Pamela L. Kleinberg is an experienced commercial litigator and trial lawyer. Since 1987, she has been litigating complex commercial disputes for individuals and businesses concerning contracts, fraud, trademark and copyright infringement, unfair business practices, employment, real estate, landlord/tenant disputes, condominium and cooperative board rights, debtors’ and creditors’ rights, insurance coverage, professional malpractice, and business entity governance issues.

Pamela has conducted mediations, trials, and appeals in the state and federal courts of New York, and arbitrations before FINRA and the American Arbitration Association.  One of her specialties is representing lenders in mortgage foreclosures and landlords in lease disputes and a variety of other real estate-related litigation throughout the State of New York.

Pamela joined Wilk Auslander in 2000. She uses a realistic approach to litigation, counseling clients on ways to protect themselves and avoid protracted, often costly litigation. As a result, she has negotiated countless settlements in the best interest of her clients. When litigation is necessary, Pamela begins each case with a focus on optimizing her strategies and resources to help achieve her clients’ goals.

In 1986, Pamela served as a law clerk and assistant court deputy to the Hon. William G. Young of the U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts.

  • Successfully prosecuted a federal court action against a Connecticut restaurant to prohibit it from infringing a trademark of the internationally renowned New York City restaurant, "The Four Seasons".
  • Won a state court trial for a clothing manufacturer wrongfully sued by a supplier for lost profits.
  • Won a state court trial to overturn a fraudulent conveyance of real property and obtain a substantial judgment for clients.
  • Through litigation, obtained several state court judgments for business clients to enforce non-compete agreements and prohibit unfair competition practices committed by competitors and former employees.
  • Won summary judgment for a Swiss foreign currency trading company against a customer who misappropriated company funds, and thereafter negotiated a favorable settlement for recovery of such funds.
  • Won an arbitration before the American Arbitration Association for clients whose apartment was severely damaged due to the landlord’s negligent repairs.
  • Successfully litigated real estate foreclosure actions throughout New York State to successful conclusions for a commercial saving bank and a hedge fund.
  • Prosecuted and defended landlord/tenant proceedings for several large commercial landlords in New York City.
  • Commenced 35 litigations for an accounting firm and successfully recovered approximately 85 percent of the firm’s unpaid fees through judgment collection and settlement negotiations.
  • Successfully defended a New York City hotel client in several employment discrimination proceedings brought by former employees before the New York State Division of Human Rights.
  • Through mediation, negotiated a favorable settlement of a multimillion-dollar insurance coverage claim for a national restaurant chain whose restaurant property was destroyed as a result of 9/11.
  • Represents the liquidation trustee in the Jesup & Lamont bankruptcy in several judicial proceedings to recover assets belonging to the bankruptcy debtor, and has negotiated favorable settlement in connection therewith.

Overview

Pamela L. Kleinberg is an experienced commercial litigator and trial lawyer. Since 1987, she has been litigating complex commercial disputes for individuals and businesses concerning contracts, fraud, trademark and copyright infringement, unfair business practices, employment, real estate, landlord/tenant disputes, condominium and cooperative board rights, debtors’ and creditors’ rights, insurance coverage, professional malpractice, and business entity governance issues.

Pamela has conducted mediations, trials, and appeals in the state and federal courts of New York, and arbitrations before FINRA and the American Arbitration Association.  One of her specialties is representing lenders in mortgage foreclosures and landlords in lease disputes and a variety of other real estate-related litigation throughout the State of New York.

Pamela joined Wilk Auslander in 2000. She uses a realistic approach to litigation, counseling clients on ways to protect themselves and avoid protracted, often costly litigation. As a result, she has negotiated countless settlements in the best interest of her clients. When litigation is necessary, Pamela begins each case with a focus on optimizing her strategies and resources to help achieve her clients’ goals.

In 1986, Pamela served as a law clerk and assistant court deputy to the Hon. William G. Young of the U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts.

Representative Matters

  • Successfully prosecuted a federal court action against a Connecticut restaurant to prohibit it from infringing a trademark of the internationally renowned New York City restaurant, "The Four Seasons".
  • Won a state court trial for a clothing manufacturer wrongfully sued by a supplier for lost profits.
  • Won a state court trial to overturn a fraudulent conveyance of real property and obtain a substantial judgment for clients.
  • Through litigation, obtained several state court judgments for business clients to enforce non-compete agreements and prohibit unfair competition practices committed by competitors and former employees.
  • Won summary judgment for a Swiss foreign currency trading company against a customer who misappropriated company funds, and thereafter negotiated a favorable settlement for recovery of such funds.
  • Won an arbitration before the American Arbitration Association for clients whose apartment was severely damaged due to the landlord’s negligent repairs.
  • Successfully litigated real estate foreclosure actions throughout New York State to successful conclusions for a commercial saving bank and a hedge fund.
  • Prosecuted and defended landlord/tenant proceedings for several large commercial landlords in New York City.
  • Commenced 35 litigations for an accounting firm and successfully recovered approximately 85 percent of the firm’s unpaid fees through judgment collection and settlement negotiations.
  • Successfully defended a New York City hotel client in several employment discrimination proceedings brought by former employees before the New York State Division of Human Rights.
  • Through mediation, negotiated a favorable settlement of a multimillion-dollar insurance coverage claim for a national restaurant chain whose restaurant property was destroyed as a result of 9/11.
  • Represents the liquidation trustee in the Jesup & Lamont bankruptcy in several judicial proceedings to recover assets belonging to the bankruptcy debtor, and has negotiated favorable settlement in connection therewith.