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Offit Kurman Deepens its New York Presence with the Addition of a Six-Attorney Team
NEW YORK –October 1, 2021 – Offit Kurman has announced an affiliation with the law firm of Snitow Kaminetsky Rosner & Snitow, LLP (SKRS), a high-end litigation and transactional boutique based in New York, New York. Six lawyers from SKRS, led by well-known attorney Franklyn H. Snitow, will be joining the firm. The SKRS lawyers serve an entrepreneurial client base with full-service capabilities ranging from complex litigation involving cutting edge issues in commercial, matrimonial and employment law, to sophisticated transactional work for private corporate, not-for-profit and individual clients. The SKRS lawyers also serve as counselors to the Orthodox Jewish community in religious tribunals known as Bais Din.
“Frank Snitow and his team of lawyers at SKRS join Offit Kurman with a diverse and successful law practice and a range of experience that both complements and strengthens our firm, particularly in the areas of litigation, employment, business transactions and family law,” said firm CEO Ted Offit. “With the addition of the lawyers from the SKRS team, Offit Kurman will be an even better law firm.”
Offit Kurman's affiliation with SKRS is part of the firm’s deliberate strategy to substantially enhance its presence in the New York metropolitan region. With the addition of the SKRS lawyers, New York City becomes Offit Kurman’s largest office location. The firm opened its Manhattan, New York office in 2018 with two lawyers and the firm will have over 50 lawyers in Manhattan following the SKRS addition. What began in 1987 as a boutique firm in Baltimore County, Maryland, Offit Kurman has grown to 16 offices with 250 lawyers serving clients nationwide. Offit Kurman is ranked on American Lawyer’s Am Law 200 list and counted among Law360’s Top Law Firms.
The lawyers joining Offit Kurman from SKRS include:
Franklyn H. Snitow, a founding member of the firm that previously bore his name, has been in private practice since 1976. He focuses his work in the areas of commercial litigation, real estate, labor and employment, corporate and family law. He has served as counsel in high-profile litigation matters and has represented the Office of the New York State Attorney General and the Department of Law, as well as members of the clergy, in significant First Amendment matters.
Elliot Rosner focuses his practice on commercial and civil litigation, corporate and real estate transactions and family law. He regularly appears before state and federal courts and arbitration panels, representing clients across a range of industries. Mr. Rosner’s transactional work includes advising clients at all stages of an organization’s lifecycle. His family law practice encompasses a full range of family and matrimonial issues in New York and New Jersey.
Gary Snitow focuses his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, appellate matters, and family law in the Courts of New York and New Jersey and frequently appears before rabbinical arbitration panels both for corporate and individual clients. He also advises not for profit and religious corporations on employment related issues as well as representing those entities in litigation. Prior to working in private practice, he served as an Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office and, subsequently, worked at the Special Prosecutions Bureau investigating and prosecuting white collar crimes.
Stewart Epstein litigates complex commercial matters and is a labor and employment law practitioner. He has extensive litigation experience in state and federal courts and has handled a diverse range of matters, from case inception through discovery, trials and appeals.
Alan Klein is a commercial litigator with a range of experience in antitrust, consumer fraud, torts, contracts, securities, real estate, product liability, insurance and environmental law.
“Our affiliation with Offit Kurman is an extraordinary opportunity for SKRS to join forces with a likeminded and innovative firm,” said Frank Snitow, Founding Member of Snitow Kaminetsky Rosner & Snitow, LLP. “Our practice and our clients will reap significant benefit from a broader platform and expanded geographic footprint.”