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)
New York City Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
State Courts of Superior Jurisdiction Committee of the New York City Bar Association

News Insights

November 29, 2023

Jillian Oliff gets a Defense Verdict on Liability in Kings County Supreme Court

Congratulations go out to Jillian Oliff who received a defense verdict before Judge Richard Velasquez in Supreme Court Kings County on the Eddie McDonald v. Sumit Kochar Case, Index Number 504385/2016

October 31, 2023

Not So Scary Halloween Fun at RG

Staff and attorneys participated draw your pumpkin contest at a luncheon. The winners left to right to right were Rona 1st place, Duana 2nd place, and Cindy and Christian shared 3rd place.

October 26, 2023

David Gould and Jillian Oliff Get A Unanimous Defense Verdict On Damages In Supreme Kings

Congratulations go out to David Gould and Jillian Oliff who received a unanimous defense verdict before Judge Aaron Maslow in the Supreme Court Kings County on the Ihor Verhalyuk v. Matthew Gonzalez and Legends Limo NYC Case, Index Number 512762/18.