Steven Shore is the Managing Partner of Ganfer Shore Leeds & Zauderer. He is the head of the firm’s Litigation Practices, and a member of the Cooperatives and Condominiums and Employment Law Practices.
Tenacious Defender, Innovative Strategist
Mr. Shore has established a reputation as one of New York’s premier litigators, known for devising out-of-the-box solutions to commercial, securities, and real estate disputes.
Mr. Shore litigates in both the New York State and Federal Courts and represents major clients in commercial cases before the Commercial Division. A seasoned appellate attorney, he has argued before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and Appellate Divisions of both the First and Second Departments. Mr. Shore has also served as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association.
Mr. Shore handles a wide variety of cases, from partnership disputes and dissolutions, to securities fraud claims, to major breach of contract cases. Among other things, he represents brokerage firms in breach of non-competes, raiding cases, and customer arbitrations. In real estate matters, he represents cooperative and condominium associations in shareholder and development and construction litigations.
Where others get immersed in the journey. Mr. Shore focuses on the destination, and the best way to reach his client’s goals. He brings a fresh perspective to every case. He explores all the options, developing creative strategies and ingenious approaches that often chart new legal territory.
In court and at the negotiating table, Mr. Shore leverages every opportunity with a relentless determination to obtain the optimal outcome for his clients. As a result, Mr. Shore has achieved an impressive record of wins. Dozens of clients have retained Mr. Shore after being on the opposing side – and losing.
Year after year, Mr. Shore is named to the “Super Lawyers Top 100 New York-Metro” list and is consistently recognized by Best Lawyers© and other major rankings organizations as a leader in real estate and securities litigation.
In 1979, Mr. Shore co-founded the firm Ganfer & Shore (now Ganfer Shore Leeds & Zauderer) with Steven Ganfer. Prior to that, he was a staff attorney with the Division of Enforcement of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). He began his legal career as a litigation associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges.