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Firm Overview

Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP is a national law firm primarily focusing on complex commercial litigation.

The firm’s highly talented lawyers are committed to pursuing creative, aggressive and innovative approaches to our clients’ most challenging legal matters.  Our practice encompasses all areas of litigation, including antitrust, banking, complex financial products, creditors' rights and bankruptcy, employment practices, entertainment, environmental, family law, general corporate and commercial, government affairs and strategic counsel, insurance recovery, intellectual property, international disputes, investigations and white collar defense, mass tort and product liability, real estate and securities.  The firm's real estate and corporate groups handle transactions of substantial complexity and size.

The firm has offices in New York, Washington, DC, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, Houston, Atlanta, San Francisco, Miami, and Newark.  Our clients include leading companies in the high-tech, manufacturing, chemical, computer, energy, entertainment, consumer products, pharmaceutical and telecommunications industries, as well as major hedge funds, private equity firms, commercial banks, real estate developers and investors, regulated utilities and individuals.

Our success in implementing uniquely creative legal strategies has brought us clients with exceptionally interesting and challenging work.  We have attracted lawyers with excellent academic credentials and with rich and varied experiences, who share our commitment to our clients, our work and our values.  Our lawyers have been recognized by, among others, Chambers USA, The Legal 500, Benchmark Litigation, Best Lawyers in America, Law360 and Lawdragon for excellence in their fields.  The firm’s “Fast Rise to the Top” was featured as the cover story in the August 2004 issue of The American Lawyer.

Highlights 

Chambers USA 2016 Ranks Kasowitz as a Leading Law Firm

Kasowitz lawyers from the firm's Bankruptcy, Commercial Litigation, Securities, Real Estate and Insurance Recovery practices were ranked among the top lawyers by Chambers USA.  One client describes Kasowitz as "An excellent firm.... They fight very hard for their clients."  Another client notes, "I would characterize the entire team there as extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of a process, whether it's the business, legal or regulatory aspect."


Legal 500 US 2016 Recommends Kasowitz Practice Groups and Attorneys

Legal 500 US 2016 has again recommended Kasowitz, highlighting the firm as providing the most cutting edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel nationwide. 


New York Law Journal Profiles Success of Kasowitz Firm

The front-page New York Law Journal article "Kasowitz Holds Power Close As He Grows Firm, Lures Business" highlights managing partner and firm founder Marc Kasowitz's success and praises the firm’s unique “stream-lined management structure.”  To view the full article, please click here.