Goetz Fitzpatrick and Platzer, Swergold, Goldberg, Katz, and Jaslow Form Goetz Platzer



Goetz Fitzpatrick and Platzer, Swergold, Goldberg, Katz, and Jaslow are merging to become Goetz Platzer. The merger, effective January 1, 2025, will double the size of both firms and propel growth in their core practice areas of construction law, finance, real estate, commercial litigation, bankruptcy and trusts and estates. Integration will commence in Q3/24.

The headquarters of Goetz Platzer will be at One Penn Plaza, New York, NY. Aaron Boyajian and Cliff Katz will serve as co-managing partners, guiding the firm with their extensive experience and leadership. The equity partners, a blend of the brightest minds from both merging firms, will be Donald Carbone, Howard Jaslow, John Simoni, Howard Rubin, Alison Besunder, Cliff Katz, Aaron Boyajian and Henry Swergold, and new equity partner Morgan Luchs, along with partners Michael Fleishman, Linda Gates, Paul Hahn, Gary Kushner, Teresa Sadutto-Carley, Paul Skurman and Gerard Strain. This distinguished group is committed to upholding the highest standards of legal practice and client service.

“I am immensely proud and excited to announce our merger with Platzer, Swergold, Goldberg, Katz, and Jaslow LLP. This historic merger marks a significant milestone not just for our firms, but for the legal industry at large,” Boyajian, current managing partner of Goetz Fitzpatrick, said. Together, as Goetz Platzer LLP, we are poised to redefine the standards of legal excellence and service. Our combined decades of experience, expertise and shared values will enable us to offer unparalleled support to our clients, fostering growth and innovation in our core practice areas. I am particularly excited about the opportunities this merger presents for our clients and employees alike. As we embark on this new chapter, I am confident that Goetz Platzer LLP will continue to thrive, setting new benchmarks in the legal community and beyond. I look forward to leading our talented team alongside my co-managing partner, Cliff Katz, as we steer Goetz Platzer LLP towards a future filled with promise and potential.”


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