Congrats to Peter on his recent victory in the Appellate Division, Second Department! We represented a commercial landlord that was sued by one of its tenants for breach of the tenant’s lease. The matter was settled in the trial court with no monetary payment by the landlord, but the tenant later filed a motion claiming that it was entitled to an award of attorneys’ fees. Prior to the settlement, the tenant’s claim for attorneys’ fees had been dismissed by the trial court because the lease did not allow the tenant to recover attorneys’ fees from the landlord, but in a bid to recover its litigation costs and fees, the tenant filed a motion claiming that the landlord acted frivolously when it made certain denials in its answer to the tenant’s lawsuit. The trial court denied the tenant’s motion, and on appeal, the Second Department affirmed the denial of attorneys’ fees to the tenant, finding that the landlord’s answer to the lawsuit pleaded a viable legal theory of defense and that the landlord did not act frivolously defending the case.
For much of the past decade, Jeff has been recognized annually by his peers as a New York “Super Lawyer”
Bob is an experienced class action lawyer, who has achieved hundreds of millions of dollars in recoveries for aggrieved
Peter graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and received his law degree from Tulane University School of Law
Lindsey Leibowitz, Of Counsel, is an experienced Intellectual Property lawyer specializing in trademark and copyright
Myles Bartley is a seasoned litigator who has successfully tried cases in state and federal courts across the country
Amber Wallace is an experienced complex commercial litigator and a perennial Super Lawyers “Rising Star.