Stefan B. Kalina

Top rated business litigation attorney in New York, New York

Cox Padmore Skolnik & Shakarchy LLP
Stefan B. Kalina
Cox Padmore Skolnik & Shakarchy LLP

Practice Areas: Business litigation, Appellate, Insurance coverage; view more

Licensed in New York since: 1997

Education: University of Miami School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022

Cox Padmore Skolnik & Shakarchy LLP

630 3rd Avenue
23rd Floor
New York, NY 10017 Visit website

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Stefan B. Kalina is an attorney with Cox Padmore Skolnik & Shakarchy LLP law firm in New York, New York. A top-ranked, award-winning trial lawyer with more than 24 years of total legal experience, Mr. Kalina provides exceptional counsel and support to clients throughout the greater Tri-State area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·       Commercial real estate litigation and transactions

·       Complex commercial disputes

·       Business litigation

·       Commercial contracts and leasing

·       Landlord representation

·       Insurance law

·       Intellectual property

·       Data privacy and protection

Along with being a successful trial lawyer, Mr. Kalina is also a highly effective mediator and arbitrator, and he has deftly handled many complex cases outside of court to help his clients resolve their issues and reach favorable agreements in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible. Whether inside or outside of the courtroom, he maintains an unwavering focus on protecting his clients' rights and interests at all turns, and he has gained a reputation for his aggressive client advocacy.

A leader in his field, Mr. Kalina is also a member of the adjunct faculty at Nassau Community College. In addition, he has published many articles and conducted lectures and seminars across his region on a variety of legal topics, and he routinely consults other attorneys with their complex commercial and real estate litigation matters.

Honored for his outstanding professionalism and service, Mr. Kalina has earned consistent recognition from his peers as being among the top 2.5% of lawyers in his region, and he has received recognition from the Touro Law Center as one of the Outstanding Long Island Pro Bono Attorneys.

A 1993 graduate of the University of Illinois, where he was a Cohn Scholar, Mr. Kalina obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law in 1996. While there, he placed first in several moot court and mock trial competitions, and he received the Dean’s Award for Top Performance in Litigation Skills.

He is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut as well as before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. He also holds his admission to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, and he is an active member of the New York State Bar Association's Commercial and Federal Litigation Sections and the Federal Bar Council, among his other professional affiliations.

Practice areas

Business litigation, Appellate, Insurance coverage, Real estate: business

Focus areas

Insurance, Landlord/tenant

  • 60% Business litigation
  • 20% Appellate
  • 10% Insurance coverage
  • 10% Real estate: business

