Dani Schwartz is a litigator, arbitrator, and mediator noted for crafting creative strategies and solutions to challenging legal problems. His practice focuses on complex real estate and business disputes and appeals. Dani also arbitrates cases for the American Arbitration Association and FINRA, is the co-chair of the New York State Bar Association’s Arbitration Committee, and is eligible for appointment as a receiver in New York state court actions.
Dani has recovered more than $150 million for his clients, and is particularly skilled at transforming complex business disputes into clear, compelling stories to achieve his clients’ objectives. He brings innovative thinking to every situation, and has litigated cutting edge cases and appeals and made new law favorable to his clients. For example, he obtained a court order directing a New York state agency to pay his client’s legal fees, the first decision of its kind in the agency’s 70+ year history. In defending a dispute over development plans between neighboring property owners, Dani’s legal maneuvering drove the adverse owner to abandon its plans and sell its building. A skilled negotiator, Dani has also obtained many victories for his clients at the settlement table, without the need for lengthy litigation.
Dani handles the full range of real estate disputes, including commercial landlord/tenant matters; condominium and cooperative matters; commercial mortgage foreclosure (lender and borrower side); development disputes; access disputes (including RPAPL 881 proceedings); breach of contract, fraud, fiduciary duty claims and business disputes; and Yellowstone injunctions and Article 78 proceedings.
Teaching/Public Speaking Engagements
American Arbitration Association
New York City Bar Association
“May a Tenant File a Notice of Pendency?” New York Law Journal (June 28, 2017)
“RPAPL § 881: Litigating Access to Neighboring Property,” New York Law Journal (May 16, 2016)
“Open Issues in RPAPL § 881 Litigation: Accessing Neighboring Property,” New York Law Journal (April 19, 2016)