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The Legal 500 United States 2020 Recognizes Herrick in Three Practice Areas

June 10, 2020 – Accolade
The Legal 500 United States

The Legal 500 United States 2020 edition has again recognized Herrick, Feinstein LLP as a leading law firm, ranking Herrick in the following three practice areas - Land Use/Zoning (Tier 3), Real Estate (Tier 5), and Sports (Tier 4).

Real Estate

The Legal 500 United States 2020 has ranked Herrick as a leading law firm for its Land Use and Zoning and Real Estate Departments. The Legal 500 recognized Herrick stating that its Real Estate Department is "home to a ‘very hands-on, experienced and user-friendly’ practice group, Herrick, Feinstein LLP is experienced in the development, financing, leasing and sale of commercial real estate, hospitality properties and large-scale residential and condominium projects. New York-based Belinda Schwartz, hailed for her ‘superior breadth of knowledge and contacts’, heads the real estate team, which is particularly well placed to handle public-private matters, working in conjunction with the firm's government relations practice."

Clients expressed that Herrick has "the contacts and knowledge to help their clients achieve the desired result...[t]hey are deal makers; not deal killers. If one path doesn’t work, they try another to achieve the desired result, all the while they are not putting their client at risk. They also take the time to educate their client so that they fully understand the risks of a specific transaction. I am proud to say that my law firm is Herrick when entering into a transaction."

"Working with Belinda Schwartz has been very rewarding. She always brings her best advice to the table without making the client feeling inferior or uninformed. The breadth of knowledge and contacts are superior. She is fully engaged. Christina Ying has been a fearsome negotiator and makes certain that my positions and risk are well defined and covered. Any exposure I may have is clearly explained and detailed so that any decision I make is well thought out and discussed."

Sports

Herrick’s Sports Law Group was once again ranked as a leading law firm by The Legal 500 United States 2020, stating that "[t]he firm is particularly prominent in the field of sports broadcasting, advising leagues, promotions, and individual teams in connection with their broadcast rights deals, as well as advising major franchises on broadcast joint ventures and network ownership."

While speaking with The Legal 500, clients remarked that Herrick was "[b]ig enough to attract great talent, small enough to be entrepreneurial, [and] specializes in sports which is why we hired them," "Irwin Kishner runs the firm but still treats us like his most important client. Joel Wagman is terrific in execution, he closed a big deal for us and worked around the clock for us up against deal deadlines," and "[r]esponsive, always available, with a good knowledge of all current issues."


About The Legal 500 USA

For 33 years, The Legal 500 has been analyzing the capabilities of law firms across the world, with a comprehensive research program revised and updated every year to bring the most up-to-date vision of the global legal market. The Legal 500 assesses the strengths of law firms in over 150 jurisdictions The rankings are based on a series of criteria, but they highlight the practice area teams who provide the most cutting edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel. Our research is based on feedback from 300,000 clients worldwide, submissions from law firms and interviews with leading private practice lawyers, and a team of researchers who have unrivalled experience in the legal market.