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ZEK Law Promotes Five to Partner

New York, NY – March 8, 2017 – Zeichner Ellman & Krause LLP, a full service financial services and business law firm, today  announced that five members of the firm’s New York-based senior team have  been promoted to partner, effective immediately.

Founded in 1980 and with more than 50 attorneys who currently represent clients that range from some of the world’s largest corporations to privately held businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals, ZEK offers its services in all aspects of commercial legal representation.

ZEK specializes in representing clients in domestic and international banking and finance, litigation and arbitration, general commercial and corporate law, real estate, securities, regulatory matters, trusts and estates, insurance, creditor’s rights, bankruptcy matters and Government investigations / AML.

The new partners are:

Tracee E. Davis - a litigator specializing in representing clients in a wide variety of complex business and commercial matters, including financial services, class action litigation, complex real estate, and business divorce litigation. Prior to joining ZEK, she was Principal Court Attorney to Justice Charles Edward Ramos of the NY State Supreme Court, Commercial Division in Manhattan. Ms. Davis also served as Chair of the highly distinguished Commercial and Federal Litigation Section of the New York State Bar Association. She was also appointed to serve as a member of the statewide Commercial Division Advisory Council where she was one of the principal architects of the accelerated adjudication procedures and adoption of proportionality in discovery in the New York State Supreme Court Commercial Division rules.

Rosh H. Jaffe – focuses on all aspects of real estate acquisition and construction financing, remedial work-outs, distressed debt and debt restructuring transactions. Mr. Jaffe also advises clients in connection with asset based lending, corporate reorganization and restructuring, real estate acquisition, disposition and leasing matters and land development issues.  He is well recognized for his representation of large money center banks, institutional lenders, private banks as well as regional and foreign based banks and lenders, privately held companies and individuals. Mr. Jaffe has been selected as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers for 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Kenneth C. Rudd – a financial services compliance lawyer and litigator with expertise in general commercial and business litigation and in representing major financial institutions and other clients in civil, regulatory and compliance matters, with special focus in Bank Secrecy Act and Anti-Money Laundering issues. Mr. Rudd is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and advises financial institutions in responding to grand jury, regulatory, and legislative investigations, as well as in connection with BSA/AML issues when they arise in civil litigation.  He also conducts BSA/AML training for other lawyers and in-house staff.  In addition, he represents clients in actions involving financial fraud, contractual and other commercial disputes.

Michael Sims – practices in the litigation group.  For over ten years Mr. Sims has successfully litigated on behalf of companies, banks and individuals in various courts and arbitration proceedings throughout the country.  Michael has broad litigation experience, and specializes in complex commercial, financial and fraud litigation.  He has repeatedly been named a New York Metro Area “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers.

James N. Zell - concentrates on bank financing, including asset-based lending, acquisition and real estate financing and commercial and trade finance and has extensive experience in representing creditors in re-structuring and documenting remedial finance issues. Mr. Zell regularly advises hotel and hospitality clients and also works on matters involving dealer financing, intellectual property finance as well as loans to law firms and bank regulatory issues. He is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.

ZEK’s principal office is located in midtown Manhattan. In addition, ZEK provides a full range of legal services at its Greenwich, Connecticut and Roseland, New Jersey offices. ZEK also maintains a foreign office in Tel Aviv, Israel.