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Norris David Wolff, American lawyer. Bar: New York 1970, United States Court 2nd District Court of Appea circuit) 1971, United States Court Appeals (3rd circuit) 1981, United States District Court (southern district) New York 1971, United States District Court (eastern district) New York 1971, United States District Court (eastern district) Wisconsin 1980.


Wolff, Norris David was born on December 27, 1944 in New York City. Son of Louis and Molly (Silbergleit) Wolff.


Bachelor of Science in Economics, University Pennsylvania, 1966. Juris Doctor, Georgetown University, 1969.


Worked at Kleinberg, Kaplan, Wolff & Cohen, P.C. (New York, NY) specializing in General Practice, Corporate, Securities, Investment Management, Mergers and Acquisitions, Litigation, Trusts, Estates, Taxation, Real Estate, Trade Regulation, Bankruptcy, Entertainment, Construction, Matrimonial, Insurance, Trademark, Telecommunications and International Law. Admitted to the bar, 1970, New York. 1971, United States. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit and United States.

District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. 1980, United States. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin. 1981, United States. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit.

1984, United States. Supreme Court and United States. Court of International Trade. 1988, United States. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

1990, United States. District Court, District of Arizona. 1991, United States. District Court, Northern District of New York. Member, Executive Board, Law and Policy in International Business, 1968-1969.

Author: "National Banks and the Vanishing Venue Defense," 97 Banking Law Journal 245, 1980. "Counterclaims Against Absent Class Members," 98 Banking Law Journal 47, 1981. "Foreign Insolvency Proceedings and the American Bank: The Section 304 Problem," 100 Banking Law Journal 4, 1983.

"Letters of Intent, Preliminary Agreements, and Binding Acquisition Agreements," 111 Banking Law Journal 292, 1994. Law Clerk, National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, 1968. Member, Panel of Arbitrators, National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc., 1984—.

Member: American Bar Association. Federal Bar Council. Founded as a "big firm" spinoff in 1971, the firm has developed particular expertise in a variety of "niches," including representation of domestic and off-shore hedge funds, money managers, investment funds and broker/dealers.

Strategic tax planning. Middle-market mergers and acquisitions. Estate planning for business owners.

Professional firm organization and break-up. CEO contracts and negotiations. Anglo-American transactions.

Trademark licensing; commercial leasing. Real estate transactions. And litigation in the areas of corporate, securities, trade regulation, bankruptcy, creditors rights, intellectual property, telecommunications, product liability and construction.

The firm engages in a diversified general counsel and transactional business practice, representing corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, investment advisors, entrepreneurs and individuals in local, state, national and international matters. (Listings of major transactions handled, administrative agencies the firm appears before, and reported judicial decisions are available upon request).


Member of Association Bar City New York (committee international law 1974), Federal Bar Council, American Bar Association, Knickerbocker Yacht (Port Washington, New York ).


Married Judith Ziskind, January 28, 1973. Children: Jonathan Asher, Erica Ashley.