Suzanne Berger’s practice has a special emphasis on litigation arising out of commercial loan enforcement, mortgage foreclosures, landlord-tenant disputes and construction issues. Ms. Berger argued one of the leading mortgage foreclosure cases in the Second Department, Dollar Dry Dock Savings Bank v. Piping Rock Builders, 181 A.D.2d 709, 581 N.Y.S.2d 361 (2d Dep’t 1992), clarifying certain aspects of New York’s "election of remedies" rule.
Among other clients, Ms. Berger represents the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in connection with its leasing of Grand Central Terminal and Saramac, Inc., a Canadian pre-cast concrete manufacturer, in its successful recovery from its subcontractor’s surety and ongoing arbitration with a subcontractor. On behalf of Barnes & Noble College Bookstores, Ms. Berger also has argued numerous Freedom of Information Law cases before administrative agencies and trial and appellate courts in New York and other states. She successfully argued the oft-cited Court of Appeals case, Encore College Bookstores, Inc. v. Auxiliary Services Corporation of the State University of New York at Farmingdale, 87 N.Y.2d 410, 639 N.Y.S.2d 990 (1995).
Ms. Berger has been an adjunct instructor at Fordham Law School and a panel member for the New York State Bar Association’s annual seminar on mortgage foreclosures.
Bar and Court Admissions
New York, 1985
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
Fordham University, J.D., 1984
Barnard College, B.A., cum laude, 1978
- Contributing Author – General Practice in New York, Chapter on Mortgage Foreclosure
- N.Y.S. Bar Association CLE Panel Chair-2006; Panel Member - "Mortgage Foreclosures and Workouts," 2002 and 2004; "Foreclosures and Other Receiverships," April and October 2003
- American Bar Association
- New York Women’s Bar Association
Civic Involvement and Honors
Fordham Law Review – Associate Editor, 1983-1984
- Greenburgh, New York, Democratic Town Committee, Chairwoman