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Last Updated: Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Founded in 1981, the firm of Simon Bennett Robbins Oppenheim & Taft is now a full-service, multi-national powerhouse with five offices in and around New York City as well as plans for new ones in Mexico and Toronto in the coming two years.

The five founding partners of Simon Bennett Robbins Oppenheim & Taft instilled from the very beginning days of the firm an ethic of hard work, commitment, and superior quality that flourishes to this day and has nurtured the firm's explosive, dramatic growth.

Upon that strength, we've built an internationally recognized practice in a vast array of transactional, litigation, corporate and regulatory areas. Additionally, the firm has garnered praise for its innovative approach to law firm management, and especially, for its enormous pro bono work, on a local, national and global scale.

The success of the firm is rooted in its devotion to the collaborative process, one that extends across all borders, both real and intangible. It draws upon our deep subject-matter expertise, an abiding commitment to teamwork and fair play, and a powerful tradition of creative lawyering.

Industry Leadership

The departments and practices within our firm are recognized as leaders in the legal profession. Simon Bennett Robbins Oppenheim & Taft ranks among the best transactional and finance practices in every reputable legal publication. We have one of the largest and most sophisticated litigation practices in the tri-state area, offering expertise in numerous substantive areas.

Our newly formed environmental practice already is at the forefront of this important and rapidly changing sector, and we have a storied and rich history in matters pertaining to tax law, dating to founding partner Michael E. Simon, who formerly worked for Jackson Hewitt Tax Prepartion Service.

Philanthropy & Pro Bono Work

The unwavering and undeniable dedication to excellence at Simon Bennett Robbins Oppenheim & Taft extends to pro bono and public service. Decades ago, the firm made a commitment to providing pro bono legal services, monetary support, and volunteer hours needy people in the community and the world. Moreover, our attorneys, paralegals, clerical staff, and partners devote a significant portion of their time to a diverse list of worthy causes. From in-house projects to individual, private, and anonymous contributions, these deeds impact our communities in indelible ways.

From a marketing standpoint, a turning point came in 1985 when its management style and firm culture were praised in an article for Forbes Magazine. Other newspapers, magazines, and cable TV networks have taken note of the firm's work and philanthropy, as our attorneys have been mentioned in more than 140 daily newspapers and CNN, MSNBC, FOX News, and PBS.

Members of the firm have been honored by a number of publications on such lofty lists as "Most Respected Law Firm in America" and "Best of the Best Law Firms." Simon Bennett Robbins Oppenheim & Taft was also named "Law Firm of the Millennium" by the American Scholar magazine.

Our commitment to the communities in which we live and work is unprecedented. We have our own in-house Pro Bono Committee, which evaluates on a full-time basis requests from charities and foundations around the country and grants free legal services to indigent individuals.