Super Lawyers list: 2023
Super Lawyers “New York Rising Stars” list: 2013-2022
• Representation of lender in a breach of contract action to recover the proceeds of a multi-million-dollar loan against a Caribbean municipality who provided security for the loan. The municipality’s primary defense was that its entry into the relevant loan agreement was ultra vires. Mr. Shehigian successfully argued at trial why the agreement was not ultra vires, resulting in a judgment in favor of the lender against the municipality.
• Representation of co-trustee of trust controlling 50% of the shares of an internationally known comic book publisher in a dispute against the other co-trustee.
• Representation of architect in appeal to the New York Court of Appeals, which ruled in the architect’s favor on both issues before the Court: (i) an owner’s inability to assert a tort claim against an architect that seeks identical damages as the breach of contract claim; and (ii) an end-user’s inability to assert a third-party beneficiary claim against an architect if there is no language in the contract providing it with enforcement rights.
• Representation of indenture trustee in appeal to the New York Court of Appeals, which ruled in the trustee’s favor on both issues before the Court: (i) the trustee’s ability under the indenture to assert non-contractual claims against third-parties; and (ii) the sufficiency of the trustee’s alter ego allegations.
• Assisted court-appointed referee to hear and oversee the dissolution of one of the nation’s largest plaintiffs’ mass torts and personal injury law firms.
• Representation of owner and operator of dozens of television stations across the United States in a “bet-the-company” lawsuit, successfully fighting off allegations that it had breached the terms of a credit agreement, and avoiding the declaration of an Event of Default.
• Representation of principals of a hedge fund in a legal malpractice action against a national law firm. The lawsuit resulted in one of the largest settlements of a legal malpractice action in New York State history.
• Representation of European manufacturer of high-end jewelry in successfully recovering the value of its jewelry stolen from an armored security truck.
• Representation of a former member of the Russian legislature as the plaintiff in a defamation action, and successfully defended against defamation and anti-SLAPP counterclaims.
• Representation of oil & gas company in successfully defending against allegations that it breached a services contract.
• Representation of managing partner of a foreign office of a dissolved international law firm in a clawback proceeding commenced by the liquidation trustee.
• Representation of one of the nation’s largest insurance companies in high-value lawsuits in which it was a direct party.
• Representation of monoline insurer, trustee and institutional investors in various lawsuits in connection with losses stemming from residential mortgage-backed securities, resulting in substantial monetary settlements.
• Representation of commercial and residential roofing manufacturer in several lawsuits alleging breach of warranty.
• Representation of product manufacturers in various product liability actions.
• Representation of defendants in asbestos bodily injury litigation.
Adjunct Professor, Hofstra University School of Law
Coach, National Moot Court teams