Based in New York City but serving clients across the globe, Graubard Miller offers a level of representation associated with larger firms without the high costs associated with such organizations. Our unparalleled commitment to client service is evidenced by the duration of our client relationships. Our primary practice areas include corporate and securities law, litigation, real estate, trusts and estates, employment, intellectual property and taxation. All of our attorneys are licensed to practice in the State of New York. Certain of our attorneys are also licensed to practice in the States of Connecticut and New Jersey.
Graubard Miller is well known for its corporate and securities practice and our work with private funds and emerging growth companies. Since January 1, 1999, our lawyers have assisted publicly traded clients in raising more than $5 billion in public and private debt and equity offerings. In the past decade, we consistently have ranked in the top 10 law firms nationally with respect to the number of public offerings for which we have served as counsel even though other firms in these rankings tend to be far larger than our firm. Innovation in the field is also our strength, with managing partner David Alan Miller being one of the originators of the financial entity called a Specified Purpose Acquisition Company, or "SPAC," which is now widely used in public financings. Our corporate practice also involves counseling individuals and companies in many industries regarding a wide range of employment matters as well as advising with respect to intellectual property ownership and protection.
In our litigation practice, our clients include multinational corporations as well as individuals and small and mid-size businesses. We are firmly committed to minimizing our clients' exposure and achieving their legal and business objectives through the most cost-efficient methods available.
Our real estate practice encompasses the full range of transactional and litigation matters. We structure commercial and residential real estate transactions to achieve our clients' goals whether through 1031 exchanges, joint venture agreements or sale/leasing arrangements. We provide counsel on matters ranging from commercial leasing to tenancy disputes. Graubard Miller also litigates for our clients in landlord/tenant matters, rent regulation and contract disputes. We handle matters in all courts and in administrative agencies that regulate real estate in New York City.
The firm's employment practice attorneys work closely with senior company executives and directors of human resources to provide practical and effective counsel on issues such as disabilities, discrimination, fair credit reporting, family and medical leave, fair labor standards, and health care. We help clients develop and refine personnel policies, procedures, manuals, and training programs, and prepare agreements that govern terms of employment and protect against inappropriate disclosure of trade secrets and proprietary information. Our attorneys offer early-stage advice to help clients achieve favorable positions when they anticipate employment litigation.
In our trusts and estates practice, we focus on developing appropriate estate planning strategies for families and individuals. Our lawyers have developed special expertise in meeting the unique needs of clients with substantial assets and those facing the challenge of transferring assets from one generation to the next.
Our taxation practice involves counseling numerous domestic and international companies. Clients frequently call on our tax expertise in merger and acquisition activities to assure that the tax implications of their business and investment transactions are taken into account.