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  • Once you have read the Membership Application Documents and wish to initiate an application for membership, please complete and return the LAWorld Application Form to us. There is no cost or obligation at this stage.
  • Upon receipt of this application form at our Executive Office it is circulated to the LAWorld Committee and the Chair, who are Principal Partners of LAWorld member firms. There is one Committee member for each LAWorld region – Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, North America and Latin America. Our current Chair is Steve Ng, Managing Partner of Ng & Shum, with offices in Hong Kong and mainland China.
  • The Committee will decide if they have any questions at this stage or if references are to be taken. If so, the Executive Director, Mrs Jacqui Nash, will email you to seek permission to approach the independent references you have provided in your application form.
  • If you have been referred to us by another LAWorld member, we will take a reference from them.
  • After the references have been reviewed by the Committee, it will decide if your application should be recommended to the entire membership. If so, your application will be circulated to our membership with a deadline for their comments.
  • The decision of the members is notified a couple of weeks later.
  • We will keep in regular contact with you during the application process

LAWorld News

Olshan Partners Andrew Lustigman and Samuel Ross Ranked as Leading Lawyers in Chambers 2015 USA Guide

Olshan Frome Wolosky, New York LAWorld member announces that two of its partners have been acknowledged by the prestigious client and peer-reviewed directory Chambers USA as “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business” in their respective fields, in the just released 2015 guide. Partner Andrew B. Lustigman has been ranked in Advertising: Transactional & Regulatory (Nationwide) and Samuel P. Ross has been ranked in Real Estate (New York), both of whom have been consistently ranked by Chambers for their outstanding work on behalf of clients.

Mr. Lustigman, a partner in Olshan’s Advertising, Marketing & Promotions practice who has been recognized by Chambers for eight consecutive years, was acclaimed for “expertise in matters including promotions, sweepstakes and direct marketing,” with sources commending “his knowledge and experience in the area.” Mr. Ross, a partner in Olshan’s Real Estate Law practice who has been ranked for four consecutive years, was lauded by clients as "totally accessible and realistic; a deal-maker," noting his representation of BRK Garage Co. in its ground lease of a garage building at 430 West 15th Street to Atlas Capital Group and Rockpoint Group for the development of an office building. 

“It’s a well earned honor for Andy and Sam to have been named once again as “Leading Lawyers” by Chambers as acknowledgment for their deep commitment to clients,” said Thomas D. Kearns, a partner in the real estate practice at Olshan. “It’s a testament to their solid relationship with their clients, who took the time to provide invaluable feedback to Chambers as part of the process,” he continued.  Chambers USA ranks leading law firms and attorneys in an extensive range of practice areas throughout America. Researchers speak to a vast range of lawyers and their clients, with greater weight given to the views of the clients. The qualities on which rankings are assessed include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by the client.

This is the latest in a series of honors and recognitions that Olshan has recently received, including being the only midsize law firm in New York to receive a “Tier 1” ranking for Securities and Capital Markets from U.S. News-Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” 2015.  The firm also received a “Tier 1” ranking in Real Estate as well as a “Tier 2” ranking Nationally for those practices. Other accolades include the selection of forty-five attorneys to Super Lawyers 2014, naming of three attorneys to The Best Lawyers in America 2015, acknowledgement by The Wall Street Journal in conjunction with FactSet SharkRepellent of Olshan’s position as a leading Activist practice nationwide and selection by Corporate Counsel magazine as one of the "2013 Go-To Law Firms®" for Fortune 500 Companies in Intellectual Property Litigation.

About Olshan

Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP, a law firm based in New York, represents major businesses and entrepreneurs in their most significant transactions, problems and opportunities. Olshan’s clients range from public companies, hedge, venture capital, private equity and other investment funds to entrepreneurs and private companies worldwide. Clients choose Olshan for innovative strategies and sophisticated, game-changing advice in corporate, securities law, equity investment and shareholder activism, complex commercial, corporate and securities litigation, real estate, intellectual property, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, and advertising. Since its founding, Olshan has offered an alternative to the AmLaw 50 law firm business model with responsive, independent and client-focused legal counsel provided by the firm’s lawyers. 

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