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Ronald C. Minkoff

Ronald C. Minkoff

Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, PC

New York, NY, USA


Ronald C. Minkoff is a partner in the Litigation Group and Head of the Professional Responsibility Group. Mr. Minkoff is also one of New York State’s leading practitioners in the field of attorney ethics and professional responsibility, representing attorneys in a wide variety of matters including law firm partnership disputes, disciplinary cases, legal fee disputes and legal malpractice and professional liability cases on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants. He also provides ethics opinions and advice to a wide variety of law firm clients.

 

Mr. Minkoff is a member of several Bar Ethics Committees, including the Committee on Standards of Attorney Conduct (COSAC) and the Committee on Professional Discipline of the New York State Bar Association. He is also the Chair of the Task Force on Professionalism of the New York County Lawyers Association, a former member of the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Professionalism, and a past President of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers. He is a member of the Media Law Resource Center (MLRC) ethics committee and has written extensively for the New York Professional Responsibility Report, The Professional Lawyer, The New York Law Journal, and other publications.  Mr. Minkoff is an Adjunct Professor of Professional Responsibility at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at New York University School of Law, Fordham Law School, and Brooklyn Law School. He is a frequent lecturer on the law of lawyering.

 

In addition, Mr. Minkoff represents businesses and individual professionals and executives in a wide variety of commercial litigation, including business break-ups, securities lawsuits, and domestic and international trade disputes. He represents several law firm partners in partnership disputes. And he represents an internationally known petrochemist in an oil and gas venture dispute. Mr. Minkoff was recently appointed to the Advisory Committee of the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court, New York County and was a member of Chief Judge Lippman’s Task Force on Commercial Litigation in the 21st Century.  He is also a member of the Council on Judicial Administration of the New York City Bar Association.

 

Mr. Minkoff was named Best Lawyers' 2011 New York Ethics and Professional Responsibility Lawyer of the Year. He was also recognized by Best Lawyers for his work in Commercial Litigation, Legal Malpractice, and Regulatory Enforcement matters. He has been named a New York-area “Super Lawyer” for Professional Liability: Defense Work and Business Litigation by Super Lawyers magazine for seven consecutive years.

Mr. Minkoff is a graduate of Columbia Law School (JD, 1980).  He was an attorney at the Nassau County Legal Aid Society (1980-83), and was associated with Obermaier Morvillo & Abramowitz, P.C. (1983-85) and Owen & Fennell (1985-87). Mr. Minkoff was a member of Fennell & Minkoff (1987-94) and Beldock Levine & Hoffman (1994-2001) before joining Frankfurt Kurnit. 
 

Representative cases: Grynberg v. BP Explorations Operating Co. Ltd. 92 A.D.3d 547 938 N.Y.S.2d 439 (2012); Frauzblau v. Cassin and Cassin LLP Index: 105949/10 Supreme Court New York County (2010); Carl v. Cohen and Greenberg Traurig, LLP 23 Misc.3d 1110(A) 886 N.Y.S.2d 66 (2009); Conopco, Inc. v. Wein, 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 46945 (S.D.N.Y. 2007); Trepel v. Dippold, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 78050 (S.D.N.Y. 2006); Goetz v. Volpe and R & L Leasing, LLC, 11 Misc.3d 632, 812 N.Y.S.2d 294 (2006).

 

Ronald C. Minkoff is associated with the following items:
Transcripts  Transcripts Ethical Issues in Complex Litigation - Ethical Issues in Complex Litigation , Thursday, November 17, 2011
Litigation Financing: New Developents, Ethical Issues and More - Litigation Financing: New Developents, Ethical Issues and More , Thursday, September 27, 2012
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks PLI Ethics Programs: Winter 2013-2014
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Matter of Abady, 22 A.D.3d 71 (1st Dept. 2005) - PLI Ethics Programs: Winter 2013-2014 , Tuesday, December 17, 2013
In Re Ruffalo, 390 U.S. 544 (1968) - PLI Ethics Programs: Winter 2013-2014 , Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Matter of Kressner, Disciplinary Proceedings, Appellate Division, 1st Dept. (Feb. 9, 2010) - PLI Ethics Programs: Winter 2013-2014 , Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Shalom Toy v. Each & Every One of Members of N.Y. Prop. Ins. Underwriting Assn., 239 A.D.2d 196 (1st Dept. 1997) - PLI Ethics Programs: Winter 2013-2014 , Tuesday, December 17, 2013
The ‘Galasso” Case and the Duty of Supervision - PLI Ethics Programs: Winter 2013-2014 , Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Matter of Fonte, 75 A.D.3d 199 (2d Dept. 2010) - PLI Ethics Programs: Winter 2013-2014 , Tuesday, December 17, 2013
In Re Kapchan, 86 A.D.3d 110 (1st Dept. 2011) - PLI Ethics Programs: Winter 2013-2014 , Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Selections from New York Rules of Professional Conduct - PLI Ethics Programs: Winter 2013-2014 , Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Matter of Furtzaig, 305 A.D.2d 7 (1st Dept. 2003) - PLI Ethics Programs: Winter 2013-2014 , Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Schneider, Kleinick, Weitz, Damashek & Shoot v. City of New York, 302 A.D.2d 183 (1st Dept. 2002) - PLI Ethics Programs: Winter 2013-2014 , Tuesday, December 17, 2013
The Downward Spiral: A Morality Play in Several Acts - PLI Ethics Programs: Winter 2013-2014 , Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Goldberg & Connolly v. Graystone Construction Corp, 65 A.D.3d 1082 (2d Dept. 2009) - PLI Ethics Programs: Winter 2013-2014 , Tuesday, December 17, 2013
McKinney’s Judiciary Law §475-A: Notice of Lien - PLI Ethics Programs: Winter 2013-2014 , Tuesday, December 17, 2013
McKinney’s Judiciary Law §90: Admission to and Removal From Practice by Appellate Division; Character Committees - PLI Ethics Programs: Winter 2013-2014 , Tuesday, December 17, 2013
In Re Ponzini, 268 A.D.2d 478 (2d Dept. 2000), 259 A.D.2d 142 (2d Dept. 1999) - PLI Ethics Programs: Winter 2013-2014 , Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Spevack v. Klein, 385 U.S. 511 (1967) - PLI Ethics Programs: Winter 2013-2014 , Tuesday, December 17, 2013
In Re Wilson, 409 A.2d 1153 (N.J. 1979) - PLI Ethics Programs: Winter 2013-2014 , Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Staying Out of Trouble: What Every Attorney Must Know About Ethics 2014 , Monday, December 15, 2014 , New York, NY
Bridge-the-Gap I at Brooklyn Law School 2015 , Friday, January 09, 2015 , Brooklyn, NY
Staying Out of Trouble: What Every Attorney Must Know About Ethics 2015 , Monday, December 21, 2015 , New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Staying Out of Trouble: What Every Attorney Must Know About Ethics 2014 , Monday, December 15, 2014 , New York, NY
Staying Out of Trouble: What Every Attorney Must Know About Ethics 2015 , Monday, December 21, 2015 , New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Staying Out of Trouble: What Every Attorney Must Know About Ethics 2014 , Monday, December 15, 2014 , Atlanta, GA
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