Kevin Fritz is a Partner in MSF’s Commercial Litigation Group. He focuses his practice on commercial disputes, including breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and other business torts. Mr. Fritz has extensive experience in commercial real estate litigation, including internal partnership and joint venture disputes. He has represented businesses in all stages of litigation, from the preparation of pleadings through discovery, dispositive motion practice, trial and subsequent appellate proceedings. Mr. Fritz also has substantial experience with emergency litigation matters, including motions seeking temporary restraining orders, preliminary injunctions, attachments, and other forms of expedited relief.
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. J.D.
University of Michigan. B.A.
State of New York
Southern District of New York
Eastern District of New York
Supreme Court of the United States
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.
MSF Litigation Partners Mitch Schuster and Kevin Fritz represented NFL quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin, III. vs. sports agent Ben Dogra in federal court in Missouri, who was seeking to enforce an oral marketing agreement between CAA Sports and Mr. Griffin, which was terminable at will, and which was terminated by Mr. Griffin in 2014. Mr. Dogra alleged, as the purported assignee of CAA Sports’ rights under the agreement, that he was entitled to approximately $700,000 in commissions on endorsement fees Mr. Griffin received from 2014 through 2016. Upon MSF’s motion, the Court determined that California’s two-year statute of limitations applied to the claims, and not Missouri’s five-year statute of limitations, as Mr. Dogra contended. MSF successfully demonstrated the meritless nature of Mr. Dogra’s contention that Mr. Griffin was equitably estopped from asserting a statute of limitations defense. The Court ruled that Mr. Dogra’s claims were time-barred and granted Mr. Griffin summary judgment.
Representation of a world-renowned restaurant chain in litigation pertaining to the attempted UCC sale of its assets.
Representation of a major real estate developer in fight for control of trophy office building in Manhattan.
Representation of a majority investor in litigation concerning Miami Beach real estate joint venture.
Representation of trust beneficiaries in Surrogate’s Court litigation against trustees involving improper use of decedent’s funds.
Representation of guarantors of mezzanine loan that financed the purchase of one of the tallest buildings in the country in litigation with the lender.
Representation of an insurance company in action against consultant who embezzled substantial sums earmarked for the acquisition of another insurer.
Representation of residential unit owners of luxury condominium in dispute pertaining to operation of commercial unit.
Representation of a Hong Kong garment manufacturer in dispute with local distributor.
“Going to the Bullpen: Using Uncle Sam to Strike Out Professional Sports Violence,” Cardozo Arts & Ent. L.J., 2002