Lowenstein Sandler is a nationally recognized, full-service AmLaw 200 law firm with offices in New York, Palo Alto and Roseland. Known for its results-oriented approach to client service, the firm represents public and private companies, financial institutions, investors, entrepreneurs, universities, and private clients, with more than 250 attorneys practicing in one of three principal departments: Corporate, Litigation and Bankruptcy.
Attorneys in the firm's Corporate Department, consistently top-ranked by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, handle complex transactions including: corporate finance and securities; mergers and acquisitions; private equity and mezzanine financing; derivatives, lending and financial services; mortgage banking and finance; and business tax counseling and structuring. The Specialty Finance practice has ranked among the nation's leading legal advisers for representing placement agents, issuers and investors in Private Investments in Public Equity (PIPE) transactions. The group also handles registered direct (RD) and SPAC financing transactions for investment funds and leading national investment banks and issuers, in a vast range of deals worldwide. Attorneys in the Tech Group, one of the most active venture capital practices in the United States, are involved in some of the largest and most complex financings in the U.S. venture capital market. They assist clients in developing IP assets and building and protecting their portfolios, managing tech transfers and corporate spin-outs, and researching collaborations for clients that include inventors, businesses and investors. In 2009 and 2010, Lowenstein ranked among Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst's most active law firms in the nation for the number of private equity and venture capital deals negotiated and closed. The firm's Investment Management Group, selected as one of the preeminent practices in the United States in the inaugural 2010 edition of Best Law Firms, published by U.S. News and Best Lawyers, represents leading hedge funds, private equity funds and other pooled investment vehicles, with assets under management ranging from $25 million to more than $30 billion. Lowenstein's Corporate Dept. also offers comprehensive legal services in the areas of employment and labor law; employee benefits and executive compensation; real estate and trusts and estates.
Consistently top-ranked by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, the Litigation Department comprises approximately 100 experienced lawyers. With an extensive practice that also includes broad and deep appellate experience in federal and state courts, the firm's litigators are frequently engaged post-trial to pursue appeals of adverse decisions and have extensive experience in alternative dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation. The department is buoyed by strength in practice areas that include: antitrust and trade regulation; capital markets litigation; class action and derivative litigation; commercial and business litigation; construction law and litigation; consumer fraud litigation; employment litigation; environmental law and litigation; fiduciary counseling and litigation; insurance coverage; intellectual property litigation; products liability and toxic tort litigation; securities litigation and white collar criminal defense.
Attorneys in the Bankruptcy, Financial Reorganization & Creditors' Rights practice represent debtors and creditors' committees in Chapter 11 proceedings, and diverse financial institutions managing troubled credit. The practice is top-ranked by Chambers USA and was recently recognized by Bankruptcy Week for representing major stakeholders in four of the largest 20 bankruptcy filings of 2011.