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Olshan 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. Since its founding over 50 years ago, 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.

Total number of Practice Groups: 12


Chambers USA 2022: Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP has been named a premier law firm for four of the firm’s key practice areas in the prestigious Chambers USA 2022 Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business, including honoring the firm with the guide’s highest ranking in the category of M&A Shareholder Activism.  Eight Olshan lawyers, including five lawyers in the Shareholder Activist practice, have been named as Leading Lawyers.

The ranked practices and lawyers are:

  • Corporate/M&A Shareholder Activism (New York) – Band 1
    • Steve Wolosky (Band 1),  Co-Chair of both the Shareholder Activist and Corporate/Securities Law Practices
    • Andrew Freedman (Band 2), Co-Chair of the Shareholder Activist Practice
    • Elizabeth Gonzalez-Sussman (Band 3), Partner, Head of ESG Activist Investing
    • Ryan Nebel (Up and Coming), Partner
    • Meagan Reda (Up and Coming), Partner

  •  Advertising: Transactional & Regulatory  (USA Nationwide) - Band 4
    • Andrew Lustigman (Band 2), Chair of the Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Practice and Co-Chair of the Brand Management & Protection Group

  •  Litigation: General Commercial: (New York) Highly Regarded – Band 5
    • Lori Marks-Esterman (Band 5), Chair of the Litigation Practice

  •  Real Estate: Mainly Dirt (New York) - Band 5
    • Thomas Kearns (Band 4), Co-Head of Real Estate Practice

The Legal 500 United States 2022: The Shareholder Activism practice has been ranked as a Tier One practice, a position it has held since the rankings’ inception, including seven of the practice’s attorneys. The Advertising practice has also again been ranked along with two attorneys.

  • Leading Lawyers: Steve Wolosky, Andrew Freedman, Elizabeth Gonzalez-Sussman
  • Next Generation Partner: Ryan Nebel
  • Recommended Lawyer: Kenneth Mantel
  • Key Lawyers: Meagan Reda, Sebastian Alsheimer
  • The firm has also been ranked as a Tier 3 Leading Firm in Advertising and Marketing: Transactional and Regulatory, with chair Andrew Lustigman named as “Recommended Lawyer” and partner Scott Shaffer recognized as a “Key Lawyer.” 

Best Lawyers in America 2023: Ten of the firm’s lawyers have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2023, and two lawyers were named to the “Ones to Watch” list. 

U.S. News-Best Lawyers© “Best Law Firms” 2023:

  • Securities/Capital Markets Law - “Tier 1” in both National and New York City Metropolitan
  • Real Estate Law - “Tier 1” in New York City Metropolitan and “Tier 2” in National
  • Advertising Law - “Tier 2” in both National and New York City Metropolitan
  • Trusts & Estates - “Tier 1” in New York City Metropolitan and “Tier 2” in National
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law – “Tier 1” in New York City Metropolitan and “Tier 2” in National
  • Commercial Litigation – “Tier 3” in New York City Metropolitan

Super Lawyers 2022: Thirty-nine lawyers have been named by Super Lawyers® for 2022 New York Metro. Twenty-eight lawyers have been named as “Super Lawyers" and eleven have been named as “Rising Stars.”

The following Olshan attorneys have been named to the 2022 New York Metro Super Lawyers List: 

Shareholder Activism: Steve Wolosky, Andrew Freedman, Elizabeth Gonzalez-Sussman, Kenneth Mantel, Ron Berenblat
Corporate/Securities: Kenneth Silverman, Spencer Feldman, Michael Neidell, Kenneth Schlesinger
Real Estate: Nina Roket, Thomas Kearns, Eric Goldberg, Dov Brandstatter, Hyman Kindler, Samuel Ross
Litigation: Lori Marks-Esterman, Kyle Bisceglie, Thomas Fleming
Advertising, Marketing & Promotions: Andrew Lustigman, Safia Anand
Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring: Michael Fox, Adam Friedman, Jonathan Koevary
Intellectual Property Law: Steven Gursky, Mary Grieco
Employee Benefits: Stephen Ferszt
Insurance: Jeremy King
Tax: Warren Gleicher

The following attorneys have been named to the 2022 New York Metro Rising Stars list:

Shareholder Activism: Ryan Nebel, Meagan Reda, Rebecca Van Derlaske, Matthew Traylor
Litigation: Nicholas Hirst, Kerrin Klein, Joseph Weiner
Corporate/Securities: Claudia Dubón, Honghui Yu, Richard Quatrano
Real Estate Law: Melody Schor

Leading Activist & Equity Investment Practice: Ranked #1 by Bloomberg Global Activism League Tables, FactSet SharkRepellent, Refinitiv Global Shareholder Activism Scorecard and Activist Insight; acknowledged by The Deal and Business Insider and consistent top rankings across the board in every publication that covers shareholder activism.

Awarded Deal of the Year and Activist Campaign of the Year by The Deal for representation of George Feldenkreis in nomination of directors and acquisition of Perry Ellis.

“Go-To Law Firms®” for Fortune 500 Companies. Selected by Corporate Counsel magazine as one of the “Go-To Law Firms” in Intellectual Property Litigation.

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

Where We Recruit
  • Brooklyn Law School
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • Columbia University School of Law
  • Fordham University School of Law
  • NEBLSA (North East Black Law Students Association)
  • New York University School of Law
  • Rutgers University School of Law-Newark
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