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Cohen & Gresser LLP

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Lawrence Gresser

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Cohen & Gresser LLP

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Litigation and Arbitration/ Corporate


Lawrence Gresser is the Managing Partner of Cohen & Gresser, which he co-founded in 2002.  Mr. Gresser's practice focuses on advising clients on complex commercial matters, including international litigation and arbitration, securities law, real estate litigation, partnership and LLC law, executive compensation, and private equity transactions.  He serves as outside general counsel to a number of private companies and private equity funds.  




New York State Bar; U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit


J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 1986; B.A., Columbia University, 1982

United States: Dispute resolution

General commercial disputes

Within: General commercial disputes

Excellent commercial litigation boutiqueCohen & Gresser LLP is ‘easily a match for the big firms’ and has a ‘business model which enables it to take on a variety of matters in a cost-effective manner’. Nathaniel Read ‘rolls his sleeves up and gets fully involved while keeping his eye firmly on the bigger picture’; Daniel Tabak is ‘a tenacious advocate but also an able negotiator’. The ‘superb’ Melissa Maxman is highly recommended; Maxman is the managing partner of the Washington DC office, which handles a range of antitrust and commercial litigation. Lawrence Gresser and Mark Cohen are the co-founders of the firm. Named attorneys are based in New York except where otherwise indicated.

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Securities litigation: defense

Within: Securities litigation: defense

Cohen & Gresser LLP in New York is ‘one of the top small firms in this area’ and ‘has a very strong practice that grasps both the financial details and the complex legal issues, and has the ability to explain complex structures in plain English’. The ‘extremely smartMark Cohen has ‘excellent judgment’ and leads the practice. Stephen Sinaiko, who is ‘excellent in every respect, very responsive and attentive’, Lawrence Gresser and Daniel Tabak are highly recommended by clients. Also noteworthy are Nathaniel Read, who focuses on matters involving structured finance and other complex financial products; C. Evan Stewart, who has expertise in the financial services industry; and Gale Dick, who with Cohen and Gresser advised a former analyst for Och-Ziff Capital Management on an SEC civil suit. Gresser and Sinaiko represented Airplanes Limited and Airplanes US Trust in matters arising from aircraft securitization deals.

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