Bond, Schoeneck & King


Bond is a long established (1897) full-service law firm counseling companies, not-for-profits and public sector entities in a wide spectrum of practice areas, including labor and employment which was established in 1935 with passage of the National Labor Relations Act. With 250 lawyers, and offices across New York State as well as offices in Naples, Florida; Kansas City and Boston, Bond represents clients in the following industries:

  • real estate development and construction
  • commercial lending and transactions
  • health and long-term care
  • hospitality
  • manufacturing
  • exempt/nonprofit organizations
  • school districts
  • higher education
  • agribusiness
  • municipalities

Labor and Employment Leader

Bond has one of the largest and most experienced labor and employment law groups in the Northeast. The firm’s size ensures familiarity with any workplace issue. Our depth ensures that our familiarity is based on firsthand experience.

In 2020 the practice was recognized as a Tier 1 National Practice by U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" for employment law – management; labor law – management; and litigation – labor & employment. In addition, in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, Bond has more Employment Law – Management and Labor Law – Management attorneys recognized than any other firm in New York State.

Representing management exclusively, in union and non-union settings, Bond provides counsel related to wage and hour, and benefits issues, and assist in the development of employment-related policies, procedures and handbooks. On a day-to-day basis, Bond provides guidance to human resource and business unit managers on the many different laws encompassing employees' rights. The Firms goals are to help its clients create and maintain a positive human relations environment in their workplace through employee engagement and to support them in anticipating and preventing employment problems, as well as assisting them to resolve issues. Should the need for litigation counsel arise, Bond attorneys are prepared to handle a full range of labor and employment-related litigation matters, in all agencies and courts. Bond attorneys are also seasoned advisors in the areas of collective bargaining, administration of collective bargaining agreements, and grievance and arbitration proceedings.

The Firms culture is to provide clients with unparalleled responsiveness and personal relationships that allow them to understand their clients’ needs and goals, both over the short-term and the long-term, at rates below those of major markets. With our experience, offices and technology, they effectively provide clients with the attention and commitment that they expect and deserve.

Representative Recognition for Leadership

Bond, Schoeneck & King is ranked in Chambers USA 2019: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

The Chambers and Partners 2019 Regional Employment Guide – New York was authored by Bond attorneys.

Two Bond labor and employment law lawyers are included in the 2019 Chambers and Partners U.S. Guide to the Legal Profession, including Bond New York City labor attorney Louis P. DiLorenzo.

Bond is recognized in the 2020 U.S. News-Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms with three National First Tier rankings:

  • Employment Law — Management
  • Labor Law — Management
  • Litigation — Labor and Employment

Sixteen Bond lawyers have been named “Lawyer of the Year” in 2020 by Best Lawyers. Three in Labor Law — Management; one in Litigation — Labor and Employment; and one in Employment Law — Management.

Bond lawyer Louis P. DiLorenzo was inducted into the Corporate Employment Lawyers Hall of Fame, a joint project produced by Human Resource Executive and Lawdragon.

New York Human Resources Manual