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About Us

Our Mission

It is our mission at FB&D to deliver strategic, creative, and effective representation for every client. Whether in the courtroom or the boardroom, our priority is to solve our clients' problems, using our experience, knowledge, and skill, and to do it with integrity.

Our Approach

We serve a wide range of clientele and every client relationship is valued greatly. Each engagement benefits from the depth and breadth of our expertise. We are at the forefront of ever-changing laws and work closely with our clients in dedicated teams that are fully committed to delivering personalized solutions that help clients achieve their goals. Our objective is to always exceed your expectations.

What we have learned at FB&D from more than 100 years of collective practice is that clients need someone to understand their issues, understand the law, understand the complexities of the facts, identify the impediments to success, set the goal, and then to make that goal the reality. 

FB&D offers creative, well-reasoned solutions to complex legal matters and gives the highest quality representation to clients in transactional and litigation matters. Our commitment to providing professional, aggressive, pragmatic representation in the most cost effective way is a model for the Bar. Our goal is to provide each client with the necessary tools and advice to make critical decisions in addressing their legal issues. We value clarity of communication to ensure that our clients understand the process and the challenges surrounding their legal concerns.

We are proud that so many of our clients have repeatedly turned to us for counsel and representation – to defend their ideas, their family, their business, their resources, and even their liberty. We work hard to earn their loyalty every day.

Trial Experience

Trial is the ultimate test of a case's merits and of the attorneys assembled for the task. It teaches the essential attributes of preparation, discipline, boldness, knowledge of every law and detail, when to show patience, and when to strike. Because our attorneys have conducted hundreds of trials, they have honed all these skills and bring that expertise to every case. We have confidence in our abilities because we have done it before. And we have been recognized by our peers as leaders in our fields. Whether it is in the courtroom or a boardroom, these skills are transferrable to all aspects of our practice, and we use them to benefit our clients in all their matters.

Our attorneys regularly appear in state courts throughout New York and New Jersey, for civil litigation, criminal cases, and administrative matters. We appear in federal courts in all the districts of New York and New Jersey, and have appeared pro hac vice in many district courts around the country. We have argued and won at the appellate level in New York and New Jersey, as well as the Court of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits, and in the Supreme Court of the United States (where we won a reversal for our client on arguments we made at the trial level.) We are routinely consulted with by attorneys around the country and internationally about their matters in New York, as well as local clients with national and international matters. 

Our Workplace

At FB&D we are committed to fostering a work environment that reflects our core values of inclusivity, diversity, and the pursuit of excellence in all we do. We have a deep appreciation for the different perspectives of our colleagues and staff and the benefits this brings to each legal matter. We emphasize the importance of ensuring equal opportunities for each member of our team to thrive. Our Firm culture is one of continual sharing and learning, with the development of our attorneys and staff as part of our mission. This allows us to attract and retain dedicated, passionate, and top-tier talent.

In The Legal Community

Our passion for and commitment to the law extends beyond our practice with the Firm. Many of our attorneys are recognized as distinguished educators, sharing their knowledge and experience through adjunct professorships at numerous law schools. They have taught courses on trial skills, forensics, mediation, advanced seminars on litigation strategies, as well as urban real estate development, finance, and transportation planning. The reputation for excellence and integrity within the practice has resulted in the development of training work, where the Firm's attorneys share workplace best practices in the areas of diversity and harassment prevention with companies and organizations of all sizes.

The Partners are regularly called upon to lecture for numerous continuing legal education, bar association programs, and in-house training programs such as the New York City Law Department, local and national bar associations, and CLE's on trial practice around the country. 

Part of our duty as leaders in the legal field is to serve in leadership positions for organizations that promote the public good. Our attorneys have served as: Chairman of the Board for the New York County Defenders, Director of the Dartmouth Lawyers Association, Delegate of the New York State Bar Association House of Delegates, Co-Chairman of the NYSACDL Federal Practice and White Collar Committee, Business Member of the Board of Governors, President of the Bronx County Bar Association, and member of the Executive Committee of the Network of Bar Leaders.

GET THE REPRESENTATION YOU DESERVE

Our attorneys are available to discuss your legal needs – call or email us today to schedule a complimentary consultation. For urgent matters, we can be reached by phone any time at 212-566-6213.

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