About the Firm
Advancing Your Business Objectives
Our Team
The majority of the TRF team has practiced litigation together for over 25 years. David Trachtenberg founded TRF in 1988 after leaving Willkie Farr & Gallagher. Barry Friedberg joined David in 1990 and Len Rodes joined the firm in 1992 from Rosenman & Colin (now a part of Katten Muchin Rosenman). Steve Arena joined the firm as an associate in 2008 after leaving Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft.  The Firm’s corporate and transactional law counsel, Greg Shulklapper, is also formerly of Willkie.
Our Philosophy
We provide the professionalism and service that clients expect from the largest firms at the competitive rates and in the context of the close relationships that our smaller platform permits. We identify zealously with our clients’ interests and push hard to deliver effective and creative results.
Our Practice

We are problem solvers. We bring our sound instincts, work ethic, experience, judgment and knowledge to bear on every client problem. We counsel clients before, during and after conflicts rise to the level of formal litigation or arbitration proceedings and at all stages of transactional work. And, at all times, we strive to resolve disputes and provide corporate counseling in the most productive and cost-effective manner possible, a characteristic that has cemented many client relationships.

Our litigation subject matter experience is broad. We’ve represented clients in many areas, including most notably in the following practice areas.

We have also handled a wide range of domestic and international corporate and transactional matters.  For a representative list, please click here.

For a sampling of current and former representative clients, please click here.