We are creators, supporters, protectors and connectors.
We see the world beyond law.
Unencumbered by bureaucracy, our partners are true owners of the firm who are empowered to make independent decisions.
You won’t find excessive staffing or “over-lawyering” on any of our matters. At Pryor Cashman, attorney resources are streamlined and thoughtfully allocated, resulting in more cost-effective arrangements. Our clients tell us this model affords them superior representation at rates aligned with their bottom lines, so they are free to focus on their business strategy, not managing legal bills.
- Ronald Shechtman, Managing Partner
From Day One and Beyond
"What sets the firm apart is the value they bring beyond the transactions. The attorneys are forthcoming and generous with business advice, and we feel that because our company has really “grown up” with Pryor Cashman, they have a vested interest in the success and future of our business. That is important to us."
- Sei Hoon Lenny Chu, Founder/CEO, Lenny's/Lenwich. Client since 1991.
Forefront of Music Litigation
For more than 50 years, Pryor Cashman’s preeminent Music Litigation practice has been at the forefront of disputes involving music publishing and sound recordings. Our litigators are unquestionably the team of choice for high-stakes disputes in every facet of the ever-changing music industry.
In the digital world, we’ve handled seminal cases which have defined the boundaries of permissible storage, copying, sharing, streaming, downloading and other forms of exploiting musical content under copyright law and, in particular, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).
Learn more about our work here.
- Ilene Farkas, Co-Chair of Music Litigation Practice
The Best of Both Worlds
"Pryor Cashman is the perfect mix -- of a sufficient size to have all desirable resources available while also having a 'boutique' feel that ensures personal service, and a focus on getting the legal work done efficiently and effectively."
- Bruce Friedman, Chairman/CEO, Pacific Merchant Capital
Counsel to many prominent figures in the real estate industry, we are involved in some of the largest, most significant deals in New York City and across the country.
Our nationally-recognized Real Estate Group has negotiated leases for multimillion-square-foot office buildings and prime retail properties, as well as luxury residential, multifamily and multi-use developments. In the financing arena, we close well over $1 billion in transactions each year.
We also boast a dedicated team of real estate litigators who are particularly well-known for their advocacy in cases involving real estate finance, real estate development and hotel properties. When real estate clients encounter complex problems, they know where to turn - Pryor Cashman.
Our attorneys are routinely tapped by the global media for their insights on evolving areas of the law. We author op-eds, contribute regularly to leading business, legal and trade publications and speak on broadcast news and radio about the issues most impacting our clients.
- Dyan Finguerra-DuCharme, Partner, Regular Contributor on CNBC’s “Nightly Business Report”
We actively nurture early-stage businesses and entrepreneurs from the start of their new ventures - advising them on entity formation, structuring and acquiring rights to core technologies. When the time comes, we relish in connecting our clients with potential funding sources such as angel investors, institutional investors and corporate venture arms. We shepherd them through business life-cycle, ensuring their critical innovations are protected, and help them secure the best minds and talent to advance the growth and success of their enterprises.
Pryor Cashman supports local investor groups and hosts training and coaching programs for aspiring entrepreneurs, particularly in life sciences, healthcare and technology, helping to build a platform for entrepreneurship and venture creation in New York City.
West Coast Office
Our Los Angeles office is located in Century City in the heart of the entertainment business community.
In collaboration with our New York office, attorneys counsel clients on a vast array of media, entertainment, intellectual property and technology disputes and transactions.
Additionally, each year, we host our media + entertainment clients and members of the film industry at our AFM reception in Santa Monica. The event coincides with the American Film Market and Conference, the world’s largest motion picture business event.
- Michael Niborski, Partner, Los Angeles Office
Hotel + Hospitality Expertise
Our Hotel + Hospitality Group provides meticulous, responsive counsel with the added strength and support of a full-service firm.
We help owners, operators, developers, lenders and investors in the hospitality industry manage the full range of issues affecting their properties, including:
- Bryan Mohler, Partner, Hotel + Hospitality Group
An Equal Opportunity to Excel
Pryor Cashman’s objective has always been to nurture an environment in which everyone has an equal opportunity to participate and excel.
We recognize that the firm benefits enormously from the rich diversity of our people, and to ensure that we continue to attract a balanced mix of talented individuals, we have developed numerous initiatives, including:
Advising clients ranging from professional sports teams to global retailers and financial institutions, our immigration attorneys devise short and long-term strategic immigration plans, develop compliance programs and manage immigration issues arising from international relocations and expansions.
Learn more about our experience and capabilities here.
We encourage our attorneys to pursue leadership roles within charitable, cultural and civic organizations that provide volunteer and pro bono legal services to communities in need.
Additionally, we partner with various pro bono organizations, such as Legal Aid, NYC Corporation Counsel and Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, to offer legal counsel to individuals who could not otherwise afford representation.
We were recently recognized as a “Best Law Firm” in 13 separate practice areas by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers. This marks the firm’s eighth and most successful year of “Best Law Firms” distinctions.
Our Immigration and Venture Capital Law Groups were honored with a National Tier 1 ranking, while our Corporate, Family Law and Real Estate practices were given a Tier 1 placement in the Metropolitan - New York City category.
Additionally, 17 individual Pryor Cashman attorneys were named "Best Lawyers in America."
"During my summer at Pryor Cashman, I had the opportunity to work on a variety of substantive assignments, which were an accurate preview of what I would be doing once I joined the firm as an associate. Everyone is approachable and more than willing to take the time to help in any way they can. I’ve gained meaningful experience in a supportive and collaborative environment. The firm is truly unique."
- Tara Raghavan, Summer Associate 2015. Joined the firm as a full-time associate in 2016.
A Trusted Resource for FinTech News
Bitcoin is fast becoming an internet phenomenon. The virtual currency is used in tens of thousands of transactions every day to pay for a host of goods and services ranging from luxury automobiles to pizza delivery. Pryor Cashman attorneys are on the forefront of this uncharted intersection of finance and law, and are sought-after thought leaders on Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, as well as peer-to-peer lending, crowdfunding and the prepaid card industry.
Learn more about this developing area in our FinTech blog.
"Pryor Cashman is among a handful of firms that is actively engaged in and helping to shape the emerging marketplace for digital currency."
- Brian Stoeckert, Managing Director, Stratis Advisory
Our unique business model and entrepreneurial culture attract top-tier attorneys with prestigious professional backgrounds who are driven and client-focused. We view our role as business lawyers and strategic partners to our clients, because we devise creative solutions to their complex issues every single day.
Staunchly independent, we’ve captured significant market share from national, boutique and regional firms, as clients continue to seek exceptional and high-value legal services.
- Don Zakarin, Chair of Litigation Group