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.


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.

Giuseppe also represents clients across all phases of litigation involving complex commercial disputes, general business torts, and contract disputes. He conducts legal research and analysis, engages in many aspects of discovery, and provides trial support.


Giuseppe Chiara is a commercial litigator. Giuseppe advises employers in all aspects of employment litigation, arbitration, and mediation. He assists in resolving matters arising under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the New York Human Rights Law, and the New York Labor Law.  Additionally, Giuseppe drafts and reviews employee handbooks, personnel policies, employment agreements and separation agreements.


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.


Viktoriya Liberchuk is a commercial litigator who represents individuals and businesses in state and federal court. Her practice also involves litigating commercial insurance coverage matters.

Viktoriya is knowledgeable with the complexities involved in corporate immigration law. She has experience representing clients in a wide variety of employment-based immigration matters.

Prior to joining Farrell Fritz, Viktoriya represented insurers in first­ party property disputes. She co-authored the recurring article, Recent Developments in Property Insurance Law, for the Annual Survey of the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal.


Jason A. Little counsels clients on various business matters, including structure, expansion, formation, sale and dissolution of business entities and partnerships, regulatory compliance, internal and external best practices, compliance audits, and general advice concerning complex and novel issues of law. Additionally, Jason handles all aspects of commercial, business and bankruptcy litigation from inception to trial.


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.


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.