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We represent individuals and companies that need sophisticated, creative, and determined counsel for high-stakes matters.  

Our philosophy emphasizes a firm, fair, and focused approach to litigation, with the goal of sharpening the facts and the law, and developing credibility in the eyes of our adversaries and the courts.  Experience tells us that this is the best way to achieve our clients' objectives.

We prepare every case expecting it to go to trial, but ready to find a fair and reasonable outcome.  We develop a strategy from Day 1 to optimize our efforts on behalf of our clients. 


We represent clients in complex contractual and commercial disputes, with experience in "business divorces," breach of fiduciary duty claims, fraud, employment disputes, antitrust, intellectual property litigation, and false and deceptive practices law. We have represented a wide range of clients, from individuals and start-ups to multinational conglomerates in high-stakes commercial litigation. We counsel clients in pre-litigation disputes, and represent them through trial and on appeal, where we have a successful track record in sustaining trial court decisions and obtaining reversals.


We aggressively enforce the rights of plaintiffs in consumer, commercial, and class action litigation. Our representations have spanned shareholder rights, consumer financial products, licensing and other business agreements, and false and deceptive practices. Our independent, flexible approach enables us to align incentives with clients, often on a contingency fee or partial contingency basis.


We represent financial institutions, law firms, and corporate clients in matters related to monetizing litigation assets. We have been engaged to structure, diligence and advise on a variety of litigation arrangements, including third-party litigation funding agreements, RMBS litigation, judgment enforcement, IP enforcement, and bankruptcy litigation trusts.

We also consult with clients to evaluate rights in existing relationships which may be asserted opportunistically for strategic and monetary benefit. Our practice involves working with operating companies in distressed relationships and companies undergoing restructuring or bankruptcy (including investigating D&O actions, fraudulent conveyance, and creditors' rights).


We have experience in representing clients in private dispute resolution forums, including mediation and arbitration, under domestic and international rules. We are well-versed in the interplay between private dispute resolution and the courts, including the process for compelling parties to arbitrate privately, as well as entering judgment based on completed arbitration proceedings.


J.D., Stanford Law School, '05

B.A., Univ. Pennsylvania, '98

Tel: (646) 893-6082


 David Slarskey is an experienced commercial litigator with more than a decade of experience in litigation, trial, arbitration, and appellate practice. 

Mr. Slarskey has represented a wide range of individual and corporate clients, including entrepreneurs, large health care and pharmaceutical companies, financial guarantors and hedge funds, real estate developers, media, energy, and international interests. Prior to founding Slarskey LLC, David was Counsel in the litigation department of Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP, and associated with Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman LLP.  For four years running, David Slarskey has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star of Business Litigation in the New York Metro Area.

David regularly contributes to the professional community, including as a member of the New York City Bar Association Judiciary Committee, a lecturer on ethics and legal writing, Secretary of the New York State Bar Association "Task Force on the Future of the Legal Profession," and a two-time awardee of The Legal Aid Society of New York for his pro bono efforts.  David serves as a board member of PennPAC, a not-for-profit organization of University of Pennsylvania alumni who provide volunteer consulting services to New York-based not-for-profit organizations.




Mr. Fried is a litigator with experience in commercial litigation, arbitration, trials, and strategic litigation consulting.


Mr. Fried advises clients in shareholder disputes, financial services, real estate, technology and startup, employment, and high net worth disputes. He is a noted expert in the field of ethics and structuring of litigation funding and law firm financing transactions, and has represented financial institutions, law firms, and commercial litigants in litigation finance-related transactions, the creation of investment vehicles, claim due diligence, and servicing. Mr. Fried regularly teaches and writes about alternative fee arrangements, third-party litigation funding, and alternative business arrangements.

Mr. Fried was previously a partner at 1624 Capital, a specialty finance company focused on investments in technology litigation, and has prior experience in-house at a conglomerate of start-up companies in New York. He began his career in the New York office of Winston & Strawn LLP.


J.D., NYU Law School, '11
B.S., Cornell Univ., '08

Tel: (646) 893-6083



We bring professional experience from various types of clients, in a wide range of commercial sectors, and apply the lessons learned and insights gained from many different kinds of engagements.  

Industries and Sectors


Entrepreneur and Start-up Ventures

Federal, State, and City Agencies

Financial Services

Estate and Guardianship Proceedings

Foreign and International Enterprises


Hedge Funds and Private Equity


Law Firm Defense


Partnerships and Privately-Held Companies


Real Estate

Illustrative Engagements

Our attorneys have served a wide variety of clients in a broad range of matters, including:

Representing authors in litigation with publishers over royalty statements.


Representing a policyholder in arbitration with insurance companies over real estate title coverage claims.

Representing a major hospital institution in litigation related to a commercial real estate dispute.

Representing an investment bank in litigation concerning unpaid transaction fees.

Counseling and representing a start-up company in various employment and supplier-related disputes.

Representing companies in litigation concerning failed mergers and acquisitions.

Representing shareholders in closely-held corporation partner disputes.

Representing financial guarantors in litigation arising out of mortgage-backed securities transactions.

Representing a public energy company in appraisal-related litigation.

Counseling and representing a foreign entrepreneur and conglomerate, in multi-jurisdictional proceedings including international arbitration and international court proceedings.

Representing a pharmaceutical company at arbitration over licensed technologies.


Advising institutional clients in litigation over high-value commercial leasing disputes.

Defense of international law firms in court proceedings alleging professional negligence.

Representing shareholders in derivative action against corporate board engaged in waste and self-dealing.

Advising a federal agency in false advertising and unfair consumer practices proceeding.


Prior Outcomes and Successes

Our attorneys have had significant successes in dispute resolution efforts, including:

Arbitration victory, with award of attorneys fees, in seven-figure insurance coverage dispute.

Successful settlement and recovery in dispute over unpaid royalties.

Successful settlement and resolution of claims arising out of estate-related dispute over retirement assets. 

Successful resolution of employment discrimination and employment claims

Return of assets and dismissal of $5 million fraud claim asserted against individual defendant.​


​Injunctive relief and defeat of claims by landlord improperly seeking negotiating leverage against commercial tenant.​


Expedited judgment, without discovery, upheld by the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, in a complex action related to the interpretation and application of collateralized debt obligation indenture.​


Appointment of temporary receiver, dislodgment of corporate board members, and favorable settlement for shareholders of a privately-held corporation.​


Defense judgment, upheld on appeal, for law firm clients in defense against client claims.​


Successful dispute resolution and avoidance of proceedings for privately-held new media company.


420 Lexington Avenue
Suite 2525

New York, NY  10170

Tel:  (212) 658-0661


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