John H. Reichman

Partner Litigation Department at Wachtel Missry LLP

John H. Reichman

John H. Reichman

Partner Litigation Department at Wachtel Missry LLP

Biography

John H. Reichman specializes in commercial and first amendment litigation and partnership disputes. He is a seasoned and dedicated trial attorney who consistently obtains successful and, in some cases, unprecedented results for his clients. John has successfully litigated and negotiated resolutions of shareholder, partnership and member disputes in closely held companies; obtained landmark first amendment rulings in the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts and the New York Court of Appeals; achieved substantial recoveries for clients in business tort cases (fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, appropriation of business opportunities); and vigorously defended limited liability members and corporate officers in a wide variety of business matters.

Representative Cases

Cardno ChemRisk LLC v. Foytlin, 476 Mass. 479 (2017) (landmark case establishing first amendment protections for bloggers/journalists under Massachusetts anti-SLAPP statute).

Arabesque Recordings LLC v. Capacity LLC, (2013 WL 606036) (obtained dismissal of all claims and an unprecedented award of attorney’s fees for client).

Barasch v. Williams Real Estate Co., 33 Misc.3d 1219(A), 2011 WL 5386252 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 2011) (client awarded appraisal rights and the right to receive fair value for her shares in prominent NYC real estate firm).

Whitestone-Triangle, L.P. v. Triangle Plaza II, 862 N.Y.S.2d 812 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 2005) (obtained judgment for specific performance with respect to right to purchase interest in a shopping center).

Carlingford Center Point Associates v. MR Realty Associates, LP, 4 A.D.2d 179 (1st Dept. 2004) (obtained dismissal of breach of fiduciary duty and contract claims brought against major New Jersey developer).

Branciforte v. Levey, 222 A.D.2d 276 (1st Dept. 1995) (obtained $1,300,000 arbitration award arising from diversion of corporate assets and corporate opportunities).

600 West 115th Street Corp. v. Von Gutfeld, 80 N.Y.2d 130 (1992) (landmark decision establishing that statements made during public hearing are entitled to First Amendment protection).

In Re Wedtech, numerous reported cases including Wedtech v. Nofziger, 88 B.R. 619 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. 1988) (lead counsel in series of actions brought against politicians and former officers and directors of Wedtech, which included obtaining $3,000,000 judgment against former Congressman Mari Biaggi).

Cohen v. Goodfriend, 655 F.Supp. 152 (E.D.N.Y. 1987) (obtained judgment equal to 125% of client’s investment in securities fraud action).

Honors/Awards

New York University School of Law, Anna Petluck Poses Prize

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John H. Reichman
Partner Litigation Department at Wachtel Missry LLP
Education
J.D.
Class of 1977

Founded in 1835, New York University School of Law has a record of academic excellence and national scholarly influence. One of the first law schools to admit women, it has been long committed to welcoming students of diverse backgrounds, people who had been discriminated against by many other institutions. Located on the University's campus in Greenwich Village, NYU Law has been a leader, and continues to be, in areas such as law and business, clinical education, public service, interdisciplinary colloquia and global studies.

Undergraduate Degree
Class of 1973

Oberlin College is a private liberal arts college in Oberlin, Ohio, noteworthy for having been the first American institution of higher learning to regularly admit female and black students in addition to white males. Oberlin is a member of the Great Lakes Colleges Association and the Five Colleges of Ohio consortium.

Career History
Partner Litigation Department
1990 - Current
Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
Current

Shine Global is a 501(c)(3) non-profit film production company. All contributions to Shine are used to produce our films and are tax deductible. Net profits are returned to the children who are documented through local non-governmental agencies.

Member, Board of Trustees
Prior - 2016

Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey provides healthcare services for vulnerable populations. The company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Millburn, NJ.

Political Donations
$500
2012

Partner at Wachtel Missry LLP

$350
2002
$1,000
1999

Former Senator from New Jersey

Awards & Honors
1984
Admitted to the New Jersey Bar
1978
Admitted to the New York Bar
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