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Dentons - New York
  • 4520 Main Street
  • Suite 1100
  • Kansas City
  • Missouri
  • USA
  • MO 64111-7700
  • Global Chief Executive: Elliott Portnoy
  • Global Chair: Joe Andrew
  • US Chief Executive: Peter Wolfson
  • US Managing Partner: Mike McNamara
  • Number of global partners: 944
  • Number of global lawyers/professionals: 2,600
  • Offices: US locations in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York, Phoenix, San Francisco, Short Hills, Silicon Valley, St Louis and Washington, DC. For information on Dentons’ 75 locations across Africa, Asia Pacific, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Russia, CIS and the Caucasus, the UK and the US, visit www.dentons.com.

Firm Overview:
Dentons is a global law firm driven to provide clients a competitive edge in an increasingly complex and interconnected world. A top 20 firm on the Acritas 2014 Global Elite Brand Index, Dentons is committed to challenging the status quo in delivering consistent and uncompromising quality in new and inventive ways. Dentons was formed by the combination of international law firm Salans LLP, Canadian law firm Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP (FMC) and international law firm SNR Denton. Dentons’ clients now benefit from approximately 2,600 lawyers and professionals in more than 75 locations spanning 50-plus countries across Africa, Asia Pacific, Canada, Central Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Russia, CIS and the Caucasus, the UK, and the US. The firm serves the local, regional and global needs of a broad spectrum of clients, including private and public corporations; governments and government agencies; small businesses and start-ups; entrepreneurs; and individuals.

Main Areas of Practice:
The firm’s industry focus includes the following representative sectors: Energy; Mining; Transportation; Infrastructure & PPP: These global award-winning teams have capabilities in transactional, regulatory and litigation matters including electricity, oil and gas, environment and natural resources, project development and finance and energy trading. Lawyers handle a wide variety of power generation matters, including those related to renewables, nuclear, natural gas and coal.

Financial Institutions:
Several hundred lawyers and professionals worldwide offer experience and depth to financial institutions and funds of every size, focus and geography, with capabilities in each of the firm’s global locations – including the world’s leading financial and commercial centers of London, New York, Paris, Toronto, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Moscow, Dubai, Chicago, Shanghai and Singapore.

The firm’s team represents governmental bodies, regulatory agencies, public sector contractors, multilateral institutions and non-profit institutions. Dentons offers counsel in all aspects of public policy and regulatory affairs shaped by the experience of lawyers and professionals who have served at all levels in governments worldwide.

Hotels & Leisure:
Consistently ranked among the best in the world, Dentons’ hotels and leisure practice comprises a core team of recognized industry leaders who are focused exclusively on the sector. Insurance: Dentons provides global services to this sector with an unmatched deep bench in insurance litigation, regulatory, complex coverage and bad faith claims, transactions, investigations, public policy, insolvencies and risk management.

Life Sciences & Healthcare:
Dentons helps clients meet the rigors of a competitive marketplace and find solutions amid dramatic scientific and medical advances, healthcare reform, regulatory uncertainty, limitations on intellectual property protection and unstable financial markets.

With a focus on understanding clients’ business models and industries, the firm has a thorough understanding of the manufacturing industry and the agility and resources to help clients respond to competitive pressures in a global marketplace. Real Estate: Dentons’ fully-integrated real estate team provides indispensable advice from local, regional, national and global perspectives at every juncture within the industry. Key real estate practices include finance, development, construction, acquisition and disposition, investment, leasing and tax-advantaged investing.

Technology; Communications; Media, Entertainment & Sports:
Dentons boasts a multidisciplinary team of several hundred lawyers and professionals around the globe, operating at the convergence of innovation, strategy, finance and law. It represent clients ranging from major publishers and Hollywood studios to professional sports organizations and brands, from communications carriers and emerging growth technology companies to venture capital and private equity firms.
Additional sector experience includes automotive; aviation and aerospace; construction; defense; forest products and agribusiness; gaming; luxury, fashion and beauty; private equity; retail; space business; and professional services.

Areas of Practice

  • Arbitration
  • Banking & Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Competition & Antitrust
  • Corporate
  • Corporate Governance
  • Employment & Labor
  • Energy
  • Environmental & Natural Resources
  • Franchising & Distribution
  • Healthcare
  • Hotels & Leisure
  • Immigration
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property & Technology
  • Life Sciences
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mining
  • Native American Law & Policy
  • Pensions, Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Privacy & Security
  • Private Equity
  • Project Development
  • Public International
  • Public Law
  • Public Policy & Regulation
  • Real Estate
  • Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy
  • Securities & Corporate Finance
  • Tax
  • Trade, WTO & Customs
  • Transportation
  • Trusts, Estates & Wealth Preservation
  • Venture Technology & Emerging Growth Companies
  • White Collar and Government Investigations