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Boris Brownstein is a commercial litigator who provides counseling and litigation services to individuals and businesses across a range of industries.

Boris represents clients in disputes involving various contractual, insurance coverage, business tort, and commercial claims, including successful defense against alleged trademark and copyright infringement, negligent misrepresentation, construction and product defect, alleged fraud, as well as the pursuit of creditors’ rights and remedies under the Uniform Commercial Code. Boris also represents foreign businesses and individuals in the U.S. courts in disputes originating from international transactions.

Boris represents and defends creditors, banks, mortgage servicers in connection with lender liability, title issues, and claims under the UCC, including defense against claims of alleged lender liability, disputes over consumer deposit accounts, wire transfers, consumer and check fraud, and defense of alleged violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, their state analogs, and defense of class actions.

Having managed litigation as an in-house litigation counsel, Boris prioritizes swift and cost-effective dispute resolution through early assessment and planning. He protects his clients’ interests by avoiding litigation through early dispute resolution efforts, by obtaining full recovery through litigation, and defense of litigated claims through dispositive motions and trial.

When he is not advocating for his clients in court, Boris is frequently called upon by creatives and entrepreneurs in technology and arts spaces for advice on intellectual property, contractual, licensing, and compliance issues, impacting all areas of their pursuits. Boris has experience counseling visual and performing artists in the performing arts arena, as well as playwrights, film and theater producers and directors, authors, visual artists, and the performing talent on all legal and business issues impacting their creative endeavors.

Boris also advises entrepreneurs in the technology sector on various computer software licensing and acquisition transactions, including in the blockchain space. With the benefit of his experience in handling copyright and trademark disputes, he also provides copyright and trademark counseling, including the handling of registrations and IP litigation. When appropriate, Boris strives to offer pro bono services to benefit the arts.

Education

B.A., Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
J.D., Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, New York City, Honor: Executive Articles Editor, Brooklyn Journal of International Law

Recognitions

Executive Articles Editor, Brooklyn Journal of International Law

2022 Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch -Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Banking and Finance; Litigation – Labor and Employment

Memberships

Federal & Commercial Litigation Section, Committee on Professional Ethics, NYSBA

State Bar Licenses

New Jersey, New York

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
U.S. District Ct., District of New Jersey
U.S. District Ct., S.D. of New York
U.S. District Ct., E.D. of New York
U.S. District Ct., N.D. of New York
U.S. District Ct., W.D. of New York

Presentations

  • 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

Representative Experience

  • Obtained dismissal of all contractual claims against a financial advisor after bench trial.
  • Obtained dismissal of claims alleging FCRA violations after oral argument on motion to dismiss.
  • Obtained favorable settlement of claims alleging FCRA violations through mediation.
  • Obtained complete dismissal of all claims alleging FCRA violation after 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 client while avoiding litigation.