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Since 1997, I have litigated complex disputes in mediation, arbitration, and the state, federal, and bankruptcy courts of New York and New Jersey.  My experience is as broad and varied as the problems I have solved for clients, including: 

♦ contract disputes
♦ fraud, RICO, and business torts
♦ shareholder disputes and business dissolution

♦ matrimonial law, divorce, and domestic partnership dissolution
♦ construction payment claims and construction defects 

♦ real estate disputes
♦ investment disputes

♦ lender liability and debtor defenses in foreclosure and bankruptcy
♦ insurance, surety, and fidelity bond claims
♦ income tax disputes

♦ contested guardianship 
♦ judgment enforcement

I have extensive trial and appellate experience in state and federal courts, including arguments before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second and Eighth Circuits.

BUSINESS LITIGATION. Represented corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, partners, shareholders, and members.  Contract disputes involving real estate, sale of goods, financial transactions, investment agreements, commercial leases, insurance, and employment agreements ♦ Derivative actions and business-owner disputes ♦ intellectual property and Lanahm Act claims ♦ consumer fraud and protection act claims.

CONSTRUCTION LITIGATION.  Represented contractors, owners, developers, and sureties. Construction defects ♦ mechanic’s liens ♦ surety bonds ♦ payment / performance disputes between owners, contractors, vendors, design professionals, and lenders.

MATRIMONIAL LAW.  Represented married couples, ex-spouses, and unmarried domestic partners.  Divorce ♦ Litigation over separation agreements and post-marriage agreements ♦  Personal and real property disputes between unmarried domestic partners.

CONDOMINIUM LITIGATION.  Represented condominium associations and owners. Transition litigation ♦ maintenance and ownership of common elements ♦ contracts ♦ torts.

MADOFF LITIGATION.  Senior member of team representing more than 1,000 Madoff victims ♦ defended more than 120 fraudulent transfer suits ♦ litigated critical issues concerning Madoff bankruptcy ♦ class action suits by victims against individuals and entities that participated in Madoff’s fraud. 

EDUCATION.  Boston University School of Law (1997)  Rutgers College, Rutgers University (1993)

BAR ADMISSIONS.  New Jersey & U.S. District Court, New Jersey (1997) ♦ New York & U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York (1998) ♦ U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second, Third, and Eighth Circuits.

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