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Rodriguez-McCloskey PLLC understands the legal aspects of running a business are complex. It is important to have someone by your side to assist you with navigating those complexities and the conflicts that arise. Our attorneys are well-versed in helping clients favorably resolve business-related matters–including entity formation, employee onboarding and termination, negotiating transactions, closing down your business, and all phases of the dispute resolution process.

Business disputes can impact your bottom line and have the potential to strain important business relationships distracting you from your overall goals. The attorneys of Rodriguez-McCloskey are accomplished litigators with the experience to guide you through all aspects of mediation, arbitration, and complex litigation. Perhaps more importantly, our attorneys have the foresight and skills to help you grow your business in a way that minimizes the potential for future disputes.

Whether you are already established or just getting started, it’s never too early or too late to contact an experienced commercial litigation attorney. Founding partner, Yenisey Rodriguez-McCloskey is an entrepreneur who is passionate about helping clients achieve their goals. Our firm represents clients in all business matters, whether you are a startup, small business, or established entity.

Client Reviews

Yenisey is my attorney for years, taking care of all my Real Estate issues. Her listening and paying attention to details and always return calls, makes it a pleasure to work with her. Her experience of so many years in the field, is recognized by the results of each case.

D Heimlich

Yenisey, you have been an advisor to me and to many of our partners/clients providing vital insight and guidance through a myriad of legal matters. Your efforts and sensitivity to small business has been integral in making you a valued asset to our operation. Thank you for all you have done and will do!

Jordan Mandel

Yenisey was very resourceful and straight to the point in helping resolve the matter at hand promptly. She gave great expert advice in regards to my matter and I really appreciate that. 10/10 would recommend it and I was very satisfied with her work.

Ricky Wong

Yenisey Rodriguez-McCloskey has been my attorney for 10 years. She has provided legal support to my business on a broad variety of projects; contracts, employees, insurance. Regardless of how simple or complex the situation has been, I have always received exemplary service and sound legal advice. Yenisey has been extremely responsive to my legal needs and has been a true partner with me in resolving legal issues with the minimal amount of risk and disruption to my business. She understands the time sensitive nature of many legal issues and always honored the deadlines. She is kind, thoughtful and has tremendous drive; I always felt she “had my back”. Highly competent, hardworking and a keen legal mind. Without a doubt, I highly recommend her legal services.

Helen Adler

Yenisey has been more than just my attorney. She has been a mentor and inspiration. During my earlier years practicing law, she would provide a realistic and sobering perspective on the matters I was working on. She impressed me so much that she is now the first person I turn to for advice. Most importantly, once the matter is in her hands, there is an immediate sense of security. She is so reliable, knowledgeable, and assertive about getting the results a client needs. I easily refer clients to her, knowing they will be well taken care of.

Edgar R.

Case Results

Skilled Commercial Litigation

June 29, 2020

Yongfu Yang v. An Ju Home, No. 19-CV-5616 (JPO) (S.D.N.Y. 2020)

Obtained dismissal under Fed. R. Civ. Pro. Rule 12(c) of Fair Labor Standards Act and New York Labor Law claims alleged by subcontractor’s employees against general contractor, demonstrating the lack of specificity of the claims alleged in the complaint as against the general contractor which… read more

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April 11, 2022

Concrete Structures Inc. v. Armory Bldr. III, LLC, No. 508000/20 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. Jan. 10, 2022)

Affirming an arbitration award to plaintiff construction company due to the defendant’s improper termination of plaintiff’s contract for alleged failures to send sufficient workers for the weeks of March 30, 2020, and April 6, 2020, refuting the defendant’s claim that the arbitration panel based its… read more

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May 1, 2024

Men of Steel Enterprises, LLC v. Yaphank Building Supply Corp. et al. No 607796/2022 (Suffolk Sup. Ct. Feb. 6, 2024)

(representing defendants, obtained denial of plaintiff’s motion to maintain its Lien Law 77 causes of action to enforce a trust as a class action. Despite this motion being routinely granted, the denial was based on RM’s argument that the plaintiff failed to proffer a reason… read more

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June 12, 2020

Tishaily Lora v. Centralized Management Service, No. 18-CV-4253(NSR) (S.D.N.Y. 2020)

Obtained dismissal of plaintiff Title VII claim for sexual harassment on pre-answer Fed. R. Civ. Pro. Rule 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss, successfully showing that parent corporate entities were not employers.

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December 10, 2019

Cvar Von Habsburg Group v. Decurion Corp., No. 18-CV-11218 (S.D.N.Y 2019)

Winning motion for summary judgment on account stated claims where defendant alleged that plaintiff did not perform work and created fraudulent invoices, defendant could not refute plaintiffs evidence demonstrating performance and entitlement to payment.

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June 8, 2013

Federal National Mortgage Association v. Carpinello, Index No. 130608/2013 (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Richmond Cnty. 2013)

After a bench trial, successfully invalidated mortgage note for failure to provide sufficient proof of chain of custody and appropriate lost note affidavit.

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October 18, 2011

Barchella Contracting Co., Inc. v. Cassone, 88 A.D.3d 832 (2nd Dep’t 2011)

Obtained reversal a lower court decision on appeal after four-week jury trial based on improper preclusion of expert of defendant where expert was produced six months before scheduled trial date.

