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Stefan B. Kalina

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Stefan B. Kalina works with the Litigation and Real Estate Department, handling complex commercial and insurance disputes, as well as real estate litigation and transactions. He represents corporate and individual clients before trial and appellate courts in several jurisdictions. A member of the Board of Editors of the New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer, he is also experienced in arbitration, mediation and out-of-court negotiation.

Mr. Kalina's business litigation practice involves corporate ventures, commercial contracts and leases, lending arrangements, mortgages and loan servicing, landlord and tenant, fiduciary obligations, creditors' rights and judgment enforcement. In the insurance arena, he represents companies, directors and officers pursuing recovery under a variety of lines and advises them regarding their policies and programs. In addition, Mr. Kalina is experienced in technology matters, having represented software and Internet companies' in. connection with their products and services. He applies this background to commercial claims involving intellectual property transfer and licensing as well as to insurance claims over data privacy and protection. As a former prosecutor and current adjunct professor of criminal justice, Mr. Kalina also handles matters that present potential criminal and civil liability. Mr. Kalina regularly serves as local counsel to firms outside the tri-state area in need of representation.

In addition, Mr. Kalina dedicates time to pro bono matters. In 2003, he was recognized as one of Touro Law Center's Outstanding Long Island Pro Bono Attorneys for his work with Nassau Suffolk Law Services' Landlord/Tenant Dispute panel.

Prior to joining Cox Padmore Skolnik & Shakarchy LLP, Mr Kalina was associated with major metropolitan law firms with national practices. He has also served as Assistant District Attorney for the District Attorney of Kings County in Brooklyn, New York, In addition, he has held several internships in federal and state government including United States District Judge Denis Hurley in the Eastern District of New York, United States Magistrate Judge Linnea Johnson in the Southern District of Florida, the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office, United States Senator Richard Lugar and New York State Senator James Lack. Based on these experiences, Mr. Kalina has been appointed to the Alumni Advisory Board of The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars in Washington, D.C.

PRESS MENTIONS

  • Stefan B. Kalina featured for his recognition as one of Touro Law Center's Outstanding Long Island pro Bono attorneys., Long Island Business News, May 21. 2004
  • Stefan B. Kalina profiled for his leading role with the Nassau/Suffolk Law Services Committee Landlord I Tenant Dispute Panel., Newsday, November 12, 2001

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation and Real Estate Department
  • Complex Commercial and Insurance Disputes
  • Real Estate Litigation and Transactions

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Connecticut
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 2004

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida
    • J.D. - 1996
    • Honors: Dean’s Award for Top Performance in Litigation Skills
    • Honors: Regional Team Member
    • Honors: National Trial Competition
    • Honors: First Place honors in Mock Trial Competition
    • Honors: First Year Moot Court Competition
    • Law Journal: University of Miami Business Law Journal, Executive Editor
    • Law Review: University of Miami Yearbook of International Law, Articles and Comments Editor
  • University of Illinois, Illinois
    • B.A. - 1993
    • Honors: Cohn Scholar
    • Major: History
    • Major: Political Science

Published Works

  • Book Review - The Organizational Ombudsman: Origins, Roles, and Operations - A Legal Guide, NYSBA New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer, Fall, 2010
  • Book Review - The American Influence on International Commercial Arbitration: Doctrinal Developments and Discovery Methods, NYSBA New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer, Summer, 2010
  • Book Review - Full Access Passport: The Principles and Practice of International Commercial Arbitration, NYSBA New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer, Spring, 2009
  • Secrecy and Seclusion: Developments in Privacy Insurance Law, (Co-Author Robert Chester), Environmental Claims Journal, July, 2007
  • A Specialized Risk: IP Coverage No Longer Available Under CGL Policies, (Co-Author Robert Chester), The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, June, 2007
  • The Road Not Taken: Avoiding Waiver of Arbitration Rights, The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, May, 2007
  • A Specialized Risk, (Co-Author Robert Chester), New Jersey Law Journal, April 23, 2007
  • Location Is Everything: Enforcing Forum Selection In Arbitration, ADR Litigation Alert, April, 2007
  • The Road Not Taken: Avoiding Waiver of Arbitration Rights, ADR Litigation Alert, April, 2007
  • Directors & Officers Insurance Coverage: Half Full Or Half Empty?, (Co-Author Robert Chester), The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, March, 2007
  • Ambiguous Policy Leads to Maximum Recovery, Claim Denied, February, 2007
  • Disclaimer Delayed Is Not Necessarily Coverage Denied, (Co-Author Robert Chester), New Jersey Law Journal, January 29, 2007

Classes/Seminars

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Criminal Justice, State University of New York, Nassau Community College, 2000 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Supreme Court of the State of New York, New York County, Mediator, Commercial Division, 2005 - Present
  • Council of Better Business Bureaus, Autoline Program, Arbitrator, 2006 - Present
  • Advisory Council of Nassau-Suffolk Law Services, Member, 2001 - 2006
  • New York State Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section, Board of Editors of the New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer and Chair of the Newsletter Committee
  • New York State Bar Association, Commercial and Federal Litigation Section
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Council
  • The Washington Center, Alumni Advisory Board
  • Kings County District Attorney Alumni Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Rivkin Radler LLP, Senior Associate
  • District Attorney of Kings County in Brooklyn, New York, Assistant District Attorney, 1996 - 1997
  • Hon. Denis Hurley in the Eastern District of New York, Intern
  • Hon. Linnea Johnson in the Southern District of Florida, Intern
  • United States Senator Richard Lugar in Washington, D.C., Intern
  • New York State Senator James Lack, Intern

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