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Phone:    (212) 750-8700 ex. 4219
Fax:         (212) 223-8391
ikline@friedmanwittenstein.com
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IVAN O. KLINE
PARTNER

Mr. Kline has represented individuals and corporations in a wide range of complex litigation matters in federal and state courts and before the American Arbitration Association.   His experience includes conducting trials in both federal and state courts and before arbitration panels.  Mr. Kline's recent areas of concentration have included securities fraud litigations, contract claims, business torts, and insurance coverage disputes, as well as the defense of recovery actions brought by trustees in bankruptcy court adversary proceedings.  He has also extensively counseled individuals and corporations with respect to employment and contractual matters.  Mr. Kline served as Town Attorney of the Town of North Hempstead, New York from 1992-95, and his practice since such time has also included the representation of clients in municipal law matters.
 
Mr. Kline graduated magna cum laude from Hamilton College in 1980, and from Columbia Law School in 1983, where he was an editor of the Columbia Law Review. Mr. Kline served as a law clerk from 1984-86 for the Honorable Sol Wachtler, Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals.   

EDUCATION

Columbia Law School, J.D., 1983
Editor, Columbia Law Review, 1982-83
Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
James Kent Scholar

Law Clerk, Hon. Sol Wachtler, Chief Judge, New York Court of Appeals, 1984-86

Hamilton College, B.A.,magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1980

BAR ADMISSIONS

New York, 1984
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1984
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1984
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1990


 

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