Michael P. Graff (New York, New York)
Michael P. Graff (New York, New York)

Michael P. Graff

Licensed for 55 years

Practice Area: Commercial Litigation, Mediation, Arbitration 8 more areas of practice + 8 more

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AV Preeminent

Michael P. Graff

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Principal at firm Michael P. Graff

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Awards AV Preeminent

About Michael P. Graff

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 Pa...

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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.

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Areas of Law

  • 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

Client Reviews

  • 4.6/5.0 2 reviews
  • 100% client recommended 2 recommendations
  • Communication

    4.5/5.0
  • Responsiveness

    5.0/5.0
  • Quality of Service

    4.5/5.0
  • Value for Money

    4.5/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 submitted on 05/06/10

    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 hi... Read more

    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.

    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
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    • Quality of Service

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    • Value for Money

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  • 4.3/5.0 submitted on 06/24/12

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    He was prompt and honest with his legal advice

    • Communication

      4.0/5.0
    • Responsiveness

      5.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      4.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

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      Credentials

      Position
      Principal
      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
      LL.B.
      University Attended
      Michigan State University
      B.S.

      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

      Pro Bono

      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 Just... Read more

      Total time spent on pro bono work: 20%