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Tannenbaum Helpern Recognized by Chambers Global and Chambers USA

06.06.2024  •  Press Release

New York, NY, June 6, 2024—Tannenbaum Helpern is pleased to announce that Kenneth M. Block, Co-Chair of the Firm’s Construction & Design practice, Michael G. Tannenbaum, Firm Co-Founding partner, and Securities Enforcement and Litigation partner Cliff Thau have been recognized by Chambers & Partners in the guide’s 2024 rankings. The Firm’s Construction & Design practice was recognized by Chambers USA: New York Construction.

2024 marks the 16th consecutive year that Ken Block was recognized by Chambers, the third in a row for Michael Tannenbaum in the Hedge Funds category by Chambers Global, and for Cliff Thau, his 16th consecutive year to be included in Chambers USA for Litigation: Securities.

The Firm’s Construction & Design practice was recognized by Chambers USA: New York Construction, now the department’s seventh consecutive year to be rated by the prestigious publication.

An acknowledged leader in construction law in the New York Metropolitan Area, Ken Block’s clients include prominent real estate owners, developers, and not-for-profit institutions, including Vornado Realty Trust, The Witkoff Group, Time Equities, Inc., the Hospital for Special Surgery, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Perelman Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center, among many others.

Partner Michael Tannenbaum, who is also ranked for the seventh consecutive year by Chambers USA: Hedge Funds, has spent his career representing clients in connection with investment management, financial services, and capital markets matters. Michael brings deep industry experience to each client relationship and is known throughout the U.S. and global investment management industry as a business-oriented and result-driven advisor.

Recent lateral partner in the Firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice, Cliff Thau, is widely known for his work in the areas of Securities Litigation and Enforcement and Regulatory and Internal Investigations. His clients include issuers, underwriters, officers, and directors; securities and private equity firms; and Audit and Special Committees, as well as a wide range of public and private corporations and individuals. Prior to joining Tannenbaum Helpern earlier this year, Cliff had recently served as Managing Partner of Vinson & Elkins’ New York office.

Andrew W. Singer, Managing Partner of Tannenbaum Helpern, said, “We are excited that Chambers once again recognized Ken, Michael, Cliff, and our Construction & Design practice in their 2024 rankings. We do not take these acknowledgements for granted and celebrate this honor. Tannenbaum Helpern remains steadfast in our commitment to growth and client service.”

About Chambers & Partners

According to Chambers, they utilize “an in-depth research methodology involving detailed interviews and analysis of capabilities, achievement and sector presence.” More about Chambers’ research methodology can be found here.

About Tannenbaum Helpern

Since 1978, Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP has combined a powerful mix of insight, creativity, industry knowledge, legal talent and experience to successfully guide clients through periods of challenge and opportunity. Our mission is to deliver the highest quality legal services in a practical and efficient manner and to provide the judgment, common sense and legal acumen of well trained, business minded lawyers, all within a culture that fosters an inclusive and respectful workplace. Through our commitment to exceptional service and driven by a focus on results, Tannenbaum Helpern continues to earn the loyalty of our clients and a reputation for excellence. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter: @THSHLAW.

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