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Rakower Law PLLC is a boutique law firm focused on aggressively representing clients in complex commercial disputes. We have extensive experience litigating the full gamut of commercial matters, including disputes relating to corporate finance, real estate, civil RICO, ERISA, technology, intellectual property, securities, professional liability and legal ethics. Our lawyers have counseled clients and engaged in investigations in a variety of sensitive and complex areas, such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and have represented not just individuals and businesses but also foreign nations. Reflecting our depth, we have worked with clients across the globe, and have language skills in Mandarin, French, and Arabic.
Chambers Ranks Michael Rakower among Top Commercial Litigators in New York
In its 2021 rankings, Chambers USA has identified Rakower Law partner Michael C. Rakower as one of New York’s top commercial litigators. According to Chambers, “[I]ndividuals ranked in the New York General Commercial Litigation tables have secured their positions through consistently demonstrating their prowess in complex business disputes.” Interviewees remarked that Michael was “[e]xtremely intelligent … Read more
Michael Rakower and Melissa Yang Analyze ERISA’s Claims Procedure in New York Law Journal
Partners Michael Rakower and Melissa Yang published “Failing to Heed ERISA’s Claims Procedure: A Fast-Track to Court and De Novo Review” in the November 5, 2021 edition of the New York Law Journal. The article explores the consequences of an administrator’s failure to follow the claims procedure of an ERISA-governed benefits plan. First, the administrator’s … Read more
Partners Michael Rakower and Melissa Yang Published in New York Law Journal
Partners Michael Rakower and Melissa Yang published “Incentive Compensation: When a Promise Becomes a Myth” in the May 6, 2021 edition of the New York Law Journal. The article explores enforceability risks arising from incentive compensation agreements that vest employers with overly broad discretionary rights.