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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, and employment disputes. Our talented and dedicated lawyers provide creative, client-focused representation and advice. The common theme of our boutique trial and advisory practice is the application of decades of hard fought litigation and arbitration experience to complex fact patterns. Our attorneys have won substantial victories in high profile cases in the areas of law in which we practice.

Securities, Financial Fraud and Employment Practice

Rich, Intelisano & Katz represents retail and institutional investors worldwide in securities arbitration and litigation against financial firms. Our clients have included ultra-high net worth and high net worth individuals, public and private companies, family offices, hedge funds, funds of funds, endowments, non-profits and other institutions in claims against brokerage firms, investment and private banks, investment advisors, hedge funds and other financial companies.

The Firm has combined experience of almost 100 years in large and complex securities, commodities and derivatives fraud cases on behalf of investors. We won the largest award ever rendered against Goldman Sachs: a $21 million award against Goldman Sachs Execution and Clearing. In September 2022, the Firm won a $5.2 million FINRA award on behalf of a Florida couple against UBS regarding the YES options strategy. The result represented a 95% recovery and was the largest award to date of the approximate 35 arbitrations tried by investors against UBS related to YES.

Within the Wall Street employment sphere, the Firm has represented CEO’s and other C-Suite executives, traders, salespersons, investment bankers, hedge fund and private equity executives, and scores of high end financial advisors and large broker teams in transitions amongst firms, disputes with employers and issues with regulators. In 2019, RIK won two separate $3 million FINRA awards on behalf of financial advisors against Credit Suisse for failing to pay deferred compensation and bonuses.

Commercial and Construction 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.

Client Reviews
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