I have more than twenty years experience in commercial litigation, commercial arbitration and international arbitration and mediation. I have represented major corporations in arbitration internationally.
Keenan Law Centre, P.C., Hamburg, NY, and Toronto, Canada, 12/2013-Present Shareholder 3/2006-8/2010
Supervise and conduct all litigation for boutique law firm with emphasis on complex civil and corporate disputes, commercial arbitrations, mediations and litigation both nationally and internationally; appear in numerous cross-border bankruptcy matters in both Canada and U.S; Expertise in cross-border commercial transactions including negotiating, drafting and review of international contracts involving Canada, Europe, Middle East and Asia; act as in-house counsel for corporation operating nationally in the food service industry.
Colucci & Gallaher, P.C., Buffalo, NY 9/2010-12/2013 Special Counsel
Sole responsibility for representation of multiple manufacturers in commercial customs matters and various clients in various U.S. District courts from intake through trial and/or appeal; and, for taking and perfecting appeals at state level and federal level. Representation of New York Public Benefit Hospital Corporation on numerous matters.
Lipsitz, Green, Fahringer, Roll, Salisbury & Cambria, LLP, Buffalo, NY, 5/2004-3/2006 Senior Associate Attorney
Conduct bicoastal commercial litigation practice for international corporations concentrating on federal courts with division of time between New York and California for a 65 attorney firm; represented professionals in business disputes involving all types of corporate forms; responsible for commercial arbitrations both international and domestic from intake through hearing and post-hearing briefing.
Menter, Rudin & Trivelpiece, P.C., Syracuse, NY, 3/2000-11/2002 Associate Attorney
Represented national corporations with multi-million dollar commercial claims for a boutique practice law firm with 28 attorneys; exercise complete independence in handling most cases; consistently ranked as firm’s highest billing and billing realization associate attorney; experience dealing with U.C.C matters; responsible for negotiating, drafting and reviewing contracts for major construction projects throughout Upstate New York; litigation and trial experience in state and federal courts; responsible for review, management and litigation of problematic commercial litigation matters.
Case & Leader LLP, Gouverneur, NY, 9/1999-3/2000 Associate Attorney
Handled matters involving civil litigation, criminal defense and family law issues.