Firm Profile

Barnett & Rubin — A premier commercial transactional and litigation firm providing practical and value-oriented legal solutions to clients both in and out of the courtroom.

Clients Served

Our clients are individuals and businesses, including partnerships, publicly held companies, and privately held corporations of all sizes in a variety of industries.

Practice Areas

  • Business Formation / Transactions
  • Business Litigation
  • Creditors’ Rights
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor and Employment
  • Leasing
  • Outside General Counsel
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Real Estate Transactions

Business Formations/Transactions:  Barnett & Rubin represents businesses from inception through all phases of growth.   This assistance includes entity selection, ownership agreements, contract negotiations and development, buy/sell agreements, legal compliance, and business disputes.

Business Litigation:  Jeffrey Rubin, partner, has over 40 years of experience representing business clients in all forms of commercial/operational issues and litigation pertaining to business, corporate, and real estate matters.  While many attorneys will say they can litigate virtually any business case, few have this depth of experience.  Our experience allows us to develop creative, practical and cost-effective solutions to our clients’ litigation concerns.  We offer impressive capabilities to resolve business disputes through negotiation, mediation, arbitration or litigation, as well as day-to-day counseling on litigation concerns.  We’re not focused on generating big, expensive litigation cases.  Instead, our focus is truly to do what is in the best interests of the client.

Creditors’ Rights:  Barnett & Rubin represents businesses and individuals when they find themselves chasing amounts owing to them whether before or during litigation and whether in or out of the Bankruptcy Court.  We have the negotiation and trial experience to aggressively pursue your claims in line with available resources.  Operating as a comprehensive commerce law firm, we take cases from start to finish: from pre-litigation demands or negotiations into State, Federal, or Bankruptcy Court when necessary.

Intellectual Property:  Our attorneys know the importance of protecting our client’s intellectual property, be it website material, branding, customer lists, operating processes, software, patents, or product design.  We prepare agreements including licenses, employee agreements, and independent contractor agreements to protect our clients.  We skillfully litigate in both State and Federal Courts on issues of IP infringement, trade secret misappropriation, and unfair competition.

Labor & Employment:  Our Firm counsels businesses on a wide range of employment matters.  We counsel on the initial employment offer through the finalization of the employment relationship.  We assist with wage and hour disputes, employee leave, and termination matters.  Our efforts in this area launch from our Business Formation / Transactions and our Business Litigation expertise and are built upon our counseling of hundreds of businesses over the past 40 years.

Outside General Counsel:  Businesses of all sizes have a common need: day-to-day legal guidance from a highly qualified attorney they can rely upon.  At Barnett & Rubin, we understand these requirements and have developed a General Counsel Practice specifically for such businesses.  In this capacity, our attorneys develop an intimate understanding of your business through direct and ongoing involvement and can advise and represent you on a range of matters.

Leasing:  Barnett & Rubin’s attorneys are adept at all facets of commercial leasing including negotiating, drafting, and litigating real property contracts for landlords and tenants.  Our efforts span both equipment and real property contracts and disputes.  We have litigated hundreds of unlawful detainer actions for commercial landlords and are adept at getting possession back into the hands of the property owners as quickly as possible.  Our comprehensive commerce practice enables us to pursue a State Court unlawful detainer case into Bankruptcy Court when necessary to obtain emergency relief.

Mergers & Acquisitions:  Barnett & Rubin’s attorneys have represented parties in both private and public mergers and acquisitions. We act as lead counsel when requested or necessary.  We facilitate due diligence and financing and compliance with SEC reporting.  Where we act as general counsel for our clients, our integral knowledge of the company and its culture proves indispensable.  We also have on-demand access to tax advisors and accountants in our building to assist our clients whenever the need arises.

Real Estate:  Barnett & Rubin has an established practice representing both individuals and businesses in real estate matters.  Whether the property is being investigated, acquired, sold, used, or occupied, we counsel clients in negotiation and documentation.  Our real estate practice includes owners, developers, management companies, investors, commercial landlords, business tenants, and receivers.

Real Estate Litigation:  From expedited commercial landlord disputes to convoluted purchase and sale transactions, Barnett & Rubin’s Real Estate Litigation attorneys prosecute and defend claims in State and Federal Courts.  Whether a land acquisition contract has soured or an owner’s use or development of a parcel is improper, we litigate issues stemming from land and improvements.  We also have represented court-appointed receivers in hundreds of matters.

A Different Experience

We’re different than most law firms.  When you contact Barnett & Rubin, you’ll encounter a type of legal service that is often difficult to find these days: competent, personalized, and value-oriented.