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Ray Beckerman

Litigation Attorney at Forest Hills, NY

5.0   28 reviews
  • Licensed for 45 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1979
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Ray

Learn Ray’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    80%
    We handle all types of commercial litigation, including but not limited to breach of contract, shareholder and partner disputes, fraud, copyright and trademark infringement, libel, unfair competition, air and ocean freight cases, and many other types of cases

  2. Business
    20%
    We set up corporations, LLC's, and other types of business entities, and prepare minutes, bylaws, stock records and other corporate documents. We also review and draft contracts, and handle and advise in negotiations, and file trademark applications.

    50 years

WE REPRESENT SMALL COMPANIES, STARTUPS, AND BUSINESS PEOPLE, HELPING YOU TO SOLVE LEGAL PROBLEMS

We practice law in New York City, but consider ourselves old fashioned lawyers, who think about the client first. The most important part of our job is listening to what a client has to say, and giving good advice. Lawyers representing high tech companies in the 21st century can adhere to old fashioned values, and that's what we are about. We work hard to find practical solutions, and to do it with integrity.                                    

Our practice includes: commercial litigation and arbitration, business formation, negotiation, advice, business law, entertainment, corporate, copyright, trademark, internet, First Amendment, air and ocean freight and logistics, and judgment enforcement.

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
2022
Top Contributor 2012
Top Contributor
2012

