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Sokol Behot Joins Cullen and Dykman

September 15, 2016

NEW YORK, NY – Cullen and Dykman LLP, one of New York’s most well-renowned general practice law firms, is pleased to announce that all attorneys from New Jersey based Sokol Behot LLP will join Cullen and Dykman as of August 1, 2016.

“The integration of these outstanding practitioners from Sokol Behot with Cullen and Dykman provides an ideal fit,” said Christopher H. Palmer, Managing Partner of Cullen and Dykman. “With a track record of providing excellent client service, the attorneys joining us from Sokol Behot LLP will blend seamlessly with the solution-oriented practice we have followed since 1850.”

Sokol Behot LLP’s 14 attorneys will join Cullen and Dykman LLP, resulting in a combined regional law firm with over 150 attorneys. Joe Behot is joining Cullen and Dykman as a partner and will serve on Cullen and Dykman’s Executive Committee, while Leon Sokol is joining Cullen and Dykman as a senior partner and will retain his extensive involvement in the management of the New Jersey practice.  Both Leon and Joe will remain based in the Hackensack office. Neil Yoskin will manage Cullen and Dykman’s Princeton office.

“With its team of skilled attorneys and legal professionals, Cullen and Dykman offers a unique professional and cultural fit enabling us to take advantage of the resources of a larger regional firm and provide an expanded array of services to our clients while maintaining the high level of personal attention to our matters” said Leon J. Sokol, Senior Partner of Sokol Behot LLP.

As of August 1, 2016, Cullen and Dykman will expand to include offices in Hackensack, Newark and Princeton, New Jersey to complement the firm’s current offices in Manhattan, Long Island, Albany, Brooklyn, and Washington, D.C.

With the addition of the Sokol Behot attorneys, Cullen and Dykman will offer clients extensive depth and expertise in a broad range of practice areas including banking, commercial real estate, corporate, litigation, bankruptcy, energy and utilities and environmental law and offer comprehensive regulatory representation before State and Federal agencies.

“Having these talented individuals join the firm will allow us to expand our geographic footprint as a growing regional firm,” Palmer concluded. “We look forward to working with them to better serve existing and future clients.”  

About Cullen and Dykman LLP

Cullen and Dykman LLP ( has been providing legal services to individual and institutional clients since 1850 and represents a wide range of clients including banks and other financial institutions, energy, telecommunications and water companies; large and small businesses, educational institutions; religious organizations; insurance companies; municipalities and not-for-profits, as well as individuals. The firm’s practice areas include banking, energy and telecommunications, public utility regulation, tax certiorari and eminent domain, corporate and commercial law, real estate, foreclosure, bankruptcy, tort and commercial litigation, labor and employment law, municipal law, construction law, and trusts and estates.

About Sokol Behot LLP

Founded in 1975, Sokol Behot, LLP is a regional law firm with offices in Hackensack and Princeton, New Jersey.  The firm has consistently been rated “AV” by Martindale Hubbell and provides a wide range of legal services in emerging specialties and virtually all traditional areas of civil law including corporate and transactional law, real estate, environmental, regulatory, complex civil litigation, tax & estate planning, probate litigation, IRS disputes, and representation of the New Jersey Senate and both the Senate and General Assembly with regard to litigation. Additionally, the firm represented the New Jersey Legislative Apportionment Commission and the New Jersey Congressional Redistricting Commission for three decades including serving as counsel in several landmark cases decided by the New Jersey and U.S. Supreme Courts.

Contact information:

Christopher H. Palmer

Scott Wasserman

Managing Partner, Cullen and Dykman LLP

The Marcus Group, Inc.



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