August 1, 2010
Partners Jack Wilk and Jay Auslander said that the 40-lawyer firm, which has a diverse practice, including litigation, real estate, corporate, bankruptcy, tax, trusts and estates and intellectual property practices, has experienced significant growth throughout its 23-year history and is now poised for additional expansion.
The name change follows the departure of Stephen Siller. “We all wish Steve Siller well,” said Wilk, who co-founded the firm in 1987 and is serving as Managing Partner and a member of the firm's management committee. “We are changing our name but otherwise remain the same firm our clients have trusted and relied on throughout our history. The strong growth we have experienced over the past several years is continuing and we are very enthusiastic about the future.”
Auslander, whose practice focuses on complex corporate and commercial litigation, including matters before the SEC and FINRA, noted that: “Our firm has grown over the years despite the challenging economic environment. Unlike many other firms, we have not had to reduce our ranks during the recession. The last few years have been our strongest ever and we look forward to continued growth and success.”
The firm’s clients include hedge funds, investment banks, institutional investors, senior secured and mezzanine lenders, venture capital firms, real estate developers and operators, and companies in the public and private domestic and multinational industrial, service, media, energy, biotech, health care and technology sectors.
The firm's engagements cover a wide range of general and transactional work, including mergers and acquisitions, real estate leasing, lending and conveyance transactions, commercial lending, licensing, securities offerings, tax, joint ventures, venture capital, e-commerce, estate planning, ERISA, creditors’ and debtors’ rights and workouts. Its litigation department has significant experience in a broad range of corporate and governmental investigations and complex corporate, commercial, securities, intellectual property, professional liability and real estate matters.
In addition to its New York office, the firm has an office in Geneva, from which it services its European clients.