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- Cambridge University, Honors Diploma in Historical Studies
- Harvard University, J.D.
- Yale University, A.B., summa cum laude
- New York
- US Dist. Ct., SDNY
- US Dist. Ct., EDNY
- US Dist. Ct., WDNY
- US Dist. Ct., NDNY
- US Supreme Court
Phillips Nizer Family Law Alert: New York’s New Law on Pet Custody in Divorce Proceedings: Who Gets the Family Pet?11/01/2021
On October 25, 2021, Governor Kathy Hochul signed into law a new statute, requiring that the “best interest” of a divorcing couple’s pet or companion animal be considered when awarding custody to a spouse, and applying many of the same factors considered in determining child custody.
Ten Phillips Nizer Attorneys Recognized in the 2022 Edition of the Best Lawyers in America© including Lawyer of the Year, Helene M. Freeman08/19/2021
Best Lawyers® recognized Alan Behr, Jan L. Bernstein, Helene M. Freeman (Copyright Lawyer of the Year), Michael W. Galligan, Marc A. Landis, Donald P. Perry, Jeffrey Q. Smith, Evan J. Spelfogel, Martin B. Wasser and Elliot J. Wiener.
Legal Alert - Environmental Law: President-elect Biden Names John Kerry Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, Signaling Increased Attention to Climate Change12/04/2020
In a sign of the critical importance that the Biden Administration attributes to global climate control, President-elect Biden, in one of his first announcements, named former Secretary of State John Kerry as Special Presidential Envoy for Climate. In this role, Secretary Kerry, who was one of the architects of the Paris Climate Agreement during the Obama Administration, will assume a seat on the National Security Council, the first time that the Security Council will include an official dedicated to combatting climate change. While Secretary Kerry’s responsibility will primarily focus on international strategy, it is expected that President-elect Biden will soon designate a domestic climate official to complement Secretary Kerry’s efforts. Shortly after the announcement, Secretary Kerry tweeted: “America will soon have a government that treats the climate crisis as the urgent national security threat it is.”
U.S. News-Best Lawyers® (2021)11/05/2020
U.S. News - BestLawyers® recognized Phillips Nizer LLP as one of the nation's "Best Law Firms" for 2021. The annual rankings are presented in three tiers. A total of eleven areas of the firm's practice were recognized nationally and in the New York City metropolitan area. The rankings were announced on November 5, 2020.
Seventeen Phillips Nizer Attorneys are named to New York Metro Super Lawyers and Rising Stars10/28/2020
We are proud to congratulate our selected attorneys.
Phillips Nizer Attorneys Recognized in the 2021 Edition of the Best Lawyers in America©09/16/2020
Best Lawyers® recognized Alan Behr, Jan L. Bernstein, Helene M. Freeman, Michael W. Galligan, Marc A. Landis, Donald P. Perry, Jeffrey Q. Smith, Evan J. Spelfogel, Martin B. Wasser and Elliot J. Wiener.
Super Lawyers® (2018)09/13/2018
Seventeen Phillips Nizer attorneys were announced on September 13, 2018 as selected for inclusion on the 2018 New York Metro Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. Attorneys represented a cross-section of several practice areas and industry teams.
U.S. News - BestLawyers® (2019)08/15/2018
Best Lawyers® recognized Alan Behr, Helene M. Freeman, Michael W. Galligan, Donald P. Perry, Evan J. Spelfogel, Martin B. Wasser and Elliot J. Wiener.
U.S. News - BestLawyers® (2018)11/01/2017
U.S. News-Best Lawyers® announced on November 1, 2017, Phillips Nizer's recognition as one of the nation's "Best Law Firms" for 2018. The listing is presented in ranking tiers from 1 - 3. We ranked highly, Tier 1, nationally in Copyright Law, Trademark Law and Trusts & Estates Law. We were also ranked in the New York City Metropolitan listings.
Super Lawyers® (2017)09/20/2017
It was announced on September 20, 2017, that sixteen Phillips Nizer attorneys were selected for inclusion on the 2017 Super Lawyers list. Alternative Dispute Resolution, Banking, Business Litigation, Entertainment, Intellectual Property, and Trusts & Estates practices were represented.
Super Lawyers® (2016)10/21/2016
On September 21, 2016 it was announced by Super Lawyers® that twenty-three Phillips Nizer attorney were selected for inclusion on the 2016 Super Lawyers and 'Rising Stars' lists. This is the second consecutive year the firm has had twenty-three lawyers recognized.
Super Lawyers® (2015)10/01/2014
Phillips Nizer was honored to announce that twenty-three of its attorneys were recognized as 2015 Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars. Attorneys who were recognized represented over a dozen practice areas. The annual Super Lawyers® lists are a result of confidential peer review and independent research.
Super Lawyers® (2014)10/01/2014
In an announcement on September 23, 2014, twenty-six Phillips Nizer attorneys were recognized on the Metro New York 2014 Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars lists. Twenty-two partners, senior counsel and counsel were selected as Super Lawyers. Four counsel and associates were selected as Rising Stars. The 2014 selections crossed all major practice groups. The annual Super Lawyers® lists are a result of confidential peer review and independent research.
Super Lawyers® (2013)10/01/2013
Nineteen Phillips Nizer attorneys were selected by Super Lawyers® and recognized in the 2013 New York Super Lawyers - Metro Edition publication. As was the case in 2012, attorneys selected represented several practice areas. The Firm achieved a significant increase in the number of honorees, including one recognized as a "Rising Star". Each year, attorneys are nominated across various legal practices and vetted through a process of confidential peer review. Independent research by the publisher is an important component before one can be selected as a "Super Lawyer".
Super Lawyers® (2012)09/21/2012
Phillips Nizer was honored with the selection of twelve of its attorneys for the 2012 New York Super Lawyers – Metro edition. The attorneys were recognized across seven practice areas — Alternative Dispute Resolution, Entertainment Law, Environmental Law, Estate Planning & Probate Law, Family Law, General Litigation, and Real Estate Law.
Super Lawyers® (2011)09/26/2011
Thirteen Phillips Nizer attorneys represented across seven distinct areas were recognized as 2011 "Super Lawyers". Super Lawyers®, a publication of Thomson Reuters, reviews nominations of attorneys across various legal practice areas. Those ultimately selected as "Super Lawyers" were vetted through a process involving peer review and independent research by the publisher.
Protecting Against Mold Claims (Mann Report)04/29/2004
by David E. Jacoby, Judith S. Roth and Martin B. Wasser
Mold and Moisture: What Every Real Estate Owner Must Know* (a publication of Phillips Nizer LLP)06/02/2003
by David E. Jacoby, Judith S. Roth and Martin B. Wasser