Aaron Zerykier is counsel in our litigation department. Mr. Zerykier represents large and small businesses, public entities, financial institutions and individuals in federal and state trial courts, as well as in arbitrations. These matters involve a variety of commercial, technology, real estate, insurance, contracts and business tort litigations. Mr. Zerykier represents clients in business dissolutions and breakups, franchise litigations, and corporate governance and derivative actions. He has also represented developers and landowners in connection with real estate disputes, including sale/leaseback disputes and environmental cleanup actions. He is a frequent contributor to Farrell Fritz's New York Commercial Division Case Compendium blog.
Prior to joining Farrell Fritz, P.C., Mr. Zerykier worked as an associate at Ganfer and Shore, LLP, focusing on complex commercial and securities litigation; before that he was a summer/student associate. He worked as a legal intern at the New York City Department of Law, Office of the Corporation Counsel Special Litigation Unit and at the Honorable Leon Ruchelsman's Chambers.
Mr. Zerykier is a member of the E-Discovery Committee, and Secretary of the Social Media Committee, of the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section of the New York State Bar Association. He is also a frequent guest lecturer at St. John's University School of Law.
Mr. Zerykier received his J. D. in 2002 from Fordham University School of Law, where he recieved the Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award. He earned his B.A., cum laude, in 1999 from Yeshiva University, where he majored in Psychology and minored in Business.
Mr. Zerykier is admitted to practice in the States of New York and New Jersey, the Southern and Eastern District Courts of New York, the District Court of New Jersey, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.
He has co-authored several articles related to e-discovery and computer related topics. These include:
- "Can 'Intangible' Electronic 'Property' Be 'Converted' in N.Y.?," New York Law Journal (April 26, 2006)
- "Preservation of Electronic Information by Nonparties Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act," ABA Securities Litigation Journal (Winter 2006)
- "The Information Trail: Litigators Use E-Mail Headers to Trace the Origins of Messages," New York Law Journal (December 27, 2005)
- "Are Private E-Mails Really Private?," New York Law Journal (October 7, 2005)
- "Forensic Inspection of Computer Hard Drives Under New York Law," New York Law Journal (September 1, 2005)
- "E-Discovery in New York State," New York Law Journal (June 22, 2005)
Mr. Zerykier has an AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating.
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