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Firm Overview

We aim to provide highest quality legal services at reasonable cost. The firm's primary practice is civil litigation in business and regulatory matters. The firm also has a significant trial and appellate practice in immigration matters.

Example cases

Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church v. City of New York, 293 F.3d 570 (2d Cir. 2002) (won preliminary injunction against New York City police on behalf of major midtown church and its homeless neighbors); Medforms, Inc. v. Healthcare Management Solutions, Inc., 290 F.3d 98 (2d Cir. 2002) (won appeal sustaining jury verdict in favor of defendant in software infringement suit)

Main Office

Main
111 Broadway
Suite 1805
New York  NY  10006

Phone
  • (212) 593-5775
Fax
  • (212) 593-5115

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

We generally charge $200 per hour for an initial consultation, but fees are waived for telephone consultations of up to 15 minutes.

Hourly Rates

Benchmark hourly rate: $350-$400. Hourly rates are negotiable for significant projects with evergreen retainer agreements.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

Spanish, French

Is your firm willing to help a client with one discrete part of a case, without taking on the whole case?

This firm has repeatedly collaborated with other lawyers in handling discrete parts of larger cases; and in appropriate circumstances, would be happy to do so again.

What are your policies about dividing work within the firm to make the process most cost-effective for the client?

Most of the firm's practice is conducted by the firm's principal, who has been practicing law since 1983. When necessary and appropriate, the firm relies on younger colleagues who are well-known to the firm, for example with tasks involving file review and research, and on the firm's paralegal. The firm also collaborates from time to time with experts in various legal and non-legal fields in the effort to achieve optimum results for its clients.

How frequently does your firm use mediation, arbitration, or collaborative law to resolve cases?

While many of the firm's cases are litigated start-to-finish, the firm actively uses mediation, arbitration and negotiation to promote its clients' goals.

Does your firm provide pro bono legal services or otherwise participate in your community?

The firm has provided pro bono and "low bono" legal services to some of its clients since it was founded and will continue to do so. However, this listing is not for the purpose of soliciting additional work of this nature.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

This firm's primary goal is to serve its clients, not to empty their wallets. The firm tries to treat all of its clients, rich and poor, weak and powerful, with equal dignity. The firm's clients expect candor, good counsel and compassion and, to the best of its ability, this firm fulfills those expectations.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

Clients can aid their attorneys by becoming familiar with the legal issues involved in their cases. The best lawyers are able to explain to their clients the complicated choices and risks that often are associated with going to court over a dispute.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

It is usually best to meet with your lawyer as early as possible in the process of negotiating and drafting a contract. Documents that have been drafted in haste are sometimes the cause of very expensive lawsuits.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

While the firm has reviewed pleadings and discussed issues of law and evidence with self-represented individuals, this is not a regular part of its practice.

Jonathan Robert Nelson

Firm established in 1991. See website for additional information.

Most of the firm's practice is conducted by the firm's principal, who has been practicing law since 1983. When necessary and appropriate, the firm relies on younger colleagues who are well-known to the firm, for example with tasks involving file review and research, and on the firm's paralegal. The firm also collaborates from time to time with experts in various legal and non-legal fields in the effort to achieve optimum results for its clients.

License
  • Bar Number: 2201184
    New York , 2012

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