Jeremy acts as a lawyer’s lawyer. He has defended many lawyers and law firms in professional-responsibility matters.  He has represented lawyers and firms in alternative resolutions and pre-litigation dispositions of various disputes.

Jeremy is also an integral part of Elman Freiberg’s sophisticated trusts-and-estates-litigation practice.  He represents fiduciaries and beneficiaries, often before Surrogate’s Courts, in probate, estate-administration, and trust-administration proceedings.

Jeremy additionally represents plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of other litigations.

Jeremy has served on the New York City Bar Association Committee on Professional Ethics.  He often lectures on professional-responsibility issues.

Prior to joining Elman Freiberg, Jeremy worked at Matalon Shweky Elman PLLC and at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP.  He also served as a legislative assistant to U.S. Senator Byron Dorgan and clerked for Judge Jacques L. Wiener, Jr., of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Selected Experience

  • Secured the dismissal of malpractice claims against a national law firm in a decision that was a New York Law Journal “Decision of Note” because it clarified lawyers’ duties in M&A transactions.
  • Hailed as a Law360 “Legal Lion” for helping convince the Commercial Division, New York County, to dismiss all five claims in a $10 million action against a prominent commercial firm.
  • Defended fiduciary and beneficiary in significant trust-and-estate dispute involving a family limited partnership and real-estate assets in New York and Florida.
  • Defended various clients against Judiciary Law § 487 claims, most recently successfully arguing before the Appellate Division, First Department, that a $36 million claim was properly dismissed.
  • Successfully defended multinational technology firm against claims arising out of cross-border acquisition; wrote motion for sanctions that was granted by the Southern District of New York.
  • Represented beneficiary of complex trust structure holding real-estate, family-business, and art assets in the United States and Europe.
  • Secured unanimous appellate reversal dismissing $7.5-million counterclaim against global law firm.
  • On behalf of an AmLaw 100 partner, helped win a trial-level dismissal of defamation claims that arose out of a failed real-estate closing.
  • Helped a law-firm client secure a dismissal that is now the leading case for the rule that Judiciary Law § 487 does not apply to administrative proceedings.
  • Represented beneficiaries in estate with significant investment assets, real-estate holdings, and Renaissance art.
  • Represented trustee and beneficiary in bitterly contested, intergenerational family dispute.
  • Second-chaired a FINRA arbitration that resulted in a complete vindication for his clients.
  • Obtained the dismissal of federal RICO, trademark, and computer-fraud claims.
  • Acting pro bono, challenged a federal drug-reimbursement regulation and won substantial recovery for two Medicare Part D beneficiaries.

Speaking Engagements and Presentations

  • Instructor  |  The New York Law of Litigation Misconduct: What Is It and How Did We Get Here?  |  Lawline Course (November 11, 2019)
  • Panelist | Ethical Dilemmas That Keep Lawyers Awake at Night  |  CLE Panel at the New York City Bar Association  |  New York, New York (February 6, 2018)
  • Instructor  |  Litigating Attorney-Misconduct Claims Under New York’s Judiciary Law §487  |  Lawline Course (November 7, 2017)
  • Panelist |  Answers to Everyday Ethical Questions  |  CLE Panel at the New York City Bar Association  |  New York, New York (February 7, 2017)

Education

  • University of Chicago Law School (J.D., with honors, Editor in Chief of the University of Chicago Legal Forum)
  • Harvard College (A.B. in Social Studies, cum laude)

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • US Supreme Court
  • US Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • US District Court, Southern District of New York
  • US District Court, Eastern District of New York
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