New York Commercial Litigation Lawyer
Secured jury verdicts and administrative findings in favor of corporate clients such as Hill & Knowlton, Inc. and Holmes Protection Group, Inc. in employment discrimination cases;
Represented both companies and investors in securities fraud litigations and arbitrations and high profile RICO actions such as those involving Charles Atkins (The Securities Groups litigation)
Handled multi-million dollar disputes arising from corporate acquisitions;
Prosecuted and defended lawsuits and arbitration proceedings arising from employment contracts, including injunction proceedings under non-compete and confidentiality provisions;
Handled media-related arbitrations, commercial real estate disputes, litigation among principals of closely held corporations, and insurance coverage disputes;
Engaged as special litigation counsel to Chapter XI debtors and as counsel to members of Creditors' Committee in major bankruptcies including the LTV Bankruptcy
Mr. Schnapp is known for his ability to effectively conduct appellate practice on behalf of clients. An extraordinary writer, Elliot has briefed and argued at least 50 appeals for clients in the New York State appellate courts and in the Federal Courts of Appeal for the Second, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits.
Elliot has participated both in the cultural and public life of his community. He is an accomplished choral singer, who has worked tirelessly to support non-profit choral groups such as the New Calliope Singers and The Riverside Choral Society. Currently, he has been assisting in the establishment of a non-profit education corporation to launch the first ever recovery high school in New York City.
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.