Aaron is a Partner in the Firm’s Business Litigation Department. He has over a decade of experience representing public and private businesses in a wide range of complex litigation matters in both state and federal court involving contract, partnership and real estate disputes. He has significant experience in all phases of litigation, including obtaining temporary restraining orders, preliminary injunctions, as well as extensive deposition and trial related experience.
During law school, Aaron served as judicial intern to the Honorable Richard M. Berman of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. While in college, Aaron worked for The National Law Journal where he authored a number of articles on various topics of law.
Prior to joining Morrison Cohen in 2015, Aaron was a litigation associate at Brown Rudnick LLP.
Super Lawyers - New York Metro Rising Star - Business Litigation (2015-2019)
- Representing real estate developer in connection with dispute with marketing/broker professional concerning fees allegedly owed to the broker pursuant to a brokerage agreement. Obtained complete stay of discovery pending a hearing on the developer’s motion to dismiss.
- Representing real estate investor in connection with fee dispute concerning the placement of approximately $15 million in equity investments and $20 million in debt financing with real estate developer. Successfully obtained summary judgment and multi-million dollar damages award behalf of real estate professional.
- Representing commercial tenant threatened with eviction. Obtained Yellowstone injunction on behalf of the commercial tenant and currently litigating tenant’s right continue occupancy of the premises.
- Representing real estate developer in connection with dispute with executor’s of estate regarding settlement agreement between the developer and the estate’s representatives.
- Representing food retailer in connection with dispute with architect and engineer concerning design defects in retailer’s new warehouse distribution facility.
- Representing investment bank in connection with several Department of Labor and private litigations concerning ESOP plans.
- Representing lender in connection with borrower’s default under a series of promissory notes.
- Represented real estate investor in connection with dispute with developer who deprived investor of his interests in the development. Ultimately obtained temporary restraining order, preliminary injunction and appointment of receiver in connection with the real estate development.
- Represented commercial tenant threatened with eviction. Obtained Yellowstone injunction on behalf of and ultimately entered into highly favorable settlement for the tenant in exchange for vacating the premises.
- Represented large Manhattan commercial real estate owner in connection with ground lease dispute affecting ability to lease space to a commercial tenant. Ultimately obtained complete relief that enabled the real estate owner to complete the lease with the commercial tenant.
- Represented large Manhattan commercial real estate owner in connection with lease renewal dispute with commercial tenant. Ultimately obtained highly favorable settlement that resulted in the enforcement of the lease extension.
- Represented owner of private aircraft in connection with dispute with seller concerning the condition of the aircraft. Following a five-day trial in the United States District Court, Southern District of New York, the parties settled the dispute.
- Represented owner of a Licensed Home Care Services Agency (LHCSA) in connection with multi-forum litigation arising from LHCSA acquirer’s payment default. Following multi-day trial in Supreme Court, Nassau County and a multi-day arbitration hearing, ultimately obtained eight-figure settlement on behalf of LHCSA owner.
News & Publications
- “A Classless Act: The Ninth Circuit's Erroneous Class Certification in Dukes v. Wal-Mart, Inc.,” 71 Brook. L. Rev. 519 (2005), reprinted in Class Action Lawsuits In Employment Discrimination: Proceedings Of New York University's 56th Annual Conference On Labor, (Samuel Estreicher & David Sherwyn eds., Kluwer Law International, 2009).
- Co-Author, “Paying to Play,” The National Law Journal, August 11, 2003
- “New Source of Potential Liability,” The National Law Journal, July 28, 2003
- “Giving the Jurors the Law in Plain English,” The National Law Journal, July 28, 2003
- “Director Liability on the Table,” The National Law Journal, July 14, 2003
- “No Change at Most Schools,” The National Law Journal, July 7, 2003
- “Giving Police Client Information Earns a Fine,” The National Law Journal, June 9, 2003