Moskowitz & Book, LLP - New York Attorneys at Law

Practice Areas


Our firm is unique in that we represent both employers and employees in a wide variety of employment related matters. Our experience working on both sides of the issues that arise in employment matters gives us unique insights that we employ to help our clients resolve their problems in the most favorable fashion.


M&B attorneys have represented clients in criminal matters running the gamut from securities fraud and public corruption to capital murder and racketeering, including virtually every type of case in between. Our firm has an excellent reputation among judges and prosecutors in the New York metropolitan area, and our depth of experience, substantive expertise, and trial skills ensure that an individual who has been charged with a crime will receive the highest quality representation. Our firm has extensive experience guiding clients through the indictment, negotiation, trial, and appeal phases of a criminal case, and we are committed to devoting our full effort, attention, and resources to every step of the case. This personalized commitment to our clients is indispensable at what is likely one of the most trying times of their lives.

In addition, our firm routinely helps clients with inquiries and investigations brought by federal, state, and local law enforcement authorities and regulatory agencies. We have represented targets of grand jury investigations and witnesses who have been called to testify in the grand jury, and we have successfully helped clients under investigation avoid indictment by providing sound advice and effectively advocating on behalf of our clients before prosecuting and regulatory authorities.


M&B attorneys are seasoned commercial litigators with extensive experience representing large companies, family owned companies, start-ups and individuals in federal and state courts and in arbitrations. The firm handles cases involving:

Breach of contract and related commercial disputes,

Partnership disputes

Fraud and breach of fiduciary duty claims

Intellectual property infringements

Trade secret and unfair competition disputes

Breach of non-compete, non-solicitation and confidentiality agreements (restrictive covenants)

Commercial torts.

In addition, the firm regularly advises clients on business, strategic, and legal matters prior to litigation and in hopes of avoiding litigation whenever possible We have substantial trial and arbitration experience and, from the outset, prepare each case in anticipation of a possible trial at every stage of a litigation. Our experience and willingness to take cases to trial puts our clients in the best position to resolve their cases favorably at any stage of a litigation. We also understand that sometimes a dispute is best resolved without resort to litigation. Thus, we strive to determine and pursue our clients’ goals at each step of the representation, whether through litigation or through alternative dispute resolution. We always work closely with our clients to formulate a cost-effective, efficient strategy for each matter with the aim of achieving the best result possible. We are willing to consider alternative fee arrangements that closely align our interests with our clients’ interests.


Chaim has received extensive training as a mediator and has worked as a mediator, both privately retained and in the federal SDNY and EDNY mediation programs. Chaim is proud to say that he has successfully resolved a number of employment, wage and hour, and breach of contract cases in those mediations.

M&B offers mediation services which focus primarily on resolving cases involving employment discrimination, employment contracts and wage and hour violations.

Here are a few reasons why our mediation services are unique:

A different perspective – we have worked in the area of employment law for more than twenty years, representing both small employers and employees, and have litigated and tried cases in state and federal courts, as well as in arbitration on behalf of both employers and employees. In the course of mediating cases, we bring the perspective of a practicing lawyer, who worked in the trenches and understands the competing interests and behind the scenes issues in most employment cases. While it is sometimes helpful to have a retired judge serve as mediator, there are times that a mediator with the practical experience of litigating employment cases is a valuable resource.

Substantive knowledge – There is a value in having a mediator who knows the substantive law. You start off speaking the same language and don’t have to provide extensive background information. Court-appointed mediators and even some privately retained mediators do not necessarily have any background in or knowledge of employment law.

Cost – The larger mediation firms charge fees that can exceed $10,000 for a single mediation session, leading many clients to question if it is really worth mediating if there is no guarantee of settlement. We offer alternatives of reasonable hourly rates or flat fee daily rates for mediation.