Businesses today operate in a competitive environment increasingly complicated by sometimes overlapping contractual and regulatory obligations. As the Business Litigation Practice Group Leader of Woods Oviatt Gilman, LLP, I strive to assist our clients in the successful resolution of all aspects of business disputes arising out of such varied relationships as manufacturing, sales, product distribution, services, joint ventures, partnerships, limited liability companies, corporations, franchising, licensing, leasing, acquisitions and sales of businesses, real and personal property, lender liability, fiduciary relationships and governmental regulations.
We have established a record of success in protecting and advancing the legal rights and interests of our business clients in dispute resolution in State, Federal and Bankruptcy Trial and Appellate Courts as well as before alternate dispute resolution forums, including arbitration.
We follow a results-oriented approach that calls for the client to be directly involved throughout the handling of the case. Our clients benefit from our attention to detail, efficiency, deep experience, and our goal of achieving optimum results at the lowest practicable cost.
My experience includes the successful prosecution and defense of large and complex business dispute cases, including trials and appeals of such cases, in Federal, State and Bankruptcy courts and before alternate dispute resolution tribunals. My full profile can be accessed by going to woodsoviatt.com and clicking on my professional link.
Licensed since 1973
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Fellow||Litigation Counsel of America||2011|
|President's Award||Monroe County Bar Association||2011|
|New York Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2007|
|Best Lawyers in America||Best Lawyers in America||2005|
|Heritage Award||Gilda's Club of Rochester (Cancer Action, Inc.)||2004|
|AV highest rating||Martindale-Hubbell||1994|
|Carlos Alden Award||Buffalo Law Review||1972|
|Business Litigation Practice Group Leader||Woods Oviatt Gilman, LLP||2004 - Present|
|Partner||Shapiro Rosenbaum Liebschutz & Nelson, LLP||1973 - 2003|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Litigation Counsel of America||Fellow||2011 - Present|
|Monroe County Bar Association||Chair, Judiciary Committee||2007 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||Federal and Commercial Litigation Section Member||1990 - Present|
|Monroe County (NY) Bar Association||Trustee||1980 - 1982|
|SUNY Buffalo School of Law||N/A||Juris Doctor||1970|
|University of Toledo||N/A||B.B.A||N/A|
|New York State Bar Association||Bankruptcy Litigation for the Non-Bankruptcy Attorney||1991|