Kevin A. Cyrulnik’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, structured financial products, real estate disputes and antitrust matters, where he represents major corporations, partnerships, hedge fund and other investment firms, financial institutions and high-net-worth individuals in a broad range of cases in federal and state courts, in arbitration and in front of regulatory authorities.
Kevin has consistently been recognized as a business litigation Rising Star in New York Metro Super Lawyers.
- Pilgrim's Pride, one of the nation’s largest chicken producers, in resolving criminal claims relating to the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division’s high-profile investigation into alleged price fixing in the poultry industry.
- Pilgrim’s Pride in defense of a putative antitrust class action in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Oklahoma, in which plaintiffs allege that a group of chicken companies engaged in anticompetitive conduct that enabled them to pay growers of broiler chickens less than the competitive level.
- Ashkenazy Acquisition Corporation, a private real estate investment firm with a portfolio valued at $12 billion, in several litigations involving Class A properties, including a litigation where we obtained dismissal of Ashkenazy’s minority partners’ claim under New York’s anti-SLAPP laws.
- Tapestry, formerly Coach, a multi-billion-dollar fashion retailer, in favorably settling a class action seeking millions of dollars for alleged consumer fraud.
- A cryptocurrency trading platform in connection with the SEC’s lawsuit against Ripple Labs alleging that XRP is a security, and accusing Ripple of engaging in a multi-billion dollar unregistered securities offering.
- Howard Meyers, the Chairman of Eco-Bat Technologies, the world’s largest producer and recycler of lead, in actions for purported breach of contract, fraud, racketeering, and other alleged misconduct brought by a number of investment funds concerning a €600 million payment in kind loan that later was securitized and sold to investors.
- Townsquare Media, a digital media company with a portfolio of more than 350 radio stations, in successfully defending a $20 million breach of contract action arising from a bankruptcy auction involving more than a dozen radio stations and newspapers across the United States; and a successful verdict in a bench trial in Indiana State Court seeking Rule 60 relief relating to its ownership of a radio tower.
- Marc Fisher Footwear, a leading fashion company, in obtaining a favorable settlement in a breach of contract case.
- New York City Police Benevolent Association in challenging New York City’s release of personnel records, including disciplinary records and body cam video footage, in various contexts.
- Successful settlement of a minority member’s claims related to the improper dilution of his ownership interest in the New York Wheel, a 630-foot-tall giant Ferris Wheel under construction in New York City.
- Anderson News in an antitrust action alleging a conspiracy among the leading magazine publishers and distributors to boycott Anderson forcing it into bankruptcy.
- Minority partners in disputes with the managing partners related to a nearly $2 billion portfolio of large commercial office buildings in New York, including the iconic Seagrams building, defeating dismissal motions and favorably settling the matter.
- A litigation financing firm in the successful resolution of a breach of a credit agreement.
- A medical cannabis investment group in the successful resolution of a copyright infringement dispute.
- A global trading firm against allegations of an international conspiracy concerning stolen petroleum condensate.
- One of the world’s largest reinsurance companies against claims relating to Hurricane Katrina.
- A major private equity firm in several breach-of-contract actions brought in connection with its leveraged buyout of one of the largest REITs in the country.