Securities Industry, Construction, Commercial, Real Estate, and Employment Attorneys
Rich, Intelisano & Katz is an internationally recognized law firm that focuses on complex, highly sophisticated litigation and arbitration, and related advisory and transactional services. The firm's partners have extensive trial experience in securities, commercial, construction, real estate and employment disputes. Our talented and dedicated lawyers provide creative, client-focused representation and advice.
Rich, Intelisano & Katz represents retail and institutional investors worldwide in securities arbitration and litigation against financial firms. We also represent financial services industry professionals in employment arbitrations and litigation against firms and partners, employment transitions from one firm to another, and regulatory matters.
The firm's attorneys have also earned a strong reputation for delivering high-quality comprehensive commercial, construction and real estate litigation and advisory services to many of New York’s best known companies, including real estate owners and developers, construction and design professionals, financial and insurance institutions, government agencies, private companies and publicly held corporations.
Partners John Rich and Ross Intelisano have won three of the most substantial customer arbitration awards ever rendered against Wall Street firms, including a June 2016 $10 million FINRA award against C.L. King, a $21 million FINRA award against Goldman Sachs (the largest award ever rendered against Goldman), confirmed by the 2nd Circuit in 2012, and a $43 million NFA award against Refco (collected pre-bankruptcy). The Firm has combined experience of almost 100 years in large and complex securities, commodities and derivatives fraud cases and has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for investors over the years.
The Firm represents high level employees in the financial services industry in disputes with firms and in investigations by self regulatory organizations. We have represented senior executives, traders, financial advisors, investment bankers, portfolio managers, hedge fund managers, private equity partners, analysts, private bankers, investment advisors, institutional salespersons and top level back office personnel. We help many high-end financial advisers and private wealth advisors transition from one firm to another.
Commercial, Construction and Real Estate Law Practice
Rich, Intelisano & Katz’s attorneys have earned a strong reputation for delivering high-quality comprehensive commercial, construction and real estate litigation and advisory services to many of New York’s best known companies, including real estate owners and developers, construction and design professionals, financial and insurance institutions, government agencies, private companies and publicly held corporations.
Our attorneys have a broad knowledge of and experience in the New York business, construction and real estate communities, and regularly litigate in federal and state courts, as well as in a range of alternative dispute resolution forums. We provide many of our clients with both transactional counseling and representation in litigation as the need arises.
We have built an outstanding record of success in all our areas of practice, achieving positive results for our clients and in the process winning many precedent-setting cases. Our attorneys have also been recognized with the highest ratings from Martindale Hubbell, as well as repeated selection in the New York Metro Area by Super Lawyers.
We are proud that our hard work and ability to obtain successful outcomes, along with our policy of frequent and informal communication, have led to such a loyal client base, and resulted in many long-term and rewarding relationships with our clients.
$21 Million: The Largest Investor Arbitration Award Ever Against Goldman Sachs We won a $21 million FINRA arbitration award against Goldman Sachs on behalf of the creditors’ committee of the Bayou hedge fund run by Sam Israel. It is the largest arbitration award ever rendered against Goldman and represented a 100% recovery.
$43 Million Award for InvestorsWe won a $43 million NFA arbitration award against Refco which was greater than 100% of the losses incurred, was paid, and at the time was the largest collected arbitration award ever rendered on behalf of public customers against a brokerage firm.
Our client was awarded access to the inside of a neighboring apartment pursuant to RPAPL §881 and related statutes and agreements We successfully obtained an affirmative injunction permitting an owner/developer to gain access to the inside of an apartment to remedy certain construction defects which were damaging a neighboring unit. The apartment owner had adamantly refused to permit any access to our client.
After trial our contractor client was awarded substantial damages against its subcontractor We successfully prosecuted a case by a general contractor against its terminated subcontractor. After a bench trial our client’s termination for cause was upheld, substantially all of its damages awarded and the counterclaims dismissed.
Daniel Katz and his firm are exceptionally knowledgeable about the constantly changing construction business and they have given my company insightful legal advice throughout the years. They have assisted with numerous construction negotiations, claims, and business matters with many satisfactory resolutions. Michael B.
Daniel Katz and his team have always been exemplary, always prepared, always responsive and extremely knowledgeable about construction issues. I cannot imagine better representation. Jim F.
RIK fought hard for me in my FINRA arbitration which resulted in an outstanding result. I will forever be grateful to them. Jeff B.
Ross and his team did a wonderful job representing me in my employment dispute. They were honest, intelligent and hard working. I recommend RIK to all of my colleagues in the financial industry. Steven F.
The theft of pension fund assets by a money manager prompted the Board of Trustee’s investigation into “how did this happen?” John Rich and the Rich, Intelisano & Katz team managed this complex securities litigation matter to fruitful results for our pension fund. Cecelia C., Executive Director
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