First Admitted: 1996, New Jersey

Professional Webpage: https://www.cpsslaw.com/attorney/stefan-b-kalina/

Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Real Estate Broker, State of New York
  • Real Estate Broker, State of Connecticut
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Criminal Justice, State University of New York, Nassau Community College, 2000 to Present
  • Kings County District Attorney Alumni Association
  • New York State Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section, Board of Editors of the New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer and Chair of the Newsletter Committee, 2010-2016
  • New York State Bar Association, Commercial and Federal Litigation Section & Real Property Law Section
  • Federal Bar Council
  • Advisory Council of Nassau-Suffolk Law Services, Member, 2001 to 2006
  • The Washington Center, Alumni Advisory Board, 2010-2016
  • Supreme Court of the State of New York, New York County, Mediator, Commercial Division, 2005 to Present
  • Council of Better Business Bureaus, Autoline Program, Arbitrator, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1997
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 2004
  • New Jersey
  • Connecticut
  • New York
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Ambiguous Policy Leads to Maximum Recovery, Claim Denied, February, 2007
  • Equitable and Not So Equitable Division of Real Estate in Divorce, National Academy of Continuing Legal Education, 2019
  • Book Review: Book Review: New York Contract Law: A Guide for Non-New York Attorneys, NYSBA New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer, Spring 2016
  • Book Review: Ethics in International Arbitration, NYSBA New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer, Fall 2015
  • Book Review: New York Contract Law: A Guide for Non-New York Attorneys, NYSBA New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer, Spring 2015
  • Book Review: Soft Law in International Arbitration, NYSBA New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer, Fall 2014
  • Book Review: The College of Commercial Arbitrators Guide to Best Practices in Commercial Arbitration, Third Edition, NYSBA New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer, Spring 2014 
  • Book Review: Outsourcing Justice: The Rise of Modern Arbitration Laws in America by Imre Szalai, NYSBA New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer, Fall 2013 
  • Book Review: Stories Mediators Tell (Eric R. Galton and Lela P. Love, Editors), NYSBA New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer, Fall 2012
  • Book Review: Definitive Creative Impasse-Breaking Techniques in Mediation (Molly Klapper, J.D., Ph.D., Editor), NYSBA New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer, Spring 2012
  • Book Review: A Guide to the ICDR International Arbitration Rules By Martin F. Gusy, James M. Hosking and Franz T. Schwarz, NYSBA New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer, Fall 2011
  • Book Review: Take the Witness: Cross-Examination in International Arbitration by Lawrence W. Newman and Ben H. Sheppard, Jr., Editors, NYSBA New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer, Spring, 2011
  • Book Review - The Organizational Ombudsman: Origins, Roles, and Operations - A Legal Guide, NYSBA New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer, Fall, 2010
  • Disclaimer Delayed Is Not Necessarily Coverage Denied, (Co-Author Robert Chester), New Jersey Law Journal, January 29, 2007
  • Directors & Officers Insurance Coverage: Half Full Or Half Empty?, (Co-Author Robert Chester), The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, March, 2007
  • The Road Not Taken: Avoiding Waiver of Arbitration Rights, ADR Litigation Alert, April, 2007
  • Location Is Everything: Enforcing Forum Selection In Arbitration, ADR Litigation Alert, April, 2007
  • A Specialized Risk, (Co-Author Robert Chester), New Jersey Law Journal, April 23, 2007
  • The Road Not Taken: Avoiding Waiver of Arbitration Rights, The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, May, 2007
  • A Specialized Risk: IP Coverage No Longer Available Under CGL Policies, (Co-Author Robert Chester), The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, June, 2007
  • Secrecy and Seclusion: Developments in Privacy Insurance Law, (Co-Author Robert Chester), Environmental Claims Journal, July, 2007
  • Book Review - Full Access Passport: The Principles and Practice of International Commercial Arbitration, NYSBA New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer, Spring, 2009
  • Book Review - The American Influence on International Commercial Arbitration: Doctrinal Developments and Discovery Methods, NYSBA New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer, Summer, 2010
Honors/Awards:
  • Recognized as one of Touro Law Center's Outstanding Long Island Pro Bono Attorneys
Educational Background:
  • University of Illinois, Illinois, B.A. in History & Political Science, Cohn Scholar - 1993
Transactions:
  • 1. Represented property owner in the refinance of real estate in New York City over $80,000,000.00.  2. Represented net lessee in the transfer of a $24,000,000.00 leasehold interest in real estate in New York City by way of membership interest transfer., 2022
  • Represented Buyer in $103 Million Dollar Acquisition of Manhattan Office Building (Fifth Avenue/Jewelry District) , 2021
  • Represented Buyer in $92 Million Dollar Acquisition of Manhattan Office Building (Times Square/Theater District) , 2019
Verdicts/Settlements:
  • In the Matter of Red Hook 160, LLC v. 2M Mechanical, LLC (2d Dep't 2022), 2022
  • Jackson v. Hunter Roberts Construction, L.L.C., 205 A.D.3d 542 (1st Dep't 2022), 2022
  • Nash v MRC Recovery, Inc., 172 AD3d 1213 (2d Dep't 2019), 2019
  • Sullivan v Colonial Woods Condominiums, 162 A.D.3d 704 (2d Dept 2018), 2018
  • Yahudaii v Baroukhian, 137 A.D.3d 539 (1st Dep't 2016), 2016
  • First Trenton lndem. Co. v. River Imaging, P.A., 2009 WL 2431649 (N.J. App. Div. 2009), 2009
  • Leevson v. Bay Condos, LLC, 67 A D 2d 972, 888 N.Y.S 2d 775 (2d Dep’t 2009), 2009
  • Doubet, LLC v. Palermo, 370 B.R. 599 (Bankr, S D.N.Y. 2007), 2007
  • Papapietro v. Pollack & Kotler, 9 A.D 3d 149, 781 N.Y.S.2d 42 (2d Dept 2004), 2004
  • Preziosi v. Kantor, 283 A.D.2d 474, 724 N Y.S.2d. 885 (2d Dep’t 2001), 2001
  • Johnson v. Parr, 268 A.D.2d 560, 702 N Y.S.2d 839 (2d Dep’t 2000), 2000
  • Benitez v. Sheraton Smithtown Hospital, 272 A.D.2d 564, 709 N.Y.S.2d 419 (2d Dep’t 2000), 2000
  • Santos v. City of New York, 269 A.D.2d 585, 703 N.Y.S.2d 511 (2d Dep’t 2000), 2000
  • O’Connell v. Huntington Hospital, 271 A D.2d 418, 703 N.Y.S.2d 898 (2d Dep’t 2000), 2000
  • Drexler v. Highlift, Inc., 277 A.D.2d 196, 715 N.Y.S.2d 722 (2d Dep’t 2000), 2000
  • Matthias v. Mary Immaculate Hospital, 274 A.D 2d 559, 712 N.Y S.2d 391 (2dDep’t 2000), 2000

Office location for Stefan B. Kalina

630 3rd Avenue
23rd Floor
New York, NY 10017

Phone: 800-209-7206

Selections

2 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022

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