Location: Garden City, Long Island, NY


Gregg M. Kligman

Gregg M. Kligman is an Associate in the Employment Law practice at Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C. located in Garden City, NY and New York, NY.  Mr. Kligman represent employers in a broad range of industries in all areas of labor and employment law and related litigation in federal and state court, as well as before administrative bodies including the United States Equal Employment  Opportunity Commission, the New York State Division of Human Rights, the New York City Commission on Human Rights, the United States Department of Labor, and the New York State Department of Labor.

Mr. Kligman regularly counsels employers on their rights and obligations under federal, state, and local laws, including Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the New York State Human Rights Law, the New York Labor Law, the New York Paid Family Leave Law, the New York City Human Rights Law, and the New York City Earned Safe and Sick Time Act. He also assists with drafting employer policies, handbooks, restrictive covenants, severance agreements, tip pool agreements, and other employment-related agreements.

Prior to joining Meyer Suozzi, Mr. Kligman worked as an Associate attorney at Fox Rothschild LLP in New York, NY, where he represented management in the full spectrum of labor and employment law matters and defended clients in federal and state court in cases alleging violations of wage and hour law, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.  At Fox Rothschild, Mr. Kligman also represented management in audits and actions brought before administrative agencies. Mr. Kligman was selected to Super Lawyers’ New York Metro Rising Stars list (2015-2017)[1].

While at Cornell University, Mr. Kligman was a Teaching Assistant for Public Speaking and Business Professional Speaking. He has published, “Comprehensive Handbook Helped Lead to Dismissal of Case” and “Nevada High Court Invalidates Overbroad Noncompete Agreement” in Hospitality Law.

 

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Brandon S. Lisogorsky

Brandon S. Lisogorsky is an Associate in the Corporate Law Department of Meyer Suozzi.

Mr. Lisogorsky practice is focused on representing public and private company clients in connection with general corporate matters including stock and asset acquisitions, mergers and consolidations, recapitalizations, and other business reorganizations. Brandon also advises corporate clients with respect to their corporate governance matters, operational issues, securities matters and financing arrangements.

Prior to joining Meyer Suozzi, Mr. Lisogorsky worked as an attorney in a Long Island-based law firm in the Corporate Department. He was also a consultant, preparing tax returns for Real Estate Investment Trusts. During law school, he interned in the legal department of an international trade and customs law firm, as well as in the tax department of a multi-focused law firm.

Mr. Lisogorsky received his J.D. from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, his M.S. in accounting from C.W. Post – Long Island University, and his B.S. in accounting from the University at Buffalo.

While at Hofstra Law, Mr. Lisogorsky was a member of The American College and Estate Counsel Law Journal and served as a Senior Articles Editor. He was also a teaching assistant and a member of the Hofstra Tax Law Society where he participated in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. During his time at Hofstra Law, Mr. Lisogorsky participated in both the Community & Economic Development Clinic and the Health & Policy Law Clinic.

 

William Kang

William Kang is an Associate in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department at Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C., located in Garden City, N.Y.

Mr. Kang has both trial and arbitration experience, representing clients in federal and state court as well as before the American Arbitration Association. His practice focuses on complex commercial disputes, shareholder derivative claims, employment law claims, fraud, and trademark and patent infringement suits. He also has experience in complex surety bond, fidelity bond, and construction litigation.

Before joining Meyer Suozzi, Mr. Kang was an Associate at Barton LLP in New York City, where he practiced commercial and intellectual property litigation.

Mr. Kang received his J.D. from Duke University School of Law and a B.A. in economics-mathematics from Columbia University. While in law school, he served as an Articles Editor of the Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy and as a judicial intern for the Honorable Paul Martin Newby of the Supreme Court of North Carolina. He is admitted to practice in the State of New York, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

Hon. Randall T. Eng

Justice Randall T. Eng is Of Counsel to Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C., and a member of the Litigation Department, including the Appellate Practice and Criminal Defense groups. Justice Eng also serves as referee, receiver and arbitrator within the firm’s Alternative Dispute Resolution practice.

Justice Eng taps his vast legal and judicial experience to provide unique and insightful counsel and advice to Meyer Suozzi’s clients, including all manner of business affairs, litigation, appeals and dispute resolution.

In 2018, Justice Eng received the Career Public Service Award at The Fund for Modern Courts. He was also honored at The Asian American Bar Association of New York’s Annual Judges’ Reception. Justice Eng also received The Queens District Attorney Office Public Service Excellence Award at The Annual Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Celebration.

Immediately prior to joining Meyer Suozzi, Justice Eng served as the Presiding Justice of the Appellate Division, Second Department – the busiest and largest Judicial Department in the State of New York, covering Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, the counties of Nassau, Suffolk, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland and Westchester, handling over 9,000 appeals per year. The presiding justice is the highest-ranking judge in the appellate division, in charge of all of its operations, as well as a sitting practicing judge on panels of appeal.

