Bezalel Stern is a senior associate in the firm’s Washington D.C. office. His practice focuses on commercial litigation, including litigation regarding real estate and employment matters, energy, and animal law. Additionally, Bezalel advises and represents internet start-ups in employment and litigation matters, with a focus on cost-effective long-term solutions.
Bezalel has represented a diverse array of clients in a wide variety of matters, including litigation stemming from alleged employer or employee misconduct, disputes related to literary rights, litigation and enforcement proceedings in the communications industry, and internal investigations. Additionally, Bezalel has represented real estate interests in negotiating and litigating commercial and multifamily residential transactions.
Prior to joining Kelley Drye, Bezalel served as a law clerk in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Before his clerkship, Bezalel was an associate in the New York office of a global law firm.
Levin Family Limited Partnership v. Greenberg Family Limited Partnership, 2016 WL 7491511 (Md. Cir. Ct. 2016) – Lead associate and second chair in trial team representing limited partnership with a fifty percent ownership in a limited liability company owning substantial real property in suburban Maryland. After a bench trial in Montgomery County, Maryland, Business and Technology Court, successfully prevented the LLC from being judicially dissolved.
Herron v. Fannie Mae, 2016 WL 1177918 (D.D.C. 2016) – Member of litigation team defending Fannie Mae against claims made by self-described “whistleblower,” regarding activity related to the financial crisis of 2007-2008. Obtained grant of summary judgment, prevailing on all counts.
Lead attorney representing internet start-up who was allegedly hacked by a competitor. Obtained favorable settlement shortly following filing of Complaint in federal court.
Lead associate representing self-storage warehouse developer who was prevented from building on its property following a retroactive change to the zoning code by the municipality. Case is currently before the Fourth Circuit.
Lead Kelley Drye associate representing telecommunications provider in litigation with ILEC regarding payment of fees. After prevailing on crucial claims before trial, case reached favorable settlement.
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