Daniel E. KatzFounding Partner
Daniel E. Katz is a Founding Partner of Rich, Intelisano & Katz, LLP. He specializes in construction law, commercial law and securities and employment arbitrations. Mr. Katz has received the highest designation (A-V) from the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating Review. He was recognized as a "Super Lawyer" in the field of Construction Litigation every year since 2006. Mr. Katz has been named in "Best Lawyers in America" as one of the top construction lawyers in the country. He is also a Fellow in the Construction Lawyers Society of America, which is a nationwide organization of leading practitioners in the field.
Mr. Katz has extensive experience within the areas of construction, real estate and commercial litigation, as well as securities arbitrations. Prior to Rich, Intelisano & Katz, LLP, Mr. Katz was a founding partner of the boutique litigation law firm of Bauman Katz & Grill LLP. He has also served in the Commercial Litigation Division for the Corporation Counsel of the City of New York where he was responsible for numerous actions in the areas of construction, real estate, civil rights and general commercial law. As an Associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Mr. Katz also handled securities and class action litigation. While he was a partner at the law firm of Ross & Cohen, Mr. Katz handled construction, surety, commercial, real estate, employment and lien law litigation. He has also handled numerous securities and employment-related arbitrations.
Mr. Katz obtained his Juris Doctor magna cum laude from Brooklyn Law School. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a Master of Arts degree in American History. Mr. Katz completed his Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude in History-Political Science at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is a member of the Bar of the State of New York, and is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Katz is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the New York State Bar Association and the American Bar Association.
Mr. Katz's reported cases include Ferrara Bros. Building Materials Corp. v. FMC Construction, LLC, 138 A.D.3d 685, 30 N.Y.S.3d 157 (2d Dep't 2016); Minelli Construction Co., Inc. v. WDF Inc., 134 A.D.3d 508, 20 N.Y.S.3d 530 (1st Dep't 2015); Board of Managers of Hester Gardens v. Well-Come Holdings LLC, 128 A.D. 3d 601, 10 N.Y.S. 3d 72 (1st Dep't 2015); Verizon New York Inc. v. Case Construction Co. Inc., 63 A.D.3d 521, 880 N.Y.S.2d 476 (1st Dep't 2009);Verolla v. Beechwood Carmen Building Corp., 43 A.D.3d 913, 841 N.Y.S.2d 610 (2nd Dep't 2007);Walter H. Poppe General Construction Inc. v. Ramapo, 280 A.D.2d 667, 721 N.Y.S.2d 248 (2nd Dep't 2001); Casa Redimix Concrete Construction Corp. v. National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, PA, 277 A.D. 2d 95, 716 N.Y.S.2d 19 (1st Dep't 2000); York Hunter Construction, Inc. v. Avalon Properties, Inc., 104 F. Supp.2d 211 (S.D.N.Y. 2000);Fred Tuck & Company, Inc. v. Bronxville Properties Inc., 267 A.D.2d 423, 701 N.Y.S.2d 107 (2nd Dep't 1999); Federal Insurance Co. v. County of Westchester, 921 F. Supp. 1136 (S.D.N.Y. 1996); West Realty v. Foster & Kleiser, 212 A.D.2d 458, 622 N.Y.S.2d 948 (1st Dep't 1995); Diamond v. EFCO, 179 A.D.2d 420, 578 N.Y.S.2d 553 (1st Dep't 1992); Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corp. v. 52 Park Associates, 710 F. Supp. 490 (S.D.N.Y. 1989); Fleet Aerospace Corp. v. Holderman, 637 F. Supp. 742 (S.D. Ohio), aff'd, 796 F.2d 135 (6th Cir. 1986), vacated and remanded, 481 U.S. 1026 (1987);Burns v. Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co., 633 F. Supp. 77 (S.D. Iowa 1986), aff'd, 820 F.2d 246 (8th Cir. 1987); Viaggio v. City of New York, 114 A.D.2d 939, 495 N.Y.S.2d 680 (2nd Dep't 1985); Koch v. Consolidated Edison, 62 N.Y.2d 548, 479 N.Y.S.2d 163 (1984); and Alberts v. City of New York, 549 F. Supp. 227 (S.D.N.Y. 1982).