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Ariel Berschadsky has extensive experience litigating commercial disputes on behalf of companies and individuals in the New York City and State Courts, the Federal Courts of the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and in arbitral forums such as the American Arbitration Association and JAMS. He is also admitted to practice law in New Jersey, and has served as an arbitrator for FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) for the last 20 years. Some representative examples of this firm’s work include:


Obtained Appellate Division reversal of trial court's denial of Motion for Summary Judgment, resulting in dismissal of the remaining causes of action by which construction company improperly sought $657,000 in damages against this firm's client, a real estate developer. (Fortuna Design & Construction, Inc. v. 888 Crescent, LLC et al., 2nd Dept., Index #2021-07845; Fortuna Design & Construction, Inc. v. 888 Crescent, LLC et al., NYS Supreme Court, Queens Cty, Index #702468/20)

Represented law firm in dispute with former client over $63,800 in unpaid legal fees. Settled after depositions. (Halloran & Sage LLP v. Nihit Hemant Mody, NYS Supreme Court, Queens Cty, Index #717633/17)

Won motion for summary judgment on behalf of importer in its $350,000 lawsuit against textile distributor and its guarantor, alleging breach of contract and account stated. (Daewoo International (America) Corp. v. Phanny Silk Group Inc. and Munchies of Hong Kong, Ltd., NYS Supreme Court, NY Cty, Index #602978/09)

Successfully represented computer cable installer in various breach of contract disputes based on the defendants’ failure to pay for services. (Cable Solutions, Inc. v. Brookdale University Hospital & Medical Center, NYC Civil, Kings Cty, Index #23848-cv-2014; Cable Solutions, Inc. v. Lee's Art Shop, Inc., NYC Civil, NY Cty, Index #012855-cv-2003); Cable Solutions, Inc. v. County of Nassau, Nassau Cty District Court, Index #5024/03)

Represented reality show cast member – the original “Culture Guy” on the TV show “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” – against his former employer in this breach of contract lawsuit for terminating his employment without paying for the remainder of the production year. Settled. (James Adam Blaire Boone v. The Queer Eye, LLC, US District Court, Southern District of New York, Case #03-cv-4996)

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