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Davis & Gilbert LLP is a strategically focused, full-service law firm of more than 110 lawyers. Founded over a century ago and located in a single office in New York City, the firm represents a wide array of clients –  ranging from small, independent start-ups to some of the world's largest public companies – throughout the United States and internationally. Davis & Gilbert is widely regarded as the #1 law firm for the marketing communications industry and has practices focusing on advertising & marketing, benefits & compensation, corporate and middle market M&A, financial services, intellectual property, labor & employment, litigation, private client services, real estate and tax. Davis & Gilbert is ranked in publications and legal directories such as Chambers USA, The Legal 500 United States and Best Law Firms. The firm has also been consistently recognized in The BTI Consulting Group’s “Client Service A-Team” (2012-2016) and in The National Law Journal’s Midsize Hot List (2012-2014).

Contact Information

1740 Broadway
New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-468-4800

Firm Attorneys

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Joseph J. Lewczak Joseph J. Lewczak Davis & Gilbert LLP
Practicing in: Media Law | Advertising Law
Practicing in: Media Law | Advertising Law
Gerald B. Schwartz Gerald B. Schwartz Davis & Gilbert LLP
Practicing in: Advertising Law
Practicing in: Advertising Law
Ronald R. Urbach Ronald R. Urbach Davis & Gilbert LLP
Practicing in: Advertising Law
Practicing in: Advertising Law
Howard R. Weingrad Howard R. Weingrad Davis & Gilbert LLP
Practicing in: Advertising Law
Practicing in: Advertising Law

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    Client Comments

    "I have worked with Gerry Schwartz for over 40 years and highly recommend him for his expertise, in-depth industry knowledge and problem solving ability in the advertising, copyright, intellectual property, contract and agency client relationship areas. His responses are always prompt and well thought out. He is available 24/7 to address all legal matters."
    - Anonymous
    "Gerald Uram is an outstanding individual, personable and professional. He gets a job done quickly and is highly respected by his peers."
    - Chip Sealy
    TF Cornerstone LLC
    "Gregg Gilman is a star. He is helpful, friendly, knowledgeable, responsive, and everything I could want in an employment attorney. I would include my name and company name, but my company's policy prohibits it."
    - Anonymous
    "Howie Weingrad is the attorney we rely on for talent and union issues. He is very astute, extremely well liked, and has a strong business approach to dealing with problems."
    - Anonymous
    "Joseph is great to work with! He knows his stuff and understands our business, which makes him a fantastic advisor who always gives practical advice and guidance."
    - Mark Seidenfeld
    Scholastic
    "Superstar in every way! Commanding knowledge of advertising and contract law. Excellent partner in dealing with clients and client contract matters. Solution oriented style that produces fair and reasonable outcomes for all involved."
    - Emily VanderMeer
    Young & Rubicam
    "Joseph works on some of our most important clients and is very well respected by them and the agency. He has a broad knowledge base and is very practical in his approach to dealing with issues."
    - Anonymous
    "Mark is consistently effective on leasing and contract matters. He is well respected by both sides of the deal."
    - Anonymous
    "Rob Karin thinks about his work for his clients incessantly. He is the kind of lawyer who will call a client with a new idea that he thought of when he was in the gym."
    - Anonymous
    "There is no one in the Advertising Law practice as skilled, as knowledgeable, nor as great to work with as Ron. I can't imagine our agency functioning without him."
    - Jerry Barnhart
    Goodby Silverstein & Partners
    "Ron is one of the leading experts in this area and always provides insightful and practical guidance. He is a pleasure to work with!"
    - Mark Seidenfeld
    Scholastic
    "Ron is one of the top advisors in the Advertising Agency space. We look to him for both creative clearance matters as well as contract law matters between us, clients, and suppliers. He approaches issues from both a legal perspective and a business relationship perspective. He understands our business and filters his commentary in that context."
    - Jerry Barnhart
    Goodby Silverstein & Partners
    "It's easy for an advertising lawyer to point out all the obstacles that a client would encounter as they try to achieve a particular objective. It's much harder for that lawyer to find creative ways to help his clients actually maneuver safely around those obstacles and achieve the objective. Ron Urbach is the master of the latter approach, and I cannot recommend him highly enough."
    - Harold Sogard
    Goodby Silverstein & Partners
    "Ron is probably the best attorney in the field today. His advice and counsel is invaluable and he is well respected and known by all of our clients. He is very helpful in dealing with complex issues and has a very practical business approach to solving problems."
    - Anonymous
    "I have worked with Gerry Schwartz for over 40 years and highly recommend him for his expertise, in-depth industry knowledge and problem solving ability in the advertising, copyright, intellectual property, contract and agency client relationship areas. His responses are always prompt and well thought out. He is available 24/7 to address all legal matters."
    - Anonymous
    "Gerald Uram is an outstanding individual, personable and professional. He gets a job done quickly and is highly respected by his peers."
    - Chip Sealy
    TF Cornerstone LLC
    "Gregg Gilman is a star. He is helpful, friendly, knowledgeable, responsive, and everything I could want in an employment attorney. I would include my name and company name, but my company's policy prohibits it."
    - Anonymous
    "Howie Weingrad is the attorney we rely on for talent and union issues. He is very astute, extremely well liked, and has a strong business approach to dealing with problems."
    - Anonymous

    Davis & Gilbert LLP

    Contact Information

    1740 Broadway
    New York, NY 10019
    Phone: 212-468-4800

    Contacts

    Advertising, Marketing & Promotions
    212.468.4814
    Advertising, Marketing & Promotions
    212.468.4824
    Benefits & Compensation
    212.468.4969
    Corporate
    212.468.4966
    Corporate
    212.468.4987
    Corporate
    212.468.4801
    Insolvency Solutions & Creditor’s Rights
    212.468.4875
    Intellectual Property
    212.468.4823
    Intellectual Property
    212.468.4824
    Labor & Employment
    212.468.4840
    Labor & Employment
    212.468.4811
    Litigation
    212.468.4822
    Litigation
    212.468.4849
    Private Client Services
    212.468.4807
    Private Client Services
    212.468.4876
    Real Estate
    212.468.4815
    Taxation
    212.468.4816

    Personnel

    Partners: 56
    Of Counsel: 1
    Associates: 40
    Other Lawyers: 8
    Paralegals: 13
    Non-Legal Employees: 65

    Practice Areas

    Advertising Law
    Employment Law - Individuals
    Employment Law - Management
    Litigation - Labor and Employment
    Real Estate Law