Professionals

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. Ms. Higgins is also responsible for the client billing through the use of Timeslips, CT Tymetrix and Serengeti Tracker software and accounts payable and accounts receivable through the use of Quickbooks. Doreen Higgins Office Manager Butler, Fitzgerald, Fiveson & McCarthy A Professional Corporation Nine East 45th Street, Ninth Floor New York, New York 10017 (212) 615-2200 (212) 615-2215 (fax) dhiggins@bffmlaw.com

Principals of the Firm

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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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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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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Associates

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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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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Chris Kohn

Chris Kohn

Mr. Kohn graduated from New York Law School in 1994. He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1995 and the Massachusetts Bar in 2001. Mr. Kohn has taken over twenty-five jury verdicts and argued over thirty appeals, primarily in the First and Second Departments.

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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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