Ariel Berschadsky has extensive experience litigating contract and other commercial disputes on behalf of companies and individuals in the New York State and City Courts, the Federal Courts of the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and in various arbitral forums such as the American Arbitration Association. He is also admitted to practice law in New Jersey, and regularly serves as an arbitrator for FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) in New York and New Jersey.
Some representative examples of this firm’s work include:
Defended technology consulting firm against alleged breach of non-disclosure agreement, defeating this claim and winning summary judgment on counter-motion for failure to pay for services rendered. [Wardenclyffe v. Czetwertynski & Disciple Films, NYS Supreme Ct., NY Cty. (151631/12)]
- Represented Daewoo International (America) Corp. (“DWIAC”) in its $350,000 lawsuit against a textile distributor, alleging breach of contract and account stated. Won Motion for Summary Judgment. [DWIAC v. Phanny Silk Group & Munchies of Hong Kong, NYS Supreme Ct., NY Cty. (602978/09)]
- Represented clothing retailer in its $20,000 lawsuit against a web designer over work paid for but allegedly not performed. Case settled during oral argument on Motion to Dismiss defendant’s counterclaims.
- Represented Cable Solutions, Inc. (“CSI”), a New Jersey-based computer cable installer, in various breach of contract disputes based on the defendants’ failure to pay for services provided: (1) CSI v. Medisys Health Network, NYS Supreme Ct., Queens Cty. (30023/02); (2) CSI v. Nassau Cty., First District Civil (5024/03) (defeated Nassau County’s motion to dismiss based on expiration of statute of limitations by arguing that letter from Nassau County revived the debt); and (3) CSI v. Lee’s Art Shop, NYC Civil Ct., NY Cty. (12855/03). Cases settled.
- Represented Blair Boone, the original “Culture Guy” on the television show “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy,” against his former employer, Queer Eye LLC, which had allegedly breached its contract with Mr. Boone by terminating him without paying him for the remainder of the production year, as required by the employment agreement it itself had drafted. Lawsuit was brought in federal court and settled shortly thereafter. [Boone v. The Queer Eye, SDNY (4996/03)]