Litigation & Arbitration

Litigation & Arbitration

Our litigators have worked for Judges and taught litigation skills in law schools. We are creative, aggressive, knowledgeable and well versed in courtroom advocacy at the state and federal levels. We have obtained acquittals in extremely challenging trials where the odds were stacked against our clients. We are known for our communication abilities and our advocacy for our clients, no matter how big or how small the case.

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We represent a broad range of clientele, including businesses and individuals, in a variety of litigation matters. No two litigation matters are alike and no two clients have the same needs and goals. Our approach is to help develop personalized strategies for you – whether we are defending you or advocating for your rights.

We represent both plaintiffs and defendants and handle matters such as:

+ Breach of contract, failure to pay, and tortious interference with business
+ Employment disputes, including Department of Labor (DOL) investigations, EEOC, and NY state human rights investigations
+ Section 1983 claims involving false arrest, false imprisonment, and malicious prosecution
+ Real estate and coop/condo/shareholder disputes
+ Securities litigation & arbitrations
+ Trademark/Copyright infringement claims

Some examples of recent matters we have handled include:

We represented a New York City business in a commercial dispute involving breach of contract, unfair competition, fraud, and tortious interference.

We represented an international beverage company and a fashion designer on trademark, copyright infringement, and breach of contract claims.

We represented a photographer-client in an arbitration with her former agent. Our client was sued for breach of contract, and she counterclaimed for damages. We prevailed at the arbitration and were awarded counterclaim damages.

We recently settled an employment discrimination case with claims including discrimination, harassment, and wage violations. 

We represented an employee-broker in an NASD Arbitration who was being sued by a large financial institution for violating an employment agreement. We were victorious and the case resulted in a denial of a permanent injunction as well as a win for counterclaim damages. 

We represented an individual shareholder in a dispute with her co-op Board confronting issues such as breach of fiduciary duty and breach of proprietary lease.

Facing criminal charges can be a frightening experience for you and your family. It is crucial that you obtain an attorney in this type of situation. Our attorneys have significant experience handling criminal matters in the New York State criminal courts and federal courts and know how the system operates. We are readily available to meet you or your family in court or at the precinct and help protect your rights.

Katona & Associates, PLLC also offers legal counseling and/or representation on matters that involve both criminal and immigration issues. With our country in a state of heightened security, immigrants are often wrongly targeted in criminal investigations. We are uniquely equipped to fight on your behalf, as our attorneys possess invaluable skills in both areas of immigration and criminal law.

The following are examples of the types of criminal matters we handle:

+ Drug Possession or Trafficking
+ Assault
+ Harassment
+ Weapons Possession
+ Domestic Violence
+ Shoplifting
+ Larceny

Some cases that we recently handled include:

Obtaining an acquital after trial in a case where our client was charged with assault, stalking and harassment.

Getting a grand felony charge reduced to a violation, a non-criminal offense.

Obtaining a dismissal (ACD) in a drug possession case and a harassment/stalking case.

Consulting on a case involving an individual who was detained by the Department of Homeland Security's Bureau of Customs and Border Protection upon entry to the US.

Consulting on a case involving a detention under the USA PATRIOT Act.