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Daniel J. Swayze

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Daniel J. Swayze serves as an Associate at Rich, Intelisano & Katz, LLP, where his practice focuses on complex commercial, construction, and securities and financial fraud litigation.

Mr. Swayze represents clients in a variety of matters including major contractors and owners involved in construction disputes, various entities with arguments arising out of complicated financial investments and transactions, parties involved in a variety of employment disagreements, and shareholders involved in disputes over control, management, and intellectual property of commercial entities. He has also helped several clients enforce their rights as creditors in Bankruptcy Court, both in New York and New Jersey.

Mr. Swayze has significant experience in Federal, State, and Administrative Courts in both New York and New Jersey, as well as in arbitration. Mr. Swayze has also represented clients in numerous administrative trials and hearings, both in New York and New Jersey.

Mr. Swayze earned his Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School. He received his A.B. from Harvard College. Mr. Swayze is a member of the bars of the states of New York and New Jersey, and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern District of New York, the Eastern District of New York, and the District of New Jersey.

Mr. Swayze has represented clients in several significant matters, which have included both trials and arbitrations.

Examples of Mr. Swayze's representations include:

  • Shareholders in a complex arbitration concerning a dispute over the ownership of certain intellectual property and various corporate entities. This matter required navigation of the commercial, contractual and corporate laws of multiple jurisdictions and the intricacies of international arbitration.
  • Several large construction firms and project owners in their disputes with subcontractors, other contractors, insurers, and owners. This includes conflicts arising out of both private and public construction projects, including emergency and disaster relief work. In a recent instance, Mr. Swayze was part of the trial team able to secure a significant judgment in the favor of his client, while defeating all claims asserted against it. The matter arose out of a dispute between a contractor and subcontractor but ultimately turned in large part on a determination of which documents constituted or amended the agreement between the parties. Mr. Swayze and his colleagues were able to effectively advocate for their proposed interpretation of the contract and in so doing secure a complete recovery for the client.
  • Construction firms accused of various state and municipal regulatory and criminal violations.
  • Entities involved in disputes concerning complex, international securities investment deals. These matter require navigating not only the interplay of the regulations and laws of multiple international jurisdictions, but the intricacies of complex international litigation. In one particular matter, Mr. Swayze recently represented an investor that acquired significant ownership positions of multiple internationally-based companies as part of certain stock repurchase transactions. Because of the timeline of the deals and inherent market volatility, disputes arose regarding the obligations of the parties involved in the transaction. In one of the resulting cases, Mr. Swayze was part of the team that secured a successful resolution at the trial court level, which was in turn upheld by the First Department of the New York State Appellate Division, resulting in an opinion which has in turn been cited in other decisions of the First Department.
  • Various creditors in the context of bankruptcy proceedings. This includes a recent matter in which a client, a professional engaged by the debtor, was required to advocate to have that retention recognized by the bankruptcy court.
  • Various employers, individual employees and independent contractors engaged in employment disputes in several industries including construction and finance. This includes advocating for executives contracted with corporations and brokers whose claims for compensation are brought via arbitration administered by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).
  • Investors who have been defrauded or are engaged in disputes arising from indentured trustee services.
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