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Grant A. Shehigian



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Grant A. Shehigian is a Partner in Ganfer Shore Leeds & Zauderer’s Business Litigation, Real Estate Litigation, Professional Liability Defense, and Securities Litigation Practices.

Quick-Witted and Attentive

Mr. Shehigian represents 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 has extensive experience in all stages of litigation, including trials and appeals in both state and federal courts, and in alternative dispute resolution. His extensive familiarity with New York practice and procedure makes him one of a number of the firm’s litigators who are sought-after by large, national law firms to provide local counsel.

Outside of the courtroom, Mr. Shehigian serves as an adjunct professor at his law school alma mater, where he coaches students competing in national moot court competitions. His teams have won several top honors and first place finishes.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Shehigian was a litigation associate at Flemming Zulack Williamson Zauderer.



  • 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.


  • 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


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


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