WHO WE ARE.
Cyruli Shanks is staffed with talented, innovative professionals, each possessing an unrelenting sense of purpose. They bring to each matter significant experience and expertise across the broad spectrum of our practice areas. We are structured in order that our “bold advocacy…dynamic thought…pragmatic counsel”, in combination with our relative size, give the Firm its unique aspect. The Firm is a formidable advocate in pursuit of its clients´ objectives, yet sufficiently nimble in its ability to respond rapidly to evolving facts, events or objectives.
Steven L. Einig
Steven L. Einig, of counsel to the Firm, is also a member of Einig & Bush LLP. Mr. Einig concentrates his practice in real estate matters with primary focus on mortgage foreclosures and residential and commercial loan workouts, as well as both residential and commercial conveyances including condominiums and cooperative units. More recently the practice has focused on foreclosing liens on behalf of condominium associations & cooperative corporations.
Over his many years of practice, Mr. Einig’s clients have included federally and state charted savings banks and mortgage servicing companies as well as privately held banks and private lending companies.
Prior to founding Einig & Bush, LLP, Mr. Einig had his own practice for many years, before which he was assistant general counsel for several years at Rols Capital Company, a regional private lender in the New York metropolitan area.
Mr. Einig is a frequent contributor to The New York Times Q & A on real estate matters. He has lectured at continuing legal education seminars sponsored by nationally recognized title insurance companies & real estate brokerage firms on the subjects of mortgages and mortgage foreclosures.
For many years Mr. Einig has served on the Board of Trustees of the incorporated Village of Ocean Beach, New York where he has also very involved in the Youth Group Program.
Mr. Einig received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Toledo and New York Law School, and a Bachelors of Art degree, cum laude, from the University of Maryland.
Mr. Einig is admitted to practice law in the State of New York.
Paul Goodman, of counsel to the firm, has been actively engaged in the practice of computer law for many years, and now concentrates on the representation of Internet and new media clients with respect to both corporate and product level matters.
At the corporate level, Mr. Goodman has represented many clients involved in the merger and acquisition of Web design and services companies, as well as venture capital transactions within the Internet industry. His experience includes reverse mergers of operating companies into publicly-traded shells and is involved in the formation of shell companies. He is currently SEC counsel to two publicly-traded companies and handles all aspects of their ’33 and ’34 Act compliance. His client base includes two of the largest Web services and development companies in New York City, a major Macintosh software utilities publisher, a Web-based distance learning company, a Web-based video rental company, and various other concerns in the software, consulting, Web and computer reselling businesses. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Aladdin Systems Holding, Inc. (OTCBB:ALHI).
At the product transaction level, Mr. Goodman has represented clients in a wide range of transactions including software publishing, technology licensing, software development and distribution arrangements, software and hardware maintenance agreements, trademarks, software patents and copyrights, foreign localization and OEM licensing, Web site development ventures, purchase and sale of Web sites, advertising arrangements and purchase and sale of domain names. Typical clients include software publishing companies, Web site development companies, computer resellers and consulting firms.
Mr. Goodman received a Juris Doctor degree from the City University of New York and received a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Computer Science from Queens College. He was formerly a faculty member of the Queens College Computer Science Department and is the author of five books on programming.
Mr. Goodman is admitted to practice law in the State of New York.
Harry A. Kritzer
Harry A. Kritzer, of counsel to the firm, has a transactional real estate and corporate practice. Mr. Kritzer has thirty five years of experience representing clients such as syndication firms, REITS, commercial banks, conduit lenders, national retail chains, development companies, cooperative housing corporations and nonprofit organizations.
A former senior vice president of Chicago Deferred Exchange Corp., (a prior member of the ABN AMRO Group), and more recently of counsel to Reed Smith LLP, Mr. Kritzer brings vast experience in the structuring of private equity joint ventures, acquisition of shopping centers, office and residential buildings, the general leasing, financing and development of commercial properties, and negotiation of architect, contractor, maintenance and other construction related agreements. Earlier experience includes structuring of economic development financing as Vice President of Sonnenblick Goldman. Mr. Kritzer`s more recent focus has been on the restructuring and recapitalization of commercial loans.
Current projects include the development of new platforms for shared office space including building repurposing and the negotiation of membership and other co-working arrangements.
In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Kritzer has served as a Director of Visiting Neighbors, a nonprofit elder-care organization, as an Education Advisor to Mayor Rudolph Giuliani heading a corporate satellite site school participation project and as a special advisor to Palm Beach County School Board on school construction issues. He has also served on the Science and Law Committee at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and is currently co-chair of the Cyborg Law subcommittee focusing on medical insurance and personal liability issues related to enhanced neural prosthesis.
Mr. Kritzer received a juris doctorate degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University, a Bachelor of Business Administration from Emory University Goizueta Business School, and attended the graduate tax program (LLM in Taxation) at New York University.
He is admitted to practice law before the courts of New York and Florida, and the United States District Courts of the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
Dan M. Rice
Dan M. Rice, of counsel to the firm, concentrates his practice on matters involving real estate law, and construction and commercial litigation. Mr. Rice represents owners, developers, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, engineers, and architects in matters relating to construction and real estate. His transactional practice includes negotiation of contracts, from general and construction management contracts to specialty subcontracts and design professional engagements.
Over the years, Mr. Rice has represented parties in all phases of litigation, at both the trial level and at the appellate level. He has successfully represented clients in a variety of construction and real estate matters, from breach of contract disputes and mechanic lien and mortgage foreclosures, to Article 78 proceedings against public entities and complex project litigation. In addition, he has represented parties in arbitration, and has served as arbitrator in multi-million dollar construction disputes. Mr. Rice has served on the American Arbitration Association construction panel, from 1990 to 1997, and from 2014 to the present.
Mr. Rice has served on the Construction Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association and has taught design management law classes at Pratt Institute and construction law at New York University. He has taught Continuing Legal Education classes relating to construction, and has authored articles which have appeared in the Bulletin of the New York Society of Architects and in New York Construction News.
Mr. Rice received a Juris Doctor degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University and a Bachelor of Science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
He is admitted to practice law before the courts of New York, and the United States District Courts of the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.