JEFFREY B. UNDERWEISER
Jeffrey B. Underweiser specializes in corporate law and litigation. In his business and corporate practice, Jeff represents a broad base of institutional, corporate and not-for-profit clients in matters involving general corporate, finance, banking, real estate, bankruptcy, intellectual property, labor, health care and related litigations. As a corporate attorney, Jeff advises clients on how to resolve all problems facing their businesses, avoid litigation, prepare various agreements, and handle all aspects of commercial closings from a lender, seller and buyer's perspectives. In regards to litigation, Jeff has an expertise in all phases of litigation from pleadings to appeals. Jeff is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey Courts, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits, and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the District of New Jersey.
Jeff is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University in which he received both a Bachelor’s degree with honors and a Master’s degree in history in 1989. He then went on to Fordham Law School where he received his Juris Doctorate degree in 1992. While at Fordham, Jeff was the recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award for Trusts and the American Jurisprudence Award for Administrative Law. At Fordham he was also an editor of the Fordham Urban Law Journal and authored the note; “The Legality of Staten Island’s Attempt to Secede from New York City,” 19 Ford. Urb. L.J. 147 (1991). Jeff is a member of the American Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association .
Beatrice K. Underweiser specializes in trusts and estates law, planning & administration, tax, and general business law. Bea represents individuals in the planning of how to handle their assets, the drafting of wills and trusts, the distribution of assets, and the administration and probating of estates. Bea is admitted to practice in New York, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the United States Tax Court.
Bea has also served as Deputy Mayor and as a Trustee of the Village of Scarsdale in New York. She has also held the positions of Police Commissioner, and served on various committees and boards in the Village of Scarsdale. Bea also was a Trustee of the City University Construction Fund.
Bea is a graduate of Vassar College and the Columbia University School of Law. While at Columbia, she was a member of the school’s Moot Court Stone competition She is a member of the Trusts and Estates Section of New York State Bar Association, and a former member of the Trusts, Estates and Surrogates Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.
Wendy L. North specializes in corporate law, banking and real estate. In her corporate practice, Wendy’s represents corporations, banks and not-for-profits in various matters comprising finance, banking, real estate, labor, contract negotiations and general corporate matters. Wendy is admitted to practice in New York and Connecticut.
Wendy is a graduate of Tufts University. While at Tufts, Wendy received a Bachelor’s degree and graduated cum laude in 1986. She then studied at the London School of Economics and received a Graduate Diploma in 1987. Wendy then went on to attend the Georgetown University Law Center where she received her Juris Doctorate degree in 1991.
Barry L. Mendelson specializes in commercial litigation. In his litigation practice, Barry represents banks, corporations and other business entities, not-for-profits and individuals in a wide range of business areas and disputes including banking and lending, property ownership and leasing, joint ventures, discrimination, contract disputes and employment. Barry is admitted to practice in New York, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Barry is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School where he received his Bachelor’s degree in economics. He then attended the New York Law School where he received his Juris Doctorate. While at law school, Barry was on Law Review and was the Notes and Comments Editor. Barry then went on to New York University Law School where he received his LL.M. Before his time in private practice, Barry was a Law Clerk to the Honorable Adrian P. Burke, Associate Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals. Prior to his time clerking for Judge Burke, Barry also served as an Assistant District Attorney in Bronx County. Barry is a member of the American Bar Association and the Bronx County Bar Association.
Irwin P. Underweiser specializes in corporate and securities law. In his business practice, Irwin has represented various banking, institutional and corporate clients in matters encompasses areas as diverse as banking, real estate, transportation, bankruptcy and intellectual property. As a corporate counsel, Irwin has advised clients on how to address and handle all issues that arise in their businesses and operations. Irwin is admitted to practice in New York, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the United States Tax Court and the United States Supreme Court.
Irwin has also been an officer and member of the Board of Directors of various public and closely held corporations for decades. After serving in the United States Army as counsel at Fort Sill near Lawton, Oklahoma, Irwin went on to serve on the boards of corporations, including Underwriters Bank and Trust Company and the Sunshine Mining Company. In the case of Sunshine, he assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer for a number of years. In almost all of the companies that he was either an officer or a member of its Board of Directors, Underweiser & Underweiser LLP also functioned as the entity’s general counsel.
Irwin is a graduate of the City College of the City University of New York, magna cum laude, While at City College, Irwin was Phi Beta Kappa and a member of the Phi Alpha Theta honors society. Irwin then went to Fordham University Law School and received his Juris Doctorate. While at Fordham, Irwin was the recipient of the Baker Voorhees Award. Irwin also received his LLM from New York University. Irwin is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, American Bar Association, (member section on corporation, banking and business law) and the New York State Bar Association (member section on business law).