Gary S. Graifman

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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 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1994
Education: New York Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor (50%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts (50%)


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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


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    About Gary Graifman

    Admitted: 1994, New Jersey

    Professional Webpage:


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

    Bar/Professional Activity:

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

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Counsel and Founder, Private Art Dealers Association

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • quoted in article about case the firm was litigating, The New York Times, Sunday Edition, 2011
    • Author, U.S. Politics Today, 2011
    • Quoted in Article, Rockland County Journal News, 2011


    • In re Rambus Securities Inc. Litigation., 06-c-v4346-JF (U.S. District Ct., N.D. Cal.)
    • Sheris v. Nissan North America, Inc., 07-cv-2516 (WHW) (U.S. District Ct., D. New Jersey)
    • Jermyn v. Best Buy Stores, L.P., 1:08-cv-00214 (CM) (U.S. District Ct., S.D.N.Y.)
    • Lubitz, et al. v. DaimlerChrysler Corp., BER-L-4883-04 (New Jersey Superior Court, Bergen Co.)
    • Regina Davis et al. v. Beazer Homes, U.S.A., et al., 1:08-cv-00247 (U.S. District Ct., M.D.N.C.)
    • In re Merck Shareholder Derivative Action, ATL-L-3406-07 (N.J. Sup. Ct., Atlantic Co.) (Higbee, J.)
    • In re: Painewebber Limited Partnership Litigation, 94 Civ. 8547 (SHS) (S.D.N.Y.)
    • In re NICE Systems, Ltd. Securities Litigation, Master File No. 2:01cv737 (JAG)(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 PHARMAPRINT, Inc. Securities Litigation, Master File No. 00cv61 (JAP) (U.S. District Ct., D. New Jersey)
    • Birenbaum v. John Hancock Mutual Life Ins. Co., L-1957-96 (N.J. Superior Court, Essex Co.)
    • Maizes & Maizes, et al. v. Apple Computer, Inc., et al. L-13780-95 (N.J. Superior Court, Essex Co.)
    • Goldberg v. IDM Environmental, L-11783-96 (N.J. Superior Court, Middlesex Co. 1966)
    • Amplidyne, Inc. Securities Litigation, 99-4468 (D. New Jersey)
    • In re: Anadigics Securities Litigation, 98 Civ. 917 (MLC) (D.N.J.)
    • In re: Interactive Network, Inc. Securities Litigation (Civ. Action No. 95-0026 (DLJ) (N.D. Cal.)
    • In re: Delgratia Mining Corp. Securities Litigation, MDL Dock. No. 1201 (D. Nev.)
    • 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)
    • 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)
    • 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))
    • 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, 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))
    • 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)
    • 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))
    • 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)
    • 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))
    • 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)
    • 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)
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    135 Chestnut Ridge Rd
    Suite 200
    Montvale, NJ 07645

    Phone: 201-391-7000

    Fax: 201-307-1086

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