Practice areas

Business Litigation, Appellate, Insurance Coverage, Real Estate: Business

Focus areas

Insurance, Landlord/Tenant

Stefan B. Kalina, a prominent attorney at Cox Padmore Skolnik & Shakarchy LLP in New York City, is a highly accomplished trial lawyer with over 24 years of legal expertise. He offers exceptional guidance and assistance to clients across the broader Tri-State region, encompassing New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, who require legal support in various areas, including:

  • Commercial real estate litigation and transactions
  • Complex commercial disputes
  • Business litigation
  • Commercial contracts and leasing
  • Landlord representation
  • Insurance law
  • Intellectual property
  • Data privacy and protection

In addition to his successful courtroom career, Mr. Kalina is a skilled mediator and arbitrator, adeptly managing numerous intricate cases outside of the courtroom to help clients achieve favorable resolutions in a cost-effective and efficient manner. Whether in or out of court, he remains steadfast in safeguarding his clients’ rights and interests, earning recognition for his assertive client advocacy.

As a distinguished figure in his field, Mr. Kalina serves as an adjunct faculty member at Nassau Community College. Furthermore, he has authored numerous articles and conducted lectures and seminars in his region on various legal topics. He frequently provides consultation to fellow attorneys dealing with intricate commercial and real estate litigation matters.

Recognized for his exceptional professionalism and dedication to service, Mr. Kalina consistently ranks among the top 2.5% of lawyers in his region, receiving accolades from the Touro Law Center as one of the Outstanding Long Island Pro Bono Attorneys.

Mr. Kalina graduated from the University of Illinois in 1993, where he was honored as a Cohn Scholar. He earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law in 1996, achieving top positions in moot court and mock trial competitions and receiving the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Performance in Litigation Skills.

He is licensed to practice law in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, with admissions to the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. Additionally, he holds admission to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit and actively participates in professional organizations such as the New York State Bar Association’s Commercial and Federal Litigation Sections and the Federal Bar Council.

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