George Benaur

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in New York, NY

Benaur Law LLC
 | 43 West 43rd St, Suite 225
New York, NY 10036
Phone: 609-216-6105
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (50%),
  • International (20%),
  • Business/Corporate (20%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Russian
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney George Benaur is the founder and owner of Benaur Law LLC in New York City, New York. Representing the needs and interests of a diverse range of commercial clients across the globe, Mr. Benaur focuses his practice primarily on business and corporate law as well as business litigation for a variety of domestic and international companies.

    A versatile attorney, Mr. Benaur serves as general counsel for businesses of all sizes to assist them with their day-to-day operations, regulatory compliance and other matters. He also has extensive experience handling high-stakes litigation, dispute resolutions and investigations involving a broad assortment of complex, multijurisdictional issues, including international trade, regulatory compliance and security matters, contract disputes, business torts, intellectual property disputes, whistleblower litigation, white collar crime investigations, and more.

    Over the course of his career, Mr. Benaur has earned a reputation for delivering creative and innovative solutions for those he serves while remaining a steadfast legal advocate for those dealing with serious and pressing legal issues that threaten to undermine their companies and their careers. A leader in his field, he has numerous publications to his credit, and he routinely conducts lectures and seminars across his region and around the world on a variety of legal topics.

    Recognized for his exceptional professionalism and service, Mr. Benaur holds an AV-Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and he has received many other accolades from his peers. In addition, he has received Superb client ratings on AVVO along with numerous positive reviews and referrals from those he has served. Born in Moscow, he is fluent in Russian and immigrated to the U.S. in 1988.

    A 1999 graduate of Lafayette College, Mr. Benaur received a professional degree in acting in 2000 from the London Academy of Music and Drama. He obtained his Juris Doctor in 2004 from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he served as a member of the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution. He is admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the District of New Jersey, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit.

    *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 Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 50%Business Litigation
    • 20%International
    • 20%Business/Corporate
    • 10%Alternative Dispute Resolution


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    Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2020

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    About George Benaur

    Admitted: 2005, New York

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    • AV Rated, Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell in Business Litigation
    • Selected to New Jersey Super Lawyers
    • Selected to New York Super Lawyers
    • Recognized as among the "New Leaders of the Bar," formerly known as the "40 Under 40," by the New Jersey Law Journal
    • Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution, Member, 2002

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • New York City Bar Association
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
    • Mercer County Bar Association
    • New York
    • New Jersey State Bar Association
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
    • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
    • Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce
    • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
    • New Jersey

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Intensive Transactional Lawyering Program, Intensive Transactional Lawyering Program, Cardozo Law School, 2015
    • Discussion of the forum non conveniens defense to actions brought by foreign plaintiffs., The Second British Invasion: Foreign Nationals in U.S. Courts, New Jersey Law Journal, 2007
    • Analysis of federal and state pharmaceutical regulations and product liability laws., Impact of FDA Regulatory and Compliance Oversight on Liability Exposure of Pharma Manufacturers, Practicing Law Institute, 2014
    • In House CLE Series, In House CLE Series, New Jersey Law Journal, 2013
    • Author, "Navigating Tricky Paths When a Defendant Files for Bankruptcy During a Civil Action," January 2011 newsletter for the Business Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association
    • This article provides an overview of important clauses to be considered for development agreements and highlights certain risks that need to be taken into account in an attempt to decrease litigation exposure., R&D Agreements: Dot Your I’s and Cross Your T’s, New Jersey Law Journal, 2012
    • New regulatory developments are likely to increase the level of due diligence that U.S. companies need to conduct on their international product and worker supply chains., Evolving Compliance Obligations Impacts Scope of Due Diligence, New Jersey Law Journal, 2015
    • Co-author, "Experiencing a Firm's Practice and Culture Firsthand: Using a Summer Associate Program to Provide Candidates a Glimpse into the Realities of Firm Life, "New Jersey Law Journal, Summer Associate Supplement, Summer 2005
    • Co-author, "Opening Pandora's Box: Unregulated On-Line Pharmacy Operations and Legalized Drug Importation," FDLI Update, Issue 4, July-August 2005
    • Co-author, "The Next British Invasion: Foreign Nationals in U.S.Courts," New Jersey Law Journal, April 23, 2007


    • Kelsey v. East Freehold Fire Company
    • Gyrodata, Inc. v. BAE Systems, et al., 2:08-cv-07897-GHK-FMO, US Dist. Ct., Los Angeles, 2012
    • Helft v. Allmerica, U.S. District Court
    • Harvard Secured Creditors Liquidation Trust v. Internal Revenue Service, Third Circuit Court of Appeals, Docket # 07-3006 (6/17/09)
    • In re A123 Systems, Inc., 1:13-cv-00083-GMS, US Dist. Ct., DE, 2013
    • In Re: TARRAGON CORPORATION, Adv. No.: 09-02012 (DHS), US Bankr. Ct., DNJ, 2009

    Representative Clients:

    • Global Forwarding LLC
    • BAE Systems PNC Bank
    • Shalva Chigirinskiy



    Educational Background:

    • Lafayette College, B.A. in English, 1998
    • London Academy of Music and Drama, professional degree in acting, 2000

    Industry Groups

    • Defense
    • Manufacturing
    • Oil & Gas
    • R&D
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    43 West 43rd St
    Suite 225
    New York, NY 10036

    Phone: 609-216-6105

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