Successes & Testimonials

Recent Work and Client Testimonials

5/5
"Pierce & Kwok are hands down one of the best law firms I have worked with in New York since moving here a few years ago to open a TV and theater production company. I had necessarily taken time to meet with many lawyers, interview them, and discuss a plethora of issues before deciding to join forces with Pierce & Kwok. Their advice and guidance is immeasurable, their intrepid way with words is strong and clear, and their knowledge of the arts and entertainment industry is key for my business right now. Besides the entertainment industry, Pierce & Kwok have knowledge in many other fields, and I would highly recommend their work."
Sonia Carrion, Founder/CEO
TV Producer - The Girl Behind the Curtain
We've successfully prosecuted scores

of landlord-tenant litigations in New York, Kings, and Queens County. Experienced and adept in both Residential and Commercial-Part L/T Courts.

We've successfully registered and endless array

of Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights for a wide variety of clients in numerous industries.

5/5
“The attorneys at Pierce & Kwok are consummate professionals. A rare breed of lawyers who truly care about their clients and their needs. They have single handedly changed my opinion on lawyers.”
Anthony Makes
President, Live Nation - NYC
5/5
“Pierce & Kwok were instrumental in structuring the operating agreement for our partners. Negotiating terms between partners, particularly those that are friends, is a delicate task. Their experience in the hospitality ownership business and the legal process made all of us feel at ease. I highly recommend their firm for any startup.”
Mike Kennedy, Co-owner
Cooklyn - Olmsted - Maison Yaki
We've represented over 200

bars, restaurants, music venues and dance clubs in multiple NYC legal arenas including New York Criminal Court, Civil Supreme Court, Civil County Court, the New York State Liquor Authority (NYSLA), The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA), and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOH).

5/5
“I have been working with Pierce & Kwok for about a year on many fronts, from personal to business issues. Their acute knowledge of complicated issues has been very helpful in moving forward in my life. I would recommend their services to all my contacts personally and professional.”
David Schwartz, Owner
Subculture Art Gallery and Lit lounge
Numerous successful commercial and criminal litigations and arbitrations, including jury trials,

in federal and state courts, including the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, New York Supreme Court, New York Criminal Court, and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. 

5/5
“I’ve worked with Pierce & Kwok on several projects and occasions, and they were all truly pleasant collaborations. Their professionalism, charisma and approach to unexpected situations were creative and effective and I more than recommend them.”
Katka Konecna, Partner
Appiafilm LLC
5/5
“I’ve known Pierce & Kwok for years and all my dealings with them have been a joy. They are hard working and diligent. When they set their mind to accomplish a task, it gets done. They are successful businessmen with a proven track record and would be a huge asset to anyone’s organization.”
Robert Deer, First Vice President
Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
5/5
"Expert in different fields, excellent in quick analytical thinking. Sees things as they are immediately which helps the case to go the right way. Contributes energy for moral support of the client. Professional in dealing with elaborate cases. Never brings stress."
Dina
We've counseled countless

entrepreneurial start-up companies in the finance, bio-tech, private-equity, hedge fund, hospitality, and art sectors.

5/5
“After working with many law firms, both big and small, I was recommended to Pierce & Kwok by a colleague many years ago. I have since worked with Pierce & Kwok on numerous projects and find them to be a perfect fit for our organizations needs. Over that time, I have found them to be very professional and accessible, not to mention cost effective. They are especially skilled in litigation across a myriad of areas. I am very comfortable having Pierce & Kwok represent me and do not hesitate to recommend them.”
Rick Camac, Owner
Fatty Restaurant Group
Successfully acquired numerous

Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights for a wide variety of clients in numerous industries.

Numerous

real-estate closings across the tri-state area. Our real-estate partners are the best in the business. 

Countless successful contract negotiations

covering a great spectrum of entrepreneurial, artist, professional, employee and management-side legal opportunities. If there’s a possible meeting of the minds, we’ll close your deal. 

5/5
"I had the pleasure of working with Pierce & Kwok on a business dispute in service of a client of mine. They were extremely accessible, understood the urgency of the situation and acted accordingly which gave both the client and myself confidence in his ability and put us at ease. They were able to coach us through a resolution of the issue without the need for litigation. I would use Pierce & Kwok again and recommend them often."
Josh Doyle
5/5
"A family member had an urgent need for legal counsel regarding a contract with a high end entertainment production company. Pierce & Kwok responded immediately and their calm attention, confidence and knowledge of the entertainment industry was amazing and so reassuring in a difficult situation requiring quick turn around. Pierce & Kwok are highly knowledgeable, totally professional law firm with just the right personal touch - not an easy combination to find in the legal field. Highly recommend them!"
Carmela Bennett
Counseled myriad

entrepreneurial start-up companies in the finance, application, hospitality, and art sectors.

