Jeff graduated from Syracuse University College of Law, cum laude,
in 1983. From 1982 to 1983, he was Editor-in-Chief of the Syracuse
Law Review. He is admitted to practice in the states of New York and Connecticut, as well as before the United States
District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Western Districts
of New York, the District of Connecticut, the Second Circuit Court
of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.
His areas of concentration are in litigation (both at the trial and the appellate levels, in federal and state courts) and counseling, particularly relating to disputes involving commercial and corporate contracts, Uniform Commercial Code, intellectual property, loan transactions, corporation-shareholder relations, employer-employee relations, and creditors’ rights under fraudulent conveyance laws.
Jeff has written articles for a number of legal publications, including the New York State Bar Journal, the Connecticut Lawyer, Warren's Weed on New York Real Property, and the Syracuse Law Review. His essay entitled "Reconciling the War on Terrorism With the U.S. Constitution" was included as a chapter in the book "Perspectives on 9/11" (Greenwood Publishing Group 2004). In addition, he is a member of the New York State Bar Association (Commercial and Federal Litigation Section, and former Chair of the Committee on Federal Constitution and Legislation), the New York County Lawyers’ Association (Committees on Federal Courts and New York State Supreme Court), and the Connecticut Bar Association (Litigation Section, and serving on the Editorial Board of the "Connecticut Lawyer" publication). He is also a Fellow of the New York Bar Foundation.
focus of my work is helping business men and women avoid or resolve
disputes. Sometimes, that involves litigation or arbitration,
and sometimes it involves informal negotiation or mediation. Ultimately,
it involves helping people resolve conflicts that, for whatever
reason, they have been unable to resolve on their own. What’s
unique about my approach is that I strive to integrate into the
practice of law my belief that the key to conflict avoidance and
resolution is effective communication.”
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