Alex Paradiso

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Alex Paradiso


Alex is a general commercial lawyer with over a decade of experience representing clients in commercial litigation, business divorces, employment, professional liability, real estate and transactional matters.  He has served as lead counsel in a number of complex and high profile matters, and he successfully resolved claims on behalf of clients ranging from individuals, non-profit entities, and small businesses to multinational corporations.  Alex has also served as outside general counsel to a wide variety of businesses and has helped guide them through critical phases of their lifecycle from formation to dissolution.

In addition to his general commercial practice, Alex has particular expertise in legal malpractice and other professional liability matters and has both defended and prosecuted dozens of such claims. 

Alex has been recognized as a “Rising Star” in the area of business litigation by Super Lawyers Magazine every year since 2018.

Some of Alex’s representative litigation matters while at KBG include: 

  • Representing the sellers in the then-largest residential property transaction in the United States in a breach of contract action against The Corcoran Group relating to brokerage commissions purportedly due in connection with the sale.  The clients won summary judgment after more than five years of litigation.
  • Representing a Czech businessman in a federal civil RICO action seeking more than $1 billion in damages in connection with an alleged conspiracy to secretly acquire a controlling share of a major luxembourg-based commercial real estate development company.  The client won pre-answer dismissal in the SDNY.
  • Representing a Michelin-starred chef in litigation against his former partners in a restaurant venture.  The client won a key summary judgment motion resulting in a favorable settlement.
  • Representing a manufacturer of beauty products in litigation related to a dispute over a licensing and celebrity endorsement deal with a global superstar.
  • Representing personal injury attorneys in connection with a high profile law firm dissolution and related litigation.
  • Representing a leading surgical group in connection with a AAA arbitration related to a partnership dispute with their former partners.

Alex was an associate at a major global law firm before transitioning to boutique practice. He received his law degree, magna cum laude, from Syracuse University College of Law.  While in law school, Alex served as Executive Editor of the Syracuse Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif upon graduation.  He also spent one year serving as a law clerk extern to the Hon. Frederick J. Scullin, Jr. of the U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York, and the Hon. Marian W. Payson of the U.S. District Court, Western District of New York.  He is admitted to the New York Bar and the United States District Court for the Southern, Eastern, and Northern Districts of New York.

In addition to Alex's litigation practice, he also devotes substantial attention to issues in the sphere of hospitality law.  For example, in September of 2022, Alex was a panelist for The New York Inn of Court’s program “Wine & the Law II.”  The program served as both a CLE and a wine tasting, and featured a discussion of laws governing the production and marketing of wine around the world.  Alex spoke about the three-tier system of alcohol distributions, emerging antitrust issues for wine and liquor distributors, and the inter-state shipment of wines.

Alex lives in Brooklyn Heights with his wife and two sons.