Brian D. Graifman

Telephone: 212-431-1300 x322
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Mr. Graifman practices in our Supreme Court Litigation Division, handling all actions and matters in law and equity affecting real property and landlord/tenant disputes.

Mr. Graifman’s 30-year background includes serving as Law Clerk to Hon. Roger J. Miner at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and successfully litigating Wall Street and business dispute matters, of which many were landmark cases against regulators.

Mr. Graifman is active at the New York County Lawyers Association (NYCLA), where he is immediate past Co-Chair of the state Supreme Court Committee and co-hosts an annual reception for new, appointed, re-elected and elevated judges, serves on the Board of NYCLA Foundation, and is a member of the Federal Courts Committee and Appellate Courts Committee. At the N.Y. City Bar Association, he serves on the Judiciary Committee, where he previously served from 2013 to 2016, rating judges, and previously was on the Committee on State Courts of Superior Jurisdiction.

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Education:

  • New York Law School – 1988

Bar Admissions:

  • New York – 1988

Bar Affiliations:

  • New York County Lawyers' Association
  • Federal Courts Committee and Appellate Courts Committee
  • New York City Bar Association

Notable Cases:

  • Board of Managers of Village Mall at Hillcrest Condominium v. Banerjee (Sup. Ct. Queens County Dec. 22, 2016). Court granted summary judgment to Board, ordering unit holder to remove balcony enclosure that had been in place since 1979. Court relied on business judgment rule and on board resolution the firm assisted in drafting. Senior Partner Eric M. Goidel served as Board’s counsel, and Senior Partner David R. Brody and Counsel Brian D. Graifman litigated.
  • Mondrow Art 78 v. NYC DHPD (December 15, 2016) In this case argued by Mr. Brian Graifman, Court denied Tenant's petition to overturn DHCR’s determination not to vacate the Certificate of No Harassment issued to our client.

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