Kevin A. Fritz

Partner
Practice Area: Commercial Litigation

Kevin Fritz is a Partner in MSF’s Commercial Litigation Group. Mr. Fritz regularly represents clients in judicial proceedings and arbitrations involving a wide range of matters, including those arising from commercial real property transactions, internal partnership or joint venture disputes, and other business dealings.

Education

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. J.D.

University of Michigan. B.A.

Admissions

State of New York

Southern District of New York

Eastern District of New York

Supreme Court of the United States

Prior Experience

Before joining MSF in 2008, Mr. Fritz was an Associate at Storch Amini & Munves PC, where his practice concentrated on commercial and bankruptcy litigation. From 2003 to 2005, he served as a Law Clerk for the Honorable Sandra J. Feuerstein of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Prior to his clerkship, Mr. Fritz was associated with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP.

Representative Matters

Obtained a judgment declaring that residential condominium unit owners were not obligated to pay any costs or expenses related to the building’s garage.

Procured the dismissal of a loan servicer’s suit against the guarantors of a mezzanine loan that financed the purchase of one of the tallest buildings in the country.

Attained a judgment against a commercial tenant-in-common who failed to contribute its share of a discounted payoff amount due to a senior lender.

Secured an arbitration award declaring that the rights to develop a motion picture based upon a book had reverted to the owner of the copyright in the book.

Obtained a preliminary injunction enjoining the UCC sale of the assets of a world-renowned restaurant chain.

Obtained judgment declaring that a commercial landlord was required to provide its tenant with an estoppel certificate in connection with a refinancing of a construction loan.

Won judgment on behalf of trust beneficiaries declaring that certain joint bank accounts maintained by the decedent were convenience accounts and directing the trustees to return the sums they improperly withdrew from the accounts after the decedent’s death, plus interest.

Secured temporary restraining order against, and eventually the return of funds from, a consultant who embezzled $1.6 million earmarked for the acquisition of an insurance company.

Procured summary judgment for Hong Kong garment manufacturer against local distributor which failed to pay for goods delivered.

Publications

“Going to the Bullpen: Using Uncle Sam to Strike Out Professional Sports Violence,” Cardozo Arts & Ent. L.J., 2002

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