Fordham University School of Law,
University of Scranton,
B.A., cum laude, 2004
New York USDC, Eastern District
New York USDC, Southern District
New York USDC, Western District
New York USDC, Northern District
New York US Bank Ct, Southern District
New York US Bank Ct, Eastern District
US Ct Appeals, 2nd Circuit (CT, NY, VT)
US Ct Appeals, 3rd Circuit (DE, NJ, PA, Virgin Islands)
US Ct of Federal Claims
Hahn & Hessen;
Steve is a litigator representing fiduciaries, financial institutions, corporate entities, creditor groups, and individuals.
Steve represents clients across the country:
Fiduciary Litigation, including contested accountings, probate and will contests, and guardianship disputes, on behalf of fiduciaries and beneficiaries/constituents;
Commercial Litigation, including breach of contract claims and related business torts, on behalf of businesses, and individual officers and directors;
Financial Services Litigation, including commercial loan workouts and defaults, on behalf of borrowers and lenders; and
Bankruptcy Litigation, including fraudulent conveyance and preference disputes, on behalf of secured lenders, unsecured creditors, trustees, and other bankruptcy constituents.
Steve represents fiduciaries — including individual and corporate executors, individual and corporate trustees for personal trusts, corporate trustees for commercial trusts, and bankruptcy trustees — in a variety of disputes concerning issues of administration and investment, and breaches of fiduciary duty. These include, among others, instrument constructions, account openings and transfers, co-fiduciary requests, beneficiary/constituent requests, discretionary actions, loans to trusts, power to adjust elections, mandatory and discretionary distributions, asset concentrations and diversification, investments in proprietary products, prudent investor considerations and compliance, trust terminations, and identification of distributees. Steve also prosecutes and defends individual officers and directors in a variety of disputes concerning their fiduciary duties and obligations.
Across all aspects of his practice, Steve handles every phase of litigation, from pre-action case investigations and assessments, through jury and bench trials, and appeals.
Steve is a sought after speaker, lecturing on fiduciary litigation matters for various bar associations. Over the course of his career, he held adjunct professor appointments at Fordham University School of Law and Seton Hall Law School, teaching both survey and advanced courses on fiduciary disputes and alternative dispute resolution.
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