Grant A. Shehigian

Grant A. Shehigian is a litigation associate at Ganfer Shore Leeds & Zauderer LLP with extensive experience in all stages of litigation, including trials and appeals, in both state and federal courts, and in alternative dispute resolution. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of civil and commercial litigation matters, including breach of contract, professional liability, partnership breakups, insurance coverage, fraud, defamation, product liability, personal injury and property damage. Mr. Shehigian’s exceptional familiarity with New York practice and procedure has made him part of a core group of attorneys at Ganfer Shore Leeds & Zauderer LLP who have become the go-to attorneys on such issues for many large, national law firms.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Shehigian had practiced at Flemming Zulack Williamson Zauderer LLP as a litigation associate.

Away from the office and courtroom, Mr. Shehigian serves as an adjunct professor at his law school alma mater, where he coaches students competing in national moot court competitions.  Mr. Shehigian has coached his teams to several top honors and first place finishes.

In recognition of his accomplishments and his respect among his peers, Mr. Shehigian has been named to the “Super Lawyers” Rising Stars list each year since 2013.

EDUCATION

  • Hofstra University School of Law (J.D., 2007), Manager of Competitions, Moot Court Board, Research Editor, Labor & Employment Law Journal
  • Binghamton University, State University of New York (B.A., 2004), magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

REPRESENTATIVE CASES

  • Representation of architect in appeal to the New York Court of Appeals, which ruled in the architect’s favor on both issues before the Court: (i) an owner’s inability to assert a tort claim against an architect that seeks identical damages as the breach of contract claim; and (ii) an end-user’s inability to assert a third-party beneficiary claim against an architect if there is no language in the contract providing it with enforcement rights.
  • Representation of indenture trustee in appeal to the New York Court of Appeals, which ruled in the trustee’s favor on both issues before the Court: (i) the trustee’s ability under the indenture to assert non-contractual claims against third-parties; and (ii) the sufficiency of the trustee’s alter ego allegations.
  • Assisting court-appointed referee to hear and determine in overseeing the dissolution of one the nation’s largest plaintiffs’ mass torts and personal injury law firms.
  • Representation of owner and operator of dozens of television stations across the United States in a “bet-the-company” lawsuit, successfully fighting off allegations that it had breached the terms of a credit agreement, and avoiding the declaration of an Event of Default.
  • Representation of principals of a hedge fund in a legal malpractice action against a national law firm. The lawsuit resulted in one of the largest settlements of a legal malpractice action in New York State history.
  • Representation of European manufacturer of high-end jewelry in successfully recovering the value of its jewelry stolen from an armored security truck.
  • Representation of a former member of the Russian legislature as the plaintiff in a defamation action, and successfully defended against defamation and anti-SLAPP counterclaims.
  • Representation of oil & gas company in successfully defending against allegations that it breached a services contract.
  • Representation of managing partner of a foreign office of a dissolved international law firm in a clawback proceeding commenced by the liquidation trustee.
  • Representation of one of the nation’s largest insurance companies in high-value lawsuits in which it is a direct party.
  • Representation of institutional investors in connection with losses stemming from residential mortgage-backed securities.
  • Representation of commercial and residential roofing manufacturer in several lawsuits alleging breach of warranty.
  • Representation of product manufacturers in various product liability actions.
  • Representation of defendants in asbestos bodily injury litigation.

ADMISSIONS

  • New Jersey (2007)
  • New York (2008)
  • S. District Court, Southern District of New York (2010)
  • S. District Court, Eastern District of New York (2010)

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Member, Executive Committee of the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section, New York State Bar Association, 2008 to present.
  • Member, American Bar Association.
  • Member, New York County Lawyers Association.

TEACHING

Mr. Shehigian is an adjunct professor at Hofstra University School of Law and coaches students competing in national moot court competitions.

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