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Neil D. Lipton

Tel: (212) 765-2100 ext. 22
Fax: (212) 765-8954

Mr. Lipton is a founding member of the firm.  He received his law degree from Columbia Law School in 1965 and his undergraduate degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University in 1962.  Prior to forming the firm, Mr. Lipton was a partner of the firm Cohn, Glickstein, Lurie, Ostrin, Lubell & Lubell.  He also served as General Counsel to the New York City Office of Labor Relations under both Mayors John Lindsay and Abraham Beame and as Associate General Counsel to the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, AFL-CIO under Jack Sheinkman.  Mr. Lipton is a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent through the Martindale-Hubbell peer rating system which signifies that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.   He was born in New York, New York.


  • State of New York
  • U.S. District Court, New York, Southern District
  • U.S. District Court, New York, Eastern District
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit


  • Associate Author: “The Card Cases – 1969, ” Ohio Legal Institute, 1969
  • “Management Prerogatives: The Limits of Mandatory Bargaining,” Labor Law Developments, Southwestern Legal Foundation, 1971

Speaking Engagements:

  • Libel and Labor Law, New York State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, 1987
  • “Representing Unions and their Members in a Conflict Situation,” NY State Bar Association, CLE 2006
  • “To Pay or Not To Pay- Employer’s Right to Recover Mistaken Contributions to Employee Benefit Funds,” Educational Conference on Employee Benefit Plans, 2002

Professional Activities:

  • Member, Board of Directors, British-American Youth Festival Theatre, 1990-2002
  • Member, The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Member, Labor and Social Security Committee, 1968-1971
  • Member, Committee on Arbitration, 1973-1976
  • New York State Bar Association (Member: Sections on Labor and Employment Law, 1987 – present, Public Sector Labor Law, 1996 – present, Municipal Law, 2003)