Kaufman & Company Opens NY Office
24 Sep, 2013
National trial and litigation law firm Kaufman & Company has announced the opening of its New York office, as well as the addition of Gene R. Scheiman, a well-respected litigator with more than 30 years’ experience. Mr. Scheiman will lead and serve as a Member in the New York office focusing on complex commercial and construction litigation, First Amendment, as well as IP litigation and franchising matters. Kaufman & Company is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. The New York office is located at 733 3rd Avenue, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10017.
“This expansion marks a significant milestone in our firm’s growth. By expanding our firm’s geographical reach, we can better serve our existing clients and take advantage of the opportunity to grow our core practice in high-stakes business and real estate litigation,” says Managing Member Steven Kaufman. “Gene is an exceptional litigator with a great reputation and track record of success. We are thrilled to have him help us lead our growth in New York.”
Prior to joining Kaufman & Company, Mr. Scheiman served as a Partner with Arent Fox where his practice area focused on complex commercial litigation, including construction, franchising and publishing. Prior to Arent Fox, he was a partner at a New Jersey law firm, where he served as co-chair of the construction litigation practice group.
Included in Legal 500 and Who’s Who in American Law, Mr. Scheiman’s representative matters include defending the city of New York against claims of approximately $1 billion resulting from the collapse of World Trade Center 7 onto a Con Edison Power Station situated under the building on September 11. Also, he served as lead counsel in a jury trial representing one of the country’s largest mall builders, operators and owners in matters related to the fraudulent diversion of loan proceeds by associated firms and individuals involving complicated issues of RICO liability, as well as conspiracy and kickbacks.
Mr. Scheiman obtained his JD from Brooklyn Law School, graduating cum laude and obtained his BA from Long Island University.
He is a member of the New York State Bar Association; the New York City Bar Association; American Bar Associations Sections of Intellectual Property, Environmental Ligation, Individual Rights and Responsibilities, and Litigation; the First Amendment and Media Litigation Committees; the International Franchise Association and the Federal Bar Council; and is a former chair of the Executive Committee of the American Friends of the Jerusalem College of Technology.