Benard V. Preziosi Jr.
Mr. Preziosi is a partner in the Litigation and International Arbitration groups. His practice focuses primarily on complex commercial disputes. Mr. Preziosi has represented corporations, partnerships and individuals in matters relating to post-transaction disputes involving claims under indemnification provisions of stock and asset purchase and sales agreements, and disputes arising under partnership agreements, non-competition agreements and long-term supply contracts involving claims of force majeure, commercial impossibility and impracticability, frustration of purpose, and mutual mistake. He also has represented governments and state-owned entities in arbitral disputes before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) tribunals.
His ability to deal with complex international arbitrations has been widely acknowledged. Recommended as being “Incredibly effective in cross-examinations” as well as “fun to work with” by Legal 500 Latin America, he is described by Global Arbitration Review as “one of the very best advocates in formal proceedings”. Legal 500 USA praises his “unsurpassed command of facts and valuation models”.
Mr. Preziosi has experience in civil, criminal and regulatory cases involving complex financial matters, including the valuation of businesses and stock, and allegations of securities fraud, professional liability and financial fraud. In addition to proceedings under the ICSID, ICC and American Arbitration Association (AAA) arbitration rules, Mr. Preziosi has represented clients in proceedings in federal and state courts in New York, Delaware, California, Indiana, Connecticut, Texas, Florida, New Jersey, Illinois and Utah.
COURTSU.S. Court of Appeals - Second Circuit
U.S. District Court - Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court - Eastern District of New York
New York State Bar Association