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Background

James Montgomery

Call: 1989

Expertise

Business & Property

Wide experience of representing plaintiffs and defendants before the courts of New York State and the United States, in commercial, tort and employment actions.

Notable Business & Property Cases


M.C. Tribeca, LLC v. ZHU et al., 651205/12, Sup. Ct., NY County

Alleged theft of trade secrets.


Big Kang Realty v. Shi, 702420/15, Sup. Ct., Queens County

Contract action arising from housing development project.


In the Matter of Joseph Brancato, 28408/01, Sup. Ct., Queens County

Guardianship proceeding.


Mehta v. C and M, etc., 12-cv-1875, SDNY

Contract dispute involving executive employee’s compensation.


New Metals v. Ideal Steel Supply etc., 600168/08, Sup. Ct., NY County

Contract dispute (sale of goods).


Lattanzi v. P.M. Food Int., etc. 604159/06, Sup. Ct., NY County

Breach of contract and trademark infringement action.


Dr. R. v. Dr. G, 2014, arbitration proceeding, NYC

Arbitration before the AAA involving the dissolution of a medical practice.


Gulseven v. West Brands Fashion, 657087/17, Sup. Ct., NY County

Contract claim for agent’s compensation.


N. American Fur v. Teso, 2002, arbitration proceeding, NYC

Arbitration before the AAA arising from contract dispute.


Shanghai Weiyi v. Eaglemen Corp., 15-cv-03533, SDNY

Contract dispute (sale of goods).


1620 Corp v. Davis Hamilton, etc., 601987/07, Sup. Ct., NY County

Action against accounting firm.


49 E. Houston Street. Corp. v. 49 E. Houston LLC, et al. 650511/14, Supt. Ct., NY County

Contract dispute arising from housing development project.


Tse, et al. v. Golden Bridge LLC, 07-cv-8098, SDNY

Contract and Fair Labor Standards Act claim for employee compensation by multiple plaintiffs.


James Melcher v. Apollo Medical Fund Management and anor., 604047/03, Sup. Ct., NY County

Contract action between hedge fund partners.


Crime

Defended all types of criminal cases: murder, rape, robbery, drugs, financial crimes and weapons. Have good working knowledge of forfeiture procedures, where applicable.

Notable Crime Cases


P v. Wilson, 2019, Sup. Ct., NY County

Attempted murder, shooting.


People v. T, 2017, Sup. Ct., NY County

Organizing the sexual display of a child.


People v. Terry, 2016, Sup. Ct., NY County

Conspiracy to murder.


People v. Tse, 2016, Sup. Ct., Queens County

Murder, blunt trauma.


People v. Bethea, 2014, Sup. Ct., NY County

Strangulation.


People v. Banks, 2009, Sup. Ct., NY County

Drugs supply conspiracy, attempted murder and weapons’ possession.


People v. Ahmad, 2006, Sup. Ct., Bronx County

Medicaid fraud in the millions.


People v. Powell, 2005, Sup. Ct., Bronx County

Murder, shooting.


People v. H, 2003, Sup. Ct., NY County

Rape of a child.


International

James practices the following areas:

Crime

Defended all types of criminal cases: murder, rape, robbery, drugs, financial crimes and weapons. Have good working knowledge of forfeiture procedures, where applicable.

Civil Litigation

Wide experience of representing plaintiffs and defendants before the courts of New York State and the United States, in commercial, tort and employment actions.

Notable International Cases


M.C. Tribeca, LLC v. ZHU et al., 651205/12, Sup. Ct., NY County

Alleged theft of trade secrets.


Big Kang Realty v. Shi, 702420/15, Sup. Ct., Queens County

Contract action arising from housing development project.


In the Matter of Joseph Brancato, 28408/01, Sup. Ct., Queens County

Guardianship proceeding.


Mehta v. C and M, etc., 12-cv-1875, SDNY

Contract dispute involving executive employee’s compensation.


New Metals v. Ideal Steel Supply etc., 600168/08, Sup. Ct., NY County

Contract dispute (sale of goods).


Lattanzi v. P.M. Food Int., etc. 604159/06, Sup. Ct., NY County

Breach of contract and trademark infringement action.


Dr. R. v. Dr. G, 2014, arbitration proceeding, NYC

Arbitration before the AAA involving the dissolution of a medical practice.


Gulseven v. West Brands Fashion, 657087/17, Sup. Ct., NY County

Contract claim for agent’s compensation.


N. American Fur v. Teso, 2002, arbitration proceeding, NYC

Arbitration before the AAA arising from contract dispute.


Shanghai Weiyi v. Eaglemen Corp., 15-cv-03533, SDNY

Contract dispute (sale of goods).


1620 Corp v. Davis Hamilton, etc., 601987/07, Sup. Ct., NY County

Action against accounting firm.


49 E. Houston Street. Corp. v. 49 E. Houston LLC, et al. 650511/14, Supt. Ct., NY County

Contract dispute arising from housing development project.


Tse, et al. v. Golden Bridge LLC, 07-cv-8098, SDNY

Contract and Fair Labor Standards Act claim for employee compensation by multiple plaintiffs.


James Melcher v. Apollo Medical Fund Management and anor., 604047/03, Sup. Ct., NY County

Contract action between hedge fund partners.


People v. Powell, 2005, Sup. Ct., Bronx County

Murder, shooting.


People v. Tse, 2016, Sup. Ct., Queens County

Murder, blunt trauma.


People v. Ahmad, 2006, Sup. Ct., Bronx County

Medicaid fraud in the millions.


People v. Bethea, 2014, Sup. Ct., NY County

Strangulation.


People v. Banks, 2009, Sup. Ct., NY County

Drugs supply conspiracy, attempted murder and weapons’ possession.


People v. Terry, 2016, Sup. Ct., NY County

Conspiracy to murder.


People v. T, 2017, Sup. Ct., NY County

Organizing the sexual display of a child.


People v. H, 2003, Sup. Ct., NY County

Rape of a child.


  • Crowther Shield, Lincoln’s Inn, 1987
  • New York City Bar Association
  • New York State Bar, 3rd Department, admitted 1999
  • French
  • some Spanish

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Danny Griffiths

Director of Clerking (Birmingham)

danielg@no5.com

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Jordan Zaza

Business & Property Clerk

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Daniel Birch

Business & Property Clerk

danielbirch@no5.com

Olivia McIntyre

Business & Property Clerk

oliviam@no5.com

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