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Tannenbaum Helpern Recognized by Chambers USA: New York and Nationwide

06.01.2023  •  Press Release

New York, NY, June 1, 2023—Tannenbaum Helpern is pleased to announce that Kenneth M. Block, co-chair of the firm’s Construction & Design practice, and Michael G. Tannenbaum, firm co-founding partner, have been recognized by leading legal directory and research guide, Chambers & Partners. 2023 marks the 13th consecutive year for Ken Block in the New York Construction category, and welcomes Michael Tannenbaum to the USA Nationwide Hedge Fund rankings. Michael Tannenbaum has been rated by Chambers Global: USA Hedge Funds for the past three consecutive years. The firm’s Construction & Design practice was also recognized again by Chambers USA: New York Construction.

As co-chair of the firm’s Construction & Design practice and an acknowledged leader in the area of construction law, Ken Block is a highly sought after speaker and lecturer on legal and business issues facing construction owners and developers, and is author of the New York Law Journal’s Construction Law column. Ken’s clients include prominent real estate owners, developers and not-for-profit institutions across the city and state and his work includes many notable projects, most recently the redevelopment of the Farley Post Office, Moynihan Train Station, Penn Plaza and the LIRR Main Concourse, among others.

In addition to his Chambers rankings, Ken has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for over a decade, including as Construction Lawyer of the Year in 2019, and has been named to New York Super Lawyers for the past 16 years, and to its Top 100 List (2015-2017 and 2020-2022).

As founder of the Firm’s Investment Management practice, partner Michael Tannenbaum has spent his career representing clients in connection with investment management, financial services and capital markets matters. Michael brings 50+ years of experience to each client relationship, and is known throughout the investment management industry as a business-oriented, result-driven and informed advisor. He has also been celebrated throughout his career by Who’sWhoLegal as a Thought Leader in Private Funds-Formation, Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers.

Firm Managing Partner, Andrew W. Singer, commented, “We proudly celebrate the recognition of both Ken and Michael by Chambers. These significant honors of their achievements reflect the exceptional legal acumen and extensive professional accomplishments of both Ken and Michael, as well as the firm’s commitment to excellence. Well done!”

Construction & Design practice co-chair, Melissa T. Billig, who joined Tannenbaum Helpern in October 2022, commented on the department’s ranking in Chambers: New York Construction, stating, “We are delighted that our team of talented lawyers has again been recognized among our peers by Chambers. I am proud to have joined this outstanding group of collaborative lawyers that seeks to deliver the highest and best solutions for our clients.”

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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