ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Cooper Levenson is pleased to welcome Justin Santagata as a partner in the firm. Satagata is based in the Atlantic City office. He came to Cooper Levenson from a North Jersey firm, where he tried more than thirty (30) cases in state and federal court, administrative tribunals, and arbitration. He has had eleven (11) of sixteen (16) successful reversals as an appellant.
Santagata has extensive litigation experience in business disputes under New Jersey and New York law, including forced buyouts, fraudulent transfers, successor liability, unpaid distributions, voting rights, and validity of operating agreements, with successful results totaling over $3,000,000.
Santagata has argued twenty-five (25) appeals at the Third Circuit (5), Second Circuit (1), and New Jersey Appellate Division (19), with five (5) published opinions. He was the successful lead counsel or first-chair in plaintiff-side litigation under Title VII, 42 U.S.C. 1983, New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, New Jersey Civil Rights Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, New Jersey Wage and Hour Act, New Jersey Racketeering and Corrupt Organizations Act, New Jersey, Consumer Fraud Act, New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act, New York Human Rights Act, Federal Equal Pay Act, New Jersey Family Medical Leave Act, and Federal Family Medical Leave Act totaling nearly $3,000,000.
“We are very happy to welcome Justin to Cooper Levenson. His significant experience and depth of knowledge will be an asset to our Commercial Litigation team,” said Kenneth J. Calemmo, Jr., Chief Operating Officer.
Santagata is a professor at the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law in New York, NY, where he has taught legal research and writing since 2014, participates in the intensive trial advocacy program, will teach remedies starting in 2022.
Santagata is a graduate of George Washington University with a Bachelor of Arts, Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Washington, D.C. with a Juris Doctor, and Benjamin Cardozo School of Law, New York, New York, with a Magister/Masters of Law, Litigation and Dispute Resolution. Admissions include:
- New Jersey
- New York
- U.S. Supreme Court
- Third Circuit
- Second Circuit
- N.J. Federal District Court
- N.Y. Federal District Court: Southern District
- N.Y. Federal District Court: Eastern District
- N.J. Bankruptcy Court Approx.
- Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of New York
Cooper Levenson is a full service law firm since 1957, with 70 attorneys and New Jersey offices in Atlantic City and Cherry Hill. The firm also has offices in New York, N.Y., Las Vegas, Nev., Wilmington, Del., and Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
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