Tony Harwood has over 25 years of experience representing corporations, partnerships and individuals in commercial litigation, arbitration and white collar criminal investigations. His experience encompasses a wide variety of matters including real estate, intellectual property, securities, professional liability, loan defaults, licensing disputes and insurance coverage. He has tried cases in state and federal courts and in arbitral forums. His appellate court experience includes both federal and state courts.
Before starting his law firm in April, 2009, Mr. Harwood practiced law with some of the nation's leading law firms, where he
represented a broad spectrum of clients in high stakes litigation, including large multinational corporations, multi-billion
dollar investment funds, law firm partnerships, small businesses and individuals. In 2014, Mr. Harwood joined the law firm of Rakower Lupkin PLLC (rakowerlupkin.com), where he is of counsel to the firm.
Mr. Harwood has an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell, which is the highest rating the organization gives.
It is a testament to the fact that Mr. Harwood’s peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence.
It is based on the anonymous opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary.
Mr. Harwood prides himself on providing personalized, high quality service at competitive rates. He works with his clients to
design a billing structure tailored to the needs of each case, that provides value and makes economic sense for the client.
He offers a variety of fee arrangements, depending on the amount at issue in the case and the complexity of the issues,
utilizing hourly, contingent or task based fees, separately or in combination.
Mr. Harwood is a graduate of Cornell University and Fordham University Law School, where he was a member of the Fordham Law
Review. He was a law clerk for the Honorable William C. Conner, United States District Judge for the Southern District of
New York, and is admitted to the Bar of the State of New York, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern
Districts of New York and the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second, Fifth and Federal Circuits. He serves on the
Executive Committee of the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section of the New York State Bar Association, where he is also
co-chair of the Committee on Ethics and Professionalism.