We handle civil litigation from pre-pleading
investigation through post-judgment enforcement proceedings.
We periodically collaborate with lawyers and law firms on an of-counsel
basis to handle specific aspects of litigated cases, such as briefing
or arguing appeals or motions, drafting pleadings, or appearing in
and Major Motions
We brief and argue appeals and major motions in civil
and criminal cases.
For example, we were recently engaged by another law firm to brief a
trial-level motion in federal district court in the Eastern District of
New York to challenge the constitutionality of a special condition of
probation which was imposed upon a criminal defendant who pled
guilty. We challenged the condition on First Amendment and
Due Process grounds. We succeeded in getting the condition
struck as unconstitutional.
As other examples of the wide range of issues we have
addressed, we have briefed and argued contract issues relating to
leases, guaranties of payment, statutory interpretations, estate and
trust issues, medical malpractice issues, open default motions,
"Blakely" issues (on the questions relating to the constitutionality of
criminal sentences imposed under the United States Sentencing
Guidelines, in the wake of the United States Supreme Court's June 2004
decision, Blakely v. Washington)
Our experience in appeals and motion practice includes
working for judges in both federal and state courts.
Allan Pearlman is a former Staff Attorney for the United States Court
of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
He is also a former Senior Court Attorney for the New York State
Supreme Court in New York County, at the historic courthouse at 60
Centre Street in Manhattan.
In both Courts he researched legal issues on appeals
and motions that the judges needed to decide. He advised the judges for
whom he worked on the applicable law land how it applied to the case at