Who We Are

Schlam Stone & Dolan LLP was founded in 1981 by three former Assistant United States Attorneys for the Eastern District of New York, Harvey Stone, Richard Dolan, and the late Peter Schlam.  Now well into its second generation, the firm has since grown to 30 attorneys, most of whom are former federal prosecutors or alumni of AM Law 100 firms.  Our growth and longevity, a rarity among boutique firms, are a testament to the results we obtain for our clients, who reflect the breadth of our practice and include a diverse group of businesses of all sizes, governmental entities, and individuals, including entrepreneurs, family businesses, start ups, senior executives, officers and directors, and Fortune 500 global institutions. We are not resting on our legacy of 40 years; we are looking to the future.   

What We Do

We are a full-service boutique firm focusing on complex commercial litigation, civil litigation and government investigations, white collar defense and investigations, appeals, and transactional services and legal counseling for businesses, non-profits, and individuals.  We regularly, and successfully, litigate against the largest law firms, and often act as co-counsel for them, assisting these firms through the state court and trial process.

We provide leadership to clients and the legal community concerning legal developments of interest through our Commercial Division blog and Eastern District Roundup column in the New York Law Journal.

Why Us

We have unparalleled experience with the New York state and federal courts, including, in particular, New York’s Commercial Division.  We are well known in New York’s legal community, including by the judges before whom we appear, who are likewise well known to us.  We use this knowledge and experience to maximize results for our clients. At the same time we have litigated a wide variety of disputes in states throughout the country, such as Florida, California, Arizona, and in international arbitrations.

Our attorneys’ skill and judgment are built on outstanding academic and professional credentials making us the right choice for complicated or unusual disputes.