Stephen   Forte
Counsel

Contact

Phone: 929.476.0042
Fax: 347.589.8535
Mailing: 10 East 40th Street ,
35th Floor , New York , NY   10016
Linkedin: Stephen Forte

PRACTICE FOCUS

Stephen Forte focuses his practice in the areas of business, financial services and real estate litigation in the federal, state and appellate courts in New York and Connecticut, as well as other jurisdictions, including the New Jersey federal courts.

Stephen’s business litigation practice includes representing clients in actions involving business torts, corporate disputes, employment matters, breach of contract claims, breach of fiduciary duty claims, trade secrets, and trademark infringement.

In the area of financial services and real estate litigation, Stephen’s practice involves the representation of national and regional banking clients and credit unions in workouts, foreclosures, bankruptcy, and title disputes. He also handles matters related to federal and state consumer protection statutes and regulations, including the Truth in Lending Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, and Federal Regulation Z.

Stephen also advises clients on emerging regulations and laws in the area of data privacy and cybersecurity. He also represents small to mid-sized companies and start-up companies in corporate and franchise matters.

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Listed as a New York Metro Super Lawyer Rising Star®: General Litigation (2017-2018)

Practice Areas

Education & Admissions

  • Pace University School of Law, J.D., Certificate in International Law, 2008
  • Loyola College, B.B.A., 2004
  • New York
  • Connecticut
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of NY
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of NY

Activities

  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York City Bar
  • Westchester County Bar Association
  • Manhattan Chamber of Commerce
  • Association of Corporate Counsel - Westchester/Southern Connecticut Chapter
  • New York State Bar Association - Veterans' Clinic (Pro Bono)
  • Swim Across America