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Tannenbaum Helpern Receives National Top Tier Ranking in U.S. News – Best Lawyers’ 2020 “Best Law Firms” List

12.05.2019  •  Press Release

Tannenbaum Helpern’s Construction Law and Franchise Law practices have received national Tier 1 ranking as well as top tier ranking in the New York Metropolitan Area. The firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Real Estate practices also received Tier 1 recognition in the New York Metropolitan Area.

Led by Kenneth Block and Joshua Levy, Tannenbaum Helpern’s Construction Law practice represents some of the nation’s leading real estate owners, developers and not-for-profit institutions in the drafting and negotiation of design and construction contracts. Tannenbaum Helpern’s construction attorneys are regular contributors to the New York Law Journal’s construction law column and the Construction Law practice is recognized in Chambers USA.

2019 marks the fifth consecutive year that Tannenbaum Helpern’s Franchise Law, Distribution and E-Commerce practice has received top tier ranking in U.S. News – Best Lawyers’ Best Law Firm list. Led by two industry veterans Joel A. Klarreich and Andre R. Jaglom, Tannenbaum Helpern’s Franchise Law, Distribution and E-Commerce practice has decades of experience representing clients in the global distribution of goods and services, and its attorneys have deep experience in advising clients on franchise programs and systems, franchise agreements, offering circulars, pre-sale registration, non-franchise distribution networks including beverage distribution, joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions, licensing agreements, e-commerce, and franchisor-franchisee and supplier-distributor disputes.

Tannenbaum Helpern’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice represents clients in an array of complex business disputes in New York State and Federal courts, mediation, arbitration and appellate courts – with an emphasis on cases brought in the New York State Commercial Division. Led by former Chairs of the New York State Bar Association’s Commercial and Federal Litigation Section, Vincent Syracuse and Paul Sarkozi, Tannenbaum Helpern’s seasoned litigators counsel clients on the best ways to prosecute, defend and resolve their disputes in a way that is efficient, cost effective and aligned with their clients’ overall business goals. Tannenbaum Helpern litigators have earned a reputation as skilled problem-solvers and strong advocates for their clients, and have been recognized by the New York State Chief Judge, who has appointed them to Task Forces and Advisory Councils designed to enhance commercial litigation in New York and the prompt resolution of disputes.

Tannenbaum Helpern’s Real Estate practice represents and advises clients in sophisticated commercial real estate transactions. Attorneys in the Real Estate practice have extensive experience in the sale and acquisition of real estate assets, joint venture and development transactions, real estate finance, and leasing transactions. The Real Estate practice covers most real estate asset types, including multi-family, office, industrial/warehouse, hotel, and retail properties, located both within the New York City metropolitan area and across the country. Real estate clients include publicly traded corporations and REITS, national and regional developers, real estate private equity funds and institutional real estate owners. Tannenbaum Helpern’s Real Estate practice has received industry recognition over the years, including being ranked as a “Leading Real Estate Law Firm” by Commercial Property Executive and Multi-Housing News. The Real Estate practice is led by one of the firm’s founding partners, Robert Helpern, and Eric Schoenfeld.

To learn more about Tannenbaum Helpern’s construction, franchise, litigation or real estate capabilities, see “Case Studies” on

Firms included in the 2020 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for their professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Receiving a tier designation reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients for their abilities, professionalism and integrity.

To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer recognized first in The Best Lawyers in America, which recognizes the top four percent of practicing attorneys in the US. For the 2020 edition, 14,931 US law firms were eligible for a ranking across 75 practice areas and a total of 2,106 or 14 percent of law firms received a national ranking.

For the full list of 2020 Best Law Firms ranking or to learn more about its methodology, visit

In August 2019, nine Tannenbaum Helpern attorneys were named to the 2020 Best Lawyers in America list.

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