Below is a list of the top and leading Corporate Lawyers in New York. To help you find the best Corporate Lawyers located near you in New York, our team at Kev’s Best put together our own list based on this rating points list.
New York’s Best Corporate Lawyers:
The top rated Corporate Lawyers in New York are:
- Scott Edward Walker – Walker Corporate Law Group, PLLC
- Lowrance Fisher – Fisher Stone Attorneys At Law
- Craig Delsack – Law Offices of Craig Delsack, LLC
- Scott M. Thomas – Thomas Law Firm PLLC
- Barry J. Heyman – Heyman Law
Walker Corporate Law Group, PLLC
Scott Edward Walker is the founder and CEO of Walker Corporate Law. Scott has 20+ years of broad corporate and securities law experience, including nearly eight years at two prominent New York City law firms — where he represented major multinational corporations (e.g., Sony and Daimler), financial institutions (e.g., J.P. Morgan) and private equity firms (e.g., Apollo) in transactions valued in the billions of dollars.
In 2005, Scott moved to California to launch Walker Corporate Law. Indeed, while working at the big New York City law firms, Scott identified a huge problem in the legal marketplace — i.e., that the big-firm template often doesn’t work for entrepreneurs and startups. Accordingly, he headed west — to the land of the entrepreneurs — to try to solve this problem by building his own law firm with a new, innovative business model. (You can learn more about Scott’s vision in this introductory video.)
Scott is a recognized expert in entrepreneurial legal matters. He has been a speaker on various topics (including startup issues, financings, and mergers & acquisitions) and has written numerous articles and blog posts for TechCrunch, Forbes, VentureBeat and The Huffington Post. He also wrote the eBook “The Startup Law Playbook” — and you can find him on This Week in Startups and This Week in Venture Capital.
Scott graduated from Cornell University (A.B.), St. John’s University School of Law (J.D.) and New York University School of Law (LL.M., Corporation Law) and is a member of the California, New York and Washington, D.C. Bars and numerous Bar committees, including (i) the Committee on Mergers and Acquisitions and (ii) the Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee, each of the American Bar Association.
In 2011, Scott came full circle and opened an office in New York City to help the burgeoning class of entrepreneurs and startups in the Big Apple.
Corporate Transactions, General Corporate Matters & General Corporate Matters
“Highly recommended team. Very professional.” – Joseph D.
Fisher Stone Attorneys At Law
Lowrance Fisher – Ever since he could remember, Mr. Fisher was passionate about business and always had an interest in the innovation of entrepreneurship. From starting his first “lemonade stand” at 7 years old to establishing an online jewelry store and later owning and operating an iPod accessory franchise, Mr. Fisher was constantly thinking of new solutions to old problems. Mr. Fisher considers himself to be an entrepreneur, a person who is not afraid of “disturbing the status quo”, finding a solution to a problem while taking a risk.
At the age of 20, Mr. Fisher started a retail business, introducing a new product that he found overseas to the United States market. Upon finishing college, Mr. Fisher sold his shares of the business in pursuit of his broader dream to become an attorney. While simultaneously studying for his LSATs, Mr. Fisher started a job for a prominent New York personal injury law firm. Three years later, Mr. Fisher was standing at his law school graduation from Florida Coastal School of Law, tremendously proud that he had accomplished his objective of becoming a lawyer.
As a New York licensed attorney focusing on Real Estate Law and Business Law, Mr. Fisher counsels many small businesses, start-ups, and individuals in protecting their interests and anticipating potential legal troubles and how to prevent them. As a small business owner himself, Mr. Fisher understands the unique challenges business owners face.
Mr. Fisher does not want to be just a lawyer for his clients; he want to be a part of their story. At the Fisher Stone, they want their passion and motivation to drive you. Their firm is young, energetic, ambitious, and passionate about what they do. If you want those qualities, then give them a call.
Business Law & Real Estate Law
“Attorney Michael Yedin and his team came in at a time when I was beginning my business journey. They made sure I understood and felt comfortable with every single process. Everything that may have seemed hard for me, they made it easy. Attorney Michael Yedin listened to all of my concerns and made sure they were addressed accordingly. I could not ask for a better team and will absolutely be using them moving forward. I recommend them to any and everybody who comes across this review!” – L. Taylor
Law Offices of Craig Delsack, LLC
Craig Delsack, Esq., is the principal attorney of Law Offices of Craig Delsack, LLC. Craig is a unique New York business lawyer combining legal dexterity with entrepreneurial innovation — a rare NY transactional lawyer who embodies the benchmark of a white-shoe law firm, at boutique firm rates. The firm’s clients range from startups to Fortune 50 companies.
