New York, NY 10018
We are the leading New York City Labor Lawyers & Employment Attorneys
Our New York employment practice is shaped by the City’s position as a key node of the global financial sector. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a First-Tier “Best Law Firm” for its Individual & Executives Employee Practice, our New York City (NYC) employment lawyers are well recognized for providing advice on a broad and far-reaching basis with respect to all types of employment matters. From negotiating an executive employment agreement to litigating individual and class actions in state and federal courts, our multidisciplinary approach enables us to call upon lawyers versed in the tax aspects of stock and deferred compensation as well as litigators who are comprehensively trained employment (not general practice) litigators.
As counsel to some of the largest multi-employer pension and medical plans in the country, as well as the employee benefit plans of professional athletes, our New York employee benefit lawyers are known and trusted for the keen sense of judgment that is embodied in their advice. The ability of Blitman & King’s ERISA and tax lawyers to analyze complex benefits matters is second only to their delivery of advice in a practical, common sense, plain English manner. From transactional matters to defending fiduciaries against litigation and governmental investigations, our benefits lawyers are deeply versed in issues involving executive compensation (IRC Sections 83, 409A, 457), alternative investments such as private equity, hedge funds and real estate, the ins and outs of Title I of ERISA and qualified plan status under the Internal Revenue Code.Read more
With union density far higher in New York than in the United States as a whole, our New York labor lawyers actively represent a diverse base of unions in varying industries including construction, health care, social assistance, education and public administration. With over 80 years of institutional knowledge, our labor practice has faced the most complex, and politically charged, issues facing unions from bargaining at the table, arbitrating grievances, prosecuting NLRB and PERB charges, and litigating court cases to deconstructing complex corporate restructuring transactions such as asset sales, joint ventures, mergers, shutdowns, spinoffs, bankruptcy and other forms of corporate reorganizations. And, we’ve also litigated thousands of DFR lawsuits where we aggressively defend unions by utilizing every mean and method available.