Practice areas

Employment Litigation: Defense, Business Litigation, Bankruptcy: Business, Business/Corporate, Closely Held Business, Employment & Labor: Employer

Focus areas

Bankruptcy Law, Business Formation and Planning, Business Organizations, Contracts, Employment Discrimination, Employment Law – Employer, Labor Law, Limited Liability Companies, Non-Compete Agreements, Partnership, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Trade Secret, Unions, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination

Andreas Koutsousakis, one of the founders of KI Legal, offers comprehensive legal counsel and representation to businesses across various areas of litigation. His expertise encompasses a wide range of issues, including employment-related disputes, shareholder conflicts, commercial disputes, governmental investigations, contractual relationships, and asset protection strategies. In addition to his role as a courtroom advocate, Andreas assists clients with corporate clean-up, restructuring, and Chapter 11 reorganization plans to safeguard their interests.

Furthermore, Andreas is a trusted source for proactive general counseling, covering federal, state, and local laws, internal audits, investigations, and the development and implementation of handbooks and employee policies to ensure compliance.

His legal practice extends to civil rights and employment law defense, where he represents individuals and businesses facing government audits or investigations by agencies such as the U.S. Dept. of Labor Wage & Hour Division, the New York State Department of Labor, the New York State Division of Human Rights, the New York City Commission on Human Rights, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Andreas guides clients through the entire investigation process, employing innovative solutions to defend against such inquiries.

Additionally, Andreas has provided legal representation to individuals and businesses accused of violating federal and state civil rights and employment laws, including the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Americans with Disabilities in Employment Act (ADEA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the NYS Human Rights Law, and the NYC Human Rights Law.

He is a highly skilled litigator who represents clients in commercial, employment, and civil rights cases in both federal and state courts. Before establishing his private practice, Andreas served as an Associate Attorney in the Litigation Division of Cullen and Dykman LLP, where he represented local and national banks in commercial and residential mortgage foreclosure actions, as well as employment and commercial litigation matters. His dedication to excellence in his profession was recognized when he was named to the 2019 Super Lawyers New York Metro Rising Stars list for Employment Litigation Defense, an accolade awarded to only 2.5% of attorneys in New York.

Notably, Andreas and his KI Legal co-founder, Michael Iakovou, were honored as part of the Greek America Foundation’s 40 under 40 class of 2022, acknowledging their outstanding achievements in both their professional and philanthropic endeavors. Andreas is an active member of the Hellenic Lawyers Association, where he shares his passion for the law and his pride in his Hellenic heritage with fellow legal professionals.

With his firsthand experience as a restaurant owner, Andreas brings a unique perspective and deep understanding of the complexities of the restaurant industry to his clients. Whether representing top-tier dining establishments, quick service restaurants, national and regional chains, or single-location businesses, Andreas offers high-quality legal representation tailored to the specific needs of each restaurant type. His clients rely on his efficient and effective handling of all their legal matters, trusting him with their day-to-day legal concerns.

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