organizations
  • Pensions
  • Products Liability
  • Public Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Securities Litigation
  • Taxation
  • Tax Exempt Organizations
  • Trusts And Estates
  • White Collar Crime
  • White Collar Defense

People (2)

Peer Reviews

  • 4.6/5.0 (370)
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    4.6/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.6/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.6/5.0
  • Communication

    4.6/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.6/5.0

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Client Reviews

  • 4.0/5.0 (4)
  • 75% (3)
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    4.0/5.0
  • Responsiveness

    4.0/5.0
  • Quality of Service

    4.0/5.0
  • Value for Money

    4.0/5.0
  • I have called about 7 immigration lawyers within past 4 months and Brenda Eckert was the kindest lawyer who walked me through every step and questions...

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    I have called about 7 immigration lawyers within past 4 months and Brenda Eckert was the kindest lawyer who walked me through every step and questions I had been struggling with. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who needs a legal advice.

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  • Shipman & Goodwin LLP

    5.0/5.0 on 10/19/11 on 10/19/11

    The firm was excellent in the handling of my situation.

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    The firm was excellent in the handling of my situation.

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    1.0/5.0 on 09/09/11 on 09/09/11

    I had a very difficult time working with Robert Wyld. He charged me $495 an hour without my consent...{para}
    I had a very difficult time working with Robert Wyld, Dona...

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    I had a very difficult time working with Robert Wyld. He charged me $495 an hour without my consent...{para}
    I had a very difficult time working with Robert Wyld, Donald Gustafson and Bryon Harmon. Getting a summary of my legal fees was impossible... Robert Wyld charged me $495 an hour with out my knowledge or consent... When I complained about him to his law firm Shipman & Goodwin about charging legal fees without my consent he was rude and very hostel. {para}Donald R Gustafson of Shipman & Goodwin was assigned in 2007 to be the Administrator of my father's estate. He worked with Bryon Harmon and Robert L Wyld to handle Trust and Estate issues in the Norwalk, CT Probate Court. Bryon was brought in due to his background in Trust and Estates. During the 4 years of the estate Bryon never submitted any of the Probate Court approved documents. I had to File a Motion to force Bryon Harmon and Donald Gustafson to submit my father's estate documents - which was a Trust. Because Bryon Harmon and Donald Gustafson did not submit Trust documents it allowed his law firm Shipman & Goodwin to work on the Estate for about 3 extra years. Most of the work Bryon and Donald performed was not required and not needed. There was no need for him as an attorney to clean houses, work with utility companies, and talk with land keepers. By Bryon and Donald not admitting my father's Trust to the Probate Court they were able to bill me for work that most people would do for free. Just recently the total bill for legal services of Bryon Harmon and Donald Gustafson was over $1,000,000. In my opinion he was over billing me and his legal fees. His fees were really only about $50,000 to $100,000 worth of legal fees. They even billed me for attempting to sell land in Greenwich, CT that I instructed them not to do. They wanted to sell land to have extra cash in my father's estate so they could bill me more legal fees. I would really recommend people looking for an estate attorney have an agreement first about billing and oversight. I asked Bryon and Donald to have a review of their legal fees and he refused and suggested I should file a complaint in Superior Court. They became very nasty when ever I requested to review their so call "legal fees". I think all clients should have a right to review their legal bill with their attorney. Bryon Harmon and Donald Gustafson never actually reviewed their legal fees with me even though I requested several times.

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Diversity

Shipman & Goodwin is committed to diversity and inclusiveness within the firm, the legal profession and the community. We value the unique backgrounds and distinct contributions of all individuals; our deep commitment is reflected in our efforts to promote understanding, advancement and empowerment.

Our firm management, Diversity Committee and other key members of the firm collaborate to emphasize action. We support ongoing initiatives to recruit, mentor and retain a diverse team of attorneys and staff. We sponsor organizations and develop events that share perspectives and raise awareness of diversity issues facing organizations and the community. We serve as leaders and partner with others to increase diversity in the legal profession.

 

Our Policy

 
One of our core values and objectives is to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace and to develop the outreach initiatives needed to ensure that such values and objectives are shared by everyone at our firm. Diversity, to us, means recognizing, accepting and including differences, such as race, gender, and sexual orientation. Our Strategic Plan recognizes that our continued success depends upon our ability to recruit, hire, train, mentor and retain excellent and diverse attorneys and staff. Maintaining an inclusive organization where all feel welcomed and empowered to succeed enables us to provide the breadth of experience and perspective that best serves our ever more diverse clientele and community.
 

 

Commitment

 
We have a tradition of supporting diversity initiatives both within and outside of the Firm. Among the first large Connecticut law firms to have a woman partner, we have been a leader in addressing and advancing women’s causes in the legal profession, and continue to have the highest percentage of female partners among large firms in Connecticut. We assisted in the formation of the Connecticut Lawyers Group on Minority Hiring and Retention in the late 1980s and were an original signatory of the Statement of Sixteen Connecticut Law Firms Regarding the Hiring and Retention of Minority Lawyers in January 1991. The principles of that Statement helped guide us in developing our hiring, mentoring and retention programs and policies to attract and retain diverse legal and non-legal personnel.

In 1993, we established our Diversity Committee, comprised of partners, associates and staff. The Diversity Committee’s original and ongoing mission includes three essential initiatives: (i) to act as a study group and to conduct programs to educate the Firm concerning diversity issues and to suggest diversity policies to implement at the Firm; (ii) to sponsor Firm-wide outreach activities and events, as part of our effort to increase the number of diverse attorneys at the Firm; and (iii) to act as a resource on diversity matters for the Management, Hiring, and Associates Committees, as well as other groups in the Firm. For 15 years, the Diversity Committee has pursued these initiatives and the Firm’s commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.

Together with other members of the Lawyers Collaborative for Diversity and diversity-based law school and bar organizations such as the South Asian Bar Association of Connecticut, the George W. Crawford Black Bar Association, the Black Law Students Association at the University of Connecticut School of Law, the Connecticut Hispanic Bar Association, the Lambda Law Society at the University of Connecticut School of Law, and the Connecticut Asian Pacific American Bar Association, we continue to work to make Connecticut an attractive environment for all lawyers and law students within which to thrive.

 

Diversity Team

 

Women at the Helm

Women attorneys and clients prosper at the firm. Nearly half our associates, 30 percent of our partners and many of our most valued clients are women. To celebrate this array of accomplished women, we are proud to present the Women at the Helm Breakfast Series. Our goal is to bring together diverse and talented women to share ideas and inspiration. At each seminar, a dynamic woman in business, government, medicine, education or the arts will share her insights and experience.

 

 

 

 

 

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