2023 Chambers USA Recognizes Herrick’s Real Estate, Litigation, Restructuring and Sports Practices and Lawyers for Excellence

June 1, 2023 – Recognitions and Accolades
Chambers USA

We are proud to announce that Chambers USA has ranked Herrick’s real estate, commercial litigation, real estate litigation, sports law and zoning/land use practices for distinguished client service. Chambers USA also recognized six Herrick attorneys as leading practitioners in the law.

Real Estate

For the 17th year in a row, Herrick’s Real Estate Department was ranked as one of New York’s top real estate law practices. Chambers USA stated that Herrick is an "established real estate group, assisting clients with the financing and execution of complex acquisitions and developments" and that Herrick "offers a strong network of governmental and agency contacts as well as public sector experience." An interviewee said that the Herrick team "is deep and has a breadth of understanding of the nuances of zoning in New York City." A client highlighted that "[t]he team is very helpful, very business-oriented and very smart."

The Land Use & Zoning Group was also recognized for excellence in serving New York clients, with Chambers USA writing that the Herrick team is "adept at securing land use and zoning permits for real estate owners and developers." A client stated that the Herrick "team is deep and has a breadth of understanding of the nuances of zoning in New York City." Another client added that Herrick "has a deep roster of land use attorneys and professionals."

Herrick executive chair of and co-chair of the Real Estate DepartmentBelinda Schwartz, and chair of the Land Use & Zoning GroupMitch Korbey, were again ranked as leading individuals for New York Real Estate and New York Zoning & Land Use, respectively. Chambers USA wrote that Belinda "demonstrates great experience across a range of real estate issues, and frequently handles acquisition, development and leasing matters concerning a wide variety of asset classes." A client reported, "Belinda is very on top of what's going on in the space and she's really business-aware. She understands the larger context of what you're trying to accomplish.” Chambers USA noted that Mitch "advises a diverse client roster on complex zoning projects including rezoning and matters relating to development." An interviewee described Mitch as “a leader in the field and always available to help.”


For the 11th consecutive year, Herrick’s Litigation Department was ranked for excellence in New Jersey commercial litigation. Chambers USA commented that Herrick "handles a wide spectrum of civil litigation, including complex commercial disputes, real estate litigation and commercial foreclosures; [a]n impressive client roster [that] includes high-profile players from a number of industries, such as financial institutions and food and beverage multinationals." A client reported the Herrick team's “written work product is phenomenal, very business-focused, and client-focused. I cannot say enough good things.” Another client highlighted, “They are tireless, they're good at helping us come up with a strategy and then following through on it. They really check every single box and are really diligent.”

Herrick counsel, Ronald Levine, was specifically recognized as a leader in New Jersey commercial litigation. Chambers USA stated that Ron "has extensive experience in the handling of product liability class actions involving product recalls, the Food Safety Modernization Act and FDA regulations. He represents corporations from a variety of industries, with an emphasis on the food and beverage sector."

Real Estate Litigation

Chambers USA recognized Herrick's Real Estate Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group as a leading practice in New York real estate litigation. Chambers USA highlighted that Herrick is "[h]ighly regarded in the New York real estate litigation space."

Herrick partner, ​​​​​​Scott Mollen, was recognized as a leader in New York real estate litigation. Chambers USA called Scott "a seasoned practitioner with notable experience in real estate disputes as part of a broader commercial real estate practice." One of Scott's clients described him as “our go-to in terms of strategy. He has a lot of experience in litigating before the courts.”


Sean O’Donnell, co-chair of Herrick's Restructuring & Finance Litigation Department, was ranked as a leading bankruptcy, restructuring and litigation attorney in New York. One of Sean's clients praised him saying Sean is "a terrific litigator with excellent court room presence.” Another client described Sean as, "Excellent; extremely cogent and precise. He's a great litigator with extreme attention to detail.”

Sports Law

For the 10th year running, Herrick’s Sports Law Group was recognized as a distinguished practice at the national level. Chambers USA stated that the team is "[r]ecognized for its work with some of the most storied names in American sports, but also home to an ever-expanding client roster of teams, leagues and investors." The group "provides counsel on complex disputes and daily advisory needs across a number of sports." They highlighted that the Sports Law Group has “a deep bench that provides expertise and support at every level." One client stated, "The Herrick team is always very responsive, they provide exemplary service."

Herrick co-chair of the Sports Law GroupIrwin Kishner, was again ranked in excellence in sports law nationwide for his "extensive experience of handling large-scale corporate transactions in the sports space" and his "additional expertise in advising leagues, teams and media organizations on development and media rights agreements, among other issues." An interviewee stated, " [Irwin] is a great lawyer who's very commercially minded.” Another client reflected, “Irwin is knowledgeable and responsive to our needs.”