Daniel P. Sodroski

Mr. Sodroski is an associate in the Commercial Litigation, Real Estate Litigation, and Cooperative and Condominium practice groups at Ganfer & Shore.

Daniel’s practice primarily focuses on representing building owners, property managers, and developers in complex commercial litigation involving contract, real estate, and commercial landlord-tenant disputes.

He is also experienced in intellectual property matters ranging from trademark to trade secret. Additionally, Daniel understands technology’s growing impact on the intersection between law and business, writing extensively on electronic discovery, cybersecurity, data privacy, and crisis management issues.

Prior to joining Ganfer & Shore, Daniel was a litigation associate at a New York City real estate boutique handling both commercial and residential real estate and landlord-tenant matters.

While in law school, Daniel was a legal writing research assistant, a judicial extern to United States District Judge Nora Barry Fischer of the Western District of Pennsylvania, and a law clerk with the intellectual property department of a prestigious Pittsburgh-based law firm.

REPRESENTATIVE CASES 

  • Defended a not-for-profit landlord against a publicly traded company in a commercial landlord-tenant dispute in the Eastern District of New York, and later JAMS, involving breach of a commercial lease and alleged delivery condition deficiencies.
  • Represented an owner of an alleged interim multiple dwelling before a New York City administrative law court in case of first impression regarding the incompatible use by two commercial tenants with coexisting residential occupancies.
  • Represented a SoHo real estate firm in a post-eviction action against an art gallery and the gallery’s featured artist/guarantor for rent arrears. When the artist/guarantor left the country after eviction, obtained an unprecedented order to alternatively serve the artist by Instagram direct message.
  • Defended, and successfully settled in favor of, the owner of a Fifth Avenue commercial building in an action brought by its former retail tenant for the owner’s alleged retention of more than $1.5 million in overpaid rent.
  • Successfully obtained a temporary restraining order for the owner of a mixed-use building against its restaurant-turned-nightclub tenant premised on private nuisance and breach of lease.  

EDUCATION 

  • Duquesne University School of Law (J.D., Certificate in Intellectual Property, 2015)
    • Executive Editor, Duquesne Law Review
    • Member, Appellate Moot Court Board
    • Justice Louis L. Manderino Honor Society
  • Susquehanna University (B.A., 2012)

ADMISSIONS

  • New York (2016)
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York (2017)
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York (2017)

MEMBERSHIPS 

  • New York State Bar Association 

PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

  • Co-author, The State of User Privacy – Twitter and NJ Become the Latest Contributors to the Debate, Association of Corporate Counsel, Litigation Committee Newsletter (Mar. 15, 2017)
  • Co-author, NIST Cybersecurity Framework Not a Guarantee, But Still a Good Bet Against FTC Action, New Jersey Lawyer, 44–48 (Dec. 2016)
  • Comment, Unraveling the Uncertainties of the Separation of Powers Between Pennsylvania’s General Assembly and the Judiciary in the Field of Contempt: The Constitutionality of Pennsylvania’s Criminal Contempt Statutes After Commonwealth v. McMullen, 53 Duq. L. Rev. 576 (2015)
  • Co-presenter, Recent Updates on Trade Secrets & Injunctions in Pennsylvania, American Inns of Court, Q. Todd Dickinson IP Chapter (Pittsburgh) (Nov. 17, 2014)
  • Federal Judge Sanctions Corporate Defendant and Its Counsel for Gross Negligence, Bad Faith, and Failure to Comply With Discovery Requests and Court Order, eLessons Learned (Sept. 26, 2014)
  • Co-author, The Privacy Battle In NJ – Who Is Winning and Losing?, Law360 (Apr. 2, 2014)