Freeborn & Peters LLP
Marc B. Zimmerman is a Partner at Freeborn & Peters LLP and works out of its New York City office. A premier management-side labor and employment attorney, Marc believes a great lawyer must take time to understand each client’s business and anticipate, as well as address, their specific needs. His hands-on approach to legal representation enables him to partner with his clients and build lasting relationships.
Marc advises clients on a wide range of labor relations and business issues, including wage and hour compliance, classification issues, restrictive covenants, discipline, management training, policy development, reductions in force, investigations, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistleblower and unemployment claims. He is also a sought-after negotiator and routinely assists management and executives in structuring, drafting and reviewing employment contracts, contractor agreements, separation agreements, restrictive covenants and executive compensation issues.
Marc has represented employers in hundreds of actions, including administrative hearings, arbitrations and lawsuits. No matter the forum – federal and state courts, contract arbitration, Departments of Labor, administrative agencies (including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, New York State Division of Human Rights and various other state and city human rights agencies) or the National Labor Relations Board – Marc is a highly-skilled practitioner with an expansive portfolio of representative clients. His clientele spans a range of industries, such as luxury goods, fashion, retail, automotive, manufacturing, real estate, building services, finance, education and health care.
Marc is fluent in local and federal labor and employment law and is frequently called upon as a speaker and writer, and has been published and/or extensively quoted in Women's Wear Daily, Workforce Magazine, Corporate Counsel, Inside Counsel, Human Resource Executive Magazine and on Law360.com, MSNBC.com and the Associated Press. He has been spotlighted as a New York Trailblazer by the New York Law Journal for his approach to creating reliable, predictable, collaborative and relatable management.