Phillips Nizer is a full-service, midsize firm, providing services domestically and internationally. Our lawyers know each other well and enjoy practicing together on important and challenging legal work for valued clients. Our talent and experience allow us to handle virtually any matter, large or small, in any subject area. We are nimble, flexible, creative and adaptable – traits required by the fast-paced and evolving world in which lawyers practice today.
At Phillips Nizer, the client always comes first. This is true today, and it has been true since the firm was started over 90 years ago. That helps explain why the firm, and many of its lawyers, have been recognized as top practitioners by leading commentators and publications assessing legal qualifications and credentials, including Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, Martindale Hubbell and Chambers and Partners.
We deliver sophisticated legal services at cost-effective rates, giving our clients peace of mind by fiercely safeguarding and promoting their interests at every turn. We call it Resourceful Representation®.
Our lawyers, several of whom are multilingual, have strong ties to Europe, Israel and Asia. With the member firms of Ally Law, we seamlessly deliver legal services across the globe.
Our practices include the following:
- Corporate Law
- Litigation & Arbitration
- Intellectual Property Law/Trademark Law/Copyright Law Licensing/Patent Prosecution and Litigation
- Fashion Law [Blog: com]
- Real Estate Law
- Environmental Law/Land Use & Government Relations
- Trusts & Estates Law
- Tax Law
- Immigration Law
- Securities Law/Private Placement/Fund Formation
- Employment Law/Labor Law
- Entertainment Law/Sports Law
- Technology Law/Cybersecurity Law
- Family Law/Matrimonial Law
We maintain three offices: Our headquarters in New York City, a newly-expanded office in Hackensack, New Jersey and an international office in Geneva, Switzerland.
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