John H. Reichman
John H. Reichman has been a partner in our Litigation Department since 1990, specializing in commercial, construction and real estate litigation. He has had substantial success litigating matters relating to business torts (fraud, appropriation of business opportunities, commercial disparagement), complex construction disputes, real estate, professional malpractice and shareholder disputes in closely-held companies. Mr. Reichman has represented companies such as Wal-Mart, the Related Companies, L.P., and AvalonBay Communities, Inc. Other lawyers also turn to him when they are sued. Mr. Reichman was named a 2012 New York Super Lawyer.
The results Mr. Reichman has achieved are reflected in numerous reported and unreported decisions including the following:
- -Arabesque Recordings LLC v. Capacity LLC, (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 2011) (Justice Bransten) (After obtaining dismissal of all claims, the Court issued a landmark decision for the Commercial Divsion awarding our client all legal costs for preparing and conducting the trial);
- -Barasch v. Williams Real Estate Co., 33 Misc.3d 1219(A), 2011 WL 5386252 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 2011) (Justice Fried)(Client awarded appraisal rights and the right to receive fair value for her shares in prominent NYC real estate firm);
- -Cadogan Management, LLC v. Wright, Index No. 10246109 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 2011) (Justice Ling-Cohen) (Obtained judgment after trial against principal contractor on the grounds of fraud and piercing the corporate veil);
- -Covizon, LLC v. Garden of Eden Wholesale Inc. LLC, (Kings Co. 2010) (Obtained dismissal of summary proceeding brought against well known New York retailer);
- Whitestone-Triangle, L.P. v. Triangle Plaza II, 9 Misc.3d 1129(A), 862 N.Y.S.2d 812 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 2005) (Justice Fried) (Obtained judgment for specific performance with respect to right of first refusal to purchase interest in a shopping center);
- Whitestone-Triangle, L.P. v. Triangle Plaza II, 2006 WL 6109263 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 2006) (Justice Fried) (Awarding client damages for failure to comply with right of first refusal provision in LLC agreement);
- - Carlingford Center Point Associates v. MR Realty Associates, LP, 4 A.D.2d 179, 772 N.Y.S.2d 273 (1st Dept. 2004) (Obtained dismissal of breach of fiduciary duty and contract claims brought against major New Jersey developer);
- - WPA/Partners LLC v. Port Imperial Ferry Corp., 307 A.D.2d 234, 763 N.Y.S.2d 266 (1st Dept. 2003) (Successfully represented leaseholder/developer in stopping eviction after prior counsel had not obtained this relief at the trial court. Widely discussed opinion broke new ground with respect to Yellowstone Injunctions.);
- - Bykowksy v. Eskenazi, 2 A.D. 115, 769 N.Y.S.2d 216 (1st Dept. 2003) (represented Basketball City entities in defending breach of contract claims);
- - New Pentax Film, Inc. v. Trans World Airlines, 936 F. Supp. 142 (S.D.N.Y. 1996) (Represented Italian movie producer with respect to airline's loss of film to be shown at international film festival. Decision favorably decided issue of first impression with respect to tolling periods in claims brought under the Warsaw Convention);
- - Branciforte v. Levey, 222 A.D.2d 276, 635 N.Y.S.2d 22 (1st Dept. 1995) (Obtained $1,300,000 arbitration award arising from diversion of corporate assets and corporate opportunities. Decision confirmed arbitration award);
- - Solow v. Delit, 1993 WL 322838, RICO Bus. Disp. Guide 8376 (S.D.N.Y. 1993) (Retained by defendant law firm after District Court denied firm's motion for summary judgment to dismiss RICO claims. Successfully moved for reargument and for dismissal of all claims against the firm);
- - 600 West 115th Street Corp. v. Von Gutfeld, 80 N.Y.2d 130, 589 N.Y.S.2d 825 (1992) (Successfully argued to the Court of Appeals that client's statements, made during public hearing, are entitled to First Amendment protection);
- - BBS Norwalk One, Inc. v. Raccolta, Inc., 117 F.3d 674 (2d Cir. June 26, 1997) (Represented office building owner in reversing judgment which had been entered when client was represented by prior counsel. Opinion established new limits regarding the use of arbitration awards for collateral estoppel purposes);
- - AFN, Inc. v. Schlott, Inc., 798 F.Supp. 219 (D.N.J. 1992) (Successfully represented developer of computerized loan origination system against defendant real estate company for breach of license agreement);
- - Stern v. Grossman, Fed. Sec. L. Rep. P95, 756 (S.D.N.Y. 1990) (Represented defendants in securities fraud action. Obtained dismissal of action);
- - In Re Wedtech, numerous reported cases including Wedtech v. Nofziger, 88 B.R. 619 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. 1988) (Lead counsel in series of actions brought against politicians and former officers and directors of Wedtech. Obtained $3,000,000 judgment against former Congressman Mario Biaggi);
- - Cohen v. Goodfriend, 655 F.Supp. 152 (E.D.N.Y. 1987) (Represented plaintiff in accountants' malpractice and securities fraud action. Obtained judgment equal to 125%.of client's investment).
Mr. Reichman is a 1973 graduate of Oberlin College and a 1977 graduate of New York University Law School. At NYU, Mr. Reichman was awarded the Anne Petluck Poses Memorial Prize for his outstanding work. Mr. Reichman was admitted to the New York bar in 1978 and the New Jersey bar in 1984. Mr. Reichman is an officer and trustee of the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey, a foundation with assets of more than $150 million; and the former Chairman of the Township of Montclair's Capital Finance Committee. He is also a certified mediator and used by the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court in New York and Kings Counties to mediate commercial disputes.