Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP

Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP
  • Established in 1963
  • Firm Size 86
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About this firm

Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP, a law firm based in New York, represents major businesses and entrepreneurs for their most significant transactions, problems and opportunities. Olshan's clients range from public companies, hedge, venture capital, private equity and other investment funds to entrepreneurs and private companies worldwide. Clients choose Olshan for innovative strategies and sophisticated, game-changing advice in corporate, securities law and shareholder activism, complex commercial, corporate and securities litigation, bankruptcy and creditors' rights, real estate, intellectual property and advertising. Olshan is recognized by The National Law Journal as one of the top 20 midsize law firms in the U.S. on the "2012 Midsize Hot List". Since its founding, Olshan has offered an alternative to the AmLaw 50 law firm business model with responsive, independent and client-focused legal counsel provided by the firm's senior lawyers.

PRACTICE AREAS:

Olshan's Corporate group represents public and private issuers, underwriters and investors, including hedge funds, venture capital firms, investment advisers and high net worth individuals. Representation of issuers includes serving as general and special counsel for a large and diverse group of public companies listed on the NYSE, NYSE Amex and NASDAQ stock exchanges.

Our Activist group is widely recognized as the nation's premier practice in representing activist investors in contested director elections. Lawyers in the Activist group have been involved in seeking Board representation at over 300 public companies. The Activist group counsels clients on a wide variety of activist strategies, from proxy contests, consent solicitations and hostile takeovers to letter-writing campaigns and behind-the-scenes discussions with management and boards of directors.

The Litigation group represents funds, banks and other investors involving securities fraud allegations, broker-dealer disputes, lending, and contests for corporate control. Additionally, the group includes former prosecutors who maintain a white collar defense and whistleblower practice and general commercial litigators involved in a wide array of business and contract disputes involving software development, sales of businesses, sale of goods, executive raiding, real estate, partnership, restrictive covenants, licensing, trademark and copyright.

The Real Estate group's clients include purchasers and sellers in sale and exchange transactions, developers and borrowers of construction and permanent financing for projects of all types throughout the U.S., and commercial landlords and tenants. The group also represents entrepreneurs and investors capitalizing on opportunistic purchases of, or investments in, defaulted or troubled loans and projects.

Our Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring group represents creditors, creditors' committees, debtors, trustees, bondholders, secured creditors and lenders, landlords and buyers and sellers of distressed assets and debt or equity positions in restructurings and insolvency cases.

The Intellectual Property group offers expert counsel and litigation capabilities to enable businesses and individuals to establish, protect and exploit their trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets.

The Advertising, Marketing & Promotions group focuses on advertising and marketing law including advertising clearance, promotions, contests, sweepstakes and social media programs, regulatory investigations and litigation, consumer fraud defense, advertising litigation, competitor challenges, direct marketing, health and dietary supplements law, privacy issues, direct marketing, and telecommunications marketing.

The Tax & Personal Planning group provides sophisticated tax and financial planning services to corporations, partnerships/LLCs and other business entities, high net worth individuals, families, fiduciaries of complex estates and trusts and not-for-profit clients.

The Employment Practices group assists employers in managing their relationships with employees and independent contractors, including preparation of employment contracts, investigations into allegations of discrimination and harassment, counsel on workplace testing and FCRA compliance, and training on employment law. The group represents companies ranging in size from a handful of employees to workforces in the thousands.

The Employee Benefits group meets the challenges employers face in compensating employees and planning and administering employee benefits. The group assists in the design and drafting of all forms of executive compensation and qualified retirement plans.

The Insurance Coverage group assists insurers and insureds on coverage issues relating to insurance obligations including directors and officers, general liability, commercial property, commercial crime, benefit plans, employment practices, and other forms of insurance.

The Not-for-Profit group advises not-for-profit clients, including prominent U.S. and foreign charities, family foundations and religious organizations, on by-law and governance best practices, conflicts of interest, and transactions, and also assists clients in negotiating joint venture and partnership arrangements.

RECOGNITION:

Chambers USA 2012. Three Olshan partners were selected by this guide to the legal profession in the following categories: Andrew B. Lustigman and Adam Z. Solomon, Advertising: Transactional & Regulatory; and Samuel P. Ross, Real Estate.

Super Lawyers 2011. Sixteen of our attorneys were selected to the New York Metro Super Lawyers, one to Rising Stars.

Best Lawyers in America 2013. Steve Wolosky was selected by his peers for inclusion in this widely-recognized guide in the Securities/Capital Markets category and Eric Goldberg was selected for the Real Estate category.

Martindale-Hubbell. Many of our attorneys are AV rated, the highest rating possible by this respected national directory.

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Areas of Practice (21)

Specific Practice Area and Industry Group Details across multiple offices:

  • Advertising and Marketing
  • Corporate
  • Securities Law
  • Capital Markets
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Venture Capital
  • Proxy Contests
  • Litigation
  • Securities Regulation
  • Real Estate
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Tax Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Intellectual Property
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Restructuring
  • Licensing
  • Employment Law
  • Employee Benefits
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Nonprofit Organizations Law

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Diversity

 At Olshan, we are committed to fostering and maintaining a diverse workforce, one that reflects the diverse communities and clients we serve. We believe that diversity among peers promotes acceptance, creates a more dynamic work environment, and provides the varied perspectives necessary to create the best solutions for our clients.

Join Our Team
In our ongoing effort to develop a diverse and inclusive work environment, we welcome job inquiries from qualified candidates of all races, ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations and religious affiliations. We value the perspectives and insights that professionals of diverse backgrounds bring to the table, and believe that they enrich our firm culture and enhance the services we provide to our clients. 
Women’s Committee
One of the ways in which we encourage and support diversity at Olshan is through the Women's Committee. Comprised of the firm’s women attorneys, the Women’s Committee hosts informative networking events for accomplished and aspiring business and professional women from different industries. These events create unique opportunities for all participants to exchange contacts, knowledge, and ideas in a close and collegial environment. 
The Women's Committee provides the female attorneys of Olshan an outlet to grow their professional networks through their consistent interaction with other business and professional women exposing our lawyers to the concerns and interests of business leaders.
The Women's Committee reaches out to accomplished and aspiring business and professional women from different trades by hosting informative networking events. These events create unique opportunities for the women attorneys within our firm and the women who attend, to exchange contacts, knowledge and ideas in a close and collegial environment, which the women involved have found conducive to building relationships.

Bar Registry

  • Bankruptcy Law

  • Business Law

  • Commercial Litigation

  • Corporate Law

  • Real Estate Law