Cooley's New York office is driven by the energy of the vibrant New York economy and exemplifies the entrepreneurial mindset that characterizes our approach to providing legal services. Our New York-based lawyers have long-standing ties to the key industry sectors in the City, including finance, investment, real estate, consumer products and professional services. We also provide the New York market with deep experience in the representation of emerging technology and life sciences companies, as well as a leading venture fund practice, which enables us to meet the full spectrum of legal needs of the entrepreneurs and emerging companies that are at the forefront of the City's rapidly growing digital media and technology marketplace. From launching new companies to advising on game-changing deals to handling high-stakes litigation, Cooley's New York attorneys have the experience, relationships and knowledge to meet all of the complex legal needs of their clients.
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Our well respected New York litigation group includes four former U.S. attorneys and five fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers. We are routinely called upon to represent companies, individuals and other law firms in the most prominent and high-stakes cases on Wall Street. Our bankruptcy group dominates the retail sector representing unsecured creditors and managing complex restructuring transactions. Cooley's New York tax controversy group is also recognized as one of the premier tax litigation and tax controversy practices of its kind in the country. Our real estate group assists owners, operators, developers, lenders and institutional investors and advisors with a wide variety of real property and related capital markets transaction.
The New York corporate practice is extremely active across a variety of industry sectors and provides clients with a broad range of corporate services, including financing, mergers and acquisitions, licensing, outsourcing, real estate, joint ventures and IPOs. Based on our years of experience in the Silicon Valley and other major technology centers around the country, Cooley is playing an integral role in the development of the New York market for venture investing and emerging companies, including embedding the Firm with a variety of New York incubator and accelerator programs for entrepreneurs.
The following are some of the practices engaged in by our New York lawyers: