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The Office of the General Counsel represents the legal interests of Yeshiva University and its affiliates.

The office consists of Andrew J. Lauer, Esq., the University's vice president for legal affairs, secretary and general counsel; five associate general counsels; a paralegal; intern; and secretarial/clerical support staff.

Our main office is located in Belfer Hall, Suite 1001, on the Wilf Campus. We also maintain offices at the Resnick Campus.

The ongoing legal needs of the University involve a broad array of specialties, including corporate; finance; contracts; trusts and estates; real estate; tax; labor and employment; commercial litigation; intellectual property, patents, trademarks, and technology agreements and licensing.

Attorneys in the Office of the General Counsel have broad capabilities to handle the wide variety of legal matters that arise in the context of the ongoing operations of the University.

In addition, when deemed necessary and appropriate by the general counsel, we coordinate and retain outside legal services. To ensure outstanding service and competent representation, outside law firms may only be retained by the Office of the General Counsel.

We are available at all times and eager to assist in the facilitation of the ongoing business of the University. We will make every effort to accomplish the mission and goals of the University in a legally compliant manner.