Issue 4 2020

Acquisition International - Issue 4 2020 21 Protecting The Commercial Core of The Big Apple Legal disputes take many forms, but experience and judgment remain the hallmarks of top-flight litigators across the spectrum. These attributes routinely prove decisive, whether trying a case or arguing before an appellate bench. Within the realm of complex business disputes, the attributes of experience and judgment are particularly valuable. Jonathan Lupkin, a seasoned veteran of the New York litigation scene and a recognized leader of the organized bar, has been duly recognized for his excellence with the title of Leading Commercial Attorney of the Year, New York, in Acquisition International. Discover more, as we showcase the extent of Jonathan’s legal acumen. onathan D. Lupkin is an exceptional litigator and trial lawyer in New York City who brings to bear more than twenty-six years of experience and credibility on each one of his cases. For six consecutive years, he has been rated as one of the top one hundred attorneys in the New York Metropolitan area across all practice areas, truly highlighting the breadth and depth of his legal skills. Throughout his career, he has tried a variety of complex jury and non-jury cases in both state and federal courts, advocated for clients before several appellate courts, including the New York Court of Appeals, and has a wealth of experience in various forms of alternative dispute resolution procedures. Today, he leads the team at Lupkin PLLC, a commercial litigation boutique that provides clients with a formidable combination of legal prowess, sound judgement, and personalized attention. Mr. Lupkin’s journey towards legal excellence began many years ago. Graduating from Columbia College in 1989 with a B.A. in comparative religion, Mr. Lupkin wasted no time in then enrolling at the Columbia University School of Law, where he graduated with his J.D. in 1992. Immediately following his graduation, Mr. Lupkin went on to serve for a year as a law clerk to the Honorable Edward R. Korman, a federal judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Since then, Mr. Lupkin has continued to accrue extensive experience litigating a diverse range of complex business disputes in areas including attorney malpractice, commercial banking, real estate, partnership break-ups, securities, and financial derivatives. He has also handled the defense of white- collar professionals, corporate executives, and others involved in criminal and quasi-criminal investigations and prosecutions. After many years as a partner at firms created in the image of others, Mr. Lupkin decided to open a firm in his own image, founding Lupkin PLLC in 2015. Focused on litigation in the Commercial Division of the New York State Supreme Court and the federal courts housed in New York, his boutique firm has substantial experience litigating disputes involving IP, corporate and financial issues, legal malpractice, and commercial real estate. Each of the lawyers working at Lupkin PLLC, cut their teeth at some of the most prestigious national and international firms prior to joining Mr. Lupkin at his firm. For litigators, credibility before tribunals and the ability to maintain a client’s trust are critical to any successful representation, and these twin attributes are the coins of the realm in Mr. Lupkin’s firm. They enable the firm’s knowledgeable team of legal professionals to guide clients through difficult and often painful situations, J Oct19337 advocating effectively on their behalf. Mr. Lupkin and his team approach the law as more of a learned profession, than a business focused exclusively on the bottom line. The depth and breadth of its knowledge liberates the Lupkin team to explore unconventional paths to triumph that others might overlook. Mr. Lupkin’s cases have broken new legal ground, and the firm’s intimate knowledge of the procedural mechanisms at play in complex litigation gives it an advantage over other litigators. Outside of the courtroom, Mr. Lupkin continues to serve the state and city of New York. He has served as the Chair of the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section of the New York State Bar Association, as well as a member of the Commercial Division Advisory Council, a permanent body created by New York State’s Chief Judge to advise on all matters involving and surrounding the Commercial Division. Since that appointment, Mr. Lupkin has been the key draftsman for several amendments to the Statewide Rules of the Commercial Division. Not only is Mr. Lupkin an exceptional advocate for his clients, but his remarkable skillset and charisma has had a profound impact on the commercial arena across one of the greatest cities on Earth. His knowledge, insight, and understanding of the law is second to none, and this most recent recognition in Acquisition International is yet further proof that this lawyer is truly at the very pinnacle of his profession. Contact: Jonathan D. Lupkin Telephone: (646) 367-2771 Email: Website: