Jeremy A. Berman

Jeremy A. Berman

Offices: New York
Senior Counsel

Jeremy litigated for a large law firm in New York City for decades before joining Russo & Gould in October 2023. His experience includes some of the largest corporate acquisition disputes and securities class actions His work has encompassed both pre-acquisition and post-closing litigations and arbitrations relating to alleged breaches of acquisition agreements and resulting indemnification claims.
In addition, Jeremy has prosecuted and defended breach of contract and fraud claims, breach of fiduciary duty lawsuits against present and former corporate directors, officers and employees and theft of trade secret claims. He has focused on untangling complex financial and accounting issues and views understanding the parties' economic motivations as the best way to understand the positions of his client and adversary and develop strategies based on these economics. These strategies apply to both settlement and trial.
Jeremy has substantial experience in bankruptcy litigation, both as a proponent of plan confirmations and defending clients against fraudulent transfer and preference claims. Jeremy has participated in Surrogates' Court proceedings; defended governmental agencies against contractual and constitutional claims; and taken part in real estate litigation.
While serving on the Mediation Panels of the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, Jeremy has mediated over 50 cases. These cases related to breach of contract, civil rights, statutory claims and a RICO claim, among other claims. Jeremy promotes mediation at an early stage of the case.
Jeremy currently serves on the State Courts of Superior Jurisdiction Committee of the New York City Bar Association. He previously served on that Committee and chaired its Legislation Subcommittee. He has also been a member of the City Bar's New York City Affairs Committee; its Litigation Committee; its Government Ethics Committee; and its Securities Litigation Committee. He testified before the New York City Council on behalf of the City Bar regarding pending legislation. Jeremy has been a Moot Court Judge at the City Bar and has been a recipient of the Legal Aid Society's Pro Bono Publico Award.

University of Chicago Law School (J.D.)
New York University, B.S. Business Administration Summa Cum Laude
Contract ligation
Securities Litigation
Breach of fiduciary litigation, including defense of officers and directors.
Theft of trade secrets.
Bankruptcy litigation.
Real estate litigation, including mortgage foreclosures.
Estate litigation.
Civil rights, constitutional litigation, including defending claims against governments.
Arbitration and Mediation (serves on Southern and Eastern District Pro Bono Mediation Panels)
United States District Court Southern District of New York
United States District Court Eastern District of New York
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
State Courts of Superior Jurisdiction Committee of the New York City Bar Association
New York City Bar Association
New York State Bar Association

News Insights

May 8, 2024

Jennifer Cheong Successfully Obtained Dismissal for a New Jersey Commercial Client

Senior Associate Jennifer Cheong successfully obtained summary judgment on behalf of Russo & Gould''s client, a commercial tenant in Newark, NJ. The suit was filed by a pedestrian plaintiff alleging severe personal injuries, including hip surgery, and damages arising out of a trip and fall incident due to an alleged defect in the abutting public sidewalk. It was alleged that our client was responsible for maintenance and repair of the loss location.

April 30, 2024

Bring Your Child to Work Day at Russo & Gould

Russo & Gould held "Bring your Child to Work Day" by welcoming Matthew, Aiden, Colin, and Sean to sit in as jurors on a mock trial and pizza luncheon. They just might be arguing cases for our firm in the not-too-distant future.

February 23, 2024

Jeremy Berman Gets A Restraining Notice Vacated

In Colonial Funding Network, Inc. v. Swift Health Care, Inc., et al., Index 654647/2016, Supreme Court, New York County, Jeremy Berman secured an order vacating a restraining notice on a company''s bank account and vacating an approximately 6-year-old default judgment upon which the restraining notice was based.