Established in 1975, Gusrae Kaplan provides legal services primarily to financial services based clientele, as well as publicly- and privately-held entities, Fortune 500 companies, hedge funds, investors, venture capital firms, and ultra-high net worth individuals.

Gusrae Kaplan has been named by BTI Consulting Group as one of the Most Feared Law Firms in 2014, 2015, and 2016.

Since our formation over 40 years ago, we have represented clients in hundreds of trials, enforcement hearings, and arbitration hearings, established law in landmark federal cases, prevailed in regulatory enforcement hearings, structured settlements exceeding $250 million, and have acted as counsel in hundreds of corporate finance transactions.  We have also represented hundreds of professionals in contract negotiations.


We have been serving our clients for over 40 years. Many of the firm’s partners have over 25 years of legal experience with long tenures at the firm.  Our philosophy remains consistent and is the opposite of the vast majority of law firms: we operate in the form of an inverse pyramid where a chosen partner handles the details of each case and is strategically assisted by associates.  Our philosophy has been verified by the hundreds of reported arbitration awards and court opinions.  Similarly, the firm’s Associates have actively participated in litigations and have served as lead counsel on the trial level.

We have litigated landmark cases in court and in regulatory enforcement proceedings, handled hundreds of arbitrations through disposition, and have entered into settlements in excess of $250 million.  We have participated hundreds of corporate finance transactions. Our collective experience and documented results demonstrates why clients choose and remain with us for decades.

Regulatory Compliance & Advisory Services

Established over 4 decades ago by a former Chief Attorney of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement, Gusrae Kaplan has represented many clients facing complex regulatory issues.

Corporate & Securities

Our corporate/securities practice leverages the experience and technical skills commonly found only in large ‘Wall Street firms,’ but we are differentiated by a commitment to developing one-on-one personal relationships with our clients.

Foreign Client Guidance

Our firm has extensive experience in representing foreign clients, be they high net worth individuals, entities or family offices, in various transactions in the U.S.


Litigation has been a central focus of our practice since our firm’s inception over 40 years ago.


The Sports law practice has two (2) partners that are former NFL certified Contract Advisors (Agents) and they focus on educating and counseling athletes and their families in: