After years of bank representation, Friedberg Pinkas PLLC learned the operational nuances of many larger institutions, and developed sound procedures in working with smaller, up-and-coming banks as well. Nonetheless, bank lending representation is competitive. The larger institutions rank lawyers, and hire based on lawyers' ratings. The ratings are the banks' judgement of lawyers' representation; bad performances receive bad ratings and good performances receive good ratings. Banks are more willing to turn to those lawyers with greater ratings than those with worse ratings. Friedberg Pinkas works attentively, diligently, and thoroughly, and as a result competes with some of the larger real estate firms in NYC. The firm represents banks throughout New York State, and the distance attorneys travel does not affect representation costs.