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Keelin Kavanagh

Partner
Overview

Keelin Kavanagh is the managing partner of Greenspoon Marder’s New York office. Ms. Kavanagh’s broad-based, general corporate litigation practice includes contract disputes, real estate, mass tort, banking, false advertising, trade dress infringement, and product liability. She handles cases before state and federal trial and appellate courts, arbitrators, and mediators. Ms. Kavanagh serves in federal and state courts as both an arbitrator and mediator.

Ms. Kavanagh has represented financial institutions in contract, regulatory, and commercial foreclosure disputes, as well as in commercial loan workouts. She also represents one of the world’s largest metal recyclers as well as one of the largest branding companies in the U.S. Ms. Kavanagh has also represented a beverage manufacturer in a false advertising/trade dress infringement action. Ms. Kavanagh was part of the trial team that defended an airline in a multi-district litigation arising out of the bombing of an aircraft. She has represented real estate owners in cases involving the interpretation of commercial leases, construction disputes, and other matters. As part of her defense of manufacturers in product liability matters, Ms. Kavanagh has an expertise in developing scientific and medical experts to assist in litigation both in the U.S. and throughout Europe.

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Third Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey

International Admissions

  • Republic of Ireland, Solicitor

Education

  • J.D., Fordham University, 1988
  • B.A., Fordham College, 1985
Experience

Professional Experience

  • Eastern District of New York, Mediator
  • Eastern District of New York, Arbitrator
  • Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York, Arbitrator and Neutral
  • New York City Civil Court, Small Claims Division, Arbitrator

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, “Legal Defense for Cannabis Business Owners,” Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition, June 2016
Awards

Recognition

  • Super Lawyers magazine, “New York Metro Super Lawyers,” 2006-2009, 2013-2016
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