Civil Litigation

The firm’s civil practice focuses on commercial and employment litigation, representing individuals, small businesses, as well as large corporations in contract disputes as well as sensitive workplace discrimination matters.

Mark has litigated and won substantial settlements for individual employees who have filed lawsuits and civil rights complaints against their employers for discrimination based on age, race, national origin, religion, and disability, as well as sexual harassment, retaliation and hostile work environment claims. The firm has successfully litigated claims in the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CCHRO), the New York State Division of Human Rights (NYSDHR), and the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

In addition, the firm has developed a national reputation in representing whistleblowers in workplace retaliation cases, especially in the financial, governmental and health care sectors.

The firm’s civil practice handles all types of civil litigation, with an emphasis on:

Whistleblower Representation

A nationally known firm in whistleblower representation, the Law Offices of Mark Sherman, has achieved real results for employees and former employees who have been the target of retaliation for their role as a whistleblower.

In 2010, Mark made history by procuring the largest whistle-blowing bounty award in SEC history on behalf of his clients for their participation in an SEC insider trading investigation.

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Employment Matters

The Law Offices of Mark Sherman offers an extensive employment practice, focusing on a wide range of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims in New York and Connecticut. The experienced attorneys at the firm have successfully represented employees who have been wrongfully terminated, victims of civil rights violations, and discriminated against.

In addition to bringing claims on behalf of clients, the attorneys at the firm have successfully defended against employment claims.

The firm handles cases before the Federal and State courts in Connecticut and New York, and before the CCHRO and NYSDHR.

Claims include:

  • Disability Discrimination
  • Pregnancy Discrimination
  • Race Discrimination
  • Family Medical Leave Violation
  • Unpaid Wage and Overtime
  • Breach of Contract
  • Whistleblower and Retaliation Violations
  • Wrongful Termination and Discrimination
  • Civil Rights Violations
  • National Origin Discrimination
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Complex Commercial

The firm regularly represents both public and private companies in contract disputes, business torts, business dissolutions, disputes covered by the Uniform Commercial Code, and other commercial and financial disputes.

In addition to being skilled trial attorneys, our lawyers are highly trained and experienced in alternative dispute resolution, including, settlement negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and mini-trials.

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Libel / Slander / Defamation

Libel and slander are forms of defamatory statements about an individual’s character that can cause harm to that individual’s reputation. Our firm represents individuals and companies, plaintiffs and defendants, in defamation litigation, whether the defamatory statement or statements are made online, in print, or through oral communications.

Our attorneys have experience in the nuances of defamation through libel and slander and work hard to protect our clients’ businesses and reputations in all forums.

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Personal Injury

The firm represents both plaintiffs and defendants involved in some of the most sensitive circumstances resulting in physical or emotional injuries.

We represent individuals and their families who have been injured as a result of negligence as well as defendants to personal injuries claims and thus have a unique and extensive understanding of personal injury claims.

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Wrongful Death

The Law Offices of Mark Sherman represents both plaintiffs and defendants in wrongful death cases.

We understand that grieving families seek answers and look to hold those responsible accountable for their wrongful conduct or negligence. Our attorneys work tirelessly to seek justice for our clients’ loss by bringing actions on behalf of the estate of the deceased and have recovered substantial judgments and settlements for them.

In addition to experience as plaintiffs’ attorneys in wrongful death actions, the firm represents defendants against wrongful death actions. Along with the statute of limitations, there are several defenses to combat a wrongful death suit. Our firm has an understanding of both the claims and the possible defenses to a wrongful death action and will use this knowledge to form the best strategy for your case.

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Scrubbing the Internet of Prior Arrests

For so many individuals who have suffered through the arrest and criminal court process, they have paid their dues to society and have had their cases dismissed. Yet, their arrests are still published on the internet, in online police blotters and other local news websites. This is a relatively new area of law and online media outlets are not being called out on this very serious abuse of the internet.

Our attorneys understand the repercussions and consequences of having a public arrest or criminal record. These online arrest records can stifle applications for employment, education, housing, and other important areas. In addition to helping clients erase their criminal records in court, our attorneys can help remove or “scrub” the Internet of prior arrests. Call us today for a consultation and see how we can help you.

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FIRE CODE VIOLATIONS FOR NEW YORK CITY COMMERCIAL LANDLORDS

Our attorneys have extensive experience in defending New York City commercial landlords in front of the Environmental Control Board (ECB) and the New York City Criminal Court for alleged violations of the New York fire code and building codes. Our clients include New York Fortune 500 companies as well as smaller commercial landlords. We have a strong record in obtaining violation dismissals, mitigated fines, and reduced charges, and advise our clients throughout the process to avoid further violations.

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