Stephen Rathkopf's practice encompasses restructuring and bankruptcy, litigation, corporate and real estate law.

Steve's trial experience covers diverse matters including constitutional law, corporate takeover, bankruptcy court adversarial proceedings involving preference, equitable subordination and fraudulent conveyance issues, entertainment law, trademark infringement, lender liability, loan enforcement, real estate development, construction defects, mechanic's liens, partition, ship lending, labor law and employment law/restrictive covenants.

For a number of years, Steve co-authored Real Estate Law Digest, a weekly column published in the New York Law Journal. He writes and lectures on corporate merger and acquisition issues, damage recovery, lender liability, creditors' rights and real estate law, including participating as a lecturer for the TAGLaw International Lawyers Conference, the New York University Schack Institute of Real Estate and the New York State Court Clerks Association's continuing legal education program.

Prior to joining Herrick in 1987, Steve was head of the litigation department of Demov, Morris & Hammerling. In 1999 and 2000, he was a senior vice president of FrontLine Capital Group, where he played a key role in that company's growth until he rejoined Herrick in January 2001.

Steve also has served on a number of boards of both public and private corporations, including PW Eagle (where he helped increase value for shareholders by approximately 35% in a strategic sale of the company), Help-U-Sell and HQ Global Workplaces.