Ted Semaya and Lawrence Steckman Included in 2018 New York Super Lawyers List
For Immediate Release
New York, NY | September 13, 2018 Offit Kurman is pleased to announce that Ted Semaya and Lawrence Steckman, Principal-level attorneys within the firm, have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 New York Super Lawyers list in the practice area of business litigation.
Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive, and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.
Ted Semaya has been helping clients both domestic and abroad to successfully avoid or to resolve international and complex commercial disputes for over 30 years. He has broad experience representing and counseling clients in complex and international litigation in federal and state courts, international and domestic arbitration and mediation in business, commercial, corporate, securities, maritime, professional liability, insurance, and trust and estate disputes with particular experience conducting multi-party, multi-jurisdictional cases coordinating teams of lawyers in different countries. Mr. Semaya also assists in managing legal risk in international transactions and multinational group structure and operations, defends governmental investigations, and has conducted confidential internal corporate investigations.
Lawrence Steckman has more than 30 years experience litigating securities, RICO, and business cases. He has handled billions of dollars in client matters, has overseen the dismissal of billions of dollars in claims against his clients, and has been counsel in leading securities, derivatives, and RICO litigations, as well as securities and commercial arbitration disputes. His practice areas include securities and derivatives private and class suits, including Rule 10b-5 litigation, complex federal and state commercial litigation, prosecuting and defending civil RICO private and class suits, merger and acquisition litigation, bond, arbitrage and real estate fraud litigation, corporate, contract, and commercial litigation, international commercial arbitration, broker-dealer and broker-customer securities arbitration, municipal arbitrage fraud arbitration, securities regulatory matters, and professional liability and D&O litigation.
Both Mr. Semaya and Mr. Steckman were previously named to the New York Super Lawyers list in the publication’s inaugural edition in 2006, and in many years since.
Lawrence Steckman has more than thirty years experience litigating securities, RICO and business cases. In July, 2006, Super Lawyers Magazine, in its first New York edition, identified Mr. Steckman as one of New York’s “Super Lawyers” in securities litigation and business law and he received that honor again most recently in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017. Mr. Steckman has handled billions of dollars in client matters, has overseen the dismissal of billions of dollars in claims against his clients and has been counsel in leading securities, derivatives and RICO litigations as well as securities and commercial arbitration disputes. He is the author or lead co-author of more than fifty published works on the law. The independent attorney rating service, AVVO, has awarded him a rating of “superb” (10.0), its highest level.
Ted Semaya has decades of experience helping clients, from individuals to large multinationals, managing complex and international disputes through litigation in federal, state and foreign courts and in international and domestic arbitrations and mediations, in administrative tribunals, and, most importantly, in avoiding such disputes.
Mr. Semaya has broad experience representing and counseling clients in such disputes and proceedings in, among other areas, business (such as fraud and other business wrongs), commercial (such as contract), corporate (such as M&A), securities (such as 10b-5 fraud), maritime (such as charter parties and contracts of affreightment), professional liability (such as accountants, attorneys, and D&O), insurance and reinsurance, tax, and trusts and estates.
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