Daniel Tepper is a Partner of the Firm with extensive experience in shareholder derivative suits, class actions and complex commercial litigation. Before he joined Levi & Korsinsky, Mr. Tepper was a partner in one of the oldest law firms in New York. He is an active member of the CPLR Committee of the New York State Bar Association and was an early member of its Electronic Discovery Committee. Mr. Tepper was selected as a New York “Super Lawyer” in 2016 – 2019.
Some of the notable matters where Mr. Tepper had a leading role include:
- Siegmund v. Bian,Case No. 16-62506 (S.D. Fla.), achieving an estimated recovery of $29.93 per share on behalf of a class of public shareholders of Linkwell Corp. who were forced to sell their stock at $0.88 per share.
- Zelouf Int’l Corp. v. Zelouf, 45 Misc.3d 1205(A) (Sup.Ct. N.Y. Co., 2014), representing the plaintiff in an appraisal proceeding triggered by freeze-out merger of closely-held corporation. Achieved a $10 million verdict after eleven day trial, with the Court rejecting a discount for lack of marketability.
- Sacher v. Beacon Assocs. Mgmt. Corp., 114 A.D.3d 655 (2d Dep’t 2014), affirming denial of defendants’ motion to dismiss shareholder derivative suit by Madoff feeder fund against fund’s auditor for accounting malpractice.
- In re Belzberg, 95 A.D.3d 713 (1st Dep’t 2012), compelling a non-signatory to arbitrate brokerage agreement dispute arising under doctrine of direct benefits estoppel.
- Estate of DeLeo, Case No. 353758/A (Surrog. Ct., Nassau Co. 2011), achieving a full plaintiff’s verdict after a seven day trial which restored a multi-million dollar family business to its rightful owner.
- CMIA Partners Equity Ltd. v. O’Neill, 2010 NY Slip Op 52068(U) (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co., 2010). Representing the independent directors of a Cayman Islands investment fund, won a dismissal on the pleadings in the first New York state case examining shareholder derivative suits under Cayman Islands law.
- Hecht v. Andover Assocs. Mgmt. Corp., 27 Misc 3d 1202(A) (Sup. Ct. Nassau Co., 2010), aff’d, 114 A.D.3d 638 (2d Dep’t 2014). Participated in a $213 global settlement in the first Madoff-related feeder fund in the country to defeat a motion to dismiss.
- New York University School of Law (JD, 2000)
- The University of Texas at Austin (BA with Honors, 1997), National Merit Scholar
- Massachusetts (retired)
- New York (2002)
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York (2004)
- United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (2010)
- United States District Court for the Western District of New York (2019)