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Gary S. Graifman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Montvale, NJ

Kantrowitz Goldhamer & Graifman, PC
135 Chestnut Ridge Rd, Suite 200
Montvale, NJ 07645
Phone: 201-391-7000
Fax: 201-307-1086
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2013, 2016 - 2022
Licensed in New Jersey Since: 1994
Education: New York Law School
Practice Areas: Employment & Labor, Class Action/Mass Torts

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Attorney Profile

As a partner at Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, P.C., Gary S. Graifman is known for his resourceful approach to handling cases that involve employment and entertainment law, as well as class action lawsuits. He represents clients in Bergen County, New Jersey, and Rockland County, New York.

Whether in the courtroom or seated at the negotiation table, Mr. Graifman is a fierce adversary. He embodies what it means to be on a client’s side through every step of a case. Through listening to what a client has to say and constructing a sound legal strategy, he is able to fight for and accomplish favorable results. For example, he secured settlements for his clients as part of a nationwide consumer fraud class action suit that involved 11,000 businesses. Over the course of his decadeslong career, Mr. Graifman has obtained millions of dollars for clients.

Pragmatic and professional, Mr. Graifman has an excellent reputation among clients and peers. He holds an Avvo “Superb” rating, and he has earned the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Graifman is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association. He earned a Juris Doctor in 1981 from New York Law School and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York as well as the District of New Jersey; the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd, 3rd and 8th Circuits; and New York and New Jersey state courts.

Outside his practice, Mr. Graifman founded and served as counsel to the Private Art Dealers Association.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Employment & Labor
  • 50%Class Action/Mass Torts
Focus Areas

Employment Law - Employee, Class Actions

Selections

11 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2013, 2016 - 2022

About Gary S. Graifman

First Admitted: 1981, New York

Professional Webpage: https://www.kgglaw.com/attorneys/gary-s-graifman-esq/

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Counsel and Founder, Private Art Dealers Association

Honors/Awards

  • Received an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell
  • AVVO.com as 10 out of 10 (“Superb”)
  • Selected as one of New Jersey’s Super Lawyers by Super Lawyers Magazine, 2010-2014

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Federal Courts for the Southern District of Florida
  • Federal Courts for the Middle District of Florida
  • Federal Courts for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • Federal Courts for the Eastern District of Tennessee
  • Federal Courts for the District of Nevada
  • Chairman of the Employment Law Committee of the Rockland County Bar Association
  • Member of the Class Action Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • United States Federal Courts in the Southern District of New York
  • United States Federal Courts in the Eastern District of New York
  • United States Federal Courts in the District of New Jersey
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • Federal Courts for the Northern District of California