Rigorously trained in the world’s largest law firms in New York, Craig works with clients ranging from tech startups to publicly traded companies. His analysis is solid and his approach meticulous: putting the quality of their work on par with the best law firms in New York. With seasoned experience across a broad range of legal disciplines, the firm takes a 360-degree view of your business model — a perspective that a less-seasoned, small-firm attorney might not have.
Mr. Delsack is a nimble thinker with pragmatic ideas grounded in solid business realities. Passionate about entertainment, and technology, he is adept with licensing, content monetization, and the internet. He also brings his conceptual and real-world savvy to commercial and residential real estate deals and large and small business transactions and concerns. He also advises startups in an advisory board member capacity.
Corporate Business Law, Technology & IP Law, Internet Law, Media/Entertainment Law, Real Estate Law, Cannabis Businesses
“It is my pleasure to recommend Law Offices of Craig Delsack, to any and every New Yorker. I have found Craig Delsack’s office services and legal advise to be of great value to myself and my business. I welcome any questions on this recommendation.” – Thomas McDonagh
Thomas Law Firm PLLC
Scott M. Thomas, Esq. is a Startup Attorney in New York City. His practice focuses on trademark law, small business law, corporate law, and intellectual property law. Mr. Thomas has worked in private practice for the past seven years owning and operating Thomas Law Firm PLLC. He is licensed to practice law in the state of New York and he’s also a legal blogger at Total Trademarks NYC. Mr. Thomas’s office is located in Downtown Manhattan. He currently represents over 500 startup companies and small businesses in New York City.
Startup Company Law, Small Business Law, Intellectual Property Law, Internet & Technology Law
“Scott is the most helpful, straight forward, and nicest lawyer ever! He helped me create my own LLC, something I had no idea how to do myself. Scott was very clear at explaining the process and told me exactly what I needed to provide in order for him to complete submission to NYS asap! Highly recommend, you will be thankful you worked with him!” – Mariel Plutno
Barry J. Heyman, Esq. is the founding and principal attorney of Heyman Law, a boutique law firm established in 2004 with practice areas focusing on business, entertainment, fashion, intellectual property, new media, and commercial leasing. He is licensed to practice law in the states of New York and New Jersey.
Barry began his career in the entertainment industry in 1992 working in the copyright department at PolyGram Records, handling mechanical and sample licensing for its subsidiaries Def Jam and Mercury Records. During his seven year tenure, Barry became manager of the department, and in 1999, Barry assisted with the successful merger of PolyGram’s and Universal’s copyright departments.
While pursuing his legal education in the evening program at New York Law School, Barry began consulting entertainment companies such as Razorfish Studios, Red Ant Records, and Spitfire Records. Upon graduating law school, Barry became in-house counsel for Eagle Rock Entertainment (Eagle Vision, Spitfire Records, and Eagle Records). In 2003, Barry consulted MTV in the new media licensing area in connection with a $75 million dollar marketing partnership deal with Motorola.
In addition to his hands on entertainment company experience, Barry has also pursued opportunities with various law firms ranging from the boutique entertainment law practices (Schneider Pfahl & Rahme, LLP; Andy Tavel Law Firm; Law Offices of Terri F. Baker) to the large prestigious firms within their IP, media, and entertainment areas (Proskauer Rose LLP; Debevoise & Plimpton). At Debevoise & Plimpton, Barry co-produced the television program The Digital Age with pre-eminent First Amendment and media lawyer, James Goodale, Esq. The show airs on PBS’s WNYE-TV channel 25 in New York City, DirecTV channels 888 (NJ) and 25 (NY and CT), Dish-TV, and as a webcast on www.digitalage.org.
In the fall semester of 2005, Barry was an adjunct professor at New York University and taught the graduate course entitled Law and the Music Industry. Course topics included intellectual property concepts and licensing arrangements related to the music and new media industries.
Currently, Barry advises individuals and companies in connection with licensing, recording, distribution, publishing, and related contracts and counsels clients regarding protecting their intellectual property. He provides strategic and commercial advice on various aspects of the music and media industries, including current technological changes and alternative copyright distribution and exploitation models. In addition, Barry counsels clients regarding general corporate matters as well as provides legal services in the area of commercial leasing.
Business, Entertainment, Fashion, Intellectual Property, Licensing & Clearance, New Media & Real Estate
“Barry is an incredibly professional, personable, and responsive lawyer. I highly recommend him for all of your legal needs.” – Adam Chernick