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The firm focuses on representing entrepreneurial and growing companies across industries through their entire life cycle - from startup through exit. We handle their entity formation and company structuring, all of their contractual needs, their deals including mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and licensing deals, trademark and related intellectual property needs, real estate leasing and purchases, and employment and contractor relationships. We are strategists, negotiators and dealmakers.

Corey is actively and personally involved in the corporate practice area of the firm including sophisticated corporate structuring, high-level strategic advice, and mergers, acquisitions, succession and other deals, while overseeing the firm’s other practice areas. He is a strategist, negotiator and dealmaker.

A successful entrepreneur from the age of 15, Corey is a rarity among attorneys – he both understands and appreciates how business people think. He knows that every business  transaction has a window of opportunity that can be missed when faced with untimely legal delays or over-lawyering.

As a member of the New York Chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization since 2008, a Board Member since 2010, and Chapter President from July 2014 - June 2016, Corey has been a passionate advocate and leader in the entrepreneurial space.  EO has over 11,000 members in over 40 countries and the New York Chapter is the largest in the world which has provided phenomenal contacts and resources for Corey and his clients.

Corey is a frequent speaker at entrepreneurial, business and securities industry conferences and events on many topics including authentic negotiating, deal-making and structuring, entity and platform design, mergers and acquisitions, entrepreneurship, visioning and planning, employee attraction and retention vehicles, authentic conversation about race and building authentic business relationships.

In 2011, New York Enterprise Report honored Corey at its Best Accountants and Attorneys for Growing Businesses Awards with its General Corporate Law and Attorney of the Year awards.

Corey believes his role as counselor is to foster business dealings by assessing and managing risk, not by restricting the options and opportunities of his clients. His ability to serve as a trusted advisor, strategist, and deal maker is a rare and valuable quality that has won the respect and long-term loyalty of his clients.

Corey received his Juris Doctorate from New York University School of Law in 1985, where he was a member of the Annual Survey of American Law. He was admitted to the Bar of the State of New York in 1986 and within 6 years had established his own practice.  He ran that firm in various forms through 2010 when he merged his practice into Hamburger Law Firm at which he practiced as a partner for 5 1/2 years. He left there to reestablish his own firm, Kupfer & Associates, PLLC in May of 2015.  Prior to starting his own firm, he was first associated with the New York office of Chicago-based Seyfarth, Shaw, Fairweather and Geraldson working primarily on public offerings, private placements and leveraged buyout transactions and labor and employment law matters. He later gained extensive experience in a broader range of corporate and real estate matters through his association with the New York City law firm Herrick, Feinstein.

In addition to EO, Corey has been active in many non-profit and public interest organizations. For example, he was a member of the Board of Directors of Coro New York Leadership Center, an organization dedicated to civic involvement that trains future leaders in the private, public and non-profit sectors, and chaired its annual dinner from 2003 - 2005. He was a co-founder and member of the Board of Directors of 1+1+1=ONE, an organization committed to using art and civic dialogue for positive social change in the areas of race relations and young women’s empowerment. For many years, he was a leader of the New York community of The Hunger Project, an organization that empowers people to end their own hunger.  He has also provided pro bono legal services to many other organizations.

Corey is married, travels extensively, golfs poorly and is in the process of writing his first book on Authentic Negotiating, which is expected to be published in the fall of 2015.


Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 20%
    31 years
  2. Corporate: 20%
    31 years
  3. Contracts: 20%
    31 years
  4. Business: 20%
    31 years
  5. M & A: 20%
    31 years


Payment types:

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    I have known and worked with Corey for years. He has a great ability to problem solve and find creative ways to get things done whether the matter at hand is reletivley small or a multimillion dollar deal. I would continue to recommend Corey with the highest of confidence.


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Contact info

Kupfer & Associates, PLLC

5 Columbus Circle
Suite 800
New York, NY, 10019


NYCurrently registered 198607/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Attorney of the YearThe New York Enterprise Report2011
Best Attorney - General Corporate LawThe New York Enterprise Report2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerHamburger Law Firm, LLC2010 - 2015
OwnerKupfer & Associates, PLLC1991 - 2009
AssociateHerrick Feinstein1988 - 1991
AssociateSeyfarth Shaw Fairweather & Geraldson1985 - 1988
Association namePosition nameDuration
Entrepreneurs Organization - New York ChapterBoard Member2008 - 2015
Coro New York Leadership CenterBoard Member2000 - 2008
Professional Business Network Association, Inc.Board Member1997 - 2010
Publication nameTitleDate
Contributor to Schwab Advisor Services White PaperLegal and Regulatory Considerations Navigating the Transition to Independence as an RIA2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
State University of New York, Stony BrookPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Virtual Launch webinarHow to Create Succession Planning Success2012
Schwab Small Regional EventSuccession Planning for Investment Advisory Firms2012
Schwab Advisor ServicesOpen Forum2012
MTC EventContract2012
MTC EventLegal Structures2012
Member SummitNegotiating with Integrity2012
Member SummitPreparing your Firm to be Scalable and Saleable2012
Inside TrackRealizing the Value in your Firm2012
Hebrew Free Loan SocietyEntity formation and other legal considerations when about to launch2012
FastTrac New Venture ClassLegal Structures and Management Teams2012
FastTrac New VentureLegal Structures2012
FastTrac Growth VentureTrademarks2012
FastTrac Growth VentureContracts2012
FastTrac Growth VentureLegal Structures2012
Citibank SeminarThe Art of Negotiation2012
BrightTALK WebinarCorporate Considerations of Becoming an Independent Register Investment Advisor (RIA)2012
WebinarLegal and Regulatory Considerations Navigating the Transition to Independence as an RIA2011
MTC EventNegotiating to Catapult Your Business Success2011
MTC EventTrademarks2011
Member Summit5 Legal Strategies to Protect Your Firm2011
FastTrac New VentureLegal Structures2011
Partner SummitBasic Training Legal Structuring For RIAs2010
Partner SummitBasic Training Intellectual Property For RIAs2010
FastTrac New Venture ClassLegal Structures2010