David L. Ferstendig of Law Offices of David L. Ferstendig, LLC litigates a spectrum of civil and commercial matters including breach of contract, products liability, toxic tort, insurance and reinsurance coverage, jewelers’ block, political risk, environmental liability, trade secret, and professional indemnity. With offices in midtown Manhattan, he has served as coordinating counsel for insurers and foreign country defendants on products liability matters throughout the United States. In nearly 30 years of practice, he has successfully mediated, reserved, litigated, and settled thousands of cases.

Mr. Ferstendig has a well-earned reputation for his uncompromising dedication to his clients’ interests and for his broader service to the bench and bar through his writings and teaching.

He is recognized as a foremost authority on New York practice and procedure and is the past Chair of the New York State Bar Association’s CPLR Committee, which evaluates and drafts proposed legislation. He is the General Editor of Weinstein, Korn & Miller New York Civil Practice: CPLR (LexisNexis), the premier 15-volume litigation treatise cited regularly as authoritative by New York State and Federal courts; author of Ferstendig, Chase New York CPLR Manual (LexisNexis) and LexisNexis AnswerGuide New York Civil Litigation; and General Editor of CPLR Practice Insights, published in New York Consolidated Laws Service (LexisNexis).

Mr. Ferstendig has provided expert testimony interpreting the meaning and application of New York law, most recently providing testimony in a London litigation.

He is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at New York Law School, where he teaches New York Practice. He has lectured on civil practice issues for the New York City Bar, New York Judicial Institute, and LexisNexis.

Mr. Ferstendig is a graduate of Yeshiva University and received his Juris Doctor degree from New York University School of Law. He is admitted to practice in New York State, in all of the New York Federal District Courts and in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
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