Maryann Stallone 12 2023

 

Maryann C. Stallone

Partner stallone@thsh.com 212-508-6741 LinkedIn

Areas of Focus

  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Employment law litigation
  • Trusts and Estates Litigation
  • Legal Malpractice Litigation
  • Real Estate & Construction Litigation
  • Appellate Practice
Maryann Stallone 12 2023

Maryann C. Stallone

Partner stallone@thsh.com 212-508-6741 LinkedIn

Areas of Focus

  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Employment law litigation
  • Trusts and Estates Litigation
  • Legal Malpractice Litigation
  • Real Estate & Construction Litigation
  • Appellate Practice
Maryann Stallone 12 2023

Maryann C. Stallone

Partner stallone@thsh.com 212-508-6741 LinkedIn

Areas of Focus

  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Employment law litigation
  • Trusts and Estates Litigation
  • Legal Malpractice Litigation
  • Real Estate & Construction Litigation
  • Appellate Practice

Biography

Maryann is a partner and commercial litigator in Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Trusts & Estate Litigation practices. She has over 15 years of experience counseling business entities and individuals on the best ways to prosecute, defend and resolve their complex business disputes in the state and federal courts of New York and New Jersey, arbitration and alternate dispute resolution forums. She is a passionate advocate and effective negotiator who seeks to solve problems and develop litigation strategies that obtain her clients’ overall objectives and where feasible to help find solutions and resolve business disputes through negotiation and mediation.

Maryann has handled a wide-range of complex commercial matters, which include contentious business breakups (i.e., business divorce), employment related disputes involving the misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential information, breaches of non-compete and confidentiality clauses and other restrictive covenants, unfair competition, tortious interference, trademark and copyright infringement, fraud, construction access and licensing disputes under Section 881 of the New York Real Property Actions and Proceedings Law, and professional malpractice. She further handles trusts and estates litigation, which includes accounting and guardianship proceedings before the Surrogate’s Courts. Maryann has represented clients in a broad range of industries including the financial services, accounting, architectural, hotel, dental, real estate, construction, global media and communications, retail and staffing industries as well as several organizations in the not-for-profit sector.

In June 2023, Maryann began serving as the Treasurer of the New York State Bar Association's Commercial & Federal Litigation Section. She has been actively involved in the Section for several years and is committed to supporting its mission, including to "improve the quality of representation of clients." She has also consistently been selected to Super Lawyers.

Maryann regularly lectures and writes on the topics of restrictive covenants, business break-ups/divorce, professional responsibility and cybersecurity, and is actively involved in the Women’s Initiative Group at her firm, a group that creates a platform for women professionals across industries to build their business networks, support each other and collaborate on business and marketing endeavors.

  • Maryann has successfully represented various entities in numerous industries in prosecuting their breach of contract, tortious interference, unfair competition and breach of fiduciary duty claims before state and federal courts and in arbitration, and in many of those actions was able to obtain injunctive relief and pre-discovery settlements on behalf of the firm’s clients;
  • She successfully represented a staffing firm in obtaining damages at the summary judgment stage against another staffing firm for breaches of restrictive covenant obligations, unfair competition, and disgorgement of compensation paid to the breaching entity under the faithless servant doctrine.
  • She successfully represented members of a newspaper distribution entity in a business dispute with the other members of the entity and obtained dismissal of breach of contract and fiduciary duty claims at the summary judgment stage of the dispute;
  • She represented a real estate developer of an extensive half billion-dollar plan to redevelop and modernize a world-renowned skyscraper situated in the heart of Times Square in successfully opposing a neighbor’s motion for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, New York County, and in obtaining dismissal of the entire action at the motion to dismiss stage of the dispute;
  • She successfully defended a not-for-profit organization and obtained dismissal of multiple complaints which sought to hold the organization liable for breach of contract and sought specific performance requiring the organization to sell its headquarters to plaintiff. Additionally, the non-for-profit organization was awarded its legal fees for plaintiff’s frivolous conduct in the litigation;
  • She successfully represented a well-known architect in a business break-up dispute with his former partners, and obtained and collected on a judgment in the architect’s favor;
  • She successfully represented a national hotel development and management company, and the owner and developer of a New York hotel in an arbitration asserting breach of contract claims against its general contractor arising from the general contractor’s failure to design and construct the hotel pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act;
  • She obtained injunctive relief on behalf of a not-for-profit organization preventing the disruption of services to its clinics, and negotiated the successful transition of vital computer and phone services during the pendency of the temporary restraining order; also defended against breach of contract claims, and prosecuted fraud, breach of contract and breach of fiduciary claims in multiple jurisdictions on behalf of the organization;
  • Representation of a hedge fund manager and its principal in connection with an investigation by the SEC, and in a subsequent litigation by the Liquidator of the funds in federal court involving contract and fiduciary duty claims.

College:

  • Manhattan, 2000, B.A.

Honors:

  • Summa cum laude
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Alpha Kappa Delta (Sociology)
  • Alpha Mu Gamma (Foreign Language)
  • Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science)
  • Ryan Medal for Government
  • Fredrick Mortati Medal for Italian

Law School:

  • Brooklyn Law, 2007, J.D.

