John H. ReichmanPartner

    John H. Reichman

    John H. Reichman specializes in commercial and first amendment litigation and partnership disputes.  He is a seasoned and dedicated trial attorney who consistently obtains successful and, in some cases, unprecedented results for his clients.  John has successfully litigated  and negotiated  resolutions  of shareholder, partnership and member disputes in closely held companies; obtained landmark first amendment rulings in the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts and the New York Court of Appeals; achieved substantial recoveries for clients in business tort cases (fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, appropriation of business opportunities); and vigorously defended  limited liability members and corporate officers in a wide variety of business matters.

    Representative Cases

    Cardno ChemRisk LLC v. Foytlin, 476 Mass. 479 (2017)  (landmark case establishing first amendment protections for bloggers/journalists under Massachusetts anti-SLAPP statute).  

    Arabesque Recordings LLC v. Capacity LLC, (2013 WL 606036) (obtained dismissal of all claims and an unprecedented award of attorney’s fees for client).

    Barasch v. Williams Real Estate Co., 33 Misc.3d 1219(A), 2011 WL 5386252 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 2011) (client awarded appraisal rights and the right to receive fair value for her shares in prominent NYC real estate firm).

    Whitestone-Triangle, L.P. v. Triangle Plaza II, 862 N.Y.S.2d 812 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 2005) (obtained judgment for specific performance with respect to right to purchase interest in a shopping center).

    Carlingford Center Point Associates v. MR Realty Associates, LP, 4 A.D.2d 179 (1st Dept. 2004) (obtained dismissal of breach of fiduciary duty and contract claims brought against major New Jersey developer).

    Branciforte v. Levey, 222 A.D.2d 276 (1st Dept. 1995) (obtained $1,300,000 arbitration award arising from diversion of corporate assets and corporate opportunities).

    600 West 115th Street Corp. v. Von Gutfeld, 80 N.Y.2d 130 (1992) (landmark decision establishing that statements made during public hearing are entitled to First Amendment protection).

    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, which included obtaining $3,000,000 judgment against former Congressman Mari Biaggi).

    Cohen v. Goodfriend, 655 F.Supp. 152 (E.D.N.Y. 1987) (obtained judgment equal to 125% of client’s investment in securities fraud action).

    Honors/Awards

    New York University School of Law, Anna Petluck Poses Prize

    John H. Reichman
    Partner
    Litigation Department
    reichman@wmllp.com
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    Tel: (212)909-9527
    Fax: (212)909-9430

    Education
    New York University, J.D.
    Oberlin College, B.A.

    Admissions
    New York
    New Jersey

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