When my clients approach me with an issue, the first thing we discuss is what a victory would look like. Taking this practical approach, I give advice backed by my analysis and experience but informed by the client's ultimate objectives. Because I believe in being entirely candid, I lay out all pros and cons of their options and point them in the optimal direction so they can make an informed and sensible decision.
Alex is a partner in the Firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice and represents clients in financial services litigation, fiduciary litigation, restrictive covenants, and management and shareholder disputes. He has recovered millions of dollars for lenders, and has been involved in complex litigation in New York and New Jersey state, surrogate’s, and federal courts, as well as the Delaware Court of Chancery. Alex successfully argued cases before the Second Circuit, the New York Appellate Division, and the Supreme Court of Delaware. Many of Alex’s clients are foreign companies with U.S. interests or operations, so he brings vast experience working with foreign counsel and walking through U.S. litigation parameters so clients fully understand the procedural steps and implications.
Alex serves companies in several industries facing challenges involving the array of risks in their digital transformation, alternative and virtual assets and in a range of matters relating to the uses and misuses of technology within their organizations and from third-party providers. Often, clients in the financial services sector retain Alex for his breadth of experience dealing with matters relating to the SEC and other regulatory bodies. He is familiar with smart technologies, issues involving modern workforce and employment disputes, digital economy and regulation..
Alex has been part of the trial team in precedent- setting cases with respect federal commodities laws, the application of New York’s limited liability company law, the ability of sophisticated investors to pursue common law fraud and securities claims in connection with complex financial products, and the ability of shareholders to remove management in the face of allegations of fraud. Alex has also advised companies in connection with Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) and FINRA investigations, as well as shareholder derivative and class- action litigation.
Alex’s clients include foreign investors from Europe and Asia, institutional trustees, hedge funds, brokerage firms, and owners of closely held businesses. Alex is also intimately involved in Carter Ledyard’s membership in Meritas Law Firms Worldwide and Legalink, often advising law- firms and clients from other jurisdictions about the nuances of New York law. These connections also allow Alex to leverage Carter Ledyard’s extensive network to help clients with complex cross-border disputes.
Alex is Chair of Carter Ledyard’s Cannabis, Hemp & CBD Industry Group, frequently advising start-ups and established players in the growing cannabis ecosystem on a diverse range of topics, drawing on Carter Ledyard’s deep bench of experience in the areas of M&A, securities, real estate, and corporate law. Alex frequently speaks and writes about on these topics for Law360, the New York Law Journal, and Reuters (where he has a regular column on cannabis law). Many of Alex’s clients are cross-border investors and operators seeking to access the growing U.S. market. Alex also counsels institutions in connection with the obligations and enforcement of the restrictive covenants of employees and potential hires.