Kaufman & Company’s New York Office Announces Strategic Relationship With Esteemed Legal Ethics Attorney David A. Lewis
National trial and litigation law firm Kaufman & Company, PLLC announces its strategic relationship with David A. Lewis Law PLLC and its appointment of David Lewis, Esq. as Of Counsel in the firm’s New York office. David A. Lewis Law PLLC represents lawyers and law firms in all areas of legal ethics, professional liability and risk management, as well as working through issues of disciplinary exposure, financial risk and conflicts of interest. David represents lawyers and law firms wherever the rules of professional conduct come into play, from partnership disputes and conflicts of interest to privilege and confidentiality issues.
“David is a respected authority on disciplinary complaints, malpractice suits, and a myriad of disputes between lawyers, their firms, and their clients,” said Managing Member Steven S. Kaufman. “David’s thorough and carefully considered approach provides the guidance that puts clients on the right track, which will be a valuable asset at our firm particularly in matters of professional liability within the Law Firm practice area.”
David’s prior positions include a three-year term as Chair of the New York City Bar Association’s prestigious Professional Responsibility Committee. He has also served on the state level, with the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Standards of Attorney Conduct. A passionate teacher, David also served as an Adjunct Professor of Law teaching Legal Ethics & Professional Responsibility at Cardozo Law School.
David earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and his B.A. in Political Science cum laude from Colgate University. He is admitted to practice in New York, as well as in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
Kaufman & Company Files Lawsuit on Behalf of Brook Park in Airport Runway Expansion Dispute
As published on Cleveland.com, Kaufman & Company filed a lawsuit on behalf of the City of Brook Park against the City of Cleveland for breaching a contract in which Cleveland agreed to buy homes in a residential neighborhood in Brook Park to make way for a planned runway expansion at Hopkins International Airport.
The 2001 settlement agreement at the heart of the lawsuit was reached when Cleveland agreed to buy about 300 Brook Park homes to make way for the airport runway and Brook Park dropped its efforts to buy the I-X Center located between the airport and Brook Park. Cleveland began buying and demolishing the homes in 2003 and eventually bought 228 of the 300 homes. The project stalled when Cleveland balked at purchasing the last of the 300 homes. As a result, about 70 homeowners who entered into sales agreements were left in the lurch. The lawsuit asks a judge to force Cleveland to live up to its end of the bargain.
Steven Kaufman Selected for Inclusion on 2018 Ohio Super Lawyers List
Managing Member Steven Kaufman has been selected for inclusion on the 2018 Ohio Super Lawyers list. Kaufman has been listed since 2005 for his work in the areas of business litigation, professional liability, real estate and eminent domain.
Super Lawyers is a rating service of the top five percent of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.
Kaufman & Company Featured in Benchmark Litigation 2018
Kaufman & Company has once again been ranked as a “Recommended Firm” in Ohio in the 2018 edition of Benchmark Litigation. Additionally, this marks Managing Member Steven Kaufman’s sixth consecutive year being named as an Ohio Litigation Star.
Benchmark Litigation is the only publication to focus exclusively on U.S. litigation. The publication’s rankings and editorials stem from the culmination of a six-month research period during which researchers conduct extensive interviews with litigators and their clients to identify leading litigators and firms.
Kaufman & Company Ranked on the 2018 “Best Law Firms” List by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®
U.S. News – Best Lawyers® ranked Kaufman & Company on the 2018 “Best Law Firms” list in Cleveland for their work in Real Estate, Commercial and Intellectual Property Litigation. The firm was nationally ranked for their Real Estate Litigation work.
The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that involves the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field and review of additional information provided by law firms.
Steven Kaufman Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018
Managing Member Steven S. Kaufman was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America©2018. This marks Kaufman’s 13th consecutive year being ranked. He was recognized for his work in commercial litigation, intellectual property litigation and real estate litigation.
For more than three decades, Best Lawyers® has become regarded as the definitive guide to legal professionalism and excellence around the globe. Best Lawyers® is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey. More than 52,000 leading attorneys cast 5.5 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in more than 130 practice areas.