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Mark Walfish

Partner

Litigation

Mark Walfish

Biography

Mark Walfish has been with the firm’s litigation department since 1979.

Mark has tried complex commercial cases in state and federal courts in New York and throughout the country, and in various arbitration tribunals. He also has had a broad ranging appellate practice. Mark’s experience encompasses the gamut of commercial disputes. He has represented numerous real estate developers in all manner of litigation and, additionally, he has wide experience in litigating to conclusion or otherwise resolving employment disputes, including employment discrimination, the UCC, and business fraud and other business torts. He has also served in the past as an arbitrator for the Commercial Arbitration Tribunal of the American Arbitration Association.

Mark has been extensively involved in the past with the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, where he has served as Chair of the Committee on the New York City Civil Courts, Secretary of the Arbitration Committee, member of the Committee on Discipline, and member of the Committee on State Courts of Superior Jurisdiction.

Publications & Representative Reported Cases

Karpen v. Golden Jubilee Realty, LLC, 157 A.D.3d 779, 66 N.Y.S.3d 898 (2d Dept. 2018)

Board of Managers of 325 Fifth Avenue Condominium v. Continental Residential Holdings LLC, 149 A.D.3d 472, 52 N.Y.S.3d 44 (1st Dept. 2017)

Little Cherry, LLC v. Two Bridgeset Housing Development Fund, 146 A.D.3d 714, 45 N.Y.S.3d 472 (1st Dept. 2017)

Katan Group v. CPC Resources, 127 A.D.3d 550, 8 N.Y.S.2d 64 (1st Dept. 2015)

MG West 100 LLC v. St. Michael’s Church, 43 Misc. 3d 1231(A) (Sup. Ct. N.Y.Co. 2014), aff’d, 127 A.D.3d 624 (1st Dept. 2015)

Bacolitsas v. 86th & 3rd Owner, LLC, 702 F.3d 673 (2d Cir. 2012)

Violin Entertainment Acquisition v. Virgin Entertainment Holdings, 59 A.D.3d 171, 871 N.Y.S.2d 613 (1st Dept. 2009)

Strauss v. Strategic Development Concepts, Inc., et. al., 2006 N.Y. Misc. LEXIS 10 (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co. 2006)

Awarding Attorneys’ Fees and Liquidated Damages, New York Law Journal, March 28, 2000

Daley v. The Related Companies, 236 A.D.2d 340, 655 N.Y.S.2d 334 (1st Dept. 1997) (affirming judgment of lower court rendered after 13-day trial)

SCP (Bermuda), Inc. v. Bermudatel Ltd., 89 N.Y.2d 815, 659 N.Y.S.2d 856 (1997) (after client’s loss below, we were retained as new counsel and secured leave to appeal directly to the Court of Appeals, resulting in an extremely favorable settlement)

Kramer v. Miller, 1997 U.S. Dist. Lexis 11944 (S.D.N.Y. 1997)

Daley v. The Related Companies, 213 A.D.2d 205, 623 N.Y.S.2d 248 (1st Dept. 1995)

National States Electric Corp. v. LFO Construction Corp., 203 A.D.2d 49, 609 N.Y.S.2d 900 (1st Dept. 1994)

Summit Tax Exempt L.P. II v. Berman, et al., 1989 U.S. Dist. Lexis 8312 (S.D.N.Y. 1989)

La Delite, Ltd. v. Chipwich, Inc., 691 F. Supp. 613 (E.D.N.Y. 1988)

Friedman v. Carey Press Corporation, 117 A.D.2d 568, 498 N.Y.S.2d 839 (1st Dept. 1986)

DeLuise v. Gliedman, 65 N.Y.2d 916, 493 N.Y.S.2d 456 (1985)

Elyachar v. Gerel Corp., 583 F. Supp. 907 (S.D.N.Y. 1984)

Edelson v. Quad Systems, 1984 U.S. Dist. Lexis 17727 (S.D.N.Y. 1984)

LaScala v. D’Angelo, et al., 104 A.D.2d 930, 480 N.Y.S.2d 546 (2d Dept. 1984)

Mindoro Realty, Inc. v. 425 West End Avenue Co., 86 A.D.2d 585, 446 N.Y.S.2d 316 (1st Dept. 1982)

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