Jeffrey G. Stark

Jeffrey G. Stark

Jeffrey G. Stark

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Jeffrey G. Stark has served as a Justice of the New York Supreme Court, sitting in Nassau County, and was nominated by President Clinton to be a Judge of the United States Court of International Trade.

Mr. Stark was the lead counsel in the case of Sumitomo v. Town of North Hempstead, which resulted in a $31 million damage award for breach of contract. He has handled hundreds of cases, both at trial and on appeal; including dissolutions of business and professional corporations, actions for and against insurance companies, real property actions, zoning matters, personal injury matters, fire cases, public contract cases, physician malpractice actions, environmental cases, deed covenant cases, fraud actions, first amendment actions, litigated estate proceedings, title insurance proceedings, actions involving corporate governance, class actions, matrimonial actions, landlord tenant proceedings, and civil rights actions.

Mr. Stark defeated a lawsuit by former Vice President Spiro T. Agnew, seeking a commission on an Argentine business deal. In other cases, he represented a major industrial group in a challenge against the Suffolk County law banning disposable plastic plates and cups, and represented two towns in their challenge to state law mandating the closure of most landfills on Long Island. Mr. Stark was appointed by Judge Arthur Spatt of the Federal District Court to be the Special Master in the case of Revere Armored Car Company. His rulings resolved the issue of how the multi-million dollar losses in that matter were to be allocated between banks and businesses that had entrusted their money to Revere.

In addition, Mr. Stark has been a frequent lecturer. He is rated “AV Preeminent” by the Martindale-Hubbell, the highest level in professional excellence, and was recognized by L.I. Pulse Magazine as one of the region’s “Top Legal Eagles”. He was also selected by his peers for inclusion in the New York SuperLawyers. Mr. Stark has handled a number of pro bono cases, particularly those involving foster children. For his work in this area, he was awarded the Pro Bono Award by the Nassau County Bar Association.

  • New York University School of Law, 1968
  • University of Chicago, B.A., 1965
  • New York State Bar
  • United States District Court for Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second District
  • Nassau County Bar Association (served as Chairman of the Courts Committee)
  • Chairman of the I.A.S. Committee (a Director, and a Chair of the Commercial Court Committee)
  • Member of the Second Circuit Task Force on Gender, Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Court
  • New York State Commercial Courts Task Force
  • Task Force on Permanency Planning for Foster Children