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April 14, 2009

Peters v Colwell, 2009 NY Slip Op 02980, 61 A.D.3d 729 (2nd Dep’t 2009)

Obtained reversal of a lower court decision on appeal in favor of our client the seller of a property the Appellate Division favorably interpreted the residential contract of sale and held that respondent/purchaser failed to establish as a matter of law that appellant/seller could not… read more

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December 10, 2008

Kaung v. Board of Managers of Biltmore Towers Condominium Ass’n., 22 Misc.3d 854, 873 N.Y.S.2d 421 (N.Y. Supreme, Westchester County 2008)

Representing coalition of residential unit owners against condominium; holding as an issue of first impression that defendant condominium board was not authorized, without the approval of a majority of the unit owners, to enter into a 25-year lease agreement with defendant wireless services provider) affirmed,70… read more

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July 10, 2007

Neri’s Land Improvement LLC v. J.J. Cassone Bakery Inc., New York Law Journal, Decisions of Interest, July 10, 2007

Representing medium size business owner defendant, winning dismissal of action in its entirety which preserved our client’s restrictive covenant and prevented the plaintiff competing business owner from competing with our client’s bakery business in an adjacent property

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Our firm’s success is built on developing innovative solutions and proactive strategies to help clients achieve favorable results in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Any successful business involves any number of moving parts. Attorney Rodriguez-McCloskey’s experience and dedication give her the resources needed to see the big picture and drive your business and bottom line forward.

Attorney Rodriguez-McCloskey is an experienced business and commercial lawyer committed to providing full-service legal counsel to clients in the greater NYC area. Our legal team is proud to develop long-term relationships with clients. We advise businesses on day-to-day operational matters, complex transactions, and any disputes that arise along the way. We take a modern, results-oriented approach to business and commercial matters that is specifically geared toward making your individual business run as smoothly and successfully as possible.

Rodriguez-McCloskey PLLC is a woman-owned, minority-run operation that is fully reflective of the diverse American business market. Our founding attorney is a certified mediator dedicated to helping businesses of all sizes, including those looking to grow their businesses. We handle all aspects of commercial litigation, commercial and residential real estate litigation, construction litigation, employment litigation, and more. We are dedicated to getting results when they matter most for our clients.

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

We handle complex litigation and arbitration on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants in a number of business areas such as real estate, construction, entertainment, business torts, contract disputes, partnership disputes and dissolutions.

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Construction Litigation

Our team has decades of experience representing developers, owners, general contractors, prime contractors, sub-contractors, sub-sub-contractors, construction managers, design professionals, architects and engineers in any and all types of construction projects. 

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Business Law

Attorney Rodriguez-McCloskey and our legal team understand the complex regulations and procedures that govern NYC businesses. We help clients with all phases of business planning, from understanding the ramifications of your initial entity selection to identifying the types of employment relationships most likely to benefit your business. We work with clients to identify their business goals, both short-term and over the long haul–and then we put our legal knowledge to work developing strategies designed to achieve those goals.

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RM leads with sophisticated and aggressive representation in arbitration and mediation matters.  RM has consistently resolved arbitrated cases with efficiency and effectiveness for years. The founding member of RM was selected to the prestigious position of committee member of the ADR committee of the Bar for the City of New York. Additionally, RM’s unique experience as a litigant in mediation and as a mediator, provides for a singular view of a dispute. We use this unique perspective along with a modern approach of practicality and collaboration to evaluate the mediation problem of each client. Talk to an RM Attorney today about a legal service plan specifically tailored to your company’s growth.

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Effective appellate advocacy requires a candid assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the case and the costs associated with an appeal, to determine what is ultimately in the best interests of the client. RM conducts an analysis of the likelihood of success of an appeal in order to prepare a cost effective approach and prepare an anticipated timeline for the resolution of the appeal. RM has achieved proven results at the appellate level.  The RM team is made of exceptional trial and transactional attorneys with a winning reputation and exceptional record. 

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Legal Consulting

Our firm provides consulting services to other law firms representing clients. Areas of expertise include assessment of litigation cases, appeals and e-Discovery. Ms. Rodriguez-McCloskey is an experienced legal consultant who has built her practice using keen insight, industry knowledge and an objective viewpoint and can be a great resource for your legal department. As a legal consultant she and her team offer pertinent legal advice to her clients ensuring that clients’ actions are within the purview of the law. Talk to us today about a legal service plan specifically tailored to your company’s growth. 

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Real Estate Litigation

Our real estate group occupies a unique position in handling any type of dispute emerging from real estate or an interest in real estate. Disputes can occur during the purchase of property or arise out of ownership rights or other interest in real property. Our attorneys utilize a diverse approach to offer clients expertise in acquisitions and dispositions, financings and leasing. Because real estate litigation involves damages, various parties and numerous regulations, codes and laws clients can rest assured that they will be served well as we work tirelessly to add knowledge to your case and bring your case to a satisfying resolution.

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Contact an Experienced NYC Business and Commercial Lawyer for Full-Service Legal Guidance

You got into business for a reason. You deserve the luxury of being able to focus on the aspects of your business that you love the most–your clients, your services, your passion. At Rodriguez-McCloskey, PLLC, we’re here to take care of the legal details so that you can run your business with confidence and ease.

Business disputes can and do happen. It’s how you resolve those disputes that can dictate your business’ future success. Whether you’re just getting started or have questions along the way, don’t hesitate to contact our firm for a consultation.

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Proven NYC Business and Commercial Lawyers

When your business and livelihood are at stake, you want a specialized NYC business and commercial lawyer with a proven track record of successfully helping clients resolve their legal matters.

Attorney Rodriguez-McCloskey has been helping clients effectively resolve business matters for two decades. We work closely with our clients, giving them the personal attention they deserve through all phases of our relationship. When you choose Attorney Rodriguez-McCloskey, you can expect a lawyer who will respect your unique goals and interests, return your calls promptly, and help you understand your options.

Rodriguez-McCloskey PLLC is not your traditional business law firm. We don’t believe in providing cookie-cutter solutions just to increase our own bottom line. We care about your business and are dedicated to developing creative solutions to help you achieve your goals.

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