Olshan Partners Nina Roket and Lori Marks-Esterman Named Leading Women Lawyers
Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP today announced that partners Nina Roket and Lori Marks-Esterman have been selected as “Leading Women Lawyers in New York City” in Crain’s New York Business inaugural honor roll of 100 female attorneys, found here. They are profiled in the publication’s December 18, 2017 special edition honoring “trailblazers who found multiple paths to excellence…who juggle both distinguished careers and exceptional civic and philanthropic activities.”
Ms. Roket is a Co-Administrative Partner, member of the firm’s Executive Committee, a Partner in the Real Estate Practice Group, and Leader of the firm’s Leasing Practice Group. She has been consistently acknowledged by numerous legal and trade organizations as a leading woman lawyer in New York, particularly in the real estate sector. In addition to highlighting her professional accomplishments, Crain’s notes that Ms. Roket, “is founder and chair of the firm’s women’s committee, a networking, business development and mentoring platform for female lawyers.”
Ms. Roket is also the head of the firm’s hiring committee, serves as a member of WX - New York Women Executives in Real Estate, and also serves as a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI).
Ms. Roket leads a high-profile list of real estate projects, including acting as lead counsel in the leasing, financing and development of TurnStyle, a retail underground market in the 59th Street Columbus Circle concourse, and representing many of the most active New York City owners in their respective leasing programs and noteworthy office tenants in their headquarters’ leases.
Ms. Marks-Esterman is Leader of the Litigation Practice Group and co-leads both the Securities Litigation Practice Group and the Commercial Real Estate Litigation Practice Group. She has been consistently named by numerous legal and trade organizations as a leading lawyer in litigation and leading woman lawyer, including as a Rising Star early on in her career.
Crain’s highlighted that Ms. Marks-Esterman, “is the firm’s youngest practice group leader” and “also mentors other female attorneys at the firm,” assisting them in navigating difficult work-life balance issues on the path towards a successful and fulfilling career as an attorney.
In addition to her leadership responsibilities Ms. Marks-Esterman manages a thriving litigation practice encompassing a wide variety of commercial-related disputes. She is one of a handful of New York lawyers with a significant Delaware Chancery Court practice, focused on the representation of private equity companies and hedge funds, and the firm’s high-profile activist investment clients.
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