The Legal 500 Ranks MSK Among "Top Firms" and Partners Among "Leading Lawyers"
Highly respected, The Legal 500 (2008 edition) has ranked MSK among the top six Intellectual Property/Copyright practices in the nation, and named Russell Frackman to its list of "Leading Lawyers" nationally in the area of Intellectual Property/Copyright. "No single attorney is involved in as many cutting-edge copyright infringements" as Russ, according to The Legal 500. The guide also singled out Karin Pagnanelli's ability to explain complex legal issues in a way clients can understand.
MSK's Tax practice was distinguished by The Legal 500 as among the very best in the West, praising in particular the firm's "exceptional niche expertise in the not-for-profit sector" and national reputation for innovation in tax-efficient gift planning. Jeffrey Davine was deemed "an excellent choice for tax controversy matters" for non-profit organizations, while Allan Cutrow's "respected niche in charitable gift and estate planning" was also mentioned. David Newman's handling of a recent complex school acquisition and tax-exempt bond financing matter was noted as well.