Ivan Sperber, James Tracy Promoted to Special Counsel

Monday, March 21, 2022

Windels Marx is pleased to announce the promotion of Ivan Sperber and James Tracy to Special Counsel. Both lawyers are resident in the New York office.

Ivan F. Sperber is a member of the Private Client Services, Estates & Trusts Practice Group. He represents clients with estate planning and administration, including the preparation of wills, trusts, and estate tax returns. He also provides legal services to clients in family business planning, charitable giving and related tax planning issues. Ivan has been recognized by peer review publications such as The Best Lawyers in America (Ones to Watch edition, Trusts & Estates, 2021-2022) and SuperLawyers (New York Metro edition, Rising Star in Estate Planning & Probate, 2017-2021). He is an Assistant Lecturer of Estate and Gift Taxation at Fairleigh Dickinson University Silberman College of Business (MS in Taxation Program). Ivan received his J.D., cum laude, from Fordham University School of Law (2011) and his B.A. in Economics, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Johns Hopkins University (2003). Ivan is admitted in New York and New Jersey. 

James P. Tracy focuses on commercial litigation. He regularly appears in both Federal and State courts in New York, and has extensive experience in all phases of litigation, including pleadings, document discovery, depositions, motion practice, trial, and judgment enforcement. He has also handled appeals before the New York State Court of Appeals, the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He has represented clients' interests before State and Federal administrative agencies, and has successfully obtained judicial review of contrary administrative decisions. James has prosecuted or defended claims for breach of contract, specific performance of a transaction, breach of lease, conversion, fraud, corporate governance, and employment discrimination, representing clients of all sizes from a range of industries, including finance, real estate, insurance, entertainment, construction, transportation, higher education, nursing homes, and technology firms. James received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center (2006) and was Notes and Articles Editor for the Georgetown Journal of International Law. He received his B.S., foreign service, cum laude, from Georgetown University. Admitted in New York and the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, he is also the co-author, with Honorable Gerald Lebovits, of "Cooperatives and Condominiums in the New York City Housing Court," which was published in the New York Real Property Law Journal.