Stephen J. GinsbergPartner
Stephen J. Ginsberg, a litigation partner at the Firm, represents clients in complex commercial litigation. He has successfully resolved disputes in Federal and State Courts, and before arbitration panels, involving corporate governance, the RICO Act, breach of contract, fraud, trusts and estates, real estate and construction, employment, and the FLSA and NYLL. Mr. Ginsberg has extensive litigation and arbitration experience at all stages of the legal process, including strategy development, provisional/emergency relief (including temporary restraining orders, preliminary injunctions, and the seizure of assets), and representing clients at mediation, in settlement negotiations, and at trial. Mr. Ginsberg currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Federal Procedure Committee of the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section of the New York State Bar Association.
Using both his business and legal acumen, Mr. Ginsberg also regularly serves as outside counsel to a variety of technology, plumbing and electrical supply and distribution, real estate, and retail companies, restaurants, automobile dealerships, aesthetic equipment manufacturers and distributors, and not-for-profit organizations. In that capacity, he provides advice to his clients on legal matters relating to the formation, structuring and governance of entities; negotiation and documentation of contracts; purchase, sale and leasing of real estate; intellectual property; employment law; mergers and acquisitions; and dispute resolution and litigation. Mr. Ginsberg also assists his clients with the planning and administration of their estates.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Ginsberg was associated with a law firm in New York City focusing on real estate and interned for the Honorable Justice Stephen A. Bucaria in the New York Supreme Court, County of Nassau. During law school, he worked in Merrill Lynch’s anti-money laundering department.
Represented the General Manager and 10% owner of one of the largest automobile dealerships in Staten Island in a AAA Arbitration in a dispute with the majority owners concerning our client’s buy-out and post-termination rights. After a six-day trial, the Arbitrator ruled in favor of our client and issued a significant award to him.
Represented a 50% owner of a licensed home care services agency in a lawsuit with the other 50% owner of it, based upon allegations that our client breached his fiduciary duties and operating agreement. After our client defeated two motions for preliminary injunctive relief, was awarded advancement of his legal fees during the pendency of the lawsuit, obtained dismissal of 10 out of 11 claims, and filed a motion to hold our adversary in contempt, the lawsuit settled on very favorable terms for our client.
Obtained a highly favorable settlement for our client, a brokerage firm, in a FINRA Arbitration initiated by a competing brokerage firm seeking more than $5,000,000 in damages, based upon allegations that our client unlawfully raided claimant’s employees, interfered with contractual agreements between claimant and its employees, and misappropriated claimant’s trade secrets. After we filed a motion to dismiss with the FINRA Arbitration Panel, but before the FINRA Arbitration Panel could rule on it, claimant proposed a very favorable settlement offer to our client, which our client accepted, resolving the parties’ dispute.
Prevailed in a FINRA Arbitration, after a full day arbitration hearing, resulting in the expungement of two separate customer complaints against our client, a financial advisor at a major investment banking and brokerage firm.
New York Law School, J.D. 2005 cum laude
Florida Atlantic University, M.B.A. 2001
The University of Michigan, B.A. 2000
Mr. Ginsberg is admitted to practice in New York. He is also admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
Mr. Ginsberg is an active member of the Nassau County Bar Association and New York State Bar Association, having lectured on topics and authored articles that include e-discovery, expert witness discovery, privilege logs, invocation of the 5th Amendment privilege, remote depositions, the validity of mandatory arbitration provisions, and Federal Rule 19. He is involved in a variety of charitable organizations in New York City and on Long Island involving Multiple Sclerosis. Mr. Ginsberg currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Multiple Sclerosis Society (Greater New York City-Long Island Chapter) and in the past served on the Board of Directors of the Tisch MS Research Center of New York.
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