Phillips Nizer LLP

Phillips Nizer LLP

Phillips Nizer LLP

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Phillips Nizer has been engaged in a wide-ranging domestic and international practice since 1926. Our size and the 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 are a mid-sized law firm whose guiding principle is "Resourceful Representation." We carry on in the tradition of our founders, including Louis Nizer, by providing personalized services -- counseling and representing businesses 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. Given the qualities and range of services we provide, our firm has been recognized by U.S. News—Best Lawyers® as one of the “Best Law Firms” in the nation. For our 2014 selection, we received National First Tier rankings in Trusts & Estates Law and Trademark Law, and received a Second Tier National ranking in Copyright Law. We were also ranked in the Metropolitan - New York City area achieving First Tier rankings in Trusts & Estates Law and Trademark Law, a Second Tier ranking in Copyright Law and Third Tier rankings in Family Law and Intellectual Property Litigation. In 2013, Fortune magazine selected Phillips Nizer as one of the nation’s “Top Ranked Law Firms™”. We were one of 106 firms to be selected in New York State and one of 57 firms selected in New York City. Our lawyers, several of whom are multi-lingual, have strong ties to Europe, Israel and Asia. We maintain four offices -- three in New York -- in Manhattan and on Long Island in 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.

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Chair, Matrimonial & Family Law Practice



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Star Group LP purchases Griffith Energy Services, Inc. from CH Energy Group, Inc., Fortis, Inc.

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Bain Capital LP purchases Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Corp.

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Advised on Bain Capital LP purchases Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Corp.

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Advised on We Sell For U Corp. purchases Power Developments Pty Ltd.

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Advised on Star Group LP purchases Griffith Energy Services, Inc. from CH Energy Group, Inc., Fortis, Inc.

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