About Us

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

The founding vision of Sichenzia Ross Ference Kesner 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 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. Harvey Kesner, former head of the Business and Securities Regulation Practice Group at Haynes and Boone, LLP, joined us in 2009 and became a named partner in 2016. Jay Kaplowitz and Arthur Marcus, shareholders of the leading boutique firm Gersten Savage LLP, joined us in 2012.

In 2015 we formed an alliance with Israel’s Doron, Tikotzky, Kantor, Gutman, Cederboum & Co., a leading Israeli law firm, to better serve our Israeli clients. This partnership is an expansion of our existing Israeli Practice Group which currently has a dedicated team of Hebrew-speaking attorneys.

This year, Sichenzia Ross Ference Kesner LLP commemorates its 18th 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, we have evolved from our humble roots but remain committed to continuing the high standards that we established for ourselves 18 years ago.