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The Honorable
David B. Saxe (ret.)

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Practice Areas

  • Appellate/Consults

Classes & Seminars

  • I co-taught a course at the NYS Judicial Institute to the NYS Appellate Judiciary on the subject “Recent Development in The Law of Common Law Fraud.”, NYS Judicial Institute, 03/23/2018-Present
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, at The City University of New York (Baruch College) for over 40 years teaching courses in Contracts, Corporation Law and Commercial Paper
  • taught law-related programs and CLE seminars sponsored by many different organizations including the New York State Bar Association, the New York County Lawyers Association, the New York City Bar Association (formerly the Association of The Bar of The City of New York)
  • Taught law-related programs and CLE seminars sponsored by many different organizations including the New York State Bar Association, the New York County Lawyers Association, the New York City Bar Association (formerly the Association of The Bar of The City of New York)
  • Taught at the New York State Judicial Institute where I was regularly asked to teach CLE courses to my judicial colleagues;
  • Taught at the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (New York Chapter), the Law and Humanities Institute and the National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • Earlier in my legal career, I was appointed as a Clinical Instructor in Law and Psychiatry at both Cornell Medical College and Albert Einstein Medical College, where I participated in the training of residents in the Psychiatry program.
  • Speaker at New York City Bar Event, “Do’s and Don’ts of Appellate Practice: A View From the Bench.”, 05/02/2019-Present
  • Breakfast Symposium “Best Practices in the Appellate Division”, Committee on State Courts of Superior Jurisdiction (NYCBA), 05/29/2018-Present

Past Positions

  • New York State Unified Court System, Associate Justice, Appellate Division, First Department, 01/1998 to 02/2017
  • New York State Unified Court System, Justice, New York State Supreme Court, First Judicial District, 1990 to 2017
  • New York State Unified Court System, Judge, Civil Court of the City of New York, 1982 to 1989
  • New York State Unified Court System, Acting Justice, New York State Supreme Court , 1984 to 1989
  • Phillips Nizer , General and matrimonial litigation
  • James Talcott, Inc. (a Fortune 500 Company), Associate Counsel; Commercial Finance, Factoring & Venture Capital; drafted complex commercial agreements
  • Brett, Apfelberg, Epstein & Saxe, A boutique real estate litigation firm specializing in representing tenants in cooperative and condominium conversions.
  • Civil Court of the City of New York, Law Clerk to Hon. Shanley N. Egeth, Acting Justice of the State Supreme Court and Supervising Judge
  • City of New York, Consumer Advocate for the City of New York and Director of Law Enforcement, New York City Department of Consumer Affairs, with overall legal and administrative responsibilities; Special Assistant Corporation Counsel

Published Works

  • Re-energizing an Injuctive Remedy to Stop UCC Foreclosures, NYLJ, March 22, 2021
  • A Proposal for Private Judging in New York, NYLJ, March 12 , 2021
  • Med-Arb: Is it the Wave of the Future?, NYLJ, November 20, 2020
  • The Hearing-Challenged Attorney in Courtroom – Progress and Pitfalls, NYLJ, November 4 , 2020
  • Online Mediation of Matrimonial Matters? It WORKS, NYLJ, October 5, 2020
  • Lawyers Coping with Enforced Social Isolation, NYLJ, June 2 , 2020
  • Digital Courtroom Advocacy: A Second Look, NYLJ, May 6 , 2020
  • Breach of Contract and Fraudulent Inducement Claims: Two Bites at the Apple?,, NYLJ, February 6, 2020
  • Strained Relationships Fade When Judges Break Bread, NYLJ, August 22, 2019
  • Adding a Right of Appeal in Arbitration, NYLJ, August 16, 2019
  • Moot Court is Not Just for Law Students, NYLJ, April 5, 2019
  • Chief Judge’s Inquiry into Dissents Intrudes on Judicial Independence, NYLJ, January 24, 2019
  • Commercial Rent Control: Back Again?, NYLJ, November 28, 2018
  • From ‘Nomura’ to ‘Ambac’: Where Does the Law on Sole Remedy Clauses Stand?, NYLJ, August 20, 2018

Current Employment Position

  • Partner: Morrison Cohen LLP, 909 Third Avenue, New York, NY, 03/01/2017

Honors

  • Benjamin N. Cardozo Award/Jewish Lawyers Guild 38th Annual Dinner, April 3, 2014 - Present
  • Certificate of Distinguished Judicial Service presented by Committee on the Supreme Court, New York County Lawyers' Association at Law Day Luncheon, May 11, 2007 - Present
  • Honored Guest and Speaker: Annual Reception of the Committee on Matrimonial Law at the New York County Lawyers Association, at the Columbus Club, 8 East 69th Street, New York, New York, May 28, 2003 - Present
  • Admitted to membership in The Society of Benchers in recognition of Judge Saxe's "Outstanding contribution to the profession of law and to the welfare of the School of Law, September 27, 2002 - Present
  • Certificate of Appreciation and Recognition awarded by Zicklin School of Business/Baruch College /CUNY to David B. Saxe, Adjunct Professor of Law for long and distinguished service, May 25, 2005 - Present
  • Harlan Fiske Stone Memorial Award - New York City Trial Lawyers, for "Outstanding contribution to American Jurisprudence", October 15, 2002 - Present
  • Certificate of Appreciation - New York County Lawyers' Association, in recognition of my contributions to CLE programs, 1990 - Present
  • Meritorious Service Award - New York County Lawyers' Association, 1988 - Present
  • Our Town Award (OTTY Award) - In recognition of playing a role in making New York City a better place to live and work, 1985 - Present
  • Certificate of Appreciation from El Diario La Prensa "for personal interest, devotion and dedication which resulted in the significant and meaningful contributions to the welfare of the Hispanic Community.", December 5, 1976 - Present
  • First Prize, A. Van Biema Essay Contest for Best Essay, on a phase of Commercial Financing; sponsored by National Commercial Finance Conference, 1968 - 1969