Alan, a founding member of SKD, concentrates his efforts in the firm’s business practice and business litigation groups.  His broad experience on the business/commercial side of the law, negotiating, structuring and drafting business transactions and litigating commercial disputes, provides him with unique perspective and business acumen.  With Alan’s pragmatic approach to business issues, he often finds himself providing the firm’s clients with not only legal representation, but business advice as well.  

 

On the transactional side, Alan regularly handles acquisitions, business formation and structuring, joint ventures and strategic alliances, corporate governance, copyright and trademark licensing and all forms of contract drafting and negotiating.

 

In addition to his transactional work, Alan has significant experience in all phases of litigation in both the state and federal courts and regularly counsels the firm’s clients on litigation strategy.  He has litigated diverse and significant matters, including those involving: First Amendment, trademark and copyright issues; UCC secured transactions; breach of contract; debtor/creditor rights; insurance coverage; professional liability; and rights and obligations under New York’s Religious Corporation Law.

Alan G. Katz

Professional Recognition

 

▪    Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorney

 

Professional Leadership

 

▪    General Editor for Lawyers Cooperative Publishing, New York

      Litigation Form

 

 

Education

 

▪    New England School of Law, J.D. cum laude 1982

 

▪    University of Maryland, 1979

 

Bar Admissions

 

▪    New York, 1983

 

Court Admissions

 

▪    United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

 

▪    United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

 

▪    United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

 

REPORTED COURT DECISIONS

Pullano v. Chrysler Corp., 

2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 131457 (W.D.N.Y. 2009)

 

Wong v. Marriott Hotel Svcs., Inc.

2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 124740 (E.D.N.Y. 2009)

 

Gluck v. Chevre Liady Nusach Hoary,

25 Misc.3d 1208(A), 901 N.Y.S.2d 899 (Sup. Ct., Rockland Cty. 2007); aff’d, 55 A.D.3d 668, 865 N.Y.S.2d 356 (2d Dep’t 2008)

 

Gersten v. Boos,

57 A.D.3d 475,  870 N.Y.S.2d 56 (2d Dep’t 2008)

 

Gluck v. Chevre Liady Nusach Hoary, 

55 A.D.3d 668, 865 N.Y.S.2d 356 (2d Dep’t 2008)

 

TPZ Corp. v. Winant Place Assoc., 

308 A.D.2d 577, 764 N.Y.S.2d 868 (2d Dep’t 2003)

 

Feeney v. City of New York,

255 A.D.2d 483, 680 N.Y.S.2d 646 (2d Dep’t 1998)

 

Vacco v. Alamo Rent A Car, Inc.,

174 Misc.2d 501, 664 N.Y.S.2d 714 (Sup. Ct., N.Y. Cty. 1997)

 

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