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Ari Weisbrot provides corporate counsel and litigation strategy to public and private companies. With a client-centric approach, he represents some of the largest retailers in the United States as well as small local businesses and religious and charitable organizations in commercial and civil litigation matters related to contracts, securities, employment, real estate, banking and environmental law. He handles cases in state and federal courts in New York, New Jersey and throughout the United States and also arbitrates matters before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and American Arbitration Association (AAA).

Mr. Weisbrot previously served on the District Ethics Committee (IIB - Bergen County), which operates under the umbrella of the New Jersey State Office of Attorney Ethics. He assisted in overseeing and investigating allegations of unethical conduct by members of the New Jersey Bar.

Mr. Weisbrot is a frequent lecturer on civil litigation and has taught courses at both the university and high school level. He has been featured on CBS Radio's Wall Street Journal Report and quoted in legal and non-legal periodicals, and his articles on commercial litigation have been published in the New Jersey Law Journal and the Metropolitan Corporate Counsel.

Civic Involvement & Honors

    • Rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell
    • Included in the list of New Jersey "Super Lawyers" in the field of Business Litigation (2010 and 2014)
    • Included in the list of New Jersey “Super Lawyer Rising Stars” (2006-2007)
    • Recognized as a "Top Young Lawyer" in New Jersey
    • Included in the list of New Jersey “Super Lawyer Rising Stars” (2006-2007)
    • Recognized as a "Top Young Lawyer" in New Jersey
    • Recognized as a "Top Young Lawyer" in New Jersey
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Professional Affiliations

    • New Jersey State Bar Association
    • Bergen County Bar Association
    • New York State Bar Association
    • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
    • New York State Bar Association
    • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
    • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
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Representative Experience

  • Obtained a judgment in the Supreme Court of New York on behalf of a major retailer against its landlord, defeating the landlord's efforts to terminate the lease for the retailer’s flagship location in the Bronx.
  • Successfully defended several national securities/brokerage firms against customer complaints and regulatory investigations brought in arbitration and federal courts throughout the United States.
  • Obtained judgment dismissing a $2.5 million lawsuit against a major retailer over its proposed purchase of property in New Jersey.
  • Recovered a substantial judgment on behalf of a chain shoe store in New York as a result of the subsequent owner's breach of contract.
  • Negotiated the settlement of a multimillion-dollar securities lawsuit filed in Georgia on behalf of an institutional investor, which resulted in the recovery of damages in excess of the investment.
  • Obtained a large verdict on behalf on a major software company against a former vendor that was unlawfully infringing upon the client's intellectual property.
  • Represent a major international designer in all areas of the law, including trademark, litigation, real estate, licensing and employment matters.
  • Represented major designers in international litigation related to licensing, employment and contracts.
  • Propane Power Corp. v. ALM Plumbing & Heating Supply Co., Inc., 2008 WL 4547235, (D.N.J. Oct 08, 2008)
  • Schwartzman v. Tax Appeals Tribunal of City of New York, 777 N.Y.S.2d 452, (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept. May 25, 2004)
  • Kermanshah v. Kermanshah, 580 F.Supp. 247 (S.D.N.Y. 2008)

Publications

  • Where Employment Litigation is Headed and How to Cut it Off,  LexisNexis,  Corporate Law Advisory, July 1, 2015
  • Litigating in a Stress-Free Zone, Special Commentary,  New Jersey Law Journal October 10, 2011 
  • Internet Jurisdiction - The Third Circuit Clarifies The Standard By Which Website Owners Can Be Subject To Personal Jurisdiction, Author, Internet Jurisdiction - The Third Circuit Clarifies The Standard By Which Website Owners Can Be Subject To Personal JurisdictionThe Metropolitan Corporate Counsel , 2003
  • Nice Employers Finish Last: Allowing An Employee Terminated for Misconduct to Receive Unemployment Compensation and COBRA Benefits, Author, Nice Employers Finish Last: Allowing An Employee Terminated for Misconduct to Receive Unemployment Compensation and COBRA Benefits, New Jersey Law Journal, 2002

Speaking Engagements

  • Featured Panelist and Moderator;  Contractual Headaches: Common Contract Provisions That Lead to Lawsuits and How To Avoid Them;  Israel Association of Corporate Counsel; Tel Aviv, December 2016
  • Featured Panelist,  Northeast Corporate Counsel Forum,  Hot Trends in Employment Litigation,  April 20, 2015, Atlantic City, New Jersey  
  • Moderator and Panelist: Content for Export: Issues and Opportunities in Israel’s Global Entertainment Market;  Tel Aviv,  May, 2015
  • Moderator and Panelist: Solving Problems in U.S.-Israel Cross-Border Transactions;  Tel Aviv,  May 2014
  • Moderated a moot court event at Cardozo Law School, Moderator, Cardozo Law School, 2011
  • Featured Panelist:  Floating ADRs in the U.S. Stock Markets, Tel Aviv Stock Exchange,  2009
  • Lecture to undergraduate and post-graduate students on the perils and benefits of the legal profession, Featured Speaker, Do You Really Want to be A Lawyer?, Yeshiva University, 2009
  • Seminar for hundreds of business owners on litigation strategy and cost-saving advice, Featured Speaker, Avoiding Litigation Through Preparation, NJ Chamber of Commerce, 2008
  • Featured Speaker on Civil Rights, Featured Speaker, Guilty Until Proven Innocent? Miranda and the Constitution, Constitution Day - Lecture Series, 2008
  • Featured speaker, Seminar on Health Care Litigation, Guest Speaker, How to Protect Yourself from Litigation or Judgment, Care-One, LLC, Medical/Health Care, 2004
  • Speech to AMA Group, on Asset Protection and Health Care Litigation, Guest Speaker, Covering Your Assets, Barclay's Health Care Group, 2004