Carter Ledyard & Milburn is a general practice law firm headquartered in the Financial District. Carter Ledyard provides clients with partner-led matters, enabling seasoned lawyers with years of experience to lead and guide the strategy and communicate with clients meaningfully. We don’t pass off work to associates, and all of our matters are given oversight and attention from the partners you trust.
We offer sophisticated legal advice within a culture that encourages innovative problem-solving. We are “can do,” “get the deal done” lawyers, willing to put in the hard work necessary to achieve our clients’ goals. We use the latest technologies to permit swifter and better communications and service. We are available when our clients need us to be available. We are easy to work with. Our clients stay with us because of the quality and efficiency of the service we provide, and because we understand and care about their businesses. Our attorneys stay with us because Carter Ledyard is a great place to work.
Building on a foundation of 169 years of legal service, we continue to maintain and develop the broad experience and diverse skills necessary to assist our clients in anticipating and managing business and personal matters in often fast-paced, changing environments.
With clients all over the world, Carter Ledyard has a long history of providing legal services to overseas companies and their United States affiliates. Our global reach is strengthened through membership in legal networks that give us access to quality local and co-counsel throughout the United States and worldwide.
Carter Ledyard is a member of Meritas , a global alliance of leading independent law firms dedicated to providing member firms access top-tier legal expertise around the world. Meritas is recognized as a top-ranked legal network by Chambers & Partners.
Carter Ledyard is a member of Legallink, an international legal network of over 70 independent business-oriented law firms with members from the majority of the world’s main commercial centers. The network is composed of more than 3500 legal professionals.
Partners For Your Business®
Many fine law firms state a wish to “partner” with their clients, but this usually means offering alternative billing arrangements or better communications links. This does not address the most frequent complaint about major law firms, that most work is handled by relatively inexperienced junior lawyers who are, in effect, trained at the expense of the firm’s clients.
When Carter Ledyard & Milburn brands its services Partners for Your Business®, we mean a great deal more. Most importantly, an experienced partner will handle a client’s legal affairs, large and small, with the assistance of well-trained associates and paralegals for appropriate portions of the work. About half of our 90 lawyers are partner/counsel level. Our clients have direct access to the partners responsible for work on their matters. In our office, no client and no matter is too small to receive the attention of an experienced partner delivering the highest quality of legal and business advice.
Our partners are much more than excellent legal practitioners-they also provide clients with valuable business counsel derived from years of relevant experience. The firm’s vast contact base allows us to introduce our clients to people who frequently can advance the client’s interest; including prospective business partners, customers, sources of financing, investment bankers, consultants and other useful contacts worldwide. Like any good partner, we look for opportunities to add value for our clients beyond the legal work we are retained to deliver.
Where appropriate to a client’s circumstances, flexible billing arrangements also constitute part of our partnering commitment. For early stage business clients, including rapidly growing new media, telecommunications and technology clientele, this may take the form of equity-based fee arrangements creating a direct partnering relationship.
We measure our success by the success of our clients. That’s what it means to have the partners of Carter Ledyard provide services under its Partners for Your Business® banner.