Ganfer & Shore, LLP

Ganfer & Shore, LLP

It’s small in size but not in stature. Manhattan-based Ganfer & Shore, LLP, home to nine partners, two of counsel and 13 associates, is a dominant force in commercial litigation and real estate law.

One of the firm’s recent litigation successes, representative of its esteemed 33-year history, points to several reasons why. In 2010, Ganfer & Shore faced off against a large law firm and won the case, at a fraction of the other firm’s legal fees. Today, that same large firm regularly calls upon Ganfer & Shore’s attorneys, many of whom are big-firm veterans themselves, to lend their expertise or serve as co-counsel on a variety of high-profile, high-stakes matters.

A wealth of experience, outstanding talent and enviable efficiency: These are Ganfer & Shore’s strengths that continue to attract Fortune 500 clients, real estate investors and leading law firms alike.

Top-Tier Commercial Litigation, Real Estate Practices
Ganfer & Shore attorneys are widely recognized as experts in commercial litigation, real estate transactions and disputes, and cooperative and condominium housing. They are leaders in their profession, frequently teach and publish, and leverage decades of experience on behalf of their clients.

By way of example, commercial litigator and Managing Partner Steven J. Shore, an AV-rated Super Lawyer who was recently named one of the top 100 attorneys in metropolitan New York*, points to some of his partners’ career highlights as emblematic of the firm. “As a past chairman of the Real Property Section of the New York State Bar Association and a ‘Best Lawyer in America,’ my partner Matthew Leeds is frequently retained for real estate matters, and especially his condo/co-op expertise. Real Estate Partner Margery Weinstein led her former firm’s residential real estate practice for 17 years and is highly sought for important residential transactions for many prominent New Yorkers. Litigation Partner Mark Berman authors a cutting-edge bimonthly column on electronic discovery for the New York Law Journal and is frequently consulted in this emerging field. These are just a few examples of the places we occupy within our specialty areas.”

Streamlined Service, Superior Results
One of the key advantages Ganfer & Shore affords its clients is efficient case staffing – a concentration of formidable skills where it is needed most. The firm’s attorneys also apply a business sense drawn from in-depth experience in the kinds of transactions they handle.

“How we staff matters is very hands-on, flexible and highly responsive,” Weinstein explains. “It works for the client’s benefit, in terms of both cost and delivery of services.”

“From senior Real Estate Partner Steven Ganfer through our experienced associates, our lawyers are engaged based on their experience and the client’s needs,” Leeds says. “We can responsibly and economically represent an existing co-op or condominium building as well as the developer of a new building, or act as special counsel to large companies or lead-counsel law firms, on the most high-profile transactions involving numerous parties. We’re collaborative in all these things, bringing top talent to every discipline.”

“Every client is paired with a firm partner,” Shore adds. “We believe the high level of quality, expertise and hands-on treatment we offer gives us a niche that’s unique – and is what clients deserve.”

*Thomson-Reuters, 2011
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