Supreme Court Judge Hon. Martin E. Ritholtz Joins Shiboleth LLP - Expands its Commercial Litigation Practice
New York, NY (December 19, 2016) – Shiboleth LLP, a boutique international law firm with top-ranked transactional and litigation practices, today announced that Hon. Judge Martin E. Ritholtz will join the firm effective January 3, 2017, as Special Counsel, serving in the Litigation Group. In this role, he will be responsible for handling complex commercial litigation matters on behalf of the firm and will expand and enhance the firm’s leading commercial litigation practice.

Prior to joining Shiboleth, Judge Ritholtz’s illustrious five-decade career has included more than 20 years as a judge, initially with the Civil Court of the City of New York, then with the Supreme Court of Queens County where has been a justice since 2000. Since 2014, Judge Ritholtz also served as a Commercial Division Justice, presiding over Part D. Early in his career, Judge Ritholtz clerked in Israel while earning his law degree – first in Jerusalem for Meir Gabay, then Deputy Attorney General and Commissioner of Patents, Trademarks and Industrial Designs; and following, in Tel Aviv under Dr. Amnon Goldenberg, who served as president of the Israeli Bar.

“We are delighted to have the distinguished and renowned Judge Ritholtz join our practice.  The depth and breadth of Judge Ritholtz’s law experience are truly remarkable and will be an asset to Shiboleth as we continue to expand the footprint of our commercial litigation practice, both domestically and abroad,” said Amnon Shiboleth, founding partner of Shiboleth LLP. “We look forward to his insight as a lifetime lawyer and judge in the New York court system.”

Judge Ritholtz is a member of both the New York State Bar and the Israeli Bar. He is also an active member of the Board of Directors of The Supreme Court Justices Association of the City of New York; served as the Dean of the Queens County Bar Association Academy of Law for 28 years; and is a member of the Columbia College Alumni Secondary Schools Committee. 

Having spent most of his career in judicial law, along with extensive experience with the Israeli courts and legal system, Judge Ritholtz is in a unique position to leverage his extensive background to supplement the continued expansion of Shiboleth’s commercial litigation practice. Judge Ritholtz, who is about to retire from the bench at the end of this month, said "I look forward to being an asset to the firm."

Judge Ritholtz has served as a lecturer for many colleges and organizations, including the Touro College School of Law, the Queens County Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, The New York State Trial Lawyers Institute and Rutgers University. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia College and earned his law degree from Hebrew University of Jerusalem Law School.

About Shiboleth LLP.  Shiboleth LLP, a boutique international law firm, established in 1976 and centered in Manhattan with affiliated firms in Tel Aviv, Israel and Shanghai, China.  Celebrating its 40th anniversary since opening for business in New York City in 1976, the firm's broad range of transactional and litigation practice areas include corporate and commercial law, with specialized groups focusing on M&A, securities, corporate finance and venture capital transactions, as well as regulatory, real estate, taxation, intellectual property and high-tech. For more information please visit

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