Michael S. Farber

Michael S. Farber

Founding Partner

Michael Farber is a founding partner of Farber Schneider Ferrari LLP. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation representing real estate operations, owners and developers, construction companies, contractors, design professionals, and parties to complex landlord-tenant litigation. He regularly manages the legal concerns of various privately held or family-owned corporations with valuable real estate holdings.

Daniel J. Schneider

Daniel J. Schneider

Founding Partner

Daniel J. Schneider is a founding partner of Farber Schneider Ferrari LLP. Mr. Schneider regularly represents real estate developers, design professionals, interior designers, contractors, construction professionals, property managers, hotel owners and operators, condominium and cooperative boards, medical professionals, and creative artists of varying background. He is a trial lawyer who has both prosecuted and defended numerous jury and non-jury trials as well as binding arbitrations all around New York City and Long Island.

Michael Ferrari

Michael Ferrari

Founding Partner

Michael Ferrari is a founding partner of Farber Schneider Ferrari LLP. Mr. Ferrari has successfully negotiated leases for restaurant groups, bars and cafes, advised on purchases and sales of businesses, managed liquor license applications before the State Liquor Authority and sidewalk cafe applications before the Department of Consumer Affairs, and defended extensive disciplinary actions brought by governmental agencies as well as litigation and regulatory actions brought against such businesses.

Kara Halpern

Kara Halpern

Counsel

Kara Halpern represents clients in a wide variety of civil litigation matters. Ms. Halpern has extensive experience in commercial litigation, products liability law, employment law, cyber-security, construction law, and general liability matters. Her vast litigation experience enables her to effectively develop litigation strategies and to interface with and prepare witnesses and experts.

Robert B. Lower

Robert B. Lower

Attorney

Mr. Lower has extensive high-stakes litigation experience in a wide range of disputes in both state and federal courts including class actions, patents, trademarks, trade secrets, environmental, employment, product liability, and complex commercial litigation. He is also frequently retained to counsel new and established businesses regarding strategies for obtaining and enforcing intellectual property rights while limiting liability. He frequently works with start-ups to negotiate outside capital funding and related IP agreements.

Darya Kapulina

Darya Kapulina

Of Counsel

Darya Kapulina became Of Counsel to Farber Schneider Ferrari LLP in February 2022, bringing 15 years legal expertise in commercial litigation, complex corporate transactions, corporate governance, intellectual property law, dispute resolution, labor and employment, securities law, real estate law, and judgment enforcement, among other fields.

Michael Jagiani

Michael Jagiani

Attorney

Michael Jagiani is Counsel to Farber Schneider Ferrari LLP. Michael is a seasoned litigator who regularly represents sophisticated business clientele in complex real estate and construction disputes. He routinely represents parties in contractual claims, adjoining landowner actions, RPAPL §881 proceedings and various other complex litigation matters across the business, real estate and construction spheres.

Alexander Berger

Alexander Berger

Associate

Alexander Berger is an Associate at Farber Schneider Ferrari LLP. Alexander primarily focuses his practice on civil and commercial litigation matters, arbitrations and mediation disputes, negligence claims, and class actions.

Howard A. Balsam

Howard A. Balsam

Counsel

Howard Balsam is a civil litigator whose practice, for over 20 years, has focused mainly on holding tortfeasors accountable while maximizing compensation for clients who have suffered as accident victims of negligence across construction, automobile, and premises liability.

Joshua S. Stevens

Joshua S. Stevens

Of Counsel

Joshua S. Stevens is Of-Counsel to FSF. Joshua is a criminal defense attorney, representing the accused in New York’s State and Federal Courts, and is a well-respected member of the Criminal Defense bar. He has defended clients in white collar criminal prosecutions, high-level narcotics, and weapons possession cases, regularly representing public figures or New York luminaries in prosecutions followed closely by the press.

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