Rachel Sims

Biography

Rachel Sims maintains an active litigation and counseling practice focused on complex commercial litigation and business disputes (business divorce), with an emphasis on partnership disputes. Rachel also helps clients manage data privacy risks including compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).

Rachel counsels professional associations, corporations, partnerships, and senior executives in the following areas:

  • contracts
  • partnership agreements
  • employment related issues
  • real estate
  • ethics
  • dissolution
  • restrictive covenants and non-compete restrictions
  • attorney client privilege and work product protection
  • data privacy management and compliance
  • data analytics
  • e-discovery and e-retention

In 2008, Rachel received the Commitment to Justice Award in the Legal Teams category from inMotion, Inc., now known as Her Justice Inc.

During law school, Rachel was a member of the Brooklyn Law Review.

Rachel is an active member of the Firm’s e-Discovery Initiative, Blockchain Working Group, and Real Estate Practice Group.

Experience

  • Obtained a complete defense verdict in representation of a general partner of a real estate partnership sued by some of its other general and limited partners.
  • Represent a Brooklyn-based property owner and major real estate developer, in numerous complex partnership disputes involving contested ownership and financing obligations.
  • Represent several New York accounting firms, in enforcing restrictive covenant and liquidated damages provision.
  • Represented the Wind-Down Committee, in the dissolution of one of Philadelphia’s most storied law firms.
  • Represented a minority shareholder, in a judicial dissolution of corporation to remedy oppressive conduct shown by the majority shareholders.
  • Counsel numerous partnerships in writing or amending their partnership agreements.

Affiliations

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York County Lawyers' Association
Professional Activities

Rachel volunteers with City Bar Justice Center, Elderlaw Project, Cancer Advocacy Project, and the New York Legal Assistance Group, Divorce Mediation Project.

Credentials

Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of New York

Education

  • City University of New York, BA, summa cum laude
  • Brooklyn Law School, JD, magna cum laude
  • City University of New York, MA, summa cum laude