5/5
"Expert in different fields, excellent in quick analytical thinking. Sees things as they are immediately which helps the case to go the right way. Contributes energy for moral support of the client. Professional in dealing with elaborate cases. Never brings stress."
Dina
5/5
"Pierce & Kwok LLP is an excellent law firm. I have referred several matters to them and the clients are always pleased with the attention and service they receive. Their legal fees are also reasonable and fair. I consistently trust Pierce & Kwok LLP to advise the client wisely. Whenever I have a client facing a situation that may involve a lawsuit, I always refer them to Pierce & Kwok LLP. I know that they have the best interests of the client in mind and look to find efficient solutions to any dispute."
Eric Lorenzo
5/5
"What can we say about Pierce & Kwok? They are excellent lawyers who take the time to explain each step to you so you can understand what they are doing to get to the finish line quickly & painlessly! We would highly reccomend them them. They are amazing."
Caryn Montak
5/5
"Pierce & Kwok immediately responded to my panicked call about client non-payment and laid out my options. They are articulate, calm, so knowledgeable, and makes total sense to a non-lawyer. I highly recommend them!"
SB Beauty
5/5
"Pierce & Kwok are attentive to your requests at all times and will address your situation the best way he can. At Chelsea Film Festival, we always like to recommend the best partners! Feel free to contact them on our behalf."
Chelsea FilmFestival
5/5
"Responsive, thoughtful, honest, and effective. A great team to have in your corner to help resolve a dispute."
Charles Rosenbaum
5/5
"Pierce & Kwok are reliable, prompt, thorough, and a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend their services!!"
Carol Offman
5/5
"I've worked with Pierce & Kwok as counsel for work in the film industry. They have been an invaluable resource in terms of their general knowledge and getting a variety of projects off the ground and into development."
Brittany Greer
5/5
"They know what their doing. The get it done. My clients thank me for referring them to Pierce & Kwok."
James Iniguez
5/5
"What an outstanding law firm. I had an issue with receiving payment from a contract. Pierce & Kwok took care of it for me in 2 days. They know thier stuff and are aggressive fighting for people they represent. Don’t think twice if you have a money issue, get in touch with them immediately."
Anatoliy Chistov
5/5
"Pierce & Kwok are simply the best. If you find yourself in need of help in business with contracts, incorporating, or even business litigation, Pierce & Kwok is the place to go. Highly recommend."
Nick Werker
5/5
"I have had the opportunity to work with Pierce & Kwok on several matters (transnational and litigation) and find their approach to be spot on: getting a project completed or matter resolved in the most efficient, effective way possible to serve the client's needs while strongly advocating for the client's position and showing professional courtesy for lawyers and parties on the other side."
Cliff Schneider
5/5
"I had an unfortunate incident with a client suffering from financial problems and I needed the assistance of legal counsel. I was referred to Pierce & Kwok by a few friends and they were a great source of knowledge and submitted legal documents regarding the default. Aaron Pierce even consulted with me as he left NYC for a planned trip to Colorado and his partner, Frank Kwok, assisted as well. When it comes to financial disputes I highly recommend Pierce & Kwok. They went above and beyond to revolve the dispute and kept it out of court."
Eric Lituchy
5/5
"I run a top digital agency in Manhattan. Pierce Kwok are my go-to lawyers for anything related to copyrights and intellectual property, as well as anything dispute related like people not paying their bills.. I highly recommend them!"
Conrad Strabone
5/5
"As a business broker I've had the privilege to work with Pierce & Kwok on numerous deals. They are a total pros. I highly recommend them."
Carey Davis
5/5
"Just call. Professional, efficient & thorough."
A Clark
5/5
"Diligent, insightful, proactive, and fairly priced attorney's."
Jeff Ghitman
5/5
"Good attorneys can be hard to find. Finding an attorney who can handle every corner of the legal realm is even harder. Pierce & Kwok are the most exceptional attorneys I have ever come across. From advice on real estate related transactions to help with the formation of small companies, Aaron and Frank lend a personal touch to their business by being wonderful individuals. I wouldn't hesitate to refer them to anyone for anything. You won't be disappointed. I assure you! Their professionalism, responsiveness and hands on approach is one of a kind. I wish I could give them 6 stars!"
Syd The Kid
5/5
"I have been working with Pierce & Kwok for over a year now. As someone who has had to personally oversee business deals across several genres of business and with entertainment professionals like Faye Dunaway, Cedric the Entertainer, LL Cool J, Jessica Biel and Blake Griffin. I have found Pierce & Kwok to be professional, knowledgeable, responsive and supportive. I highly recommend them for any of your corporate or entertainment law needs."
J Lyftogt
5/5
"Pierce & Kwok are extremely knowledgeable in their field and is as honest as they come. They gave it to us straight on our chances of winning a trademark battle, regardless of whether it would involve hiring them. Highly recommend!!"
Pam
5/5
"Knowledgeable, Efficient, and Hard Working"
Jessica Gyllstrom
5/5
"I had looked for a lawyer who had entertainment business experience only because they understand folks in jeans - we are still in business we just dont wear suits! Pierce & Kwok have been absolutely spot on what I was looking for and I could not be happier with them - they understand us and have been nothing but on the ball for us....."
Andy Hilton
5/5
"I was curious about a firm that was established, but not too big so that they would ignore me. Pierce & Kwok is the perfect fit. They know the law in many different areas and are always accessible. the only draw back to this firm is that they are on the 4th floor of a walk up. However, that is a small price to pay for effective counsel, which these guys definitely provide."
