Boris Brownstein is a senior commercial litigator who provides counseling and litigation services to individuals and businesses across a range of industries.
Boris specializes in resolving complex disputes involving contractual matters, insurance coverage, business torts, and commercial claims. His track record includes successfully defending clients against allegations of trademark and copyright infringement, as well as cases involving negligent misrepresentation, construction and product defects, fraud claims, and pursuing creditors’ rights under the Uniform Commercial Code.
Within the realm of creditors’ rights, Boris is a trusted advocate for creditors, banks, and mortgage servicers, providing invaluable assistance with lender liability issues, title and real estate disputes, and UCC claims. He has effectively defended against allegations of lender liability and resolved disputes related to consumer deposit accounts, wire transfers, and cases involving consumer and check fraud.
Drawing from his experience as an in-house litigation counsel, Boris places great importance on swift and cost-effective dispute resolution through early assessment and strategic planning. He consistently prioritizes his clients’ interests by exploring alternatives to litigation, facilitating early dispute resolution, and securing favorable outcomes through litigation, including dispositive motions and trial advocacy.
Beyond his courtroom advocacy, Boris is frequently sought after by creatives and entrepreneurs in the technology and arts sectors for his advice on intellectual property matters, contractual issues, and licensing transactions. Boris offers comprehensive legal guidance on all facets of their creative pursuits, ensuring their legal and business needs are met. He has extensive experience counseling visual and performing artists, including those in the performing arts arena. Boris is dedicated to giving back to the community and, when appropriate, offers pro bono services to support the arts.
Executive Articles Editor, Brooklyn Journal of International Law
Named among Best Lawyers in America®: Ones to Watch for Commercial Litigation by Best Lawyers (2022-2024)
Named among Best Lawyers in America®: Ones to Watch for Litigation – Labor and Employment by Best Lawyers (2022-2024)
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Federal & Commercial Litigation Section, Committee on Professional Ethics, NYSBA
State Bar Licenses
- Panelist, “Social Media and the Practice of Law: Ethical Implications and a How-To Guide for Social Media”, City Bar Center for CLE, September 2017, 2019
- Prevailed on summary judgment dismissing negligence and labor law claims against an industrial manufacturer.
- Prevailed on motion to dismiss from lawsuit an out-of-state product distributor on jurisdictional grounds.
- Obtained dismissal of negligence and UCC claims against a national bank.
- Obtained dismissal of all contractual claims against a financial advisor after a bench trial.
- Obtained dismissal of claims alleging FCRA violations after oral argument on a motion to dismiss.
- Obtained favorable settlement of claims alleging FCRA violations through mediation.
- Obtained complete dismissal of all claims alleging FCRA violation after a successful arbitration hearing.
- Obtained dismissal of direct and derivative claims against FINRA member and associated persons.
- Negotiated successful bulk settlement of multiple single-plaintiff federal lawsuits against credit reporting agency.
- Obtained dismissal of claims against an out-of-state law firm alleging FDCPA violations on jurisdictional grounds.
- Obtained dismissal of copyright and trademark infringement claims against a garment and jewelry designer.
- Successfully pursued and settled multiple claims arising from business disputes, obtaining full recovery of amounts claimed due and owing to clients.
- Successfully resolved trademark infringement and unfair competition claims against clients while avoiding litigation.