New York (November 18, 2020) — Kostelanetz & Fink has been recognized as a “Tier 1” law firm for Commercial Litigation in the New York City Metro region by Best Lawyers in its 2021 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® edition.
While 1,484 law firms in New York City describe themselves in the Martindale-Hubbell® Directory as having commercial litigation practices, Best Lawyers has selected just 69 as “Tier 1” law firms for Commercial Litigation in the New York City Metro region. This year, Kostelanetz & Fink (which is also ranked nationally for Commercial Litigation by Best Lawyers), was selected as one of those “Tier 1” firms for Commercial Litigation – New York Metro.
Kostelanetz & Fink offers a deep commercial litigation bench, with significant experience in complex commercial litigation. More than a third of the firm’s lawyers devote a significant part of their practices to commercial litigation. The firm’s ten commercial litigators have graduated from top-ranked law firms, including Columbia, Duke, Michigan, NYU, Vanderbilt, and Yale. Four of the 10 have previously practiced at large, international law firms in New York; four are former federal judicial law clerks; three are former attorneys with the U.S. Department of Justice; one is a former Assistant District Attorney; and one is a former public defender.
The firm’s practice is led by partner Claude M. Millman, a partner with over 30 years of civil litigation experience, who is a Senior Fellow of “Litigation Counsel of America” and ranked in Best Lawyers for Commercial Litigation and Super Lawyers for Business Litigation. K&F’s civil litigation associates also are extraordinarily experienced, as evidenced by associate Stephen Josey’s inclusion on Best Lawyers’ 2021 “Ones to Watch” list for Commercial Litigation in New York.
While the firm is involved in litigation around the country, its commercial litigation team has particular experience in the New York Supreme Court (including the Commercial Division); the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division (First, Second, and Third Departments); New York Surrogate’s Court; the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; the U.S. Court of International Trade; and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
More information about the firm’s “Tier 1” commercial litigation practice is available here.