Schoeman Updike Kaufman & Gerber LLP

We are a WBENC, New York State, New York City and State of New Jersey WBE-certified women-owned law firm, founded in 1969. We represent businesses ranging in size from Fortune 50 public corporations to small, privately-held companies, partnerships and individuals. We concentrate our legal services in the areas of complex litigation, corporate and business law, employment law, real estate law, intellectual property, trusts and estates, and private client services. Our lawyers are licensed in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Illinois, California, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Georgia, and Arizona. We have appeared in litigation in most states and in federal courts throughout the country.

Our clients value efficient results and effective solutions to their problems – and so do we. Our partners have national reputations for the quality of their work. We invest the time and effort needed to learn our client’s culture and business goals, so that our work best fits what our clients require. Our firm has a strong commitment for diversity and respect for all people. We maintain a peaceful productive work environment with exceptional lawyers and staff who are all committed and work as a team toward achieving success for their clients. We are proud that we have developed long-lasting relationships with our clients based on trust, creativity and innovation and our capability to provide excellent legal services.


New York, NY

551 Fifth Avenue, 12th Floor

(212) 661-5030

Person of contact: Beth L. Kaufman

Practice Areas

  • ADR/Arbitration
  • Banking and Finance
    • Litigation
  • Construction
    • Mechanics and Materials Lien Law
  • Corporate
    • Corporate Governance
    • Internal Investigations
  • Corporate, M&A & Securities
    • Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances
    • Master Services and Supply Agreements
  • Insurance
    • Litigation
  • Intellectual Property
    • Copyright
    • IP Agreements/Licensing
    • Litigation
    • Other Transactions
    • Trademark
  • International Litigation
  • Labor & Employment
    • Arbitration
    • Class Actions / MDL
    • Compliance
    • Drafting Employee Handbooks / Policies / Documents
    • Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
    • ERISA
    • Immigration / I-9 Compliance
    • Investigations - Internal/Agency
    • Labor /Union
    • Leave and Pay Acts (e.g. FLSA / FMLA / Service Contracts Act / Davis Bacon Act / Walsh-Healey)
    • Litigation
    • Regulators/Regulations (e.g. DOL, NLRB, OFCCP, OSHA, OWBPA, SOX,)
    • Trade Secret
  • Land Use/Zoning
  • Litigation/Trials
    • Administrative
    • Class Action
    • Construction
    • Consumer and Product Liability Litigation
    • Corporate/Commercial (Shareholder Derivative Suits, Securities, FINRA, Antitrust, Banking, Bankruptcy, etc.)
    • Criminal (White Collar)
    • Employment (HR, Discrimination, ERISA, Labor, Workers Comp, etc.)
    • Estate/Trust Law
    • Higher Education
    • Intellectual Property (Patent/Trademark)
    • Personal Injury (Torts, Premises Liability, Toxic Torts)
    • Professional Liability
    • Real Estate
  • Products Liability
    • Automotive
    • Health
    • Industrial equipment
    • Litigation
    • Medical/pharmaceutical
    • Oil & Gas
    • Retail
  • Real Estate/Commercial Transactions
    • Acquisitions, Leasing, and Dispositions
    • Commercial Leases
    • Development
    • Environmental - Regulatory Compliance and Review
    • Land Use Planning and Entitlements
  • Securities
    • Compliance/Regulatory
    • FINRA Litigation
    • Litigation
  • Technology Transactions
    • Acquisition and Licensing of Patents, Software, Trademarks and Trade Secrets
    • Joint Ventures and Technology Development Agreements
  • White Collar / Investigations
    • Compliance
    • Regulatory Investigations

Firm Bio

Founded in 1969, our firm is a limited liability partnership that provides legal services for individuals and businesses ranging in size from Fortune 50® public corporations to small, privately held companies, partnerships and individuals. Our firm is a women-owned business enterprise (WBE) certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the New York State Department of Economic Development-Division of Minority and Women’s Business Development, the New York City Department of Small Business Services and the State of New Jersey.

The Firm has always maintained a sophisticated practice serving clients in complex litigation, corporate transactions, employment law, real estate, intellectual property and trusts and estates matters in jurisdictions throughout the country. For litigation, we handle matters across several specialty practice areas, including intellectual property and technology, financial services, real estate and construction, and employment.  Our lawyers include highly respected practitioners who were trained at premier law firms and government agencies.  We provide the efficient and individualized service of a boutique firm, with the quality, skill and sophistication that is the trademark of the best of the large law firms.  

Schoeman Updike Kaufman & Gerber LLP has two offices located at 551 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York and 155 Willowbrook Boulevard, Wayne, New Jersey.