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Michael J. Antongiovanni

Garden City, Long Island, NY

Direct: (516) 592-5735
Fax: (516) 741-6706
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POSITION

Member

PRACTICE AREAS

Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Real Estate Law

EDUCATION

Tulane Law School, J.D., 2003 State University of New York Binghamton, B.A., 2000 Cum Laude

MEMBERSHIPS

Nassau County Bar Association, Commercial Litigation Committee
New York State Bar Association, Commercial and Federal Litigation Section
Long Island Association, Young Professionals Committee

ADMISSIONS

New York
New Jersey
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

Michael J. Antongiovanni is a Member of Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C. and is in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice group where he represents a broad array of clients, ranging from individuals and professionals to small businesses and large, international companies. Mr. Antongiovanni handles all types of civil disputes, including business disputes, breach of contract claims, residential and commercial real estate matters, shareholder and partnership disputes, employment matters, unfair competition, fraud, construction law, broker-commission claims, business torts and other civil claims. Mr. Antongiovanni is the Member in charge of Real Estate Litigation at the firm.

Mr. Antongiovanni focuses closely on his clients’ objectives and devises strategies designed to achieve those objectives effectively and efficiently. He is a proven litigator with considerable experience in all phases of litigation, trial and appeal.

From 2013-2021, Mr. Antongiovanni was named to the New York Super Lawyers list, which recognizes no more than 5 percent of outstanding lawyers in each state from more than 70 practice areas, who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Notable experience includes:

  • Successfully defended and resolved $26 million claim against corporate client stemming from an acquisition of a business and alleged breach of an asset purchase agreement
  • Successfully litigated fraudulent conveyance action on behalf of creditor-client resulting in the rescission of several multi-million dollar transactions
  • Successfully represented client in obtaining judgment declaring the validity of a contested lease and easement agreement
  • Successfully represented a pair of private lenders through litigation and appeal in establishing the validity of $4 million in mortgage loans to a limited liability company in the face of claims and defenses of alleged lack of authority and fraud
  • Obtained favorable resolution for a limited liability company involving multi-state litigations against former officer who usurped several millions of dollars in corporate business opportunities and assets
  • Obtained favorable resolution for corporate shareholder-client in claims against his fellow shareholder for diverting and converting over $1 million in shareholder equity and company revenue
  • Successfully defended a corporate client, through litigation and appeal, against a national real estate developer’s breach of real estate sales contract claim and assisted client in retaining $1 million contract deposit as liquidated damages
  • Obtained favorable resolution for two companies in a multi-state litigation against a minority owner and employee, who was secretly competing against the companies in violation of his fiduciary duties and non-competition agreement
  • Successfully represented client in obtaining an expedited judgment evicting a commercial lessee and awarding the client all past rent and use and occupancy charges due it in time for client to close a deal with a new lessee for the commercial building
  • Successfully obtained summary judgment for client declaring that an enforceable equitable mortgage existed notwithstanding that only two of the four owners of a commercial property execute the note and mortgage
  • Obtained favorable resolution of claims by employer-client against former employees and competitor concerning employees’ breach of their employment agreements, including covenants not to compete, and unfair competition
  • Successfully obtained dismissal of claims against lawyer-client for an alleged violation of 42 U.S.C. § 1983, malicious prosecution and abuse of process
  • Obtained favorable resolution for roofing contractor facing claims pertaining to work performed on major roofing project
  • Obtained favorable resolution of claims by certain shareholders of a company against accountant-client for alleged fraud and negligence in preparing yearly reviews of the companies’ financials
  • Obtained favorable resolution for insurer-client of substantial multi-million dollar insurance coverage litigation brought by a telecommunications company
  • Successfully represented client in obtaining judgment declaring her sale of stock in a limited liability company was valid and dismissing plaintiff’s claim seeking to rescind the sale and for several millions of dollars in damages based on the theory that the sale circumvented his right of first refusal to real estate owned by the limited liability company