Alexander Shapiro

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Top Rated Business & Corporate Attorney in New York, NY

Alexander T. Shapiro & Associates P.C.
 | 225 Broadway, Suite 630
New York, NY 10007
Phone: 212-235-1562
Fax: 212-608-0101
Selected To Rising Stars: 2014 - 2016, 2020
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Business/Corporate (30%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%),
  • International (10%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (10%),
  • Appellate (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish,
  • Russian
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Alexander Shapiro is the founding partner of Alexander T Shapiro & Associates PC, which has law offices in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Valley Stream, New York, and Oakhurst, New Jersey. Widely regarded as one of the top trial attorneys in the country, Mr. Shapiro focuses his practice primarily on complex civil litigation, and he provides exceptional counsel and support to clients throughout the greater New York City metro and surrounding areas of Long Island and New Jersey who have legal needs involving any of the following:

    ·       Personal injury and wrongful death claims arising from motor vehicle accidents, construction accidents, defective products and other preventable tragedies

    ·       Business and corporate transactions and litigation

    ·       Estate planning, elder law and asset protection

    ·       Estate and trust litigation

    ·       International law

    ·       Appeals

    Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Shapiro has handled numerous multi-jurisdictional cases in various states across the nation as well as international matters. Through his personal injury practice, he has advocated on behalf of clients suffering needlessly as a result of someone else's negligence or wrongdoing, and he has become a recognized authority in traumatic brain injuries.

    From his efforts, Mr. Shapiro has secured some of the largest settlements and verdicts ever awarded in the state, including several awards in excess of $10 million for construction accident victims. He has represented clients in cases involving complex business-related disputes as well as international child custody matters. He has also assisted with structuring complex, high-stakes commercial real estate transactions, and he has provided invaluable counsel to his commercial clients to help them mitigate the potential for any future litigation.

    Honored for his outstanding professionalism and service, Mr. Shapiro has earned consistent top rankings from various peer review sources, including the Who's Who Top Attorneys of North America and the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys. In recognition for the substantial settlements and verdicts he has achieved for his plaintiff clients, he is also a member of both the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums.

    A graduate of New York University's Stern School of Business, Mr. Shapiro obtained his Juris Doctor magna cum laude from Seton Hall University School of Law in 2006. The recipient of a national legal scholarship in law school, he also received the Advanced Legal Writing Award and graduated Order of the Coif. During this time, he also published an article on tax law reform, which the Seton Hall Law Committee selected as best paper of the year.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 30%Business/Corporate
    • 30%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 10%International
    • 10%Estate & Trust Litigation
    • 10%Appellate
    • 10%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations, Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Will Contests, Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent

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    top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

    Rising Stars: 2014 - 2016, 2020

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    About Alexander Shapiro

    Admitted: 2006, New York

    Professional Webpage: https://atslegalny.com/our-attorneys/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Multimillion-Dollar Advocates Forum
    • Super Lawyers (no more than 2.5% of attorneys selected)
    • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    • Top Attorneys New York Metro Area, Top Attorneys in North America (Diamond Membership)
    • Top 10 under 40 for the State of New York
    • Graduated in the top 5% of the class (Magna Cum Laude) and inducted into the Order of the Coif. In 2004, received the Advance Legal Writing Award for submitting the best paper of the year in Advanced; legal Writing., Magna Cum Laude, Order of the Coif, recipient of the Seton Hall Advanced Legal Writing Award
    • On the basis of high settlement and verdict results, was selected to Top 10 Under 40. , NAOPIA TOP 10 UNDER 40, NAOPIA, 2018

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • In 2004, submitted an article titled "The Unrelated Business Income Tax - A Call for Reform", which was selected by the Seton Hall Law committee as best paper for the year. , The Unrelated Business Income Tax - A Call for Reform, 2004

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • $1,000,000 in a products liability and breach of warranty action involving the sale of a wild harvested buffalo fish that was contaminated with a thermal resistant neurotoxin that causes a rare condition known as Haff's Disease and for which no tests were available for its detection.  Plaintiff was the administrator of his 74-year old mother who died after eating the fish and he himself also experienced the onset of the same condition. Defendants denied liability on the basis that there was no possible way for the sellers of the fish to ascertain the contamination and because the subject condition was not reasonably foreseeable as it was exceedingly rare in that there were only 34 documented cases involving the same condition in the United States history.  Mr. Shapiro argued that the fish was not wholesome for human consumption and thus violated the implied warranty of merchantability, that the condition is more prevalent but is under reported (as established through deposition testimony of the NYC Department of Health Infectious Disease doctor), and that the burden should be on the fish industry to come up with the appropriate tests.   Case settled at mediation. , 2017
    • $1,400,000 settlement in wrongful death and personal injury action involving Labor Law violations. The injured construction worker lost consciousness shortly after the tragic fall and died without regaining it. The accident occurred at a one-family primary residence and the liability carrier for the general contractor's disclaimed coverage. Defendant property owners invoked the home owner's exception and moved for summary judgment, which Mr. Shapiro opposed. Defendants further contended that the worker became immediately unconscious and was an undocumented alien without any history of documented earnings. On top of that, the insurance carrier for the general contractor disclaimed any insurance coverage.   In parallel to the state court action, Mr. Shapiro defended the insurer's federal action for declaratory judgment, and the case settled during the pendency of the federal case, with the Third-party defendant in the state court action paying the entirety of the settlement., 2020
    • $1,200,000 settlement recovered for an undocumented alien who was struck as a bicyclist. The primary injury involved pelvic fractures., 2019
    • $11,000,000 award in a personal injury and wrongful death action involving a construction site accident, 2019
    • $10,000,000 present value settlement in a Labor Law action involving a traumatic brain injury, 2018
    • $20,000,000 present value settlement in construction accident action, 2018

    Educational Background:

    • New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, Bachelor’s of Finance
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    Office Location for Alexander Shapiro

    225 Broadway
    Suite 630
    New York, NY 10007

    Phone: 212-235-1562

    Fax: 212-608-0101

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