Langsam Law LLP

Corporate Practice

At Langsam Law, we offer our clients deep experience and high-level attorney service at competitive rates. Richard provides a comprehensive array of corporate, commercial, transactional, startup, and individual client legal services, principally to New York business clients, but also national and international clients. We are the consummate New York City business lawyer and intend to perform all law practices at an executive level. Delivering outstanding results in terms of employee agreements, business activities, acquisitions, mergers or any law-related queries is our primary focus. The firm runs the way your business does in terms of effectiveness and efficiency. The benefits of our model are passed on to you in both terms of service and cost. Our firm values our loyal client relationships and welcomes new clients who will benefit from the firm's approach to years of legal experience. We aim to achieve full compensation for our clients in compliance with the lawful activities.

Senior partner Richard Langsam has many years of experience advising businesses of every size. Richard is responsible for providing a  full range of commercial, practical  legal  advice to help his clients operate and flourish.  Richard  also applies his  extensive transactional expertise assisting clients in the sale or expansion of their businesses via merger, acquisition, or recapitalization. The following is a representative sample of recent transactions he has worked on:

Related Cases:

  • Represented the acquirer of a Martial arts teaching facility in Minnesota ($200,000)
  • Represented the majority investor in the acquisition of a chain of residential housing and recreational facilities for disabled persons located in Illinois ($10,000,000)
  • Represented the seller of a twenty-five percent (25%) limited liability company interest in an on-line currency trading website (forex trading – $26 million)
  • Represented a wholly owned subsidiary of a publicly traded company in the dissolution of a joint venture with an Indian software company, which joint venture had operations in the U.S., Bermuda and India
  • Represented a New York fashion designer in a cross border investment (Japan) whereby the designer sold an interest in his brand/business ($3 million)
  • Represented the sellers in an asset sale of an industrial plastics company with subsidiaries located in the U.S., Canada and Mexico ($64 million)
  • Represented the majority sellers of a regional jewelry chain (21 stores; more than 40 shareholders) in a merger pursuant to Delaware law of the chain into a subsidiary of a publicly owned department store jewelry concession chain ($25 million)
  • Represented the acquirer in an acquisition of the assets of a “sealed vacuum connector” manufacturing business ($25 million)
  • Represented the seller (a wholly owned subsidiary of a publicly traded French conglomerate) in the sale of the stock of a chemicals business ($34 million)
  • Represented a signature chef in the recapitalization of his high end restaurant chain to enable expansion into the luxury hotel market ($20 million)

Our Attorneys

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Elise Langsam |

Plaintiff’s personal injury and medical malpractice representation.

Senior Partner and veteran trial attorney Elise Langsam has been practicing law for 42 years, 39 of which have been dedicated to representing personal injury clients. Ms. Langsam is a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, the American Trial Lawyers Association, the New York State Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. She is admitted to practice in New York State, the Southern District of New York and the Eastern District of New York. She received her J.D. degree in 1978 from SUNY at Buffalo Law School and was admitted to the Appellate Division First Department in 1979. She has volunteered her services to counsel civic organizations such as the Ecuadorian Civil Committee (she is bilingual in Spanish). Some of the cases she has handled have been the subject of articles in the New York Law Journal, the New York Times, and other legal publications, including Jury Verdict Reports. Ms. Langsam tries all the cases in the firm, and her experience, perseverance, and compassion that have been responsible for favorable results for thousands of clients have earned her recognition as a Super Lawyer each year from 2014 through 2020. Legal fees for personal injury and medical malpractice matters are contingent upon recovery, so that clients need not pay us until we successfully obtain compensation for their injuries. 

Richard Langsam |

Corporate law and commercial transactions.

With 41 years of legal experience, Richard Langsam brings to his representation of business clients a broad range of corporate expertise. He counsels small, medium and large businesses and start-ups, advising them with respect to entity selection, strategy and planning, operations, corporate governance, strategic alliances, intellectual property licensing, personnel matters and executive compensation agreements as well as ownership agreements of all varieties. Richard also represents clients in the merger and acquisition arena as well as recapitalizations and financings. Richard’s clientele include such diverse businesses as steel manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, general contractors, architects, engineers and advertising agencies and he has acted as virtual “in house” counsel to Dutch, British, Italian, French, German and Swedish businesses with respect to their wholly owned United States subsidiaries.

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