Steven Shore is Ganfer & Shore’s managing partner and head of the firm’s litigation practice groups. He has extensive experience in representing parties in complex commercial litigations and, in particular, in business, securities and real estate controversies.
Mr. Shore is experienced in all phases of litigation in both the New York State and Federal Courts, as well as in arbitration. He is also a seasoned appellate attorney, having argued before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and Appellate Divisions of both the First and Second Departments.
Mr. Shore was one of the founders of Ganfer & Shore. Prior to forming the predecessor firm in 1979, he was a staff attorney with the Division of Enforcement of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, and thereafter an associate in the litigation department at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP.
Mr. Shore has lectured at the New York City and State Bar Associations in real estate and mediation and at Columbia Law School on securities law. Mr. Shore has also served as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association.
Mr. Shore is rated “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest level in professional excellence and ethics, and has been selected as a “Super Lawyer” annually since 2006. Mr. Shore was also listed by Thomson-Reuters in their “Super Lawyers” editions in 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 as one of the top hundred attorneys in the Metropolitan New York area. Mr. Shore has been selected as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America.
The Commercial Litigation Practice:
Ganfer & Shore attorneys work closely with our domestic and international clients at all stages of litigation to develop cost-effective strategies designed to expeditiously arrive at favorable outcomes to contested matters. Our attorneys—many of them trained at large law firms and government agencies to handle complex litigation—appear regularly before federal and state courts in New York State and around the country, as well as before arbitration panels and administrative agencies. We also regularly engage in mediation in an attempt to resolve disputes without the need for litigation or at an early stage of litigation.
Our Commercial Litigation group represents clients, including individuals and entities, in such industries as real estate brokerage, securities, financial services, construction, media and entertainment, gaming, internet, computer, clothing, hospitality, manufacturing and engineering, legal, accounting, architecture, communications, real estate investment trusts, technology, health care, title insurance, airlines, and the art market.
Our litigators also have extensive experience in working with international clients and on cases having international issues, including advising foreign clients and lawyers on the laws of the United States, and coordinating with international legal teams in cases being litigated in or involving the laws of more than one jurisdiction.
The Securities Litigation Practice:
Ganfer & Shore represents brokerage firms, individual brokers, investment advisers, and customers in investigations and proceedings by and before the Securities and Exchange Commission, state securities regulators, and self-regulatory organizations such as FINRA.
The firm represents corporate officers and directors in securities litigations, including defense of claims brought under the federal and state securities laws, such as Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act.
Our attorneys appear in all litigation forums and before federal and state securities regulatory agencies and self-regulatory agencies. Our team includes attorneys formerly employed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the New York State Attorney General’s Office.
The Real Estate Litigation Practice:
Ganfer & Shore is well known for its sophisticated real estate litigation practice group. We aggressively represent developers, real estate owners, investors, sponsors, and cooperatives and condominiums in prosecuting and defending against virtually every type of real estate dispute.
Ganfer & Shore has been approved by the major title insurance carriers in New York State to handle title insurance litigation representing both the companies and their insured in a broad range of matters. Our practice in this area is performed by both our litigators and our transactional real estate attorneys, including an attorney who was formerly an assistant major claims counsel at a prominent title insurer. In addition, one of our real estate partners has regularly been on panels presenting on title issues for continuing legal education and has experience as an independent member of the board of a title insurance company.
Ganfer & Shore: Firm Overview
Manhattan-based Ganfer & Shore, LLP is a significant force in the fields of commercial and securities litigation and real estate law.
Since the firm’s founding in 1979, Ganfer & Shore has offered the skill, quality service, and sophistication of a large law firm with the responsiveness and efficiency of a small firm.
A wealth of experience and outstanding talent: these are Ganfer & Shore’s strengths that continue to attract clients including Fortune 500 companies, major real estate investors, and other leading law firms.
The high level of quality, expertise and hands-on treatment that Ganfer & Shore offers gives the firm a niche that is unique.