Rakower Lupkin PLLC is a boutique law firm focused on aggressively representing clients in complex commercial disputes. Our attorneys have extensive experience litigating the full gamut of commercial matters: from RICO to corporate finance and from professional liability to real estate.

Firm founders Jonathan D. Lupkin and Michael C. Rakower have trained and practiced with and against some of the most renowned litigators in the country, served as federal law clerks and graduated from two of the nation's most elite law schools. Both have earned reputations for skill and integrity and both have been AV-Rated® by the venerable Martindale-Hubbell®, reflecting the fact that their peers rank Lupkin and Rakower among the profession's top lawyers. Mr. Lupkin served as Chair of the New York State Bar Association's Commercial and Federal Litigation Section and has been a member of its Executive Committee for over twelve years. Mr. Rakower also serves on the Section's Executive Committee, and, earlier in his career, was named Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year by the New York State Bar Association and as one of the "top eight" up-and-coming lawyers in the nation by Lawyers USA.

Since the Firm's founding in November 2012, both Mr. Lupkin and Mr. Rakower were selected to the 2013 New York Metropolitan Super Lawyers® list. Mr. Lupkin was further recognized by the Super Lawyers® rating service as one of the Top 100 lawyers in the New York Metro region. At the same time, Mr. Rakower received the Martindale-Hubbell® Client Distinction Award, reflecting the industry’s highest level of client satisfaction.

Rakower Lupkin PLLC brings training, analytical skills, creativity, sound judgment and personal drive to every case, for the benefit of every client.

  • "Michael Rakower is undoubtedly one of the finest lawyers with whom I have worked. He has an exceptional intellect...."
  • "Mr. Lupkin is a highly talented commercial litigator with almost two decades of experience in litigating a variety of complex business disputes and white-collar criminal matters...."
  • "Michael Rakower is a brilliant, highly motivated lawyer of extraordinary skill."
  • "Jonathan Lupkin is an excellent lawyer and leader of the bar."
  • "We were impressed by Michael Rakower's outstanding legal knowledge; his willingness to thoroughly master concepts outside the law...."
  • "Jonathan Lupkin is a lawyer's lawyer. His ethical standards are beyond reproach...."
  • "Michael Rakower is an excellent lawyer with impeccable ethics."
  • "Jonathan's Lupkin professionalism is only exceeded by his honesty, integrity and knowledge of the law."