Andy is a commercial litigator and a real estate transactional attorney.
Andy’s litigation work is primarily focused on pre- and post-judgment collections practice for the State Insurance Fund. Andy also represents small businesses and individuals in a range of general and commercial litigation matters, including landlord/tenant disputes, Surrogate’s Court cases, mortgage foreclosure defense, condo/co-op lien foreclosures, and business divorce cases. Additionally, he handles general condo/co-op board representation and purchase and sale transactions.
Andy was formerly the Deputy Bureau Chief of the New York State Attorney General’s Real Estate Finance Bureau, where he litigated Martin Act securities fraud cases in the context of condo and co-op offerings.
Saved a popular Williamsburg nightclub from lease termination and eviction by obtaining a Yellowstone injunction, even after the Appellate Division had ruled in the same case that the club should not get a Yellowstone.
Recovered a six-figure settlement in a matter relating to the theft of a customer's investment funds by a pair of unscrupulous home health care aides, and in conjunction with the District Attorney’s Office obtained prison time for one of the culprits.
Recovered a six-figure settlement for a client whose judgment debtor attempted to avoid paying the judgment by closing for business, transferring its assets to a new entity, and leaving the state.
Recovered a six-figure settlement for a tenant who had been wrongfully evicted by the owner of his condominium apartment.
As part of the Attorney General’s Office, successfully defended the New York State Senate’s dismissal of one of its members for committing domestic violence.
Areas of Practice
Commercial Litigation/Real Estate Transactions
Rutgers Law School, J.D., 2002
Colgate University, B.A., Political Science, 1999
New York State
New York State Attorney General’s Special Recognition Award, 2010
Louis J. Lefkowitz Memorial Award, 2008
New York State Bar Association, Real Property Section, Condo and Co-op Committee