Rakower Lupkin PLLC is a boutique law firm focused on aggressively representing clients in complex commercial disputes. Our attorneys have extensive experience litigating the full gamut of commercial matters: from RICO to corporate finance and from professional liability to real estate.

In 2014, the firm received tangible recognition that it is the “next generation” commercial litigation boutique. The firm was featured in the New Yorker as one of the “50 Law Firms that Professionals Should Know About;” of this group of 50 top firms, Rakower Lupkin PLLC was one of only nine recognized in the field of commercial litigation.

Firm founders Jonathan D. Lupkin and Michael C. Rakower have trained and practiced with and against some of the most renowned litigators in the country, served as federal law clerks and graduated from two of the nation's most elite law schools. Both have earned reputations for skill and integrity and both have been AV-Rated® by the venerable Martindale-Hubbell®, reflecting the fact that their peers rank Lupkin and Rakower among the profession's top lawyers. Mr. Lupkin served as Chair of the New York State Bar Association's Commercial and Federal Litigation Section and has been a member of its Executive Committee for over thirteen years. Mr. Rakower also serves on the Section's Executive Committee, and, earlier in his career, 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.

Since the Firm's founding in November 2012, both Mr. Lupkin and Mr. Rakower were selected to the 2013 and 2014 New York Metropolitan Super Lawyers® lists. Mr. Lupkin was further recognized for two consecutive years by the Super Lawyers® rating service as one of the Top 100 lawyers in the New York Metro region across all practice areas. At the same time, Mr. Rakower received the Martindale-Hubbell® Client Distinction 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.

Rakower Lupkin PLLC brings training, analytical skills, creativity, sound judgment and personal drive to every case, for the benefit of every client.

  • “Michael Rakower is undoubtedly one of the finest lawyers with whom I have worked. He has an exceptional intellect....”
  • “Mr. Lupkin is a highly talented commercial litigator with almost two decades of experience in litigating a variety of complex business disputes and white-collar criminal matters....”
  • “Michael Rakower is a brilliant, highly motivated lawyer of extraordinary skill.”
  • “I litigated a case against Jonathan Lupkin and found him to be an excellent, civil adversary and a credit to the profession. I highly recommend him.”
  • “Michael is the one litigator I call for advice when I am faced with a potential commercial dispute...”
  • “Jonathan Lupkin is an excellent lawyer and leader of the bar.”
  • “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… ”
  • “Jonathan Lupkin is a scholar of the law and a mighty fine practitioner. He is an excellent writer and fast on his feet. Most importantly, he has unmatched integrity.”
  • “We were impressed by Michael Rakower's outstanding legal knowledge; his willingness to thoroughly master concepts outside the law....”
  • “Jonathan Lupkin is a lawyer's lawyer. His ethical standards are beyond reproach....”
  • “Michael Rakower is an excellent lawyer with impeccable ethics.”
  • “Jonathan Lupkin's professionalism is only exceeded by his honesty, integrity and knowledge of the law.”

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Ranked by Super Lawyers® as Top Commercial Litigation Firm.