American Russian Law Institute
A not-for-profit tax exempt public policy research and advisory organization





Born: New York, NY, May 23, 1953


New York Bar; New Jersey Bar; United States Court of Appeals for the Second, Third and Seventh Circuits; United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey; United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois [Chicago]


Practice Area

Complex Commercial Litigation, International Litigation. 


Office Locations

New York
New Jersey


Reported Decisions

Methode Electronics v. Adam Technologies371 F.3d 923, 7th Cir.(Ill.), Jun 14, 2004 -- Applicability of Rule 11 Sanctions for Attorney Misconduct

Rosenfeld v. Zerneck, 4 Misc.3d 193, 776 N.Y.S.2d 458, (New York Supreme Court)  May 04, 2004 -- Can New York real estate be sold by e-mail

Kent Park Realty v. Lasertone Corp., 3 Misc.3d 28, 779 N.Y.S.2d 324, (N.Y.Sup.App.Term) Mar 26, 2004 -- effectiveness of predicate notice in commercial real estate eviction proceedings

Ronbet 366 LLC v. Tobias, 309 A.D.2d 602, 766 N.Y.S.2d 834 (N.Y. App. Div. 1 Dept.) Oct 16, 2003 -- Unilateral mistake in preparation of personal guarantee

Morgenthow & Latham v. Bank of New York, 305 A.D.2d 74, 760 N.Y.S.2d 438, 2003 (N.Y. App. Div. 1 Dept.)  May 20, 2003 -- Reasonable reliance upon bank misrepresentations

United States of America v. 1993 Bentley Coupe, 986 F. Supp. 893 (D.N.J. 1998) -- inter-relationship of federal drug-trafficking forfeiture statutes and state real property law

Manchester Fund v. First American Title Insurance Co., 332 N.J.Super. 336, 753 A.2d 740, (N.J.Super) Oct 22, 1999 -- insured's reasonable expectations in title insurance policy

Manchester Fund Ltd. v. Reynoso, A-1678-97T3 (N.J.Super) December 28, 1998 -- interpretation of tax lien foreclosure statutes

Interlink Metals and Chemicals Inc. v. Kazdan, 222 A.D.2d 55 (N.Y. App. Div. 1 Dept.) 1996, Methodes of serving process abroad under Hague Convention









ARLI Director, Emanuel Zeltser, addresses the House Banking Committee at the hearing on the Bank of New York Russian Organized Crime and Money Laundering Matters 



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