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Grant A. Shehigian

Associate

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Grant A. Shehigian is an Associate 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, Grant 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.

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REPRESENTATIVE CASES

  • Represented an architect in appeal to the New York Court of Appeals, which ruled in the architect’s favor an owner’s inability to assert a tort claim and an end-user’s inability to assert a third-party beneficiary claim against an architect
  • Represented indenture trustee in appeal to the New York Court of Appeals, which ruled in the trustee’s favor on the trustee’s ability to assert non-contractual claims against third-parties and the sufficiency of the trustee’s alter ego allegations
  • Assisted court-appointed referee overseeing the dissolution of one the nation’s largest plaintiffs’ mass torts and personal injury law firms
  • Represented 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
  • Represented hedge fund principals in a legal malpractice action against a national law firm, resulting in one of the largest settlements of its kind in New York State history
  • Represented jewelry designer/manufacturer in recovering millions of dollars-worth of jewelry worth millions of dollars stolen from an armored truck the night before the Grammy Awards
  • Represented former member of the Russian legislature as the plaintiff in a defamation action, and successfully defended against defamation and anti-SLAPP counterclaims
  • Represented oil and gas company in defending allegations that it breached a services contract.
  • Represented managing partner of a foreign office of a dissolved international law firm in a clawback proceeding commenced by the liquidation trustee
  • Represented one of the nation’s largest insurance companies in high-value lawsuits in which it is a direct party
  • Represented institutional investors in connection with losses stemming from residential mortgage-backed securities
  • Represented commercial and residential roofing manufacturer in several lawsuits alleging breach of warranty
  • Represented product manufacturers in various product liability actions
  • Represented defendants in asbestos bodily injury litigation

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

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, 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