Michael P. Graff

Michael P. Graff (New York, New York)

Michael P. Graff

Attorney in New York, NY
Author: "Condominium Liens: Which Come First," The Queens Bar Journal, 1992. Co-Author: Report on Proposed New York Court Rule Regarding Interrogatories, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Committee on State Courts of Superior Jurisdiction, October 29, 2004; "The Art of Pleading - State Courts," Course Materials and Presenter, New York City Bar C.L.E., January 2008 and 2009. Panel Member: NYC Contract Dispute Resolution Board. Arbitrator: Civil Court of the City of New York. Mediator, Commercial Divisions of Supreme Courts, New York and Queens Counties. Mediator and Arbitrator, Joint Committee on Fee Disputes and Conciliation. Safe Horizon Mediator of Civil Court and Community Disputes. Formerly Partner: Kurzman, Karelsen & Frank, LLP; Moore, Berson, Lifflander, Eisenberg & Mewhinney; Becker, Goldstein & Graff. Safe Horizon Mediation Program. Mediator for Federal District court for the Southern District of New York, Commercial Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York.
Free Consultation
Practice Area
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Contracts
  • Contract Litigation
  • Utility and Telecommunication Audit and Consultant Compensation
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Probate Litigation
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Condominium Law
Mediates and arbitrates disputes as a volunteer in the New York Unified Court System. New York County Lawyers Panel on Attorney-Client Disputes. N.Y.C. Bar Ass'n Panel on Attorney Fee Disputes. Mediator and Arbitrator, New York City Civil Court. Foreclosure Project, City Bar Justice Center
Total time spent on pro bono work: 20%

Overall Client Rating

in Civil Rights and Litigation
4.6 out of 5.0
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  • Recommended by 2 Client(s)
  • Last reviewed on 06/24/12
Posted by a Consumer on 06/24/12
4.3 out of 5.0
He was prompt and honest with his legal advice
Posted by a Consumer on 05/06/10
5.0 out of 5.0
From day 1 of contacting Mr. Graff via email, he always responded promptly and explained everything to me in a matter that I could understand. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
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Experience & Credentials

Firm Details
Admission Details
Admitted in 1961, New York
1983, Florida
U.S. District Court, Southern (Trial Bar), Middle and Northern Districts of Florida
U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan
U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second, Third and Sixth Circuits
U.S. Supreme Court
Additional Payment Information
Free Initial Consultation
Law School Attended
Brooklyn Law School
University Attended
Michigan State University

Basic and Advanced Certified Mediation Training and Apprenticeship
Special Agencies
NYC Contract Dispute Resolution Board; Safe Horizon Mediation Program; Joint Committee on Fee Disputes & Conciliation.
Associations & Memberships
The Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Member, Committees on: Law and Science, 1993-1994; Uniform State Laws, 1995-1998; State Courts of Superior Jurisdiction, 2003-2006; Litigation, 2006-2009; Alternate Dispute Resolution, 2009—); The Florida Bar (Member, Sections on: Trial Practice; Real Property; Probate; Trust Law); National Employment Lawyers Association, New York; N.Y.C. Civil Court Association of Arbitrators; Association for Conflict Resolution/Greater New York.
Bar Fellowship
Master, American Inn of Court, New York Chapter.
Representative Cases
National Utility Service, Inc. v. J.R. Sexton, Inc., 1989 WL 343048 (D. Conn.); Utility Consultants, Inc. v. Beth Israel Medical Center, 307 A.D.2d 834, 763 N.Y.S.2d 466; Parkash v. UtiliSave Corporation, 295 A.D.2d 330, 743 N.Y.S.2d 889; National Utility Service, Inc. v. Savannah Food & Industries, Inc., 1994 WL 16182865, 1994 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 1821489, aff'd 61 F.3d 895, cert. denied 116 S. Ct. 709; National Utility Service, Inc. v. Blue Circle, Inc., 793 F.Supp. 52, aff'd 978 F.2d 707; Shannon v. Fireman's Fund Ins. Co., 136 F.Supp.2d 225 and 156 F. Supp. 2d 279.
Hobbies & Interests
Architecture and History of New York City, Central Park Conservancy Tour Guide

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Contact Information

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Firm Address
Michael P. Graff
161 West 61st Street, 11th Floor,
New York, NY 10023-7450
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Michael P. Graff
Michael P. Graff
161 West 61st Street, 11th Floor,
New York, NY 10023-7450

Michael P. Graff (New York, New York)