James M. Wicks is a commercial litigation partner who represents large and small businesses, financial institutions and individuals in federal and state trial court, as well as in arbitration. Jim chairs the EDNY Litigation Advisory Committee. He serves on the New York Federal Judicial Council Advisory Committee and on the S.D.N.Y. /E.D.N.Y. Joint Committee on Local Rules. He chairs the New York State Bar Association’s Section on Commercial and Federal Legislation and co-chairs the Section’s Ethics and Professionalism Committee. Jim is a member of the New York State Judicial Institute on Professionalism in the Law and the International Association of Independent Private Sector Inspectors General. He has taught pretrial advocacy for many years as an Adjunct Professor of Law at St. John’s University School of Law.
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.
Paige Bartholomew is a commercial litigation associate. Paige conducts legal research and analysis, drafts pleadings, prepares discovery devices and writes legal memoranda.
Paige earned her Juris Doctor degree from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, where she was an N.Y. Constitutional Law Issue Editor and Associate Editor of the Touro Law Review. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Siena College.
Christopher J. Clarke concentrates his practice on all aspects of commercial litigation matters. Chris has litigated claims involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, and other business tort actions. In addition, he has experience in trusts and estates related litigation including probate contests, accounting proceedings, discovery and turnover proceedings, guardianship proceedings, and disqualification proceedings.
Chris earned his J.D. from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, where he was a member of the Touro Law Review. He received his B.A. from Skidmore College.
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.
Jaclyn M. Ruggirello is a commercial litigator who represents clients engaged in a variety of commercial disputes. Her practice includes conducting pretrial discovery, legal research, and drafting motion papers.
Jaclyn earned her J.D from Hofstra University School of Law where she was a staff member for the Hofstra Law Review. She received her B.S. from Monmouth University and her Paralegal Studies Certificate from LIU Post.
Sonia A. Russo is a commercial litigation attorney. She represents businesses in commercial property claims involving breach of contract and business dissolution. She conducts legal research and drafts legal memoranda, motions, pleadings, and discovery responses.
Sonia earned her J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law, where she served as Director of the Reverend Joseph T. Tinnelly and Honorable Milton Mollen Competitions for the Moot Court Honor Society. She received her B.A. from Stony Brook University.
Peter J. Sluka is a commercial litigation associate. 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.