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Firm Overview

Our core focus is commercial litigation, complemented by our exceptionally strong bankruptcy/restructuring and real estate transactional practices.  We are known for our creative, aggressive litigators and willingness to take on tough cases.  We outthink and outflank our opponents, and understand how to win for our clients.  We have extensive trial experience and are always trial-ready, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in every area of litigation. We are committed to pursuing aggressive and innovative approaches to our clients’ most challenging legal matters. Our lawyers have been recognized by, among others, Chambers USA, Legal 500, Benchmark Litigation, Law360 and National Law Journal for excellence in their fields.

Our clients include Fortune 500 companies, private equity and other investment firms across a wide range of industries, including significant experience across financial services (banking, investment management, and insurance), technology, and real estate. 

We have successfully secured billions of dollars in awards and settlements for our clients, who have recently included:

·         AIG

·         Aman Resorts

·         AMC Networks

·         Aurelius Capital Management

·         Beverly Hills School District

·         Boston Properties

·         Centerbridge Partners

·         Coach

·         Comcast

·         Condé Nast

·         Douglas Elliman

·         Elie Tahari

·         Energy Transfer Partners

·         Fairfax Financial Holdings

·         Fir Tree Partners

·         Google

·         Harbinger Capital Partners

·         Hilton Worldwide

·         Intercontinental Hotel Group

·         J. Crew



·         Levi-Strauss

·         Liggett Group

·         MacAndrews & Forbes

·         MBIA

·         MetLife

·         MF Global Holdings

·         Morgans Hotel Group

·         Related Companies

·         Renco

·         Rescap

·         Starwood Capital

·         State of Hawaii

·         Teva Pharmaceuticals

·         TPG

·         U.S. Bank

·         USG Asbestos Trust

·         Vector Group

·         Waterfall Asset Management

·         WeWork



Chambers USA 2017 Ranks Kasowitz as a Leading Law Firm

Kasowitz lawyers from the firm's Bankruptcy, Commercial Litigation, Securities, Real Estate, Employment and Insurance Recovery practices were ranked as leading lawyers by Chambers USA.  One client said that the Kasowitz team "has some amazing lawyers, who jump on any matter at any time of day or night. They are very commercial and thoughtful about client needs, and are great team players. In terms of bank for the buck, they're one of the top." Another client notes, "When I want a trial lawyer, I want a Kasowitz lawyer." To read more please click here.

Legal 500 US 2017 Recommends Kasowitz Practice Groups and Attorneys

Legal 500 US 2017 has again recommended Kasowitz, highlighting the firm as providing the most cutting edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel nationwide. To read more please click here.

Forbes Profiles Marc E. Kasowitz, Highlighting Extensive Career Successes

Marc E. Kasowitz has been profiled by Forbes in the article “Marc Kasowitz of Kasowitz Benson: 'To Succeed Means Checking Egos and Personal Agendas at the Door,'” which highlights the “business aspects of growing a firm.” The article highlights his career as an entrepreneur and what it took for him, and the firm, to reach their current level of success. The author notes that Mr. Kasowitz’s background contributed to his “respect for hard work, a drive to earn his keep, and above all else, pay respect and offer loyalty to those that are close to him – all values that have served as the foundation for his career.” To read the article, please click here.