The firm will focus on real estate and commercial litigation, real estate transactions, immigration, trusts and estates, bankruptcy, and consumer rights litigation.
Servicing all of New York City, Long Island and Westchester County, the office consists of nine attorneys, 15 support staff, and associates in other offices.
Partners Alexander Shiryak, Dustin Bowman, Mark Anderson, Preet Gill and Alexander Kadochnikov each bring their own expertise to the firm.
Shiryak has nearly 20 years of experience in commercial and residential real estate. His clients range from first-time homebuyers to sophisticated investors. Last year, he represented homeowners in nearly 500 real estate transactions.
For 15 years, Bowman has focused on real estate property litigation including landlord-tenant matters, foreclosure defense, family law and divorce.
“Transparency and responsiveness is key. Too often lawyers over complicate things or are not accessible,” Bowman said. “We tell our clients exactly what's going to happen and try to achieve that goal as quickly as possible.
“There are few things more satisfying than meeting someone with a problem and being able to give them a direct solution,” Bowman added. “We’re always in favor of quick resolutions, but if the other side wants to be a bully, we’re happy to put them in their place.”
With a focus on commercial litigation, business and commercial real estate transactions, Kadochnikov has represented clients in matters such as breach of contract issues, breach of fiduciary duty and coop shareholder disputes.
He’s also had cases involving multi-million dollar construction disputes, and serves as general counsel for numerous local businesses.
Anderson’s expertise lies in residential and commercial litigation matters such as foreclosure defense, bankruptcy, consumer collections actions, and landlord-tenant matters.
Last year, he helped clients recover over $10 million in home equity in litigation involving negligent mortgage lenders and servicers.
“We’re a pretty dynamic group,” Anderson said. “We’re transparent and realistic, we tell people exactly what to expect.”
He added that if they don’t think someone can benefit from their services after the initial free consultation, they won’t take the case.
Gill, an elected state delegate for the Women’s Bar Association of New York, handles immigration law, civil litigation and estate planning.
“As I work on immigration, a lot of people come to me saying that they want to file for asylum,” Gill said. “I have to turn a lot of people away because it’s not a case they’re going to win. I tell them it’s a waste of their money and let’s try to do something different.”
By being truthful with potential clients, Gill has seen her clientele increase from referrals.
“There are a lot of lawyers that would probably just take the case so they can make money,” Anderson added. “But we’re more trusting, which lawyers should be.”