Suzanne Berger’s practice has a special emphasis on litigation arising out of commercial loan enforcement, mortgage foreclosures, landlord-tenant disputes and construction issues. Currently, she represents a leading national financial institution, as loan servicer, managing a portfolio of more than 500 contested foreclosures and other mortgage related litigation throughout the state. She also represents various special servicers in connection with multi-million dollar distressed commercial real estate loans in New York City and its suburbs. Ms. Berger has argued numerous foreclosure cases before the Appellate Division. Representation includes a leading national financial institution regarding the proper forum for a borrower to challenge a securitized mortgage loan and Dollar Dry Dock Savings Bank v. Piping Rock Builders, 181 A.D.2d 709, 581 N.Y.S.2d 361 (2d Dep’t 1992), which clarified certain aspects of New York’s “election of remedies” rule.
Ms. Berger 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 with Bryan Cave LLP since 2002. Previously she was special counsel at Robinson Silverman Pearce Aronsohn & Berman LLP.