Dear Valued Clients and Friends,

In light of the Executive Orders issued on March 20,2020 by Governor Cuomo (NY) and on March 21,2020 by Governor Murphy (NJ) we at Lester Schwab Katz & Dwyer LLP want to assure you that we are working remotely and will remain fully operational throughout the duration of this public health crisis. Until further notice, the most effective methods of communicating with us are email or phone, not the US mail. In the event that you need wire instructions or have accounting questions, please contact David Glicksman by email at Our hope is that this crisis will not be long. Regardless of its duration, however, we will continue to provide our clients with uninterrupted service. Your support, friendship and trust are so important to us as we get through this trying time together. We wish you all good health for you and your families.

Executive Committee
Lester Schwab Katz & Dwyer LLP


Thomas A. Catalano

Thomas A. Catalano Partner

New York, NY
Phone: 212-341-4298
Fax: 212-267-5916

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Tom Catalano's practice is focused on matters involving civil rights, copyright, trademark, long-term care liability, contracts, right to privacy, defamation, professional liability, and employment discrimination.


  • Friedman v Self Help Community Services, 2015 WL 1246538 [EDNY 2015] (civil rights, false arrest, unlawful commitment)
  • Nelson v Selfhelp Community Services, Inc., 2014 WL 6850967 [SDNY 2014] (assault and battery, negligent hiring, retention, training, and supervision)
  • Brinn v Syosset Pub. Lib., 61 F Supp 3d 247 [EDNY 2014] (civil rights, First Amendment)
  • P.P. v City of New York, 2014 WL 4704800 [SDNY 2014] (Section 1983 civil rights, foster care)
  • Rakofsky v Washington Post, 2013 WL 1975654, 41 Media L Rep 1863 [Sup Ct 2013] (defamation, internet)
  • Jimenez v City of New York, 2014 WL 5089392 [SDNY 2014] (Section 1983, civil rights, false arrest and malicious prosecution)
  • Paraco Gas Corp. v Travelers Cas. and Sur. Co. of Am., 2014 WL 5007862 [SDNY 2014] (insurance, broker's errors and omissions)
  • Kraft v. City of New York, 2010 WL 1009548 [SDNY] (civil rights, false arrest)
  • Drayton v. Toys "R' Us Inc., 2009 WL 2170233 (civil rights, racial discrimination)
  • Rockland Exposition, Inc. v. Alliance Of Automotive Service Providers Of N.J., 2009 WL 1154094 [SDNY] (copyright, trademark, breach of contract)
  • Estate of Ratcliffe v. Pradera Realty Co., 2008 WL 53115 [SDNY] (premises liability, wrongful death)
  • Fashion Shop LLC v. Virtual Sales Group Corp., 2007 WL 4241947 [SDNY] (goods sold and delivered)
  • Colgate-Palmolive Co. v. J.M.D. All-Star Import and Export Inc., 486 F Supp 2d 286 [SDNY 2007] (counterfeiting, trademark infringement)
  • Pierre v. J.C. Penney Co., Inc., 340 F Supp 2d 308 [EDNY 2006) (violation of civil rights, false imprisonment)
  • Francis v. City of New York, 2004 WL 1941265 [SDNY] (violation of civil rights)

Bar Admissions

New York
New Jersey


American Intellectual Property Law Association
American Bar Association


  • 1982 J.D. State University of New York at Buffalo
  • 1977 B.S. State University of New York at Albany

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