Schwartz Sladkus Reich Greenberg Atlas LLP (SSRGA), a full-service law firm based in New York City, has announced that Turek Roth Grossman LLP will join the firm effective October 17, 2022.
Turek Roth Grossman, also based in New York, will practice under the name Schwartz Sladkus Reich Greenberg Atlas LLP.
“We are pleased to welcome the veteran attorneys of Turek Roth Grossman to SSRGA,” said Jeffrey Schwartz, co-founder and managing partner of SSRGA. “Their deep experience and commitment to providing superior legal services will provide enormous value to our clients.”
The announcement comes weeks after SSRGA announced an expansion into South Florida, merging with two firms there and establishing an office in Boca Raton, and the opening of a new SSRGA office on Long Island office in Port Washington, NY.
The firm said the expansions bolster its services in appellate law, administrative law and criminal appeals and add to SSRGA’s existing practice areas of real estate, healthcare, not-for-profit, litigation, business and corporate, matrimonial and family law, and trust and estate law.
Turek Roth Grossman’s real estate law and litigation practice services a range of clients including cooperative and condominium boards, developers, construction companies, commercial entities, real estate agents, hotel operators, service providers, financial institutions, trusts and individuals.
Allen M. Turek, Jeremy S. Roth, Jason A. Grossman and Gaddi Goren of Turek Roth Grossman will become partners in SSRGA, while Jeffrey Gibilaro will join the firm as an associate. All of the attorneys will operate out of SSRGA’s headquarters office at 444 Madison Avenue.
“The attorneys of Turek Roth Grossman are widely recognized as leading providers of broad-based real estate and litigation services,” said Steven Sladkus, co-founder and partner at SSRGA. “The firm has a powerful track record of success, shares SSRGA’s client-focused culture, and perfectly complements SSRGA’s existing practice areas.”
“We are more than excited to join SSRGA,” said Turek. “The SSRGA platform will expand our ability to provide comprehensive services to our clients.”
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