Born in Guangzhou, China, Justice Eng was raised in New York City. He earned his undergraduate degree from State University of New York at Buffalo and his juris doctor degree from St. John’s University School of Law in 1972.

Following law school, Justice Eng began his esteemed legal career in public service as an assistant district attorney in Queens County. At the time, he became the first Asian American appointed as an assistant prosecutor in New York State history, and served in this role from 1973-1980. He then served as the Deputy Inspector General of the New York City Correction Department from 1980 to 1981, and later became the Inspector General, a role in which he served from 1981 to 1983.

In 1983, Justice Eng became the first Asian American to become a judge in New York State, when he was appointed to the Criminal Court of the City of New York by Mayor Edward I. Koch. He sat in the Criminal Court until 1988 when he was designated an Acting Justice of the New York State Supreme Court. In 1990 and 2004, Justice Eng was elected and reelected to full 14-year terms on that bench.

Following these terms, he was appointed Administrative Judge of the Criminal Term of Queens County Supreme Court in 2007, and served in that role until 2008. In 2012, Governor Cuomo appointed Justice Eng to lead the Second Department, where he became the first Asian American to serve as Presiding Justice in New York State’s history.

Justice Eng served as President of the Association of Supreme Court Justices of the City of New York and as a member of the Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics. He is currently a member of the Permanent Sentencing Commission for New York State and the New York State Judicial Institute on Professionalism in the Law. He has also served as an adjunct professor at St. John’s University School of Law.

In addition to his prolific legal career, Justice Eng proudly served his country as a member of the New York Army National Guard from 1970 until 2004, when he retired as State Judge Advocate holding the rank of Colonel.

Elisa M. Santoro

Elisa M. Santoro is an Associate in the Wills, Trusts & Estates Law Department at Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C. Ms. Santoro focuses on estate planning for high net worth clients including the preparation of wills and a multitude of trusts designed to minimize estate and gift taxes, including Grantor Trusts, QPRTs, CRUT/CRATs, and ILITs. She handles all facets of estate and trust administration, including the preparation of estate tax returns, and estate and trust accountings, as well as will and accounting contests and guardianship proceedings.  In addition, Ms. Santoro has extensive experience in residential and commercial real estate matters and all aspects of land use and zoning proceedings.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Santoro was an Associate with John J. Randall, Esq. in Long Island. Prior to that, she was a law clerk for the Law Offices of Christopher W. Newton in La Jolla, California. During law school, Ms. Santoro was a staff writer for the California Western Law Review & International Law Journal, where she also received the American Jurisprudence Award in Criminal Law.

Charles O’Shea

Charles O’Shea is Of Counsel at Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C., where he practices within the firm’s Government Relations group. Prior to joining Meyer Suozzi, Mr. O’Shea was the Director of Government Relations for the New York State Department of Transportation’s New York City Region. While serving there, he was the liaison between the State Department of Transportation and all federal, state and city elected officials representing the five boroughs of New York City,  and was responsible for interagency cooperation on transportation projects with federal, state and city governments.

Mr. O’Shea has had extensive experience in the political-government process at the New York State and local levels. He was elected Chairman of the Nassau County Board of Assessors where he served as the Administrator of the Nassau County Department of Assessment and as the County’s Director of Real Property Services. As Assessor, he supervised the County’s first reassessment, in over 60 years, of its 400,000 plus residential and commercial properties.

For over a decade, Mr. O’Shea was a member of the New York State Assembly where he served as the Ranking Member of the Assembly Insurance Committee and as a member of the Ways and Means, Banks, and Social Services Committees. He was elected as an Executive Board Member of the National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL).

Mr. O’Shea was formally Of Counsel to the firms Feder, Goldstein, Tanenbaum, D’Errico & Arnedos, LLP and Lysaght, Lysaght & Kramer. He began his legal career as a Legal Assistant in the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office. He subsequently was appointed as a Deputy Nassau County Attorney in the Family Court Bureau and later in the Litigation Bureau.

 

Alexander Berger

Alexander Berger is a Member of Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C. and is Chair of the firm’s Real Estate Law group located in Garden City, New York. Mr. Berger represents land proprietors and developers in all aspects of transactional real estate, including the management, construction, acquisition, disposition and financing (construction, acquisition, joint venture and mortgage conduit loans) of commercial properties regionally and nationwide.

In addition, Mr. Berger represents landlords and tenants in all types of commercial real estate lease transactions including space leases, “big box” leases, ground leases and build-to-suit leases. He regularly drafts and negotiates letters of intent, brokerage agreements, and leases and subleases for landlords and tenants.

Mr. Berger also has extensive experience in structuring and facilitating like-kind exchanges under IRC §1031.

$67 million sale of multi-family property located in Brooklyn, NY.

