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 counsel. 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.


Viktoriya Liberchuk is a commercial litigation attorney, representing businesses in state and federal courts. She conducts depositions and examinations, appears before judges for oral argument and pretrial conferences, performs legal research, prepares memoranda and drafts various motions, pleadings, discovery requests and responses. Viktoriya, fluent in Russian, is knowledgeable with the complexities involved in corporate immigration law.


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.