Honors:

  • Cum laude
  • Robert Lewis Prize for Labor Law
  • Primary Article and Symposia Editor, Journal of Law & Policy
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • Super Lawyers®: New York Metro Area - Business Litigation, Estate & Trust Litigation, Appellate, General Litigation (2020-2023)
  • Super Lawyers®: Rising Star - New York Metro Area (2014-2018)
  • Super Lawyers®: Women's Edition (2016)
  • Top Women - Metro New York 2015, Rising Star in Business Litigation
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Maryann is a partner and commercial litigator in Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Trusts & Estate Litigation practices. She has over 15 years of experience counseling business entities and individuals on the best ways to prosecute, defend and resolve their complex business disputes in the state and federal courts of New York and New Jersey, arbitration and alternate dispute resolution forums. She is a passionate advocate and effective negotiator who seeks to solve problems and develop litigation strategies that obtain her clients’ overall objectives and where feasible to help find solutions and resolve business disputes through negotiation and mediation.

Maryann has handled a wide-range of complex commercial matters, which include contentious business breakups (i.e., business divorce), employment related disputes involving the misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential information, breaches of non-compete and confidentiality clauses and other restrictive covenants, unfair competition, tortious interference, trademark and copyright infringement, fraud, construction access and licensing disputes under Section 881 of the New York Real Property Actions and Proceedings Law, and professional malpractice. She further handles trusts and estates litigation, which includes accounting and guardianship proceedings before the Surrogate’s Courts. Maryann has represented clients in a broad range of industries including the financial services, accounting, architectural, hotel, dental, real estate, construction, global media and communications, retail and staffing industries as well as several organizations in the not-for-profit sector.

In June 2023, Maryann began serving as the Treasurer of the New York State Bar Association's Commercial & Federal Litigation Section. She has been actively involved in the Section for several years and is committed to supporting its mission, including to "improve the quality of representation of clients." She has also consistently been selected to Super Lawyers.

Maryann regularly lectures and writes on the topics of restrictive covenants, business break-ups/divorce, professional responsibility and cybersecurity, and is actively involved in the Women’s Initiative Group at her firm, a group that creates a platform for women professionals across industries to build their business networks, support each other and collaborate on business and marketing endeavors.

  • Maryann has successfully represented various entities in numerous industries in prosecuting their breach of contract, tortious interference, unfair competition and breach of fiduciary duty claims before state and federal courts and in arbitration, and in many of those actions was able to obtain injunctive relief and pre-discovery settlements on behalf of the firm’s clients;
  • She successfully represented a staffing firm in obtaining damages at the summary judgment stage against another staffing firm for breaches of restrictive covenant obligations, unfair competition, and disgorgement of compensation paid to the breaching entity under the faithless servant doctrine.
  • She successfully represented members of a newspaper distribution entity in a business dispute with the other members of the entity and obtained dismissal of breach of contract and fiduciary duty claims at the summary judgment stage of the dispute;
  • She represented a real estate developer of an extensive half billion-dollar plan to redevelop and modernize a world-renowned skyscraper situated in the heart of Times Square in successfully opposing a neighbor’s motion for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, New York County, and in obtaining dismissal of the entire action at the motion to dismiss stage of the dispute;
  • She successfully defended a not-for-profit organization and obtained dismissal of multiple complaints which sought to hold the organization liable for breach of contract and sought specific performance requiring the organization to sell its headquarters to plaintiff. Additionally, the non-for-profit organization was awarded its legal fees for plaintiff’s frivolous conduct in the litigation;
  • She successfully represented a well-known architect in a business break-up dispute with his former partners, and obtained and collected on a judgment in the architect’s favor;
  • She successfully represented a national hotel development and management company, and the owner and developer of a New York hotel in an arbitration asserting breach of contract claims against its general contractor arising from the general contractor’s failure to design and construct the hotel pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act;
  • She obtained injunctive relief on behalf of a not-for-profit organization preventing the disruption of services to its clinics, and negotiated the successful transition of vital computer and phone services during the pendency of the temporary restraining order; also defended against breach of contract claims, and prosecuted fraud, breach of contract and breach of fiduciary claims in multiple jurisdictions on behalf of the organization;
  • Representation of a hedge fund manager and its principal in connection with an investigation by the SEC, and in a subsequent litigation by the Liquidator of the funds in federal court involving contract and fiduciary duty claims.

College:

  • Manhattan, 2000, B.A.

Honors:

  • Summa cum laude
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Alpha Kappa Delta (Sociology)
  • Alpha Mu Gamma (Foreign Language)
  • Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science)
  • Ryan Medal for Government
  • Fredrick Mortati Medal for Italian

Law School:

  • Brooklyn Law, 2007, J.D.

Honors:

  • Cum laude
  • Robert Lewis Prize for Labor Law
  • Primary Article and Symposia Editor, Journal of Law & Policy
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • Super Lawyers®: New York Metro Area - Business Litigation, Estate & Trust Litigation, Appellate, General Litigation (2020-2023)
  • Super Lawyers®: Rising Star - New York Metro Area (2014-2018)
  • Super Lawyers®: Women's Edition (2016)
  • Top Women - Metro New York 2015, Rising Star in Business Litigation
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