Steve Berger is a founding partner of Berger & Webb and the head of its commercial litigation and employment practice groups.
Mr. Berger has more than forty years’ experience litigating complex commercial disputes, primarily in New York’s state and federal courts, as well as in numerous arbitral forums (including the American Arbitration Association, JAMS and FINRA). His expertise centers on commercial issues, including contract, fraud, fiduciary duty, proxy fights, derivative lawsuits, dissolution proceedings and professional liability litigation.
Mr. Berger also has substantial experience successfully shepherding clients through what he describes as “non-matrimonial divorce” – matters involving the break-up of small corporations, limited liability companies and professional partnerships, as well as the protection of minority stockholder interests in restructuring and buy-out scenarios.
In the realm of employment law, Mr. Berger’s clients include Wall Street and corporate executives, accountants, lawyers and other individuals in need of behind-the-scenes advice regarding sensitive issues, or affirmative representation in negotiating the terms of employment or separation agreements. His practice in this regard includes the representation of employees who have experienced potential age, gender and other forms of discrimination. Mr. Berger also represents senior corporate officers and directors in connection with Sarbanes-Oxley issues.
Mr. Berger is admitted to practice in New York, before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Eighth and District of Columbia Circuits. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association. Mr. Berger also clerked for the Hon. John F. Scileppi of the New York State Court of Appeals (1968-1970).
Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 1968
Associate Editor, Brooklyn Law Review
University of Miami, B.B.A., 1965