Schlam Stone & Dolan LLP

CLE Program:  Commercial Litigation Academy 2014

On June 5, 2014, Schlam Stone & Dolan partner Jeffrey Eilender will co-chair a CLE program about discovery in the Commercial Division.  Among the panelists will be Commercial Division Justice Jeffrey Oing.  This event is part of a two-day program hosted by the New York State Bar Association to focus on federal and state-court commercial litigation.

Schlam Stone & Dolan LLP is a boutique law firm founded in 1981 by two senior federal prosecutors from the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York — Harvey M. Stone, Chief of the Appeals Division, and Peter R. Schlam, Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney.  In 1982, they were joined by Richard H. Dolan, from the Eastern District's Civil Division.

Over the past thirty years, we have cultivated a team of sophisticated lawyers who practice at the highest levels in a broad array of fields — complex commercial litigation, investigations and white collar criminal defense, corporate transactions, and legal counseling.

Our founders were committed to the core principles that bigger is not always better and that quality is always more important than quantity.  They gradually and carefully grew their boutique firm from three to twenty-four lawyers, with minimal turnover or departures.  Our lawyers have been hand-picked from New York's most prominent large law firms as well as from the ranks of seasoned federal prosecutors who have held supervisory roles all the way up to that of United States Attorney.  We have eschewed dividing the firm into departments and leveraging the firm with inexperienced associates.  The founders' legacy is a firm that has stood the test of time and thrived while other boutiques have come and gone.

No matter the client or the practice area, we believe that it is just as important to understand our clients' businesses as it is to understand the law.  By so doing, we can anticipate clients' needs and craft innovative, practical, and cost-effective legal solutions to their problems.  And through quick action, we solve small problems before they turn into big ones.