Experienced first chair litigator and real estate / business attorney, with focus on commercial litigation cases and transactions across New York State. Complex litigation in Federal and State Courts including commercial cases, and arbitrations. Handle diverse responsibilities, ability to supervise legal team, and work independently. Excellent drafting, negotiation and interpersonal skills. Detail-oriented and organized: able to plan, prioritize and implement case strategy.
• Admissions: New York; Federal Courts (EDNY and SDNY), Second Circuit Court of Appeals
• Memberships: NYSBA, NYCLA (former member of Professional Ethics Committee and Mentorship Program for less experienced attorneys)
• Appointed as a Special Master by Federal Court judges and magistrates in EDNY to supervise discovery and depositions in heavily contested cases; also served as mediator and arbitrator
Private Practice, Mineola and Manhattan, New York (1989-Present): Solo Practitioner for general practice. First chair experience in commercial litigation cases including multi-party actions in State and Federal Courts involving commercial, contract, employment, banking, and real estate; securities arbitrations and mediations for brokers and investors; acted as outside counsel for Fleet Mortgage for ten years regarding cases specific to banks or lenders. Clients include nationally recognized lenders, businesses and individuals. Residential and complex commercial real estate transactions.
Law Office, Westbury, New York (2011-2012): In addition to continuing private practice was the Managing Attorney of foreclosure defense/general litigation firm. Supervised and mentored attorneys, paralegals and clerks. In charge of firm's entire caseload. Duties included tracking several hundred cases in counties across New York, legal strategy, assignment of heavy motion practice and court appearances for conferences; handled all oral arguments and hearings, prepared and/or edited all motion papers, memoranda of law, stipulations, important correspondence and settlement papers before submission to court.
Law Firm, New York, New York (1987-1989): Associate. Corporate, securities and construction litigation for large Manhattan developer, national accounting firm, and other sophisticated clients. ...
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