Matthew D. Donovan is a partner in Farrell Fritz’s commercial litigation department. His practice involves the resolution of complex business disputes, shareholder and partnership disputes, construction disputes, insurance coverage disputes, and a variety of other commercial matters through litigation and arbitration.
Matt is admitted to practice in New York; Connecticut; the United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York; the District of Connecticut; and the Supreme Court of the United States. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association’s Commercial & Federal Litigation Section and the Westchester County Bar Association’s Corporate and Commercial Law Committee.
Peter J. Sluka is commercial litigation partner. He represents a broad range of individuals and entities in all phases of complex commercial litigation, corporate governance disputes, securities matters, and regulatory investigations. Peter has successfully represented prominent businesses and individuals from all industries in cases involving directors’ fiduciary duties, valuation of level 3 assets, material misrepresentations, and shareholders’ rights.
Peter earned his J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law, where he served as Associate Managing Editor and Executive Articles Manager of the St. John’s Law Review. He received his B.S. from Fordham University.
Becky (Hyun Jeong) Baek is a commercial litigator who represents clients in state and federal courts, as well as in domestic and international arbitration/mediation forums. Her practice focuses on complex commercial disputes in areas including real estate, partnership and shareholder disputes, and general business torts and contract disputes.
Prior to joining Farrell Fritz, Becky was a commercial litigation associate at Goetz Fitzpatrick LLP whose practice concentrated on real estate litigation, construction litigation, and Copyright and Lanham Act claims.
Madeline R. Greenblatt is a litigator who represents a broad range of individuals and entities in complex commercial matters. She has extensive experience in all phases of litigation in both state and federal courts as well as arbitrations and mediations with the American Arbitration Association and JAMS.
Prior to joining Farrell Fritz, Madeline worked in private practice with an emphasis in general commercial litigation and real estate litigation.
James R. Maguire handles a broad range of complex commercial litigation matters, with a focus on construction law. He advises owners, general contractors, and subcontractors in all aspects of construction litigation, including construction defect cases, payment disputes, delay and inefficiency claims, terminations for default, and performance bond claims. In these matters, James actively engages in legal research and analysis, discovery, and dispositive motion practice.
Serene Carino is a law clerk for the Commercial Litigation Department. She conducts legal research and analysis regarding regulations and cases involving commercial disputes. She engages in discovery and provides trial support for the Commercial Litigation Department.
Serene earned her J.D. from Maurice A. Deane School of law at Hofstra University, where she served as a Senior Productions Editor for the Journal of International Business and Law. She received her B.A. from St. John’s University.
Shane Magnetti is a litigator in the estate litigation and commercial litigation groups. His practice on the estate litigation side includes Article 81 guardianship proceedings and removal proceedings. On the commercial litigation side, Shane represents clients in state and federal courts, focusing on complex commercial disputes in areas including real estate, general business torts, and contract disputes.
Before joining Farrell Fritz, Shane worked at the Bronx County District Attorney’s Office. As an Assistant District Attorney in the Appeals Bureau, he litigated direct appeals in the Appellate Division, First Department and New York State Court of Appeals.
While in law school, Shane interned with the Queens District Attorney’s Office and served as Notes and Comments Editor on the St. John’s Law Review.