Schlam Stone congratulates its team of Jeffrey Eilender, Jonathan Mazer, Samuel Butt and Michael Marcus for an astounding victory in the Appellate Division, Second Department in Chiu v. Chiu, a business divorce and minority interest valuation case.
Schlam Stone congratulates its team of Jeffrey Eilender, Jonathan Mazer, Samuel Butt and Michael Marcus for an astounding victory in the Appellate Division, Second Department in Chiu v. Chiu, a business divorce and minority interest valuation case. We were hired by Winston Chiu (a minority owner of a commercial building, whose interest was misappropriated by his brother the majority owner) after prior counsel lost his first trial and a $200,000 plus judgment was awarded against Winston. Our team got the first judgment vacated and on re-trial got him an award of over $1 million. Just days ago, on appeal, the Schlam Stone team had that award increased to over $4.2 million. Schlam Stone & Dolan is a preeminent litigation boutique with the depth of experience, creativity, and problem solving skills to deliver successful outcomes for clients with surprising efficiency. Our attorneys have extensive trial experience and many have prosecuted cases as former assistant United States attorneys. Our clients are guaranteed sharp thinking focused on achieving their objectives. Our engagements are appropriately staffed with no hidden costs, so clients are assured of maximum value in addition to crucial insights necessary to resolve their most complex legal issues. Although our firm is loaded with intellectual horsepower, we are a collegial, supportive practice whose energies are solely focused on unburdening clients of their most intractable problems.
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Our practice comprises all aspects of civil litigation, government and internal corporate investigations, and transactional and legal counseling. Whether through litigation or corporate counseling, we are often asked to solve our clients' most urgent needs. Civil Litigation & Appeals Our litigation practice focuses on complex commercial litigation. We fight to preserve and enhance the value of our clients' businesses by representing them in major, complex litigations. Often, we can achieve a decisive victory at the beginning of a case. Government & Internal Investigations, White Collar Criminal Defense Our government investigations and white collar criminal defense practice provides clients with aggressive, nuanced representation during what is often the most difficult and pivotal moment of the client's life. Having been prosecutors ourselves, we bring insight and experience in dealing with the government to every representation. We have an experienced cadre of trial lawyers, but our focus is on achieving the most effective outcome for our clients, so our goal is normally the fast and favorable resolution of criminal matters well before trial. Corporate Counseling & Transactions Our transactional and legal counseling practice focuses on helping our clients deal with transactions and organizational issues that affect their continued existence and profitability. Our transactional lawyers bring years of experience doing complex deals-both as outside lawyers and in-house general counsel-to bear on our clients' legal problems. This gives them the perspective necessary to achieve simple, cost-effective and value-enhancing solutions. We know that our clients' needs are best met when served by a skilled and business-savvy lawyer who understands the client's business and who deals with a matter from beginning to end. We are committed to forming a long-term partnership with our clients to meet their business needs both now and in the future.
Wayne I. Baden joined the firm as a partner in 2007. Throughout his career, his practice has focused on transactional corporate counseling, including structuring investment vehicles to purchase and operate transportation businesses, financial institutions and other businesses, as well as counseling on matters of corporate control. In addition to his transactional work, Mr. Baden has an extensive practice advising businesses and not-for-profit corporations on corporate governance and regulatory compliance issues. Mr. Baden also advises a large number of real estate investors in the New York metropolitan area on organizational, financial, development, and organizational matters.
HIS REPRESENTATIONS HAVE INCLUDED:
Banks and bank holding companies.
Transportation companies, including serving as the outside general counsel of the New York Black Car Operators' Injury Compensation Fund.
Real estate investors and investment companies.
Other mergers, acquisitions and asset sales.
Mr. Baden received his A.B. from Brown University in 1968, served in the United States Army from 1968 to 1971, and received his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School in 1975. In 1975, Mr. Baden began his legal career as an associate at Simpson Thatcher & Bartlett. In 1979, Mr. Baden left Simpson Thatcher to form his own firm, Baden Kramer Huffman & Brodsky, P.C., and focused his practice on corporate and transactional work. As part of his practice, Mr. Baden served on the Board of Directors of St. Louis Bank, a federally chartered savings bank in Duluth, Minnesota, and as the general counsel to St. Louis Bank's holding company from 1989 to 1994, and as general counsel to Treasury Bank, Ltd., a bank located in Washington, D.C., from 1994 to 2001. In 2002, Baden Kramer Huffman & Brodsky joined its practice with that of Fox Horan & Camerini LLP, where Mr. Baden continued his practice. In 2007, Mr. Baden joined the Firm, where he continues his prior practice.