As a partner in the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice group, Mr. Kanfer handles a broad range of complex commercial matters, including, among others, specialized securities issues, contentious partnership and employment matters, intricate real estate-related disputes, and high profile professional malpractice claims. Mr. Kanfer is intimately involved in devising and implementing the litigation and dispute resolution strategy to protect the interests of the firm’s clients, including Fortune 500 companies, real estate developers, hedge funds and other major financial institutions. Toward that end, Mr. Kanfer has played an integral role in both bench and jury trials, he has conducted mediations, taken and defended depositions and argued numerous substantive and procedural motions before the courts of the State of New York and the Federal Courts that comprise the Second Circuit.
In 2010 and 2011, Mr. Kanfer substantially contributed to the drafting and analysis of the real estate litigation chapter and its pocket part update, set forth in the latest edition of the critically acclaimed multi-volume treatise, Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts, edited by Robert L. Haig. Mr. Kanfer will serve as a co-author of the 2012 version of that chapter.
Mr. Kanfer is a graduate of Union College and Brooklyn Law School. At Brooklyn Law, Mr. Kanfer was an Executive Board Member of the Moot Court Honor Society where he organized and coordinated the Dean Jerome Prince National Evidence Moot Court Competition.
Contractual Indemnities: Key Provisions and Best Practices,
THSH CLE Program, March 6, 2013
Contributor, Chapter 103 "Commercial Real Estate Litigation" 4C Robert L. Haig, Commercial Litigation in New York Courts [3d ed. 2010]
Coauthor, “Time is Money: Contractual Treatments of Delay Damages,” New York Law Journal, (August 29, 2007)
Coauthor, “Protecting Employees’ Constitutional Rights in Governmental Investigations: The U.S. v. Stein Decisions,” NY Litigator, Vol. 12, No. 1, 47-48 (Spring 2007)
Contributor, “Do Unto Others: Be Wary of Violating Employment Contracts,” American Staffing Association Staffing Success Magazine (March/April 2003)