Alex concentrates his practice on a broad range of business and commercial litigation matters in federal and state courts, as well as before domestic and international arbitration tribunals. Alex has successfully handled a number of complex and high profile matters, and he has represented clients ranging from individuals, non-profit entities, and small businesses to multinational corporations.
For example, in September of 2020, Alex, working with litigation chair Jack Gordon and litigation partner Josh Katz, obtained a significant victory on behalf of the firm’s client in a federal civil RICO action with global implications. The case, which sought more than $1 billion in damages, concerned two New York-based entities’ investment in a Luxembourg-based real estate development company. The New York entities alleged that several individuals had conspired to secretly acquire a controlling share of the real estate development company to the detriment of the company’s minority shareholders. KBG, along with attorneys from several major law firms representing the other defendants, made a motion to dismiss the case on the grounds that, among other things, the United States was not the proper forum for the dispute. Judge Denise Cote of the SDNY granted the Defendants’ motions and dismissed the case in its entirety.
As another example, in August of 2020, Alex, along with attorneys from Engel Thornburgh and Troutman Pepper, obtained a significant victory on behalf of the firm's clients in a high-profile breach of contract action in Supreme Court, Suffolk County. The case concerned a commission dispute with The Corcoran Group stemming from the 2014 purchase of properties in East Hampton for $137 million. While the underlying sale was completed privately (i.e., without a broker), Corcoran brought an action seeking to recover over $4 million in allegedly unpaid brokerage commissions. After more than five years of litigation, Justice Martorana granted the defendants’ motions for summary judgment, dismissing Corcoran’s claims in their entirety.
In addition to his litigation practice, Alex also represents clients in a wide range of general business matters and has served as outside general counsel to businesses of various shapes and sizes.
Alex also has particular expertise in legal malpractice and other professional liability matters and has handled dozens of such claims on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants.
Alex has been recognized as a “Rising Star”in the area of business litigation by Super Lawyers Magazine every year since 2018.
He began his career as an associate at a major global law firm and then worked at two leading boutique litigation firms.
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.