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Location

The Law Office of Ray Beckerman, PC
108-18 Queens Blvd
Forest Hills, NY, 11375

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
Client's Choice is an Avvo award granted to attorneys with a significant number of client reviews over 4 stars in a given year.
Posted by Mark S | May 30, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Owner
He was easy to reach and responded to our concerns honestly and with expedience. He is clear, sincere and to the point. An attorney with a heart.
Response from Ray Beckerman May 30, 2023
Aw, thank you Mark :) Very kind of you. It has been a privilege to represent you.
Posted by alan | December 2, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
President
Ray has been my attourney for over 50 years. He is responsive, thorough, and reasonably priced. He has always sought to resolve issues in the most cost effective way. I highly recommend him.
Response from Ray Beckerman December 3, 2022
Thank you so much, Alan :) It's actually 43 years, but who's counting? :)
Posted by Justyna | December 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Saved my case and me
I was a 50/50 co-owner with my ex, so after we divorced I searched for an attorney to find a way out of the business. My previous lawyer softly speaking lost my trust; I felt betrayed and devastated; I gave up and was desperate just to find a lawyer to close my lost case! Mr. Beckerman brought my case back to life! and with his friendly and understanding approach he saved also me; Absolutely recommended!!!
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Response from Ray Beckerman December 3, 2022
Thank you so much for your kind words :) I am honored to have been entrusted with your representation.
Posted by anonymous | December 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended!
It was a pleasure working with Ray. He guided me with his sincerity and integrity throughout the whole process. That’s something hard to find in NYC. I felt confident even though it was my first litigation. I’m grateful for his exceptional professionalism and thoughtfulness.
Response from Ray Beckerman December 1, 2022
Thank you so much for your very kind words. Ii appreciate your entrusting me with your representation.
Posted by Nadine | December 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ray Beckerman is a superb attorney
I hired Ray Beckerman to handle a complicated case - a multimillion dollar defamation claim against me that my previous counsel had defaulted on - leading me into bankruptcy. Ray is brilliant and I was lucky to have found him. My situation seemed hopeless - but Ray was able to cut through years of fruitless litigation and thousands of documents generated by previous incompetent attorneys, and, miraculously turn my case around. He later generously used his connections to arrange to have one of the best law firms in America handle my appeal pro bono - and they, in collaboration with Ray, succeeded in getting the judgment against me tossed out on appeal. I owe a debt of gratitude to Ray Beckerman who has revived my faith in lawyers and in humanity. He's an excellent, highly respected lawyer who also happens to be a compassionate and decent human being. Ray is on the side of the angels - and any client would be lucky to have an attorney of his caliber on his or her side.
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Response from Ray Beckerman December 1, 2022
Thank you so much Nadine. I am totally floored by your wonderful review. It was very kind of you!
Posted by Grace | November 30, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
excellent service
As a small business, we don't have the expertise to efficiently go through lengthy legal documents. Ray helps explain the documents in terms I can easily understand. His assessments of cases and advice on how they should progress seem fair, reasonable and practical to implement. With the 2 cases we have ongoing under Ray's guidance, it really help to have someone like Ray on our side.
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Response from Ray Beckerman December 1, 2022
Thank you so much Grace. I am honored. It is a privilege to represent your company.
Posted by Russell | November 30, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Vice President Scanwell Logistics
Ray Beckerman has represented our firm for many years lending legal advice and representing us in litigation. He is knowledgeable, forthright and very fair in his legal assessments and guidance. I have recommended Ray to other people based on his integrity.
Response from Ray Beckerman December 1, 2022
So kind of you Russell, I deeply appreciate it, and I am honored that your company has entrusted me with its representation.
Posted by KAWALJIT | November 30, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
OWNER, HVAC COMPANY
We worked with Ray in the past on few occasions. He was excellent in the services he provided to us. He never disappointed us. Anyone looking for a quick and professional responses/services, Ray is to go with. Highly recommend.
Response from Ray Beckerman November 30, 2022
Thanks you so much :) Greatly appreciated.
Posted by Wanda | November 30, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Director of Administration
We have used Mr. Beckerman's services on many occasions to collect on outstanding debt. He has been extremely successful in doing so. While he uses every resource he can, to complete the task, he doesn't string his client along just to bill hours. He is direct, honest and most importantly, extremely communicative in relaying his progress.
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Response from Ray Beckerman November 30, 2022
Thank you Wanda, greatly appreciated. I am honored that your company has entrusted me with its representation.
Posted by Charles | November 30, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Chief Technology Officer
I have used Ray both in the capacity of my personal lawyer with regards to an LLC venture centering around software Intellectual Property and for our firm. Ray is tenacious , he will leave no stone unturned , he will make sure that there are no holes , and will go the extra mile to actually advise on strategy given his enormous years of experience. I without hesitation can enthusiastically recommend him.
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Response from Ray Beckerman November 30, 2022
Thank you so much Charles, it is an honor to represent you.
Posted by anonymous | November 30, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer
Very professional, very thoughtful, dedicated and knowledgeable. Highly recommended!
Response from Ray Beckerman November 30, 2022
Thank you so much for your kind words L.
Posted by Michael | November 30, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
When you need someone who actually cares
Ray is the best -- thorough, diligent, hard working, careful, well prepared, insightful -- but most importantly he cares. Ray cares about his clients as people. That care is evident in every interaction. Ray cares about issues but its always people first. You cannot do better than to have Ray on your team. He has been my attorney for 27 years.
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Response from Ray Beckerman November 30, 2022
Wow. I am so touched Michael. It has been a great honor to be your attorney these many years.
Posted by Clive | November 30, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A grumpy whizz
Intellectual Property case. Just what I like in a lawyer: not prone to small talk, conscientious, persistent, and capable of grasping quickly the facts that were given to him. However strong you think your case is, you still need a strategy that lays out that strength of position and your opponent's weaknesses and/or lack of credibility. I was particularly impressed by Mr. Beckerman's deposition technique: calm, patient (except with the opposing lawyer's prevarication) and in command of his facts. He also proved to be perfectly capable of setting traps as the terrain permitted, which demonstrated our opponents' lack of veracity.
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Response from Ray Beckerman November 30, 2022
Wow, I am very honored by your kind words and thoughts :) It was a privilege to represent you.
Posted by Russ | November 30, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent, Knowledgeable, Attorney - Highly Recommended!
Ray has helped me with excellent legal advice for my business over the past decade. Notably, he successfully assisted me in defending our business name and reputation on more than one occasion. I highly recommend him. Don't hesitate to hire Ray for your legal needs.
Response from Ray Beckerman November 30, 2022
Thank you so much Russ :) Honored to represent your company :)
Posted by ROBERT | November 30, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Senior staff
Worked with Ray for over 25 years , knowledge of business law up to date and will always direct you the correct path . our corporate attorney for the past and present .
Response from Ray Beckerman November 30, 2022
Thank you Robert :) Very much appreciated
Posted by BRYAN | November 30, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ray Beckerman saved my life for the complicate commercial litigation
Ray Beckerman is our savior. He took our commercial litigation, and he made it amazingly with another level of specialty. We really really appreciate his excellency with great aggressiveness. He is best of the best. All thanks to him.
Response from Ray Beckerman November 30, 2022
I am so honored Bryan. Thank you for entrusting me with your company's representation.
Posted by anonymous | March 16, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great contract related advice from Ray
Ray helped me understand what options I might have with a Statement of Work that I signed right before the COVID-19 issues started affecting client spending. Highly recommend speaking with Ray.
Posted by Loretta | July 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review for Ray Beckerman
I used Mr Beckerman for a copyright case. He did a great job. Thank you so much. Model for professionalism. He is the best of the best.
Posted by Jim | February 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A fabulous attorney and a better person.
After doing a ton of research I decided to reach out to Ray Beckerman to discuss my legal issues. Ray was a top notch professional from the moment he answered the phone, providing me with clear guidance, instruction and past history in resolving similar conflict. He laid out the facts, explained his billing policy and provided me with comfort and assurance during a difficult time. Ray spent a considerable amount of time with me on a single phone call before I even decided to retain him as my attorney. He was readily available and answered any questions that arose during the entire process. In addition he kept me updated on every detail every step of the way. In the end I was overly happy with the final agreement. I walked away extremely pleased and Ray got himself another customer and friend! Thank you Ray.
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Posted by Benjamin | July 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honesty, Integrity, Professionalism and Due Diligence!!!
I was very lucky to have Ray represented me recently in a case. His honesty, integrity, professionalism and expertise to be exceptional. Ray was upfront (very transparent about his service and very reasonable about fee structure) Ray is kinda of “cut the crap” guy; he did’t waste time for the nonsense. He always did his due diligence and kept me informed with every step. Ray took my best interests in my case as first priority. I'm extremely happy with his service and 100% satisfied with the outcome of my case. I highly recommend Ray!!!
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Response from Ray Beckerman July 28, 2016
Thank you very much for your kind words Benjamin, and thank you for entrusting me with your representation.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 420-420 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Law Office of Ray Beckerman PC
  • 2008 - Present
  • Partner
  • Vandenberg & Feliu LLP
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Partner
  • Beldock Levine & Hoffman LLP
  • 2002 - 2006
  • President
  • Ray Beckerman & Associates PC
  • 2002 - 2002
  • Partner
  • Gallet Dreyer & Berkey, LLP
  • 1992 - 2002
  • President
  • Ray Beckerman PC
  • 1983 - 1992
  • Litigation Associate
  • Squadron Ellenoff Plesent & Lehrer
  • 1981 - 1983
  • Litigation Associate
  • Lowey Dannenberg & Knapp
  • 1980 - 1981
  • Litigation Associate
  • Phillips Nizer Benjamin Krim & Ballon
  • 1978 - 1980
  • Student Litigation Associate
  • Phillips Nizer Benjamin Krim & Ballon
  • 1976 - 1978
  • Summer Associate
  • Phillips Nizer Benjamin Krim & Ballon
  • 1976 - 1976
  • Law Clerk
  • Phillips Nizer Benjamin Krim & Ballon
  • 1974 - 1976
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Education

