Practice Group Leader Lori Marks-Esterman is an experienced commercial litigator representing private and public companies in complex corporate disputes. Lori is the chair of Olshan’s Litigation Practice Group, and is a seasoned trial attorney with 20 years of experience in litigating complex, commercial disputes.
Lori represents a wide-range of clients, including hedge funds and private equity companies, shareholder activists, real estate developers, and other private and publicly held companies. She has significant experience in a broad array of corporate litigation matters, with an emphasis on shareholder and investor disputes, merger and acquisitions litigation, director and officer liability, real estate related disputes, and actions involving breaches of major and complex contracts.
Lori also has significant real estate litigation expertise, and was quoted extensively in The Real Deal’s article entitled “The Judges Who Rule over Real Estate.” She also has significant experience representing clients in business-tort cases and employment-related claims, including restrictive covenants, tortious interference with business, and unfair competition.
Lori routinely provides litigation guidance and counsel relating to the firm’s activist practice. She has successfully handled multiple matters for shareholder activist clients enforcing investor rights, compelling inspections of books and records and contesting company actions in influential jurisdictions including Delaware Chancery Court and New York courts.
And, Lori was recently lead trial counsel for two highly sophisticated corporate matters that went to trial in the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware. Lori serves as a fellow of Litigation Counsel of America, an invitation-only trial lawyer honorary society recognizing the excellence among American litigation and trial counsel.
- J.D., with honors, George Washington Law School, 1998
- B.A., magna cum laude, Binghamton University, 1995
Bar & Court Admissions :
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 2012
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2003
- New York State, 1999
Professional & Community Affiliations :
- Litigation Counsel of America
- New York City Bar Association
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