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Goulston & Storrs Adds Five Attorneys to Expand its New York Litigation Practice

April 2, 2018Press Releases

Goulston & Storrs is pleased to announce the addition of a five-attorney team to the firm’s New York office in the Lipstick Building at 885 Third Avenue. Goulston is strategically expanding its litigation capacity with the addition as Directors of Joel Miller, Martin Edel, Charles R. Jacob III, Adam Safer, and Nicholas Cutaia, all formerly of the highly-regarded litigation boutique Miller & Wrubel P.C.

Recognized as some of the leading commercial litigators in New York, these veteran attorneys bring a deliberate approach to their representation of law firms, financial institutions, mortgage servicers, hedge and other funds, asset managers, and real estate investors. Miller & Wrubel’s expertise in complex commercial litigation also extends to representing both companies and individuals in matters involving the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Justice, and FINRA at both trial and appellate levels.

“This group of litigators will play both an immediate and strategic role in meeting the demands of our expanding litigation department,” said Barry D. Green, Co-Managing Director of Goulston & Storrs. “They have extensive trial and arbitration experience and have tried numerous cases in court and arbitration. They bring an incredible level of experience that will benefit our clients and complement the work of our existing team.”

Marty Edel commented, “Over the years, we have declined multiple invitations to join our sophisticated practice with larger firms because we have been waiting for the right fit. We’ve found that fit in Goulston & Storrs where we will continue to provide high-quality litigation to our clients.”

Joel Miller is recognized as one of the leading commercial litigators in New York. He represents companies, law firms, and lawyers in commercial disputes involving securities transactions, finance and lending arrangements, complex instruments and derivatives, mortgage securitizations, mortgage servicing, and other financial crisis matters, real estate, executive movement, and employment matters. He obtained his J.D. from Columbia Law School (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar) and his B.A., cum laude, from Amherst College.

Martin Edel is a Superlawyer® who specializes in employment, sports and entertainment, licensing and complex commercial litigation. He has deep experience in trying cases.  Known for his skills as a trial lawyer and his instinct for developing creative solutions, clients turn to Mr. Edel when they have challenging issues and complex litigation matters. Mr. Edel is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School, where he teaches Sports Law and Antitrust and is an Adjunct Instructor at NYU where he teaches Sports Law. Mr. Edel has written on sports law and on the right of publicity and is a frequent lecturer at Sports Law Conferences. Mr. Edel obtained his J.D. from Harvard Law School (Boykin Wright Award) and his B.A., summa cum laude, from Columbia College.

Charles R. Jacob III focuses primarily on the financial and real estate industries and complex disputes that arise from the instruments and strategies used in those fields. Mr. Jacob has extensive trial experience in federal courts (including bankruptcy courts), state courts, and in arbitration and mediation.  He obtained his J.D. from Columbia Law School (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar) and B.A., from Yale University, cum laude.

Adam Safer focuses his practice on employment and complex commercial disputes.  He represents financial institutions, middle-market companies, and high-level executives.  Mr. Safer counsels clients in connection with employment raids, restrictive covenants, contract disputes, unfair competition and compensation matters He obtained his J.D., magna cum laude, from Cardozo Law School (Felix Frankfurter Award) and his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin.

Nicholas Cutaia represents clients in commercial disputes with expertise in securities litigation, complex business and private entity disputes, and law firm representations. Mr. Cutaia served as a law clerk to the Honorable William H. Pauley III, United States District Judge in the Southern District of New York. He obtained his J.D. cum laude from St. John's University School of Law 2007 and his B.A. from Tufts University 2000.

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