Free Consultation: (212) 300-0646Tap to Call This Lawyer
John F. Lang

John F. Lang

Law Offices of John F. Lang
  • Probate
  • New York
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media

My law firm handles trust and estate controversies, will contests, commercial litigation, and white collar defense matters. We provide a range of general corporate, corporate securities, and corporate finance services. We troubleshoot problems for businesses, professionals, executives, and high net-worth individuals through strategic counseling, assistance with negotiations, supervision of investigations, representation before government agencies, and trial advocacy.

We offer large-firm quality, small-firm personal service, and cost-conscious representation. We invite litigation and transactional engagements from throughout the United States and overseas. We are pleased to serve as local counsel, coordinating counsel, or in a consulting capacity.

We welcome challenges and unflinchingly serve our clients.

Practice Area
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Additional Practice Areas
  • Probate Disputes
  • Trust and Estate Litigation
  • Will Contests
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
Placeholder image for jurisdictions.
Professional Experience
Principal Attorney
Law Offices of John F. Lang
- Current
John Lang's practice focuses on trust and estate litigation, commercial litigation, and white collar defense matters. He is equally at home in federal or state courts. Mr. Lang's practice also includes handling disputes between U.S. and overseas companies and individuals, as well as business crime and investigatory matters with an international dimension. The hallmark of Mr. Lang's legal style is an aggressive, result-oriented approach, executed with a strategic vision and tactical savvy developed through decades as lead counsel in trials and arbitrations. On the civil side of his practice, Mr. Lang represents parties in commercial litigations and tax, trust, and estate controversies. Mr. Lang handles arbitrations and mediations, and is available to serve as a mediator or arbitrator. He also represents executives, professionals, companies, and high net worth individuals in sensitive matters where discretion and avoidance of publicity is paramount. On the white collar side, Mr. Lang represents individuals and companies that are witnesses, subjects, and targets of investigations by grand juries, government agencies, and self-regulatory organizations. He has also represented executives and companies in matters involving internal corporate investigations. While Mr. Lang's goal is to obtain early and favorable resolutions of his clients' matters, he is qualified to take the most challenging of cases to trial should that become necessary.
Partner, Litigation Department
Loeb & Loeb LLP
Handled civil and criminal business litigation, advocacy before government and regulatory agencies, estates and trusts litigation, tax litigation, and international litigations. Counseled corporations and executives. Developed and led major pro bono projects. Administered and taught litigation trainig programs. Honored with Loeb & Loeb Professional and Community Service Award.
Gaston & Snow
Partner in Litigation Department of firm's New York Office. Handled Commercial Litigation and White Collar Defense and Advocacy. Obtained favorable jury verdict in Surrogate's Court trial establishing that purported codicil to will was a forgery. Resigned and joined Loeb & Loeb as partner when it became evident that Gaston & Snow would have to file for bankruptcy.
Pollner, Mezan & Stolzberg
Partner in litigation boutique firm. Tried securities fraud and tax fraud cases. Advocacy before government agencies.
Phillips Lytle LLP
Practice focused primarily on financial litigation and investigative matters. Lead counsel for bank in tax liability jury trial in U.S. District Court (N.D.N.Y.) and secured verdict against IRS of no liability. Obtained trial verdict for lender against guarantor of condominium deal (tried in Nevada state court). Achieved favorable verdict in child custody trial.
Special Assistant Attorney General, Chief Assistant to Special Prosecutor
New York State Attorney General's Office
Chief Assistant to Special Prosecutor appointed to investigate official corruption. Supervised investigations and tried cases. All trials resulted in convictions.
Deputy Chief, Frauds Bureau
New York County District Attorney's Office
Tried numerous cases before juries as Senior Trial Counsel in Major Felony Program. Promoted to Deputy Chief, Frauds Bureau, where tried and investigated white collar crimes.
Fordham University School of Law
Placeholder image for education.
City College of the City University of New York
Placeholder image for education.
"AV Preeminent" rating (5.0 of possible 5.0)
"Superb" rating (10.0 of possible 10.0)
Top 100 Trusts and Estates Lawyer State of New York
American Society of Litigation Advocates
Recognition for work as trusts and estates litigator
Listing in the of the Worldwide Who's Who Registry for Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs.
Worldwide Who's Who
New York Super Lawyer - Metro
Thomson Reuters
Kentucky Colonel Commission
State of Kentucky
Kentucky Governor Martha Layne Collins honored John Lang by commissioning him as a Kentucky Colonel.
Professional Associations
American Bar Association
Activities: International Law Section , International Litigation Commitee; Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section
Placeholder image for professional associations.
New York State Bar Association
Activities: Trust and Estates Law Section, Dispute Resolution Section
Placeholder image for professional associations.
New York City Bar Association
Activities: Small Law Firm Committee
Placeholder image for professional associations.
Litigation Counsel of America
- Current
Activities: Trial Lawyer Honorary Society
Placeholder image for professional associations.
Articles & Publications
The Executive's Guide to Depositions: A Practical Reference Explaining the Deposition Stage Of Pre-Trial Discovery in Commercial Litigation
Aspatore Books, a Division of Thomson-West,
Co-Author: Patenting Business Methods and Systems; the Aftermath of State Street Bank and Trust Co. v. Signature Financial
The Banking Law Journal
White Collar Crime Attorneys Add Value (Lead chapter in The Executive's Guide to Understanding the Laws Behind White Collar Crime)
Aspatore, a Division of Thomson-West
Co-Author: Safeguarding Business from the Threat of White Collar Crime
Directors Monthly
Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
Law Offices of John F. Lang
One Grand Central Place
60 East 42nd Street, Suite 4600
New York, NY 10165
Telephone: (212) 300-0646
Fax: (212) 300-0648