Tom Mealiffe represents companies in a wide variety of commercial disputes throughout the country. He works with companies in a variety of industries, in particular healthcare, real estate, and fintech, and has obtained both plaintiff and defense verdicts as trial counsel in both federal and state courts.
I focus on commercial real estate disputes concerning all aspects of real estate, including financing, partnership disputes, complex commercial tenancy disputes, leasing, and real estate valuation matters (ground lease and space lease rent re-sets in particular). I have tried numerous ground rent re-set arbitrations involving hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of both commercial landlords and tenants.
Much of my work involves disputes concerning companies that operate in a variety of markets, including healthcare, fintech, and blockchain technologies. I have represented clients in a broad array of matters, including shareholder disputes and False Claims Act cases involving Medicare and Medicaid billing.
I have worked with several large manufacturers, particularly in the aviation industry, in defending their products against claims of negligence and manufacturing and design defect. I have also worked with manufacturers on regulatory matters, particularly involving the Consumer Product Safety Commission, guiding them through reporting of incidents and product recalls.
Blockchain technology and digital assets are revolutionizing a variety of industries. I’m excited to have the opportunity to work with those companies developing these innovations as they grow and navigate the current legal landscape.
This article, covering the recent purchase and new development plans for the iconic Sterick Building in Downtown Memphis, mentions NP for representing Equitable Financial Life Insurance Co., the building’s leaseholder, in the sale process. The NP team involved in the deal included New York City partner Adam Gilbert and Long Island partner Tom Mealiffe, both of the Construction & Real Estate Litigation practice.
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
Boston College, J.D.
University of Notre Dame, B.B.A., cum laude
Mr. Mealiffe is a member of the American Bar Association.
Tom received the 2013 Long Island Business News Leadership in Law award for his leadership in the legal profession and community. He was selected for inclusion in New York Metro Super Lawyers Rising Stars in 2013 and 2014, based on peer-review surveys.
Tom has been recommended in The Legal 500 United States 2021 editorial for Industry focus—Transport: Aviation and air travel—Litigation. He has also been recognized in previous years.
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