Joseph A. Gershman is a partner of Rich, Intelisano & Katz. His practice focuses on complex commercial, securities, real estate and bankruptcy litigation. Mr. Gershman is rated by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings as an AV Preeminent attorney, its highest designation, with his peers recognizing him as “an excellent lawyer” and “an outstanding litigator”. He is also a recipient of The Legal Aid Society’s 2013 Pro Bono Publico Award for outstanding service to the Society and its clients.
Mr. Gershman has extensive experience within the areas of complex commercial, securities, real estate and bankruptcy litigation, as well as commercial and securities arbitrations. He has represented financial services firms, hedge funds, real estate companies, law firms, litigation trusts, creditors committees and individuals in a broad variety of commercial disputes, including disputes involving securities fraud, contractual breaches, partnership disputes, lender liability claims, RICO claims, antitrust claims, and efforts to recover assets for the creditors of insolvent companies. Prior to becoming a partner at Rich, Intelisano & Katz, Mr. Gershman was a partner at Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman, and an associate at Cahill Gordon & Reindel.
Mr. Gershman received his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1996, cum laude, where he was a member of the Board of Student Advisers and Co-Chair of the Tenant Advocacy Project. He received his A.B. from Princeton University in 1990, cum laude, where he majored in public policy, attending the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He is a member of the New York State Bar, and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York, and District of Colorado, and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Gershman is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and the Federal Bar Council.