Stephen A. Mendelsohn - Greenberg Traurig LLP

Stephen A. Mendelsohn

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Stephen A. Mendelsohn concentrates his practice on all aspects of commercial litigation through trial and appeals with an emphasis on financial institutions, securities and real estate. He counsels employers on all facets of employment law, and  practices all aspects of education law for private and public universities and schools, including Title IX, collective bargaining and labor law, state and federal regulation, student rights and affiliation agreements. Stephen represents a number of private equity funds in their securities litigation matters. Previously, Stephen served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of New York.

Colgate UniversityBA 1980Hofstra University School of LawJ.D. 1983
The Florida Bar Association B'nai Torah Congregation Advisory Committee, School of Social Work, Florida Atlantic University Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, Florida

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Areas of Concentration
  • Commercial litigation
  • Securities litigation
  • Employment and Education law
  • Construction law
Significant Representations

  • Represented banks and officers in FDIC, merger and acquisition litigation.
  • Reviewed and drafted affiliation agreements between schools, leases, licensing agreements, foreign student recruitment agreements, contractor agreements and independent contractor agreements. 
  • Defended public and private employers in numerous Title VII, ADA, Title IX Rehabilitation Act and other employment cases.
  • Advised colleges and universities concerning the United States Department of Education Gainful Employment Rules, FERPA, Clery Act, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, and Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972.  
  • Advised school districts, colleges and universities in connection with collective bargaining, tenure, leaves of absence, termination, student aid, student discipline, and state and federal regulatory compliance.
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  • Advised colleges and universities concerning their legal obligations concerning transgender students, allergies and disabilities, discipline (both academic and other), housing, grading, student travel and research, and financial aid.
  • Defended private equity funds and managers in multi-million dollar securities litigations alleging state, federal and common law violations.
  • Defended numerous securities broker-dealers and registered representatives before SEC and FINRA. 
  • Defended State of New York in landmark class action case concerning the care of the mentally retarded.
  • Represented Yonkers, N.Y. Teachers Union in class action school desegregation case.
  • Defended State of New York in class action cases concerning state-wide prison conditions.
Commercial Litigation
  • Wegweiser v. Wegweiser, 205 AD.2d 616, 614 N.Y.S.2d 287 (2d Dept. 1994)
  • First Transcapital Corp. v. King Umberto Inc., 214 AD. 2d 699, 625 N.Y.S.2d 294 (2d Dept. 1995)
  • Continental National Bank of Miami v. Sanchez, 170 F.3d 1340 (11th Cir. 1999)
  • Binner v. Morris, 741 So.2d 590 (Fla. 3d DCA 1999)
  • Keller v. Newman Sons Inc., 756 So.2d 120 (Fla. 3d DCA 2000)
  • Powersports, Inc. v. Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance, CO., 307 F. Supp. 2d 1355 (SD Fl. 2004)
  • Marquez v. Pan American Bank, 943 So.2d 284 (Fla. 3d DCA 2006)
  • Sierra Equity Group, Inc. v. White Oak Equity Partners, 2009 US Dist. Lexis 26553 (SD Fl. 2009)
Estate and Trust Litigation
  • Brown v. Miller, 2 So.3d 321 (Fla. 5th DCA 2009)
Employment, Education and Labor Law
  • Monroe-Woodbury CSD v. Monroe-Woodbury TA, 105 AD. 2d 786, 481 N.Y.S. 2d 731 (2d Dept. 1984)
  • Rippe v. Board of Education, 64 N.Y.2d 281, 486 NYS2d 713 (1985)
  • Winston v. City of New York, 759 F2.d 242 (2d Cir. 1985)
  • Moore v. Board of Education, 116 AD. 2d 273, 500 N.Y.S.2d 710 (2d Dept. 1986)
  • Faculty Association v. PERB, 125 AD. 2d 307, 508 N.Y.S.2d 591 (2d Dept.1987)
  • Board of Education v. Yonkers Fed. of Teachers, 133 AD.2d 402, 519 N.Y.S.2d 395 (2d Dept. 1987)
  • Margolin v. Newman, 130 AD.2d 312, 520 N.Y.S.2d 226 (2d Dept. 1987)
  • Zeumer v. Fire Burglary Instruments, Inc., 210 AD. 2d 318, 619 N.Y.S.2d 782 (2d Dept. 1994)
Civil Rights and Defamation
  • Langley v. Coughlin, 888 F.2d 252 (2d Cir. 1989)
  • Society for Good Will to Retarded Children v. Cuomo, 902 F.2d 1085 (2d Cir. 1990)
  • Day v. Morgenthau, 909 F.2d 75 (2d Cir. 1990)
  • Samuels v. Berger, 191 AD. 2d 627, 595 N.Y.S.2d 231 (2d Dept. 1993).

Office Location

5100 Town Center Circle, Suite 400
Boca Raton, FL 33486
United States

Practice Areas

Litigation - Banking and Finance

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