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Anderson Kill was founded in 1969 on the principles of integrity, excellence in the practice of law, and straightforward solutions to complex legal issues. The firm's attorneys approach engagements aggressively, and have earned a reputation for combining corporate polish with pugnacity.  Based in New York City, the firm also has offices in Ventura, CA, Philadelphia, PA, Stamford, CT, Washington, DC, Newark, NJ and Dallas, TX, but the attorneys travel around the country and around the world to handle all types of matters. Anderson Kill attorneys work together, leveraging creativity and legal and business acumen to deliver cost-effective resolutions to clients' problems. Many of the firm's professionals are recognized experts in their practice areas, leaders and active participants in professional associations, and are frequently invited to speak to business organizations.

Anderson Kill clients include some of the nation's largest public and private entities, including companies in financial services, retail, oil/gas, telecommunications, construction, food supply, technology, pharmaceutical and life sciences, and utilities, municipalities and state governments, religious and not-for-profit organizations, small companies and individuals. Anderson Kill prides itself on attracting and retaining intelligent, personable and well-rounded attorneys. Smart attorneys with sharp skills, excellent client service, and a track record to prove it: that is the Anderson Kill difference.

Insurance Recovery

Anderson Kill attorneys are recognized as the most prominent insurance recovery attorneys in the country, successfully representing policyholders in a variety of disputes with insurance companies. The firm has no ties to insurance companies and no conflicts of interest. Anderson Kill has recovered billions of dollars for policyholders. The practice has more insurance recovery trial experience than any other firm, along with a reputation for securing favorable settlements. With an unparalleled wealth of resources including an unrivaled computerized bank of insurance materials, Anderson Kill's Insurance Recovery Practice makes a difference where it counts in the positive results obtained for clients.

Captive Insurance Services

Our attorneys have experience in the organization and operation of captive insurance companies included within a controlled corporate group or serving otherwise unaffiliated entities. We advise on a variety of legal, structural, tax and regulatory issues that arise in the formation of captives, including fronted, direct and reinsurance structures. Our practice is also distinguished by the fact we handle not just transactional captive issues, but also disputes and litigation that may ensue from the formation or operation of a captive insurance company, and are able to represent our clients free of insurance industry conflicts of interest.

Corporate and Commercial Litigation

Anderson Kill's Corporate and Commercial Litigation attorneys are dynamic and exacting, which makes the practice such a successful one. Anderson Kill litigators regularly appear in federal and state courts across the country, trying cases and arguing appeals. The group has served as national counsel on several major litigations. The practice handles claims on behalf of clients across all industries and business sectors involving antitrust, unfair competition, securities, common law fraud, contracts, corporate governance, breach of fiduciary duty, waste, mismanagement and class actions.

Bankruptcy & Restructuring

Anderson Kill's Bankruptcy & Restructuring Practice has extensive experience in complex cases and has been involved in domestic and international corporate restructuring and bankruptcy matters in numerous industries. The group represents business clients in debt restructurings, bankruptcy cases, creditors' rights matters, litigation and related finance, mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions throughout the world.

Corporate & Securities

Anderson Kill's Corporate & Securities practice provides experienced attorneys who deliver solutions with personalized focus, efficient staffing, and creative, hands-on senior leadership to produce fast turnaround on transactions and with substantial long-term and short-term savings for clients. The practice is distinctive, offering capabilities across a uniquely diverse range of complex transactional, corporate governance, mergers and divestitures, corporate restructuring and cross-border legal issues.

Employment & Labor Law

Anderson Kill counsels and represents management in every phase of employment and labor law while focusing on providing accurate and practical preventive advice and counseling on a full range of issues. If litigation ensues, the firm provides cost-effective, and result-oriented representation. The firm also represents employers in union negotiations and arbitrations.

Intellectual Property

Anderson Kill regularly works with the full range of intellectual property issues for a broad cross-section of domestic and international clients. Its expertise includes all aspects of intellectual property law relating to patents, trademarks, domain names, copyrights and mask works, and unfair competition.

Real Estate & Construction

Anderson Kill offers the skill and broad expertise to deliver an extensive array of real estate legal services. The Real Estate & Construction Practice is an experienced cross-section of dynamic attorneys who work together to provide clients with refined legal counsel required for a host of complex real estate and development-related issues, including construction. The group represents small, medium and large-sized developers, lenders, financial services companies and investors with transactional, and legal advisory services that leverage the firm's dispute resolution and real estate and construction litigation experts.


Anderson Kill's Tax Practice is broadly diversified, with experience in domestic and international tax planning. The firm's tax attorneys work closely with the corporate and insurance practice groups to plan and structure transactions with the clients' objectives at the forefront. The group also leverages experience in alternative risk transfer services such as offshore captive insurance company compliance and formation.

Trusts, Estates and Tax Services

Anderson Kill provides skilled advice to individuals concerning personal tax, financial planning, and trusts and estates. The firm's attorneys advise clients on methods of accumulating, managing, and preserving wealth, as well as its disposition during life and upon death. Specifically, Anderson Kill assists clients in building their estates and planning for the transfer of property to family members and other beneficiaries in ways that minimize income, gift and estate taxes.


Chambers USA Recognizes Anderson Kill's Insurance Recovery Practice for Eighth Consecutive Year

Anderson Kill has been named as one of the nation’s top law firms for insurance dispute resolution for the eighth consecutive year by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. The firm’s New York office was also recognized for insurance dispute resolution, and its New Jersey office for insurance litigation.

Chambers assessments are based in large part on interviews with clients, one of whom said of Anderson Kill's insurance recovery practice, "They are one of the best at what they do. They know coverage, policies and how to litigate." Another reported, "The firm is well positioned to represent policyholders, and has a wealth of knowledge from historical cases where they have represented other policyholders." A third client said simply, "Anderson Kill does an excellent job."

Chambers also recognized the following attorneys in Anderson Kill's Insurance Recovery Practice as leaders in their field:

Robert M. Horkovich - Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder (National and New York)
William G. Passannante - Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder (National and New York)
Finley Harckham – Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder (New York)
Robert D. Chesler - Litigation: Insurance (New Jersey)
Steven Pudell – Litigation: Insurance (New Jersey)


Since its founding in 1969, Anderson Kill has devoted a considerable portion of its attorneys' energies to providing pro bono legal services, both to needy individuals and to institutions that serve the public good.

On the insurance front, Anderson Kill attorneys have represented numerous individuals and small businesses who were wrongly denied coverage for healthcare, disability, life and property insurance claims. In addition, the firm has for more than twenty years sustained a uniquely productive partnership with a nonprofit advocacy group, United Policyholders, that works to advance policyholder rights, interests and awareness on behalf of both individuals and institutions. In concert with United Policyholders, Anderson Kill has filed more than 250 amicus briefs in insurance coverage disputes that bear broad import for policyholders nationwide. These amici have been widely cited in federal and state court decisions nationwide, including the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Humana Inc. v Forsyth, No 97-303, 1999 U.S. Lexis 744 (Jan. 20, 1999).

In addition, Anderson Kill has provided long-term pro bono representation to institutions including:

ACLU New Jersey

Anderson Kill is committed to protecting civil rights for all Americans, and the firm's litigators are active in pro bono cases throughout the country. In April 2007, Manalapan Township in New Jersey paid $275,000 to settle a discrimination lawsuit that was filed by Anderson Kill on behalf of three African American teenagers who testified that two white police officers searched them without justification and berated them, while the teenagers' three white friends, who witnessed the incident, were told to go home.

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