Mark L. Cortegiano

Mark L. Cortegiano

Analytical & Results-oriented Middle Village, NY Attorney Brings Entrepreneurial Approach to His Practice

Firm Overview

New Your City commercial litigation, bankruptcy and real estate lawyer
For 15 years, The Law Offices of Mark L. Cortegiano has been committed to giving clients personalized attention, practical advice and clear communication. We believe in building relationships with our clients and work hard to obtain the best resolution for you in the most cost-effective, efficient manner.

We attentively listen to your concerns, clearly and precisely explain potential legal strategies to you and share our in-depth knowledge of the area of the law you need help with. We take the time to explain your rights and make sure you understand the challenges of your case. Most importantly, we listen to you.

A firm foundation of exemplary legal service at the Law Offices of Mark L. Cortegiano
We combine the accessibility and attentiveness of a small firm with the skills, experience and resources commonly associated with a large law firm. Our primary goal is to offer cost-effective legal services while providing high quality, aggressive representation for our clients.

We can help you with:
-Appellate practice
-Business law
-Business litigation
-Commercial litigation
-Contracts and real estate
-ERISA litigation

Main Office

Main Office
65-12 69th Place
Middle Village NY 11379




New York City Commercial Litigation Attorney

Manhattan law firm litigates on behalf of your business
If you engage in commerce, sooner or later you are almost certain to encounter a dispute with a client or contractor that you'll need outside help to resolve. At The Law Offices of Mark L. Cortegiano, we have been assisting businesses for 15 years through alternative dispute resolution and civil court trials in both state and federal courts. We have the knowledge and experience to help your business in cases related to:

-Antitrust, unfair practices and trade regulation violations
-Banking and creditor issues, including lender liability
-Breach of contract
-Breach of warranty
-Business torts
-Construction law
-Environmental law
-Products liability
-Professional liability
-Real estate
-Toxic tort
-Intellectual property, including copyright and trademark infringement
-Partnership and shareholder disputes

Recovery from breach of contract
When a party to a contract fails to perform, he damages the other business. This damage often goes beyond the immediate inconvenience of getting less than promised by the contract. The breach can also cost you future profits if you are unable to serve your clients as a result. Commercial litigation lawyer Mark L. Cortegiano can help you achieve the best legal remedy for a breach of contract, such as:

-Compensatory damages reimbursement for immediate monetary loss
Consequential and incidental damages compensation for additional foreseeable losses caused by the breach
-Attorney fees and costs amounts available only if the contract expressly states they are recoverable
-Liquidated damages amounts specified in the contract that are payable for particular breaches, such as late or substandard performance
-Specific performance court order requiring the breaching party to fulfill the terms of the contract
-Punitive damages penalty for a party's objectionable behavior, meant to punish the breaching party and discourage other parties from acting in a similar manner
-Rescission cancellation of the contract, with both sides excused from further performance and payments made under the contract returned
-Reformation change in the terms of the contract when the court believes there was an honest misunderstanding by the parties about what was to be performed

Affordable alternatives to a civil suit
The cost of traditional litigation can easily exceed the amount of the contract. Fortunately there are various means of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), including mediation and arbitration, which are less costly and quicker than civil lawsuits, but can deliver the same remedies. We have successfully represented clients in arbitration and mediation hearings, and have settled lawsuits prior to trial, saving our clients expenses and getting their businesses back on track.

Mark L. Cortegiano

Mark L. Cortegiano

Practice areas
-Commercial litigation
-ERISA litigation
-Business law
-Business litigation
-Appellate practice
-Real estate

-New York and New Jersey (1997)
-United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
-United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

-St. John's University School of Law (J.D. magna cum laude 1996)
-Duke University (B.A. History 1992)

Associations & memberships
-Queens County, New York State and American Bar Associations

Biographical details
-Executive Articles Editor, American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review, 1995-1996.


St. John's University School of Law
Juris Doctorate, 1996