James J. O’Shea is a partner in the Firm’s Litigation Practice. He focuses his practice on complex litigation in federal and state courts across New York. Mr. O’Shea specifically focuses on the representation of clients in sophisticated corporate disputes and dissolutions for both public and private entities, construction litigation, environmental litigation (including CERCLA and New York State Navigation Law), tax certiorari matters, estate litigation, and insurance defense.
In addition, Mr. O’Shea often serves as a liaison between businesses and individuals regarding employment, tax, and corporate organizational matters.
- Represented controlling shareholders and Officer and Directors of a multi-national manufacturing company in the successful defense of breach of fiduciary claims seeking in excess of $10 million dollars, culminating in full resolution of claims and buyout of minority shareholders.
- Successfully defended the Officers and Directors/Member Managers of a multi-national business at trial in the United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Illinois, on breach of fiduciary claims seeing in excess of $3 million dollars.
- Obtained judgment in excess of $1 million dollars for a national business conglomerate as a result of a business partner’s breach of contract.
- Obtained summary judgment for large snowmobile club on personal injury claims pursued by injured snowmobilers.
- Represented multiple municipalities in multi-year tax certiorari actions.
- Obtained summary judgment for regional business in the defense of personal injury claims in Westchester County.
- Represented regional banking institution in the successful prosecution and recovery of in excess of $300,000.00 on fraudulent conveyance claims.
- Represented regional banking institution on the recovery of fraudulently wired funds.
- Represented numerous businesses and individual shareholders in partnership, LLC, and corporate disputes and dissolution proceedings across New York State.
- Represented numerous beneficiaries, trustees, estate administrators against breach of fiduciary claims.