Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher's New York office is one of the leading law firms in New York, and represents a "who's who" of the world's leading corporations and financial institutions. At the epicenter of the global financial community, the New York office has helped our clients achieve their financial and business goals and meet their most important challenges. The New York office has undoubtedly left a footprint on the New York community through its commitment to both New York business and charitable organizations. Chambers USA recognized Gibson Dunn as being "distinctively positioned for doing business in today’s global marketplace, consistently ranking among the world’s top law firms." The lawyers in our New York office are routinely sought out by clients for their extensive experience in their respective practice areas and their varied and rich professional backgrounds.
Our litigation department was hailed by The American Lawyer magazine as "the best" of the national law firms in New York for litigation. Chambers USA recognized Gibson Dunn's New York litigation group as one of the best among all of the firms in New York. Our litigation department is host to a team of accomplished and recognized trial lawyers and litigators who handle complex matters in securities, antitrust, commercial disputes, intellectual property, unfair trade practices, government contracting, First Amendment, media litigation, sensitive internal investigations, compliance-related investigations and criminal defense. Our litigators are experienced trial lawyers who have tried scores of cases in state and federal forums, handling high-stakes cases at both the trial and appellate levels in almost every foreseeable area of controversy. The New York office boasts former high-ranking prosecutors from the United States Attorney's Offices for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as government officials from the state and city levels. Many of our litigators have been recognized as leaders in their fields by Chambers USA, The American Lawyer, Best Lawyers in America, New York Magazine's "Best New York Lawyers," Lawdragon.com, The Legal 500 and IP Law & Business' Best Lawyers In America.
The corporate lawyers in our New York office concentrate on complex mergers and acquisitions, private equity, global finance, and capital markets. We have been involved in many high-profile acquisitions and divestitures representing both acquirers and targets, as well as all aspects of friendly and hostile takeovers. Our strong Private Equity practice represents private equity firms in many large buyout and other transactions both in the United States and abroad. We also have a very active and highly regarded Investment Funds practice. Lawyers in our Global Finance practice represent borrowers, lenders, issuers and underwriters in a large variety of debt and structured finance transactions, including leveraged loans, high yield bond offerings, mezzanine, project finance, equipment financings, restructurings and securitizations. The experience of the Group spans major industries, product groups and financial cycles. The lawyers in our Capital Markets practice represent issuers and underwriters in domestic and cross-border securities offerings, including IPOs, exchange-traded funds, high yield offerings, and investment grade debt and preferred stock offerings.
The New York office is home to the Firm's business restructuring, reorganization and bankruptcy practice which has been recognized as one of the leading groups in its practice area in the United States. Our lawyers specialize in representing debtors, acquirors of troubled companies and significant creditors in complex restructurings, both out of court and in Chapter 11. In addition, the New York office's tax lawyers are experienced in all issues relating to foreign and domestic tax laws. They are regularly involved in structuring and negotiating transactions together with the corporate, bankruptcy, and real estate lawyers.
Our real estate lawyers represent REITs, major hotel operators, local, national and international real estate developers and builders, owners and tenants, major domestic and foreign commercial and investment banks, savings banks, insurance companies, and other financial institutions, private investment funds and other institutional and non-institutional investors.
Lastly, the thriving Community Affairs Committee in the New York office enhances, supports and encourages pro bono and community involvement. We have cultivated ongoing relationships with a number of regional non-profits to provide our lawyers with a diverse selection of pro bono work. Our lawyers have an excellent reputation for their active involvement in community service and legal outreach efforts.
For more information, please contact the Partners-in-Charge of our New York office, Mark Kirsch at (212) 351-2662 or Steven R. Shoemate at (212) 351-3879.