Complex Civil Litigation
MANGO & IACOVIELLO, LLP represents diverse clients, including companies and individuals, in a broad range of legal matters. Our New York City employment lawyers represent individuals in connection with employment disputes involving discrimination or compensation. We also represent individuals in personal injury claims after accidents. In addition, we handle all types of commercial and residential real estate matters, including landlord-tenant, zoning, and land use issues. We also counsel our clients in corporate and business law matters, and we handle all types of commercial litigation and dispute resolution. We have maintained our clients’ loyalty by providing capable representation, together with an efficient and cost-conscious approach to legal expenses and immediate responses to our clients’ needs.
We represent both employers and employees in a broad range of employment law matters. These may arise out of discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, family leave, severance negotiations, employment contracts, wage and hour claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and other issues. Federal, state, and local laws prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of various protected characteristics. The New York City Human Rights Law is widely considered one of the most progressive employment discrimination laws in the country, and it provides strong protections for employees. Our New York City employment attorneys also work closely with employers to develop sound employment policies and practices that foster strong employee relations and minimize the risk of expensive lawsuits.
If you are purchasing real estate in New York, it may be one of the most expensive transactions of your life. It is important to retain an attorney to negotiate the sale and represent you at the closing if the property is residential. Our firm handles title closings, lease negotiations, and BSA and ECB matters. We also counsel clients on the purchase and sale of commercial and residential properties. We are familiar with issues related to variances, applications before the New York City Board of Standards and Appeals, leasing transactions, and land subdivisions.
New York landlord-tenant laws are among the most complex and detailed in the country. Lease and rental agreements are supposed to restrict deposits to the equivalent of one month’s rent, and landlords cannot discriminate against prospective tenants based on their marital status or sexual orientation. They also must comply with certain rent control laws. Our firm provides legal guidance to landlords, handling nearly all legal matters that arise in connection with the landlord-tenant relationship, including holdovers and actions for non-payment. A landlord can give a New York City holdover tenant of a month-to-month tenancy an unconditional quit notice that allows the tenant 10 days to move out before the landlord files for an eviction.
In the area of business law, we have advised clients on forming corporations and other business structures, prepared internal business agreements, and represented officers, boards of directors, and corporate interests. Businesses in New York can be structured as sole proprietorships, general partnerships, corporations, limited liability companies, and limited partnerships. The choice of structure can significantly affect liability and taxes, and it may influence whether the business meets its goals. We counsel clients on contracts, sales and acquisitions, personnel matters, and intellectual property issues. We aim to assist emerging businesses in reaching their maximum potential.
We provide aggressive representation in federal, state, and administrative forums. Our representation covers a wide range of commercial disputes, including litigation arising out of contracts, employment, loans, civil rights, real estate transactions, securities, and proprietary rights. In a difficult business environment, the outcome of a contract dispute or another type of litigation can determine a company’s survival. Often, two parties to a contract read and interpret their duties and rights under the contract differently. While a careful reading of a contract may resolve a dispute, there are also situations in which the interpretation and construction of the contract are more complex and need to be decided by a judge. Accordingly, it is imperative to retain a seasoned litigator. Our firm represents clients in state and federal courts, before administrative agencies, and in formal and informal arbitrations and mediations.
Our firm represents brokers and investors in mediations and arbitrations before the National Association of Securities Dealers and the New York Stock Exchange. We handle matters arising out of suitability, order execution, account churning, employment contracts, rule violations, and fiduciary issues. Complex laws, regulations, and rules govern securities disputes. For example, under FINRA Rule 2111, a firm must have a reasonable basis to believe that the investment strategy or transaction that it recommends is suitable for a customer, based on the customer’s objectives and profile. A broker’s failure to determine whether a recommendation is suitable can give rise to FINRA arbitration.
We represent clients in the film and television industries regarding contracts and negotiations. Entertainment contracts must account for many different rights and obligations, including intellectual property rights and the right of publicity. The right of publicity gives you the right to control the commercial use of your image, likeness, name, or other characterization of your identity. We also represent clients in litigation. Our entertainment law practice has been mentioned in connection with the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary “The Real Rocky,” which chronicles the firm’s successful representation of Chuck Wepner in a lawsuit filed against Sylvester Stallone that arose out of the “Rocky” franchise.
We represent accident victims in personal injury lawsuits in federal and state courts. Personal injury lawsuits may arise out of situations such as car accidents, construction accidents, and dangerous property conditions. Many personal injury lawsuits are pursued under a theory of negligence. A negligence claim requires you to establish that the defendant did not take the appropriate precautions, and this caused the accident. In addition to representing clients in the courtroom, we can guide them through alternative dispute resolution proceedings, such as arbitrations and mediations.
If you need a New York City employment lawyer or guidance in a matter involving real estate, business law, securities, the entertainment industry, or an accident, you can consult Mango & Iacoviello. We represent clients in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Staten Island, as well as Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, and Montgomery Counties. Call us at 212-695-5454 or contact us through our online form.