Anderson Kill Adds Three Veteran Attorneys to Corporate and Litigation Groups

Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 12:55

Anderson Kill is pleased to announced that a trio of attorneys deeply experienced in corporate transactional practice and complex litigation have joined the firm's Corporate and Litigation groups.

Jeremy E Deutsch joins as a shareholder and will chair the firm's Corporate group, working in the firm's New York and Stamford, CT offices. Herbert I. Deutsch and Christian V. Cangiano come on board as counsel, based in the New York office.

Jeremy Deutsch has over 20 years’ experience in business law, including transactional and day to day legal counseling as well as complex corporate and commercial litigation.

Mr. Deutsch’s corporate practice embraces all areas of corporate transactional and advisory roles. In transactional work, he has represented clients in mergers and acquisitions, sales and leases, employment agreements and terminations, and a full range of commercial transactions, including private investment deals, technology transactions, and private equity. In advisory work, he acts as general counsel to a number of different businesses and provides counsel to established businesses and startups.

On the litigation front, Mr. Deutsch has represented clients and tried cases to verdict in matters involving large frauds, breaches of fiduciary duty, breaches of contract and joint venture agreements, complex financial instrument and securities litigation, real estate lending, shareholder derivative suits, stock option litigation, and violations of restrictive covenant agreements by employees.

Mr. Deutsch's corporate work was originally an outgrowth of his litigation experience, as he recognized how flaws in contracts and other corporate documents led to failed ventures, disputes and liabilities. He views good corporate work as a form of centralized risk control, a vision that attracted him to Anderson Kill and the firm's flagship insurance recovery practice. "I am excited about helping to build a Corporate group that fosters productive relationships and helps to forestall liability," Mr. Deutsch commented. "That meshes well with Anderson Kill's outstanding ability to maximize recovery when liability and loss do occur."

Herbert Deutsch has over 40 years’ experience handling commercial and complex litigation matters, including transnational litigation and foreign discovery, class action litigation, negotiating and structuring transactions, business acquisitions, and reorganizing. The numerous complex cases Mr. Deutsch has litigated include RICO cases, securities cases, commodity cases, title to real estate, breach of fiduciary duty cases, breach of joint venture cases, and professional malpractice cases involving attorneys, accountants and investment advisers. He has also arbitrated numerous trade secret misappropriation, unfair competition, and breach of contract claims. He is a past Chairman of the Sub-Committee on Class Actions of the Securities Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association.

Christian Cangiano concentrates his practice on complex corporate and commercial litigation and appellate work, with a focus on intra-corporate, intra-partnership, and intra-company disputes, contract disputes, post-merger and postacquisition disputes, and professional liability. He has represented companies in a broad range of industries, including restaurants and real estate companies. He also counsels clients on proposed business transactions, entity formations and structures, contractual obligations, trademark law, copyright law, and other transactional matters. Mr. Cangiano serves on the Board of Directors for Theatre East, a not-for-profit theater company, focusing on Off-Broadway productions and educational outreach to the New York City community.

Robert M. Horkovich, managing shareholder of Anderson Kill, commented: "Jeremy, Herb and Chris understand the relationship between corporate work and litigation and know how to prevent litigation as well as prosecute it. They will help us build on and extend our risk management continuum, from corporate and transactional work through recovery."