Rakower Law PLLC is a boutique law firm focused on aggressively representing clients in complex commercial disputes.  We have extensive experience litigating the full gamut of commercial matters, including disputes relating to corporate finance, real estate, civil RICO, ERISA, technology, intellectual property, securities, professional liability and legal ethics.  Our lawyers have counseled clients and engaged in investigations in a variety of sensitive and complex areas, such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and have represented not just individuals and businesses but also foreign nations. Reflecting our depth, we have worked with clients across the globe, and have language skills in Mandarin, French, and Arabic.

Firm founder Michael C. Rakower has an “AV” rating from the venerable Martindale-Hubbell, is ranked as a "Recognized Practitioner" by Chambers USA, and is consistently recognized as a “Top 100” lawyer in the New York Metropolitan area by Super Lawyers.  He is the recipient of the Martindale-Hubbell Platinum Client Champion Award, reflecting the industry’s highest level of client satisfaction, and was featured in Lawdragon’s prestigious “Lawyer Limelight” column as a lawyer with a unique combination of vision, passion, and skill.  Earlier in his career, Mr. Rakower was named Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year by the New York State Bar Association and as one of the “top eight” up-and-coming lawyers in the nation by Lawyers USA.

Rakower Law PLLC brings exceptional skill, creative legal thinking, sound judgment and unparalleled commitment to every case, for every client.

  • “Highly recommended, someone who will go all out to fight for you....”
  • “I would unequivocally recommend [Michael Rakower] to anyone who is in need of a fantastic lawyer....”
  • “Michael Rakower is undoubtedly one of the finest lawyers with whom I have worked. He has an exceptional intellect....”
  • “Michael Rakower is a brilliant, highly motivated lawyer of extraordinary skill.”
  • “Michael is the one litigator I call for advice when I am faced with a potential commercial dispute...”
  • “Michael is extremely professional and talented. He was very compassionate about my case and specific needs. He took all the pressure off me during the process… ”
  • “We were impressed by Michael Rakower's outstanding legal knowledge; his willingness to thoroughly master concepts outside the law....”
  • “Michael Rakower is an excellent lawyer with impeccable ethics.”

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SuperLawyers 50 Lists for 2014-2017 2017 Super Lawyers

Ranked by Super Lawyers as a top commercial litigation firm in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.