Practice Overview

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Paul F. Condzal

Paul F. Condzal

Quality legal services in accord with your individual or business strategic and economic objectives.

Professional. Fearless. Conscientious.

Condzal’s primary areas of practice include all aspects of New York commercial litigation including motion practice, depositions and trial,  corporate law,  commercial transactions, real estate, including prosecuting and defending foreclosure litigation, and matrimonial law.    He has successfully litigated against some of New York's largest and mid-size "white-shoe" law firms. 

Litigation and related matters are difficult enough. Besides providing effective representation, an attorney should strive to make the entire process as painless as possible through prompt and considerate communication, response and empathy. A litigant should not be tired of being handed off to partners and associates you have never met or heard of who are obviously being "tier" billed to your financial detriment to justify their existence on some anonymous corporate food-chain. Instead, Paul is personally involved with each and every aspect of your case and at all times your "go to" contact. With 25 years of litigation experience, Paul will provide a personable, calm, and steadying hand during any troubled waters-- at once an aggressive advocate and skilled negotiator.

Condzal’s litigation experience is extensive and diverse and includes a successfully litigated shareholder breach of contract claims against international public company in an AAA proceeding to decision winning damages award and attorney fees. He also has obtained a preliminary injunction on behalf of public company against former employee for violation of non-compete and non-disclosure agreements. Paul has successfully defended a private commercial mortgagee against tortious interference with contract and fraud claims through trial and appeal in the First Department. Laner & Samer, Inc. v. Goldfine, Commercial Division Law Report, Vol. III, No. 5.

Condzal has also successfully defended a private publishing company against theft of trade secrets and related claims through trial in New York Supreme Court. He has successfully represented an individual in alleged conversion of property (artwork) action winning dismissal. Popper v. Podhragy, 1998 WL 841247 (S.D.N.Y.)   Condzal also defended union members in a civil RICO action and represented clients in court appearances and upwards of two hundred individual depositions. Paul has had summary judgment awarded in several breach of contract cases, including on behalf of an advertising agency against one of NYC's largest commercial developers.

Condzal also has significant corporate and transactional experience and has represented a Latin American trade association in corporate stock restructuring, participated in shareholder meetings, strategized with board of directors, and successfully effected corporate merger and restructuring. Paul has also represented management through union negotiations and reviewed and revised subsequent labor accord for a New York printers’ union. Condzal has represented publishing/public events company in commercial lease negotiations and lease review and analysis and represented a New York advertising company in acquisition of Florida advertising agency, including negotiation strategy, all corporate documents, draft and preparation of stock purchase agreement and senior management employment agreements, due diligence and on-going corporate matters. Condzal has represented several Internet companies in content license and independent contractor agreements. Condzal has also represented a privately held New Jersey telecommunications company in various litigations, draft and preparation of bundling, agency, NDA, non-compete and sundry other business transactions.

In the mid-1990s, Condzal was general counsel and senior vice-president for an Internet start-up in "Silicon Alley" where he was involved in all aspects of business and legal matters, including contract, litigation and regulatory matters.

Condzal began his legal career in 1991as general counsel for one of New York’s oldest closely held advertising agencies. While there he managed a caseload in commercial, corporate, contract, advertising law and employment matters. His responsibilities included: drafting pleadings; writing and arguing motions; taking and defending EBTs; inquests and arbitrations; negotiating settlements and litigation strategy. He reviewed, negotiated and prepared general business agreements, employment contracts, and commercial lease and licenses while reporting directly to the chief financial officers and the board of directors.

Condzal attended Quinnipiac University School of Law where he received a Juris Doctorate in 1990.  He received a Bachelor of Arts with a Philosophy major from Stony Brook University in 1986, where he was on the Dean’s List and graduated with honors, a Managing Editor of the weekly feature newspaper, and an on-air personality the university's FM radio station.

Condzal has lived on NYC's Upper West Side for more than twenty-five years, where he also attended high school, and is an avid runner and holds a Black Belt in traditional Korean Tae Kwon Do as well as serving on the Board of Directors of One World Tae Kwon Do foundation that provides martial arts training for underprivileged city children.

"Aggressive fighting for the right is the noblest sport the world affords."