Louis G. Adolfsen

Louis G. Adolfsen

Member
Location:
New York, New York
Phone:
212-238-8900
Fax:
212-238-8999
Email:

Lou started his career practicing tax law at a firm that specialized in the representation in tax matters of non-resident aliens in foreign corporations. The clients included the Rolling Stones, Black Sabbath and Eric Clapton. After two years in tax, he accepted a clerkship with Lawrence H. Cooke, who became Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals. He then worked in a Wall Street firm handling commercial and bond litigation, and representing the TV Network ABC. He then found our firm at the beginning of the explosion of mass tort litigation starting with Love Canal, the most famous pollution site in America.

Along the way, Lou developed an expertise in insurance coverage litigation, including construction litigation, directors and officers liability and errors and omissions liability. He also began to specialize in personal injury defense of construction accidents, auto accidents and nursing home cases. Throughout this time, Lou always maintained a commercial litigation practice and handled disputes for foreign businesses specializing in manufacturers who had disputes with their distributors. Most recently, he has developed an expertise in the anti-terrorism act and the alien tort statute. He also has developed an expertise in RICO and particularly with regard to extraterritoriality which is an issue in much of federal litigation involving international transactions. He also handles defamation and criminal defense of individuals charged with violations of U.S. law.

In his spare time, Lou runs and enjoys outdoor sports with his family.

Areas of Practice

  • Insurance Coverage Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Directors and Officers Liability
  • Errors and Omissions Liability
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Construction Accidents
  • Auto Accidents
  • Nursing Home Cases
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Anti-Terrorism Act
  • Alien Tort Statute
  • RICO
  • Defamation
  • Criminal Defense

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1975
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1975
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit

Education

  • Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, New York
    • J.D. cum laude - 1974
    • Law Review: Brooklyn Law Review, Research Editor, 1973 - 1974
  • State University of New York at Stony Brook
    • B.A. - 1971

Representative Clients

  • Rolling Stones
  • Black Sabbath
  • Eric Clapton

Honors and Awards

  • New York Metro Super Lawyers (Personal Injury - General)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Hon. Lawrence H. Cooke, Associate Judge, New York Court of Appeals, Law Clerk, 1976 - 1978