About Us

  • About Us
  • Our History
  • Our Approach
  • Our Mission
  • Our Commitment to diversity

The founding vision of Sichenzia Ross Ference LLP in 1998 was to create a new boutique securities law firm that departed from the standard "mega-firm" approaches and, instead, focused on delivering efficient, personalized services of the highest quality to businesses of all sizes and individuals. We currently have over 40 attorneys devoted to serving the corporate, securities, litigation, arbitration, tax, real estate, trusts & estates and other needs of public and private companies, their financiers and the broker-dealer and financial services community. The firm represents the collective talents of a broad group of attorneys with exceptional skills under a single roof who are able to serve a dynamic client roster.

Our founding partners – Gregory Sichenzia, Marc Ross and Michael Ference - were soon joined by like-minded colleagues also seeking an alternative to the large law firm environment. Darrin Ocasio joined in 1999 as a law clerk and was promoted to the partnership in 2005. Tom Rose, a former Staff attorney at the Securities and Exchange Commission, joined us in 2000. Benjamin Tan joined us in 2008 to run our Asia Practice Group. Jay Kaplowitz and Arthur Marcus, shareholders of the leading boutique firm Gersten Savage LLP, joined us in 2012.

We relocated our headquarters to the heart of midtown Manhattan in 2017 in a move designed to better service our diverse client base in New York and around the world. We chose our new location at 1185 Avenue of the Americas to support our evolution as a full-service law firm.  As we continue to experience robust growth, the new headquarters will facilitate the addition of attorneys and team members, as well as provide meeting spaces for clients on Sixth Avenue’s “Big Law” corridor.

This year, Sichenzia Ross Ference LLP commemorates its 24th anniversary. From a firm comprised of three young attorneys to one that is consistently ranked at the top of national league table rankings for issuer, investor and placement agent legal counsel, and that advises on a full range of trusts & estates matters, we have evolved from our humble roots but remain committed to continuing the high standards that we established for ourselves 24 years ago.