A mid-sized Wall Street Law Firm With over
50 Years of Central European Experience
For over fifty years, Herzfeld & Rubin, P.C. (“H&R”) has enjoyed a
reputation as one of America’s leading legal specialists in European
business. Since the early 1950’s, H&R has represented increasing
numbers of major European multinational companies in the United
States and other parts of the world. Headquartered on New York’s
famed Wall Street, H&R has built an international legal practice in
the heart of America’s financial and business community. Today, the
firm provides services through offices in Europe as well as
throughout the United States staffed by over 150 attorneys.
A Bridge from Wall Street to Europe
The development of H&R’s international practice has coincided with
the consistent and robust growth experienced by the economies of
Central and Eastern Europe. This growth has created a demand from
H&R’s international clients to provide on-site assistance in a region
where the laws, customs and business conditions are often dissimilar
from those experienced at home. Such demand is reflective of the need
for law firms, such as H&R, to bridge the “wall” between East and
West in Europe. This is especially important in light of the
increasing volume and complexity of Central and Eastern European
transactional business, and the move towards further integration of
those countries into Western European and world markets.
A Link with the Business Community in
RMDT is also affiliated with the the largest law firm in Israel,
Balter, Guth, Aloni & Co. (BGA). BGA is comprised of 83 attorneys,
including 16 partners, with branches in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa, Beer
Sheva, Tiberias and New York. BGA specializes in most areas of civil
law, providing its clients with personal and comprehensive services
through departments specializing in the various fields of law. The firm
is involved in many international matters, and, along with RMDT, handles
privatization initiatives in Romania and the rest of Eastern Europe, in
the fields of service, industry and infrastructure.
The firm is divided into 18 professional departments, each containing
the best experts in their field. The departments are: Commercial Law,
Litigation, Planning & Zoning, Real Estate, Taxes, Insurance and Torts,
Intellectual Property, Labor Law, Antitrust, Securities Law and Hi-Tech,
Cooperative Societies, Water and Agriculture, International Commerce,
Local Authorities and Religious Orders, Environmental and Energy Law,
Arbitration, Bankruptcy and Receivership, and Trusts and Estates.
A Multi-national Law Firm in Bucharest
To respond to these needs, H&R has structured its Central and Eastern
European Practice Group (“Practice Group”) to integrate the skills and
experience of H&R attorneys admitted to practice in the United States,
Germany, Austria, Italy and Romania. In so doing, the Practice Group
blends the services of European lawyers located permanently in Central
and Eastern Europe, with attorneys practicing in such countries.
Additionally, since the Practice Group gives priority to language
proficiency as well as legal skills, its attorneys and staff are not
only internationally recognized experts in their respective fields, but
are fluent in English, Italian, French, Hungarian and Romanian. Indeed,
many of the attorneys and staff in the Practice Group are fluent in
three or more languages.
To serve the needs of its expanding foreign clientele, H&R expanded with
an office in Bucharest. The original Bucharest firm, Herzfeld & Rubin
(Romania) S.R.L. was succeeded by Rubin Meyer Doru & Trandafir (“RMDT”).
RMDT continues to provide a wide range of legal services for major
investors throughout South Eastern Europe with a staff consisting of
Western and Romanian attorneys. The Bucharest office is among the most
highly regarded law firms in the region for its extensive experience in
successfully handling large and sophisticated transactions.