Overview

Steve Willig has been defending professionals, business owners and contractors and representing insurers in commercial and casualty litigation for more than thirty years. During that time, he has litigated complex matters, involving legal, accounting and other professional malpractice, director and officer liability, employee fidelity bonds, insurance coverage issues, contract matters, New York Labor Law claims and premises liability. These cases have involved federal and state securities laws, RICO, fraud, intellectual property, contract, negligence, real estate, probate, trusts and various other areas of the law. Mr. Willig has also litigated a variety of corporate and business disputes. His trial and appellate practice has included matters before both state and federal courts in New York. He has also practiced before courts in New Jersey, where he is also admitted, Delaware and Connecticut, as well as arbitration panels of the AAA, NAM and other entities. His practice has also involved numerous and lengthy mediations, both privately run and court-sponsored, as well as dealings with governmental agencies such as the Insurance Department, SEC and Attorney General. Prior to joining D’Amato & Lynch in 1988, Mr. Willig practiced with a small New York firm handling corporate matters and litigation of personal injury and contract cases.

In addition to numerous favorable verdicts, the following are some representative decisions: Grant v. Guggenheim, 139 A.D.3d 583 (1st Dept. 2016); Federico v. Defoe, 138 A.D.3d 682 (2nd Dept. 2016); Stalker v. Stewart Tenants, 93 A.D.3d 550 (1st Dept. 2012); Catholic Health Services v. National Union, 46 A.D.3d 590 (2nd Dept. 2007); Serio v. National Union, 18 A.D.3d 319 (1st Dept. 2005); FDIC v. National Union, 146 F.Supp.2d 541 (DNJ 2001); FDIC v. National Union, aff’d. 57 Fed. Appx. 965 (3rd Cir. 2003); American Century v. American International, 2002 WL 1879947 (SDNY 2002); Silveri v. Mirsky, 1999 WL 182600 (SDNY 1999); Svigals v. Hopgood, Calimafde, Kalil & Judlowe, 256 A.D.2d 460 (2nd Dept. 1998); Greenwich v. Markoff, 234 A.D.2d. 112 (1st Dept. 1996); Davis v. Klein, 226 A.D.2d 1148 (1st Dept. 1996); Herbert Post & Co. v. Sidney Bitterman, Inc., 219 A.D.2d 214 (1st Dept. 1996); North American Development v. Shahbazi, 1996 WL 306538 (SDNY 1996); Murphy v. Public Employees, 212 A.D.2d 763 (2nd Dept. 1995); Morin v. Trupin, 1994 WL 68307 (SDNY 1994); Morris v. Metropolitan Transp. Authority, 191 A.D.2d 682 (1993); Alexander v. Evans, 1993 WL 427409 (SDNY 1993); Morin v. Trupin, 835 F.Supp 126 (SDNY 1993); Morin v. Trupin, 832 F.Supp. 93 (SDNY 1993); Morin v. Trupin, 1993 WL 248802 (SDNY 1993); Morin v. Trupin, 809 F.Supp. 1081 (SDNY 1993); Morin v. Trupin, 799 F.Supp. 342 (SDNY 1992); Morin v. Trupin, 778 F.Supp. 711 (SDNY 1991); Manny Pollack & Co. v. Shelgem, Ltd., 1990 WL 180170 (SDNY 1990); Shumate v. McNiff, 1990 WL 6549 (SDNY 1990); Matignon v. Ameritel, 1989 WL 153282 (SDNY 1989).

Address

Two World Financial Center
225 Liberty Street
New York, NY 10281

Bar admission

New York
New Jersey
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court Northern District of New York
U.S. District Court Western District of New York
U.S. District Court of New Jersey
U.S. Court of Appeals Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals Third Circuit

Education

Fordham University 1983, B.A., Cum Laude

Brooklyn Law School 1986, J.D.

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