In Garden City, law firm elevates nine attorneys

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By Dan Sears

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In Garden City, Moritt Hock & Hamroff, a commercial law firm, has elevated four attorneys to partner, and five to council, effective Jan. 1.

Sofia Fayer, Ilona Posner, Caitlyn Ryan and Michael Schwab are now partners at the firm, and Karen Davakis, Marshall Dworkin, Grace Lee, Dan Lust and Michael Wickersham now served as counsel.

“It’s an honor to recognize these nine talented attorneys,” Marc Hamroff, chair of Moritt Hock & Hamroff, or MHH, said in a written statement.

“These future leaders are a true definition of MHH’s culture, vision and commitment to excellence and strength in partnership,” he added.  “Each has demonstrated a deep commitment to our clients, their practice areas and to the future growth of the firm through their leadership, professionalism and collaborative teamwork.”

Hamroff went on to say that he and his team “are elated to celebrate their well-earned promotions and look forward to their continued growth and success.”

Founded in 1980, MHH is a 90-attorney law firm. In addition to Garden City, the firm has offices in New York City and Florida.

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At the firm, Fayer & Posner, in Real Estate, focus on all aspects of complex commercial real estate transactions and related matters. They represent large and small corporate clients, and real estate developers in the sale, acquisition, leasing and development of commercial and multifamily properties and in complex real estate financings, including all facets of acquisition, bridge loan and construction loan financing from institutional lenders, private funds, independent commercial banks, privately held lending platforms and insurance companies

Ryan, in the Corporate practice, focuses on corporate, mergers and acquisitions, and securities law related matters. She advises startup and middle-market companies on corporate matters spanning the life cycle of a business, from formation through financing and exit transactions.

Schwab, in Intellectual Property, focuses on all facets of intellectual property and licensing matters. He specializes in trademark and copyright counseling, litigation and counseling on regulatory and other issues in the beverage alcohol, dietary supplement and food industries.

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Davakis, in Estate Litigation, focuses on complex trust and estate litigation. She represents both proponents and objectants in contested probate, administration, accounting, turnover, and related trusts and estates proceedings.  Her practice also covers all areas of trust and estate administration, estate planning and guardianship.

Dworkin, in Litigation, focuses on the area of commercial litigation. He has significant experience leading critical matters for clients in all stages of litigation and across a broad range of practice areas, including financial products, real estate, general commercial disputes and crisis management.

Lee, in Real Estate Lending, focuses on all aspects of commercial real estate and asset-based lending. She represents national, regional and private lenders in connection with commercial mortgage loans, construction loans, secured transactions, syndicated loans and loan modifications.

Lust, in Sports Law, Intellectual Property & Corporate, focuses on representing athletes, entertainers, influencers, musicians, and agencies in connection with their business transactions which include endorsement and sponsorship deals as well as complex business ventures.

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Wickersham, in Condominium & Cooperative Services, focuses on various real estate related matters. He represents buyers and sellers in a wide array of commercial transactions, including but not limited to, multi-family portfolio acquisitions, development project acquisitions, retail and office property acquisitions and commercial leasing transactions.

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