Becker & Poliakoff

Becker Client Pays No Damages in $3.8M International Financial Transaction Claim

Becker Client Pays No Damages in $3.8M International Financial Transaction Claim

Becker recently achieved a resounding victory on behalf of our client – a U.S. corporation involved in the telecommunications business in Mexico – who had been sued by a former advisor seeking $3.8 million in success fees relating to a corporate financing.

Becker litigators James Mahon, Robert Rabinowitz, and Sarah Klein navigated sophisticated international financial transaction and finder’s fee regulations to address the case’s main points involving breach and anticipatory repudiation of two different contracts, as well as indemnification for attorneys’ fees.

After two years of contentious litigation and a trial in the Southern District of New York, the Judge granted judgment in favor of Becker’s client and awarded no damages to the plaintiff.

For over 30 years, Jim Mahon has served as a civil and criminal litigator in Federal and State courts. His practice centers on white collar criminal matters, criminal and civil tax controversies, and civil litigation. He represents clients facing criminal charges in state and federal courts, individuals under government investigation, and taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service and the NY State Department of Taxation. To learn more about Jim, please click here.

Robert Rabinowitz provides legal and regulatory guidance in the formation and registration of broker/dealers and investment advisers, and counsels broker/dealers, investment advisers and their representatives in regulatory and compliance-related matters. He regularly represents brokerage firms and their associated persons during regulatory investigations and disciplinary proceedings before the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. To learn more about Robert, please click here.

Sarah Klein focuses her practice on business litigation and securities arbitration, troubleshooting complex legal issues for individuals, private companies, and publicly-traded entities. She regularly appears in state and federal court, and also represents broker-dealers and their registered representatives in securities arbitrations and related regulatory proceedings. To learn more about Sarah, please click here.

Becker’s Business Litigation Team has significant experience in complex business litigation, representing a variety of clients throughout the United States in federal and state courts, and in arbitrations. In particular, our team is well-versed in corporate governance, breach of contract, real estate acquisition, intellectual property (including trade secret, copyright and patent infringement), non-competition and employment agreements, employment discrimination, bankruptcy, bid protests, land use, class actions and appeals.

Our clients include government entities, publicly traded corporations, insurance companies, financial institutions, developers, entrepreneurs, contractors, design professionals, small businesses and individuals. To learn more, please click here.