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Brooke Shields v.  Garry Gross, 58 N.Y.2d 338, 448 N.E.2d 108, 461 N.Y.S.2d 254, 9 Media L. Rep. 1466 (N.Y., Mar. 29, 1983)
  • Stephano v. News Group Publications, Inc., 64 N.Y.2d 174, 474 N.E.2d 580, 485 N.Y.S.2d 220, 11 Media L. Rep. 1303 (N.Y., Dec. 20, 1984)
  • SSH Co., Ltd. v. Shearson Lehman Bros. Inc., 678 F.Supp. 1055, Blue Sky L. Rep. P. 72, 695, Fed. Sec. L. Rep. P. 93, 647 (S.D.N.Y., Dec. 24, 1987) (No. 86 Civ 5981 (PNL))
  • Sablosky v. Edward S. Gordon Co., Inc., 73 N.Y.2d 133, 535 N.E.2d 643, 538 N.Y.S.2d 513, 4 IER Cases 1315 (N.Y., Feb. 21, 1989) (No. 32)
  • Elliot Gould v. Ladenberg Thalman, 1990 WL 209641, Fed. Sec. L. Rep. P. 95, 667 (S.D.N.Y., Dec. 17, 1990) (No. 90 Civ. 4140 (MBM))
  • Dakota Industries, Inc. v. Ever Best Ltd., 944 F.2d 438, 20 U.S.P.Q.2d 1158 (8th Cir. (S.D.), Sept. 12, 1991) (No. 91-1036)
  • Nu-Life Const. Corp. v. Board of Educ. of City of New York, 789 F.Supp. 103, 75 Ed. Law Rep. 1009, RICO Bus. Disp. Guide 7885 (E.D.N.Y., Dec. 2, 1991) (No. CV-86-0807 (ADS))
  • Nu-Life Const. Corp. v. Board of Educ. of City of New York, Div. of School Bldgs. of Bd. of Educ. of City of New York, 795 F.Supp. 602, RICO Bus. Disp. Guide 8035 (E.D.N.Y., June 16, 1992) (No. CV-86-0807 (ADS))
  • Nu-Life Const. Corp. v. Board of Educ. of City of New York, 809 F.Supp. 171, 80 Ed. Law Rep. 568 (E.D.N.Y., Nov. 14, 1992) (No. Civ-86-0807) (ADS))
  • Dakota Industries, Inc. v. Ever Best Ltd., 38 F.3d 910, 31 U.S.P.Q.2d 1355 (8th Cir. (S.D.), July 8, 1994) (No. 93-2723, 93-2765)
  • Feiner v. Orange & Rockland Utilities, Inc., 862 F. Supp. 1084, RICO Bus. Disp. Guide 8672 (S.D.N.Y., Sept. 8, 1994) (No. 93 Civ. 5796 (CLB)
  • In re: Delgratia Mining Corp. Securities Litigation, MDL Dock. No. 1201 (D. Nev.)
  • In re: Interactive Network, Inc. Securities Litigation (Civ. Action No. 95-0026 (DLJ) (N.D. Cal.)
  • In re: Anadigics Securities Litigation, 98 Civ. 917 (MLC) (D.N.J.)
  • Amplidyne, Inc. Securities Litigation, 99-4468 (D. New Jersey)
  • Goldberg v. IDM Environmental, L-11783-96 (N.J. Superior Court, Middlesex Co. 1966)
  • Maizes & Maizes, et al. v. Apple Computer, Inc., et al. L-13780-95 (N.J. Superior Court, Essex Co.)
  • Birenbaum v. John Hancock Mutual Life Ins. Co., L-1957-96 (N.J. Superior Court, Essex Co.)
  • In re PHARMAPRINT, Inc. Securities Litigation, Master File No. 00cv61 (JAP) (U.S. District Ct., D. New Jersey)
  • Martinez  v. District 1199J NEW JERSEY BENEFIT FUND, et al., Docket No. 97 cv 3381 (WJM) (U.S. District Court, D. New Jersey)
  • In re NICE Systems, Ltd. Securities Litigation, Master File No. 2:01cv737 (JAG)(U.S. District Ct., D. New Jersey)
  • In re: Painewebber Limited Partnership Litigation, 94 Civ. 8547 (SHS) (S.D.N.Y.)
  • In re Merck Shareholder Derivative Action, ATL-L-3406-07 (N.J. Sup. Ct., Atlantic Co.) (Higbee, J.)
  • Regina Davis et al. v. Beazer Homes, U.S.A., et al., 1:08-cv-00247 (U.S. District Ct., M.D.N.C.)
  • Lubitz, et al. v. DaimlerChrysler Corp., BER-L-4883-04 (New Jersey Superior Court, Bergen Co.)
  • Jermyn v. Best Buy Stores, L.P., 1:08-cv-00214 (CM) (U.S. District Ct., S.D.N.Y.)
  • Sheris v. Nissan North America, Inc., 07-cv-2516 (WHW) (U.S. District Ct., D. New Jersey)
  • In re Rambus Securities Inc. Litigation., 06-c-v4346-JF (U.S. District Ct., N.D. Cal.)

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Author, uspolitics.einnews.com/247pr/212419, U.S. Politics Today, 2011
  • quoted in article about case the firm was litigating, The New York Times, Sunday Edition, 2011
  • Quoted in Article, Rockland County Journal News, 2011
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Office Location for Gary S. Graifman

135 Chestnut Ridge Rd
Suite 200
Montvale, NJ 07645

Phone: 201-391-7000

Fax: 201-307-1086

Last Updated: 6/3/2022

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