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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: 11

  • Chambers USA 2019: Acknowledgement of Advertising: Transactional & Regulatory Nationwide practice and recognition of three Olshan lawyers as “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.”

  • The Legal 500 United States 2019: Named as Top Tier 1 Leading Firm for Shareholder Activism and Leading Firm for Advertising and Marketing. Activist Co-Chairs noted as Tier 1 Leading Lawyers, one partner acknowledged as Next Generation and recommendation of four Olshan Partners.

  • Best Lawyers in America 2019: Recognized six Olshan lawyers for inclusion.

  • U.S. News-Best Lawyers© “Best Law Firms” 2019: Securities/Capital Markets Law, “Tier 1” in New York City Metropolitan and National; Advertising Law, “Teir 1” in New York City Metropolitan and National; Real Estate Law, “Tier 1” in New York City Metropolitan and “Tier 2” in National; Trusts & Estates, “Tier 1” in New York City Metropolitan; and Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, “Tier 2” in New York City Metropolitan by U.S. News-Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.”

  • Super Lawyers 2018: Thirty-seven of our attorneys were selected to the New York Metro Super Lawyers list of top attorneys, including Rising Stars.

  • Midsize Hot List 2016: Olshan has been designated by The Nation Law Journal as one of the top 20 midsize law firms in the U.S., on NLJ’s “2016 Midsize Hot List.”
  • Leading Activist & Equity Investment Practice: Ranked #1 by 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.
  • Ranked in 2016 National Law Journal’s inaugural NLJ 500 Annual Survey.

  • “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
  • New York University School of Law
  • Rutgers University School of Law-Newark
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