Our People

Mary E. Flynn

Partner & Co-Chair, Business Litigation
Tel: 212.735.8631
Email: mflynn@morrisoncohen.com

Mary is Co-Chair of the Firm’s Business Litigation Department. She is a seasoned trial lawyer with a transactional background and regularly tries cases in the State and Federal courts in New York and various arbitral tribunals. She has handled cases and advised clients all over the country.  Mary is also a member of the Commercial Panel of the American Arbitration Association Roster of Neutrals, serving as a mediator and arbitrator on commercial cases.

Mary is often retained by clients and colleagues in the bar as trial counsel after the close of discovery, and she has developed focused strategies for making cases “trial ready” promptly and efficiently. She tries cases each and every year and handles various types of business disputes, including real estate, partnership and shareholder disputes, securities, and environmental disputes, among others. A former transactional lawyer, she promotes business resolutions whenever preferable to trial and handles the commercial transactions directly. Ms. Flynn drafts and negotiates restructuring agreements, buy-sell agreements, partnership, shareholder and LLC agreements and amendments, loan agreements and amendments, revenue-sharing/marketing agreements, and contracts of sale for commercial properties.

Mary joined Morrison Cohen in 1992. Mary began her career at Shearman & Sterling, LLP and also served as Assistant Attorney General with the United States Virgin Islands Department of Justice.

Professional Activities

American Bar Association
New York State Bar Association (Commercial and Federal Litigation Section, Committee on State Judiciary, Committee on Commercial Division, Committee on Federal Judiciary, Committee on ADR)
Association of the Bar of the City of New York



“Best Lawyer” for Litigation – Real Estate in New York by Best Lawyers in America, 2018
New York Metro Super Lawyers – Business Litigation, 2017
St. John’s University School of Law
   St. Thomas More Scholar
   Member, Law Review