Founded in 1969, our firm represents businesses ranging in size from Fortune 50 public corporations to small, privately-held companies, partnerships and individuals.

Our lawyers bring multi-faceted experience to difficult legal and business issues. The Firm includes former federal and state supreme court clerks, former federal and state prosecutors, and partners with extensive trial and appellate experience. We are on the cutting edge of emerging legal issues and are frequent authors of professional publications and speakers at CLE events. We are a certified women-owned firm.


Nancy J. Mertzel Moderates American Intellectual Property Law Association's Webinar

Nancy J. Mertzel Speaks at Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation's PTO Day

Mindy Stern Speaks at PLI's "Commercial Real Estate Financing 2015"

Nancy J. Mertzel Testifies Before House Judiciary Committee on the Copyright Office

Nancy Connery Heads up “Commercial Lease Law Roundup 2014”

Nancy Connery Speaks at New York State Bar Association’s Advanced Commercial Real Estate Seminar

Nancy J. Mertzel Elected to Board of Directors of American Intellectual Property Law Association

Nancy J. Mertzel Authors Amicus Brief and Speaks on Supreme Court Trademark Case

Nancy J. Mertzel Appointed Co-Chair of NAMWOLF Intellectual Property Practice Area Committee

Firm Authors U.S. Supreme Court Brief in Trademark Case

Firm name changed to Schoeman Updike Kaufman & Stern LLP

Andrea D. Ascher appointed Deputy General Counsel, Real Estate, for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Nancy J. Mertzel quoted in The Recorder about Oracle v. Google decision

Firm Obtains Summary Judgment in SDNY Employment Discrimination and Retaliation Case

Firm Authors U.S. Supreme Court Brief in Copyright Case

Firm Obtains Summary Judgment in Copyright Infringement Case

Norman L. Greene was appointed to the Board of the American Bar Association's Rule of Law Initiative

Norman L. Greene presented Eleanor Jackson Piel with the New York City Bar Association's Committee on Capital Punishment's Norman Redlich Capital Defense Lifetime Achievement Award at a ceremony held at the New York City Bar Association

The Supreme Court ruled yesterday in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. that the “first sale” doctrine applies to works lawfully made overseas.