Karreem Washington
5/5
"I have been using Pierce & Kwok for not only my personal but also my business legal issues and have always found them to provide excellent advice and service. I am in the Hardwood Flooring business and Pierce & Kwok have been able to help me when in one instance when a customer was not pleased with the flooring and I personally was not able to settle the issue. I contacted Pierce & Kwok and they followed up immediately and were able to settle the situation in an amicable way that both parties were satisfied. I would not hesitate to recommend Pierce & Kwok to any colleagues who were in need of his legal expertise. Should I need any personal or business legal help I will continue to use their expertise."
Anonymous
5/5
"I have been consistently impressed by Aaron Pierce in the time I have known him, first as an attorney and now as a friend. Aaron has a quest for knowledge and a retention for information which never ceases to amaze me. Despite the diversity of my legal needs, Aaron always finds a way to serve me as a well informed representative. I wouldn't hesitate to refer Pierce & Kwok to anyone seeking an attorney. We have worked together regarding Entertainment Law, various contracts, Real Estate Law and even personal negotiations. Pierce & Kwok always left me feeling confident, comfortable and important."
Anonymous
5/5
"Can't recommend highly enough. Pierce & Kwok were extremely thorough, took the time to explain literally ever conceivable option, and was always responsive to any questions. I also approve of their rather brash persona - nobody was going to push them around. Glad I hired them, and if I ever needed an attorney again Pierce & Kwok would be my first call, without hesitation."
David
5/5
"Pierce & Kwok's expertise in entertainment law is coupled with an energetic and personable demeanor, ready availability and quick response to client concerns. It all comes together to mean you can get what you need, when you need it, and enjoy the process in the bargain. They have helped our business keep current with tax law, navigate confusing international negotiations, and secure rights and licenses, among other things -- always on point, and always on time. Highly recommended."
Anonymous
5/5
"I was across the country, about to depart on a 3 week uninterrupted journey with my family, when my assistant sent me an email saying we were in jeopardy of legal action and had a very short time to respond. Within minutes, despite a time differences, Pierce & Kwok answered the phone and was almost immediately organizing my case. A few months later, we were settled under what I believe are the best terms possible. There is no law firm I trust more with my legal work that Pierce & Kwok."
Jason
5/5
"I have had the pleasure of knowing Aaron Pierce of Pierce & Kwok for many years now. We have worked together on several projects and never once did I ever feel as if I wasn't his top priority. He is never too busy to deal with any of my questions, or whatever else I might think is relevant. That's the key, understanding how the client is seeing things. That, combined with his knowledge and always calm demeanor is the reason, I not only continue to retain Pierce & Kwok's legal services, but also happily and confidently recommend them to others."
Dave
5/5
"Pierce & Kwok proved to be an exceptional law firm while handing the legalize of changes made to my business' ownership changes. Their knowledge of the business is exceptional and their handling of my case was always prompt and professional. I would not hesitate to retain their services in the future should the circumstances arise."
Dan
5/5
"Pierce & Kwok are knowledgeable, personable, timely and diligent. It is has been more than a pleasure working with them on a plethora legal actions and receiving legal consultation concerning various areas of law including but not limited to real property law, probate, contractual, and litigation. Again, it has been a pleasure working with them and their services are highly recommended."
Ancel
5/5
"Pierce & Kwok have been a great resource to my restaurant clients, especially in the areas of liquor licensing and challenging NYC DOB violations. In addition they are able to see the issues from the client's perspective because they also own a bar/restaurant. I highly recommend them to anyone thinking of opening up a bar or restaurant."
John
5/5
"About a year ago I had a problem with my landlord. He was trying to illegally not renew my lease. He was attempting to kick out my roommmate and I for breaking our lease agreement on a ton of trumpet charges. Pierce & Kwok came to our apartment to see if any of our landlords complaints held water. Upon finding out that the complaints were basically made up, Pierce & Kwok was able to help us negotiate a new two year lease."
Clifton
5/5
"Pierce & Kwok are talented, responsive lawyers who know how to be transaction/business friendly and practical in their advice. They were attentive in assisting with licensing and commercial lease negotiation issues and had a deep knowledge of how to move things forward with various state agencies for our cafe/bar."
Frank
5/5
"I had a colleague recommend Pierce & Kwok several years ago on a matter I had been involved with another lawyer. It took one consultation for me to decide to proceed with Pierce & Kwok going forward. Since then we have worked together on several matters and I can saw unequivocally that I made the right decision to work with them. I highly recommend Pierce & Kwok. They are a rare blend of knowledge and caring."
Felipe
5/5
"We have worked with Pierce & Kwok extensively on multiple commercial real estate deals as well as business expansion contracts. Their expertise and quick communication have provided us with the confidence to stride forward in these transactions knowing that our best interests we covered and we weren't getting taking advantage of. On top of their thorough knowledge of our areas of need, Pierce & Kwok have knack for breaking complicated matters down to "laymen's terms" so that we always understood what was happening and why. This has been beyond helpful."
Roger