$58 million acquisition and ancillary securitized financing of portfolio properties located in Woodbury, MN; Texarkana, TX; Joliet, IL and St. Augustine, FL.

Prior to joining Meyer Suozzi, Mr. Berger was a Partner in the Real Estate practice group at Westerman Ball Ederer Miller Zucker & Sharfstein, LLP. Mr. Berger is fluent in Russian.

 

Michael Kwiatkowski

Michael Kwiatkowski is an Associate with the Bankruptcy & Business Reorganization practice group at Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C. Mr. Kwiatkowski’s practice includes advising clients in the area of bankruptcy and creditors’ rights with significant experience in representing debtors and creditors in chapter 7 and chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. He also has extensive expertise in representing financial institutions on lender liability issues, in mortgage foreclosure cases, and in commercial litigation, with a particular focus on state and federal court litigation in New York and New Jersey.

Mr. Kwiatkowski began his legal career before starting law school. After graduating from McGill University in Montreal, he worked as a legal assistant for a bankruptcy and commercial litigation law firm. While a law student at Brooklyn Law School, Mr. Kwiatkowski served as an intern to the Honorable Jerome Feller of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York and Judge Bernard J. Fried of the Commercial Division of the New York State Supreme Court, and he interned with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. Mr. Kwiatkowski also served as an Executive Board member of the Brooklyn Journal of International Law and as a Barry L. Zaretsky Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Center fellow while in law school.

Handled numerous lender liability matters, including mortgage-related litigation and direct actions, on behalf of mortgage lender and servicers.

Successfully defended a major banking institution in an action claiming negligent misrepresentation and breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing under a revolving credit agreement.

Prior to joining Meyer Suozzi, Mr. Kwiatkowski worked at several prominent law firms, including Hogan Lovells US LLP, where he concentrated on bankruptcy law, mortgage foreclosures, and commercial litigation.

Robert N. Zausmer

Robert N. Zausmer was re-named a Member of the firm in March 2009.  Previously he held the position Of Counsel to Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C.’s litigation practice group located in Garden City, Long Island, N.Y., having rejoined the firm in April 2007.

Mr. Zausmer focuses his practice in all aspects of civil litigation and criminal law, including motion practice, trials and appeals. Mr. Zausmer has extensive experience in cases involving all areas of Surrogate Court litigation, non-competition and restrictive covenants in employment contracts; shareholder disputes; dissolution of closely-held corporations; representation of attorneys in disciplinary proceedings; and representation of defendants in criminal cases.

Prior to rejoining the firm, Mr. Zausmer served as Associate General Legal Counsel to The Robert Plan (Woodbury, NY), a client he represented over the years.  Mr. Zausmer joined Meyer, Suozzi originally in 1983 as an Associate and was made a partner in1984, a position he held for 20 years.  From 1979 to 1983 he was an attorney at the general practice firm on Peirez, Ackerman & Levine in Great Neck.  Mr. Zausmer served as Assistant District Attorney in the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office from 1973 until 1979, during which time he worked in the Appeals Bureau, County Court Felony Trial Bureau, and the Major Offense Bureau.

Richard Eisenberg

Since January 2008, Richard Eisenberg has been Of Counsel to Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C. located in Garden City, Long Island, N.Y., practicing in the Corporate law, Corporate Finance, Real Estate and Litigation and Dispute Resolution practices. Mr. Eisenberg has a broad range of litigation experience in areas including contracts, securities fraud, RICO, anti-trust, land title matters, patent infringement, insurance coverage disputes, construction claims, corporate valuations and criminal matters.  He has conducted jury and non-jury trials to verdict, as well as arbitrations and mediations, in the State and Federal courts throughout the New York metropolitan area. His appellate practice includes appearances before the Appellate Division, Second Department, the New York State Court of Appeals, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.  In his transactional work, Mr. Eisenberg has counseled clients in corporate reorganizations, internal investigations, bankruptcy, real estate financing, contracts, deferred compensation programs, intellectual property matters, mergers and acquisitions, tax matters, environmental compliance and the selection and supervision of outside counsel and accountants.

 

Has served as the owner’s representative or project executive on approximately 100 million dollars of completed real estate development projects, both public and private. For these projects, he was responsible for land acquisition, planning, zoning, commercial and retail leasing, mortgage lending, property management, construction agreements and supervision of architects, engineers and contractors.

Has served as General Counsel to numerous privately held corporations with interests in military manufacturing, software consulting, consumer products, engineering, construction and property management. In that position, he has directed mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, government and commercial contracts, regulatory compliance and the supervision of litigation throughout the United States.

Mr. Eisenberg began his career as a Kings County Assistant District Attorney, where he prosecuted felony cases including homicides and public corruption matters. During part of his tenure as an Assistant DA, he was assigned to the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor for the City of New York from 1977 to 1978.