Professionals

Butler, Fitzgerald, Fiveson & McCarthy, A Professional Corporation, is a full-service law firm that provides competent professional advice and maintains strong client relationships.  We offer a diverse practice encompassing many practice areas of a larger firm, coupled with superior service and personal attention.  We are distinguished by the breadth and depth of our trial court and appellate experience and by a level of sophistication unusual for a firm of our size.

Principals of the Firm

Raymond Fitzgerald

Raymond Fitzgerald

Mr. Fitzgerald has specialized in complex commercial litigation for 40 years in the federal, state, and bankruptcy courts. He is a 1972 graduate of Columbia Law School and a member of the New York and New Jersey bars.

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David K. Fiveson

David K. Fiveson

Mr. Fiveson manages the firm’s representation of seven national title insurance companies and their insured lenders and fee owners. He also manages the firm’s representation of life insurance underwriters, and the firm’s real estate, family law and matrimonial practice. Mr. Fiveson has argued over fifty appeals in which decisions have been published in these and related areas of law. A number of these decisions are available on this website.

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David J. McCarthy

David J. McCarthy

Mr. McCarthy has extensive experience in complex commercial litigation and bankruptcy litigation. Mr. McCarthy has litigated a broad range of disputes involving aircraft leases, aircraft equipment trusts, leveraged lease portfolios, business trade secrets, fraud and breach of contract among investors in various business enterprises, fraudulent conveyances, corporate veil piercing, construction contracts and the health care insurance industry.

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Associates

Mark J. Krueger

Mark J. Krueger

Mr. Krueger received his JD from St. John’s University School of Law in 1995. He was admitted to the New York Bar in 1996 and is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.

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Claudia Grossman Jaffe

Claudia Grossman Jaffe

Ms. Jaffe is a 1988 graduate of Boston University School of Law, where she was a Paul J. Liacos Scholar and member of the Wagner Labor Law Moot Court Team. She was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1988, the New York Bar in 1989, and the Florida Bar in 1989.

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Grail Moore

Grail Moore

>Ms. Moore is a 1987 graduate of St. John’s University School of Law. She was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1988. Since 1997, Ms. Moore has been employed in succession, by Fidelity National Title Insurance Company, Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company and Old Republic National Title Insurance Company.

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Matthew Gordon

Matthew Gordon

Matthew Gordon received his Juris Doctor in 2015 from Boston University School of Law where he was the Administrative Editor of the Boston University Journal of Science and Technology Law. He has a note published in the Boston University Journal of Science and Technology Law.

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Jamie Burke

Jamie Burke

Jamie Burke is an Associate of the Firm and focuses her practice on commercial and title related litigation throughout New York and New Jersey.  Jamie is experienced in all phases of litigation, appearing regularly in court at the state, appellate, and federal levels. 

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Office Manager

Doreen Higgins

Doreen Higgins

Ms. Higgins is the firm’s Office Manager. Ms. Higgins joined the firm’s predecessor firm in 1974. She is responsible for the day-to-day operation and management of the office, including recruiting, training and supervision of the non-legal staff, negotiating with vendors, space and facilities management, payroll and insurances.

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