George Benaur

George Benaur

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in New York, NY

Benaur Law LLC
 | 245 E 44th St, Suite 20A
New York, NY 10017
Phone: 609-216-6105
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (50%),
  • Business/Corporate (50%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Russian
Attorney Profile

As the founder of Benaur Law LLC, Mr. Benaur specializes in serving as general counsel for international businesses, and in domestic and international business litigations. He is a recognized trial advocate, speaker and writer. He represents clients worldwide in litigations, general counsel matters and investigations. George has served as lead counsel on many of the significant and complicated civil litigations both domestically and internationally. He regularly handles unique matters calling for the creative, sensitive and artful resolutions. George has a track record of successful results in many multi-million dollar cases.

George’s practice is currently principally based in New York, with affiliations and strong working relationships with firms and advisors worldwide.

Mr Benaur also handles business and commercial law matters, generally handling cases that involve commercial contract negotiations and drafting, business structuring and formation, regulatory compliance, intellectual property protection, financing and litigation. He speaks English and Russian.

Prior to earning a Juris Doctor from the Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Mr. Benaur attended Lafayette College. He graduated from there in 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts in English.

In order to best serve his clients, Mr. Benaur maintains a wide network of counsel, experts and investigative firms. He strives to provide his clients with practical, cost-effective resolutions that meet their needs and goals. Mr. Benaur is prepared to handle matters before all arbitration forums, as well as at the state and federal court levels. His commitment to providing his clients with quality representation has gained him the respect of clients and peers alike. The New Jersey Law Journal named Mr. Benaur one of the New Leaders of the Bar.

Mr. Benaur is active in the community. He is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. He has also served as a judge for an annual national competition in corporate transaction law, hosted by Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

Mr. Benaur also has an office in Princeton New Jersey.

170 Christopher Dr, Princeton, NJ 08540

About George Benaur

Admitted: 2005, New York

Professional Webpage:


  • 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

Industry Groups

  • Defense
  • Manufacturing
  • Oil & Gas
  • R&D
Office Location for George Benaur

245 E 44th St
Suite 20A
New York, NY 10017

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Last Updated: 5/15/2019

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