NEW YORK–(COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Pryor Cashman is pleased to announce the promotion of Benjamin Akley, Ross Bagley, LaKeisha Caton, Marion Harris, Ari Tran and Matthew Young to the Company Partnership. The firm also appointed Erica Allegretta, Andrew Goldsmith, Meghan Hill, Ryan Klarberg, Felicity Kohn, Joseph Micali, John A. Rothman, Michael Schimel, Matthew Silverman, Dina Weinstein and Taylor C. Weinstein as advisers. All promotions are effective January 1, 2022.
Ronald H. Shechtman, Managing Partner of Pryor Cashman, said in a statement: âThis has been an extremely successful year for Pryor Cashman. Our success is reflected in this group of extremely talented lawyers who have not only made a major contribution this year, but who will surely be part of our firm’s future success.
Those newly promoted to the partnership:
Benjamin S. Akley, a member of Pryor Cashman’s litigation, intellectual property and media + entertainment groups, works on complex entertainment and commercial litigation on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants. Whether in the entertainment industry or in a broader business setting, Benjamin works closely with his clients to develop a litigation strategy tailored to their specific business goals. By maintaining a long-term, holistic perspective, he helps clients achieve positive results in and out of the courtroom.
Ross M. Bagley is a member of the Litigation and Intellectual Property groups of Pryor Cashman, where he effectively and efficiently advocates, arbitrates and arbitrates commercial disputes for individuals and business owners who bring about or respond to a breach of contract, intellectual property infringement, termination, ownership and royalties. flow complaints, as well as corporate governance and securities complaints, and more. Ross has been named to the Super Lawyers – New York Metro List as a “Rising Star” in Intellectual Property Litigation for five consecutive years (2015-20), and received the Empire State Counsel Award from New York State Bar Association for Pro Bono Service (2010).
LaKeisha MA Caton is a member of Pryor Cashman’s Work + Employment and Litigation groups and combines her extensive litigation experience with a focus on employment issues to bring results to clients around the world. LaKeisha was named one of the National Black Lawyers “NBL Top 100 – New York” (2020-21) and named “One to Watch” in Labor and Employment Law – Management and Litigation – Labor and Employment by Best Lawyers in America (2022).
Marion R. Harris is a member of Pryor Cashman’s Litigation, Investment Management, Intellectual Property, and Media + Entertainment Groups, where he represents individuals as well as public private and multinational companies on a wide range of commercial and securities matters before state and federal courts. . Marion was named to the Super Lawyers – New York Metro list as a “Rising Star” in Commercial Litigation (2021).
Ari L. Tran, a member of the Pryor Cashman Real Estate Group, focuses his practice on real estate transactions, including real estate acquisitions and sales, commercial leasing and real estate finance. It also resolves issues of real estate development, land use and zoning. Ari has been named to the Super Lawyers – New York Metro list as a âRising Starâ of real estate for six consecutive years (2015-21).
Matthew O. Young is a member of the Executive Compensation, ERISA & Benefits, Work + Employment, Business and Tax groups of Pryor Cashman. Matthew advises on transactional matters with a focus on employee benefits and compensation issues in the context of acquisitions, divestitures, securities offerings and financing arrangements. Matthew was named to the Super Lawyers – New York Metro List as a âRising Starâ in Benefits (2014).
Those newly elevated to the rank of counselor:
Erica Allegretta is a member of the Pryor Cashman Immigration Group, where she advises clients on a wide range of issues relating to the employment of immigrants and non-immigrants in the United States. Erica also provides advice on managing the changing immigration climate, trends within the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and reported changes and trends within the Department of Labor. Erica has been named âOne to Watchâ in Immigration Law and Labor and Employment Law – Managed by Best Lawyers in America (2022).
Andrew M. Goldsmith, a member of the Litigation group of Pryor Cashman, focuses his practice on commercial litigation, entertainment and intellectual property litigation, and real estate litigation. His dedication and skills have earned him recognition as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers (2016-2021) and as “One To Watch” by Best Lawyers In America (2021-2022).
Meghan E. Hill is a member of the Litigation and Real Estate groups of Pryor Cashman. She represents clients in the real estate and hospitality sectors in general commercial and contractual disputes. She was named âOne to Watchâ in Litigation – Real Estate by Best Lawyers in America (2022) and a âRising Starâ of Super Lawyers in Commercial Litigation (2016-21).
Ryan S. Klarberg is a member of the Intellectual Property, Media + Entertainment, Digital Media and Litigation groups of Pryor Cashman. He pleads a wide range of intellectual property claims involving trademarks, infringements, copyrights (including under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act), display rights, publicity and privacy, and license disputes. Ryan was named a “Rising Star” in the Super Lawyers – New York Metro list in intellectual property litigation (2016-21).
Felicity Kohn is a member of Pryor Cashman’s Litigation, Intellectual Property and Media + Entertainment groups, where she manages a wide range of intellectual property and complex business matters. Customers in the fashion, entertainment, publishing, media, luxury goods and pharmaceutical industries rely on Felicity’s wise and tireless advocacy to protect their valuable intellectual property assets. Felicity was named âOne to Watchâ in Intellectual Property Law by Best Lawyers in America (2021-22) and âWomen In The Law: One To Watchâ by Best Lawyers in America (2021).
Joseph V. Micali is a member of the Intellectual Property and Litigation group of Pryor Cashman, where he provides strategic advice on national and international patent matters to pioneering innovators, emerging companies and multinational corporations. Joseph was named âOne to Watchâ in Intellectual Property Law by Best Lawyers in America (2021-22).
John A. Rothman is a member of the Pryor Cashman Real Estate Group, where he manages a variety of complex, multi-jurisdictional real estate transactions. His practice focuses on all facets of commercial leasing, where he represents commercial property owners, landlords, tenants, developers and managers across the country.
Michael M. Schimel is a member of the Trusts + Estates practice group of Pryor Cashman. Michael advises clients on a variety of estate planning, estate administration, and trust and estate litigation matters, including the preparation of wills and trusts, administration and settlement of estates, and trustee representation. and beneficiaries in probate, accounting and other proceedings in the New York State surrogate court.
Matthew W. Silverman is a member of the Bankruptcy, Reorganization and Creditors’ Rights group of Pryor Cashman. He represents a wide variety of clients, including sophisticated creditors and investors in various proceedings in United States bankruptcy courts. Matthew also advises secured lenders in protecting and defending their rights in Chapter 7 and 11 cases.
Dina Weinstein is a member of Pryor Cashman’s immigration group. She represents multinational corporations and small businesses seeking immigrant and non-immigrant visas on behalf of their employees. Dina was named to the Super Lawyers – New York Metro List as a “Rising Star” in Immigration Law (2017-21) and named “Rising Star” in Immigration Law by The Legal 500 (2019 -21).
Taylor C. Weinstein is a member of the tax management and investment groups of Pryor Cashman, where she advises legal entities, family businesses and individuals on domestic and international tax matters relating to mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, to REITs, to investment funds. , private equity and offshore investment vehicles.
About Pryor Cashman
Pryor Cashman is a mid-sized law firm headquartered at 7 Times Square in New York City with offices in Los Angeles and Miami. With broad and sophisticated transactional and litigation practices, Pryor Cashman provides a full range of services to meet the complex legal needs of institutions, midsize businesses, daring emerging entities, entrepreneurs and individuals.