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Annie E. Causey

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in New York, NY

Woods Lonergan, PLLC
280 Madison Avenue, Suite 300
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 332-242-7641
Selected to Rising Stars: 2016 - 2017, 2019 - 2022
Licensed in New York Since: 2014
Education: New York Law School
Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Appellate, Business/Corporate, Closely Held Business, General Litigation
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Attorney Profile

Annie E. Causey is a New York lawyer specializing in business and commercial litigation, alternative dispute resolution, and company general counseling and business structuring.  She has taken disputes to verdict, won numerous appellate level litigations, and settled a host of lawsuits for plaintiffs and defense clients, ranging from class actions, to intellectual property infringement, to wage and hour violation matters, and numerous complex and varied commercial contract and business tort matters.  

Ms. Causey joined Woods Lonergan PLLC in 2017 and directs its business litigation and corporate practice. Woods Lonergan PLLC was established in 1993 by James Woods and has earned the reputation of being a leading firm in New York City, equipped to provide clients with superior work product that levels the larger firms with whom it competes.  While providing a highly skilled team, Woods Lonergan PLLC maintains the reasonable rates and personalized service of a boutique firm. 

Prior to joining Woods Lonergan PLLC, Annie served as general counsel and practice chair at a national litigation firm headquartered in NYC.  In law school, Annie worked in the Criminal Court in Manhattan and provide pro bono service to investors before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.  Ms. Causey is admitted to practice before the Federal District Courts in the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, and the New York State Courts.  

Practice Areas
  • 50%Business Litigation
  • 20%Appellate
  • 10%Business/Corporate
  • 10%Closely Held Business
  • 10%General Litigation
Focus Areas

Appeals, Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Contracts, Business Organizations, Litigation


6 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2016 - 2017, 2019 - 2022

About Annie E. Causey

First Admitted: 2014, New York

Professional Webpage:


  • Named as New York Super Lawyer’s Rising Star awards for 2016-2017 and 2019-2020

Bar/Professional Activity

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of NY 
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of NY

Educational Background

  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte (B.A.), magna cum laude, 2010


  • Startup structuring for closely held businesses, 2017
  • Startup structuring for closely held businesses, 2021
  • Startup structuring for closely held businesses, 2020
  • Startup structuring for closely held businesses, 2019
  • Startup structuring for closely held businesses, 2018

Representative Clients

  • Multi-building Brooklyn Cooperative regarding litigation matters pertaining to shareholder fraud in connection with cooperative's privatization and offering plan, 2021
  • Attorney malpractice client in action against prior private equity transactional lawyer, 2021
  • Investor in commercial participation loan interests, 2019
  • Nominee for owner in Madison Avenue commercial real estate high-rise joint venture, 2017
  • NYC retail fashion apparel multiple storefront client, proving corporate governance structuring, 2018
  • Maildrop startup structuring and governance agreements, 2020
  • NYC commercial kitchen startup, providing corporate structuring and governance agreements, 2021


  • Defense verdict after jury trial on $1.8 million contract dispute, 2021
  • Settlement on favorable terms for master confectioner curator and bakery specialist in Brooklyn against large NY bakery chain, 2018
  • Settlement on favorable terms for client investor in fractionalized participation interest in commercial real estate loans, 2018
  • $1.6 million class action settlement for wage and hour violations representing Freedom Tower elevator construction workers, 2019
  • Settlement on favorable terms in stock rescission action representing plaintiff corporation, 2021
  • Settlement in commercial real estate venture dispute securing favorable business divorce terms in $4.5 million closing, 2021
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Office Location for Annie E. Causey

280 Madison Avenue
Suite 300
New York, NY 10016

Phone: 332-242-7641

Last Updated: 5/19/2022

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