NYC law firm adds matrimonial and real estate partners

24/11/2017 News Team

Law firm Phillips Nizer LLP has added two new partners - matrimonial and family law attorney Richard J. Adago and real estate partner Thomas L. Fuerth – to the firm’s growing New York headquarters.

Mr Adago represents high net worth individuals in divorce proceedings, and advises clients with respect to property distribution agreements, custody issues, prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements, paternity suits, and other matrimonial matters relating to real estate, tax, and trust and estate planning. He has also been very active in the ever-evolving area of same-sex divorce litigation.

Mr Adago, who previously worked as an associate at Phillips Nizer, re-joins the firm from Hartmann Doherty Rosa Berman & Bulbulia, LLC. Prior to this, he was a partner at Blank Rome LLP. In addition to his career in private practice, Mr. Adago served as an Assistant District Attorney with the Manhattan District Attorney’s office.

Mr Fuerth represents real estate owners, tenants, lenders, developers and management companies in all facets of commercial and residential real estate transactions. He also handles protests of New York City real property tax assessments for all types of commercial and residential properties.

Additionally, Mr Fuerth serves as general counsel to boards of directors for cooperative and condominium buildings, as well as not-for-profit organizations, including religious and educational institutions.

Prior to joining Phillips Nizer, Mr Fuerth was a partner of the law firm Wormser, Kiely, Galef & Jacobs LLP, and prior to that, of Snow Becker Krauss P.C., where he served on the executive committee.

“Our two newest attorneys will expand Phillips Nizer’s bench strength and will help us continue to provide clients with the top level service they expect from our firm. Each one of them has deep experience in their respective practices – Rich has handled some of the toughest matrimonial litigations, and Tom has deep experience in representing the diverse real estate needs of his clients,” said Phillips Nizer's managing partner, Marc Landis.

The additions come in a month in which Phillips Nizer already added two new attorneys to its team including Jeffrey Smith, a litigator who had previously led litigation departments for several large law firms.

Founded in 1926, Phillips Nizer represents domestic and international clients in business, finance and real estate transactions, intellectual property matters, commercial litigation and tax and estate planning, with a particular focus on the entertainment, fashion, real estate and technology industries. Phillips Nizer’s principal office is in Manhattan, with additional offices in Long Island and New Jersey. The firm is a member of Ally Law, an association of independent, midsized law firms worldwide.

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