  • St John's University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor - Cum Laude
  • 1978
  • Herbert H. Lehman College
  • A.B
  • 1968

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Patrick Collins, Inc. v. Does 1-45, 12 -cv-3 507 SDNY
  • Our motion was granted and the case was severed and dismissed
  • Capitol Records v ReDigi
  • Court denied plaintiff's motion for preliminary injunction
  • Sinclair v. TubeSockTedD, 2009 US Dist LEXIS 9641 (D.D.C. 2009)
  • Court agreed plaintiff not entitled to my client's identity
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Associations

  • Electronic Frontier Foundation
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Copyright Society of the U.S.A.
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Queens County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2024
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2004
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2003
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2002
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2001
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2000
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1999
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1998
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1997
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1996
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1995
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1994
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1993
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1992
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1991
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1990
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1989
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1988
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1987
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1986
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1985
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1984
  • AV Rated Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1983
  • Cornelius W. Wickersham, Jr. Award in Constitutional Law
  • Federal Bar Council
  • 1978
  • NYJur Award in Business Organizations
  • NY Jurisprudence
  • 1977
  • NYJur Award in Constitutional Law
  • NY Jurisprudence
  • 1977
  • Law Review
  • St. John's University School of Law
  • 1975
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • “Copyright, Culture, and Commerce”
  • Copyright litigation
  • 2013
  • Nassau County Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Committee, Luncheon
  • From VHR to DVR to Remote DVR to Internet. Digitalization has changed everything. Or has it? ABC v. Aereo and the copyright implications of internet streaming of broadcast television
  • 2013
  • Media and Technology Policy-Making in the 21st Century
  • Media and Technology Policy-Making in the 21st Century
  • 2008
  • Copyright issues
  • Recording Industry vs The People
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (31)
Endorse Ray
Business Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Trademark infringement Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He's a respected member of the legal community, and he takes the time to share his expertise. His answers on Avvo demonstrate his legal expertise in the areas he works."
Entertainment Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ray has a wealth of knowledge regarding entertainment law. You cannot go wrong with Ray at your side. He is highly regarded in the Entertainment law community of New York."
Litigation Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Ray Beckerman is well respected by his colleagues and clients. His years of experience have made him in demand for public speaking engagements on legal topics. He is a lawyer who truly cares about your legal matter and who will work hard in representing you."
Business Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Copyright infringement Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've been a long-time follower of Ray's social media presence on copyright, particularly on twitter. He is a knowledgeable attorney, and certainly someone I would feel comfortable turning to for advice on copyright issues."
Communications and media Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Beckerman has been an active Avvo participant who gives consistently correct answers to Avvo askers which are also customized to their individual needs. These qualities make him a perfect option for potential clients."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ray Beckerman is an experienced, knowledgeable and professional attorney, who is passionate about representing his clients. He also has pretty good taste in music!"
Internet Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Ray is a fantastic lawyer, brilliant role model and mensch. He has wonderful ethics. He is the rare attorney who teaches others that being a lawyer is so much more than skill - it's using your abilities to make a positive difference in society. I endorse this lawyer."
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Bankruptcy and debt
Entertainment
Lawsuits and disputes
Computer fraud
Entertainment
Corporate and incorporation
Corporate and incorporation
Civil rights
Contracts and agreements
Copyright infringement
Trademark application
Copyright infringement
Copyright infringement
Copyright infringement
Entertainment
Forest Hills Litigation Lawyer Ray Beckerman
Ray Beckerman
Litigation Attorney
Forest Hills, NY
Licensed for 45 years