New York Intellectual Property Litigation Lawyer
and internet), defamation law, commercial litigation, constitutional rights, civil appeals, media and
communications, and real estate. Highly skilled in drafting transaction documents, pleadings,
motions, memoranda and appellate briefs, and conducting discovery, depositions, jury and nonjury trials and administrative hearings in state and federal courts and agencies. Briefed and argued
more than twenty-five appeals in the New York State Court of Appeals, three Appellate Divisions
and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and twice petitioned for a writ of certiorari
in the U.S. Supreme Court. Recognized by Super Lawyers since 2015. Near-fluent in reading,
writing and speaking French. Widely traveled in Europe and Asia.
How do I choose a lawyer?
Consider the following:
- Comfort Level
- - Are you comfortable telling the lawyer personal information? Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?
- - How long has the lawyer been in practice? Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?
- - How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee? Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?
- - Is the lawyer's office conveniently located?
Not sure what questions to ask a lawyer?
Here are a few to get you started:
- How long have you been in practice?
- How many cases like mine have you handled?
- How often do you settle cases out of court?
- What are your fees and costs?
- What are the next steps?
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- Ensure the attorney is currently licensed to practice in your state
- Gain an understanding of his or her historical disciplinary record, if any.
- Determine the seriousness of complaints/issues which could range from late bar fees to more serious issues requiring disciplinary action.