REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Defended ten former trustees of the Healthcare Industry Trust of New York in a $220 million lawsuit alleging breach of fiduciary duty (matter pending). (Supreme Court, Albany County)

  • Represented Bolat Nazarbayev, the brother of the President of Kazakhstan, as plaintiff in a $100 million lawsuit alleging the fraudulent misappropriation of real and personal property, including a $20 million condominium in the Plaza in Manhattan; obtained favorable settlement for client. (Supreme Court, New York County)

  • Defended Uber Technologies, Inc., the industry-leading provider of smart-phone based livery service, in a breach of contract lawsuit, prevailing on all claims.  (Supreme Court, New York County)

  • Represented founder of $1B cloud computing company in dispute with board of directors; litigated in Delaware Chancery Court to enforce books & records demand; obtained favorable settlement through JAMS mediation.

  • Represented owner of China Arena Football League in dispute with vendor regarding services furnished in China.  (Supreme Court, New York County)

  • Served as outside counsel and Chief Strategy Officer for Yippy, Inc., a publicly traded data and technology company.

  • Represented co-owner of Lateral Link in a five-day arbitration in California, resulting in an award invalidating provisions of the LLC agreement as unconscionable and ordering a seven-figure buyout of client’s equity, together with an award of legal fees and costs. (Judicate West Arbitration)

  • Represented Time Square Construction in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding involving $100 million residential construction project.  (U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York)

  • Served as lead trial counsel for Atrium Management in an ERISA class action (matter pending).  (U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York)

  • Defended Wear First Sportswear, Inc. in a lawsuit commenced by a third-party's factoring agent, who claimed to be entitled to be paid on Wear First's open invoices; on appeal, obtained reversal of trial court's denial of Wear First's motion to stay the case pending arbitration in China.  (New York Appellate Division, First Department) 

  • Defended medical practice against breach of contract and retaliation claims by a former employee; obtained favorable settlement.  (U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York)

  • Defended data consulting company in a wrongful termination action brought by its former executive vice president; obtained complete victory following four-day arbitration.  (JAMS Arbitration)

  • Represented banker in 6-day defamation trial, obtaining complete victory.  (FINRA Arbitration)

  • Represented Fashionism.com in lawsuit against its co-owner for theft of company funds; obtained settlement resulting in return of funds and surrender of co-owner’s management authority. (Supreme Court, New York County)

  • Defended senior technology executive in a lawsuit brought by his former employer regarding a contractual non-compete provision; obtained settlement resulting in client receiving a short period of paid “garden leave” followed by cancellation of non-compete. (Supreme Court, New York County)

  • Defended Bluewater Records, a North Carolina based record company, in a dispute with its former CEO; obtained complete victory when plaintiff dropped his claims in the face of client’s summary judgment motion. (Supreme Court, New York County)

  • Defended fashion company in a breach of contract lawsuit brought by a Chinese manufacturer; obtained dismissal of case.  (U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York)

  • Represented executives of Lehman Brothers as creditor’s counsel in the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy; obtained favorable settlement with Debtor. (U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York)

  • Represented 95-year-old accountant in lawsuit claiming that grandson stole $950,000.

  • Defended landlord in a dispute concerning return of a security deposit; won complete victory following trial. (Richmond County Civil Court)

  • Advised principal of leading Bitcoin trading platform regarding business and regulatory matters.