Michael S. Farber
Michael is a founding partner of Farber Schneider Ferrari LLP whose practice involves complex commercial transactions and business litigation in New York's State and Federal courts and tribunals. Michael is guided by the notion that reputation is the cornerstone of success, and that an attorney's degree of care is reflected in both personal interactions and work product.
Daniel J. Schneider
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 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 and Worker Protection, and defended extensive disciplinary actions brought by governmental agencies as well as litigation and regulatory actions brought against such businesses.
Sarena Townsend is a Partner at Farber Schneider Ferrari LLP. Ms. Townsend focuses her practice on criminal defense and representing employees in disciplinary actions brought by their employers. She has over 16 years of criminal law and investigatory experience. She is a fierce advocate and a feared adversary in the courtroom.
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
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 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 is Of 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 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 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 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.