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Emilie B. Cooper

Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP

New York, NY, USA

Emilie B. Cooper represents clients in a wide variety of commercial matters, through all stages of litigation, and has extensive experience developing and managing all aspects of complex cases, including large scale e-discovery projects. She has successfully represented corporations, limited liability companies and other entities, as well as individuals, in commercial disputes in state and federal courts and in arbitrations, including in breach of contract actions, fraud and breach of fiduciary duty claims,

commercial tort suits, and securities actions.

Emilie is recognized as a “Rising Star” in New York Metro Super Lawyers in the areas of “Business Litigation” and “Real Estate: Business.” She frequently advises Kasowitz’s Transactional Real Estate group concerning the litigation implications of particular provisions, agreements and/or transactions. She also devotes time to pro bono cases, including a recent case seeking to obtain asylum for an Ethiopian orphan who originally came to the United States to seek medical treatment for her amputated leg.


  • Majority owner of Aman Resorts, a luxury hotel group with locations in 15 countries, in a dispute relating to the acquisition of the company.
  • Several nationally recognized hotel operators in disputes with hotel owners attempting to modify or terminate long-term management contracts and franchise agreements.
  • JDS Development, the developer of 111 West 57th Street in Manhattan, in a suit by a joint venture partner for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and fraud.
  • A leading Russian industrial conglomerate in a jury trial of private securities fraud claims against Morgan Stanley for insider trading and market manipulation.
  • The developer of a luxury residential building in downtown Manhattan concerning a claim for a brokerage commission.
  • A hotel owner and developer in claims for breach of fiduciary duty.
  • The Related Companies in several disputes related to the Hudson Yards development.
  • Lenders in foreclosing on over $300 million of loans secured by the Alex Hotel and Flatotel, obtaining judgment of foreclosure on both properties and on tens of millions of dollars in personal guaranties.
Minority partners in disputes with the managing partners related to a nearly $2 billion portfolio of large commercial office buildings in New York
Emilie B. Cooper is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Janice Mac Avoy, Mark Siegmund, Shannon Doherty, Emilie B. Cooper and Jennifer McDougall, Litigators’ Views on Issues in Commercial Real Estate Financing (Substantive Outline) (January 30, 2018) - Commercial Real Estate Financing 2018, Tuesday, April 10, 2018

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