NEW YORK—April 20, 2015 —New York law firm Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP is pleased to announce the addition of partners Alex Spizz and Perry L. Cohen, and Counsel Arthur Goldstein and Paul Richard Karan. The attorneys were formerly with Spizz Cohen & Serchuk, P.C.
“Alex, Perry, Arthur and Paul are talented attorneys with long-standing relationships with the firm,” said Tarter Krinsky & Drogin Managing Partner Alan M. Tarter. “Their addition will add greater depth to our bankruptcy, real estate and trusts and estates groups.”
Mr. Spizz will serve as Co-Chair of the firm’s Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring Practice. He focuses on bankruptcy law, corporate restructuring, debtor and creditor rights and bankruptcy litigation. A significant part of his practice deals with advising financially troubled companies and representing debtors in cross–border insolvency cases. Mr. Spizz is currently the Chapter 7 trustee of Ampal-American Israel Corporation, an investment company with holdings in the United States, Europe and Israel.
“We are excited to be joining Tarter Krinsky & Drogin,” said Mr. Spizz. “With a deep bench strength and diverse practices, we can provide our clients value added services and comprehensive legal and business strategies."
Mr. Cohen advises clients on commercial and residential real estate development, property purchases and sales, commercial real estate leasing, multi-level secured and unsecured financing arrangements and condominium and cooperative offering plan preparation. He also has experience with investment tax credit finance and other tax subsidized transactions for affordable housing sectors.
Mr. Goldstein represents corporate debtors, creditors and other parties in Chapter 11 restructuring and out-of-court workouts, and also represents Chapter 7 & 11 trustees. He advises Chapter 11 debtors in all aspects of a successful reorganization, including negotiating and implementing debtor-in-possession financing and cash collateral agreements and confirmation of reorganization plans. He handles out-of-court restructuring procedures, prosecuting and defending asset recovery and avoidance litigation, claims litigation, executory contract and unexpired lease litigation, and Rule 2004 investigations.
Mr. Karan guides clients in all phases of sophisticated personal and succession planning, estate and trust administration, and estate and gift tax matters. He handles audits, court proceedings and high-profile estate and trust litigation. He also represents clients in the negotiation and preparation of complex prenuptial agreements.
Tarter Krinsky & Drogin has seen tremendous growth in recent years. In 2014, the firm increased its attorney bench strength by 24 percent. The firm now has over 60 attorneys and 16 distinct practice areas.
About Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP
Purposefully designed to be an integral part of any client’s business team, Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP is a vibrant, full-service law firm dedicated to smart thinking and strong client relationships. Working at an operational level with our clients, we create practical and effective solutions built on mutual trust. More than a legal solution, we are a fresh approach to business. Our practices include: bankruptcy and corporate restructuring, commercial finance, commercial litigation, construction, cooperative and condominium, corporate and securities, employee benefits and executive compensation, immigration, intellectual property, international, labor and employment, not-for-profit and education, real estate, retail, tax and trusts and estates.