Leonard A. Rodes

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in New York, NY

Trachtenberg Rodes & Friedberg LLP
 | 545 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10017
Phone: 800-497-2176
Fax: 212-972-7581
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1984
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (80%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%),
  • General Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

A partner at Trachtenberg Rodes & Friedberg LLP, Leonard A. Rodes focuses exclusively on helping individuals and companies find efficient solutions to business-related issues. Representing clients throughout the New York City, New York, area, he uses alternative dispute resolution processes as well as finely honed litigation skills to produce outcomes that are favorable to his clients.

After earning a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University in 1979, Mr. Rodes received a Juris Doctor from the Boston University School of Law in 1983.

Today, with decades of experience under his belt, Mr. Rodes adeptly navigates negotiations and courtrooms. Throughout his career, he has advocated on behalf of private equity firms, real estate developers, retailers, hedge fund managers, banks, a music publisher, an oil trading firm and manufacturers. From seemingly small claims to high-stakes disagreements, Mr. Rodes understands that each and every case is important and deserves his utmost attention.

The business world is constantly evolving, which means that those who practice law must evolve with it. Mr. Rodes is committed to remaining on top of the trends and technology that could affect a client’s case. He is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and the New York State Bar Association. He also serves as the exclusive New York commercial arbitration member for IR Global.

Mr. Rodes is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York as well as the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Circuits.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business Litigation (80%): Non-Compete Agreements

Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%): Arbitration, Mediation

General Litigation (10%): Litigation

Focus Areas

Non-Compete Agreements, Arbitration, Mediation, Litigation


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Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019

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About Leonard Rodes

Admitted: 1984, New York

Professional Webpage: https://www.trflaw.com/our-attorneys/leonard-rodes/


  • New York Super Lawyer 2014-2017  

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York  
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • Florida State Bar
  • New York State Bar
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • New York State Bar Association

Educational Background:

  • A.B., Princeton University, 1979  

Industry Groups

  • Business Torts
  • Contracts
  • Corporate Governance
  • D&O Insurance
  • Financial Services
  • Partnership
  • Publishing Liability
  • Real Estate
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Website - www.trflaw.com
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Office Location for Leonard A. Rodes

545 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10017

Phone: 800-497-2176

Fax: 212-972-7581

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Last Updated: 5/24/2019

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