Michael F. Kuzow

Partner

Uniondale, NY

Mike started his legal career in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he practiced in the area of commercial litigation, primarily in the context of the oil and gas industry.  Currently, Mike concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial and construction litigation.  Mike has represented general contractors, subcontractors, sureties and architects in a wide range of disputes with public and private owners throughout the New York metropolitan area.  Mike’s public projects include schools, prisons, sewage treatment plants, hospitals, firehouses, libraries, roads, bridges and historic structures.  Mike’s private projects include high-rise condominiums and office buildings, commercial buildings and airline terminals, by way of brief example.

Michael F. Kuzow

Representative cases

  • Trinity Broadcasting Corp v. Eller, 835 F.2d 245 (C.A.10 (Okla.) 1987), cert. denied 487 U.S. 1273 (1988)
  • Albin v. Dallacqua, 254 A.D.2d 366, 679 N.Y.S.2d 402 (2d Dep’t 1998)
  • City of New York v. Cross Bay Contracting, 93 N.Y.2d 14, 686 N.Y.S.2d 750 (1999)
  • Breslin Realty Development Corp. v. Richard B. Lituchy d/b/a RBL & Associates, Architects, 269 A.D.2d 554, 703 N.Y.S.2d 746 (2d Dep’t 2000)
  • 153 Hudson Development, LLC v. DiNunno, 8 A.D.2d 77, 778 N.Y.S.2d 482 (1st Dep’t 2004)
  • Federal Ins. Co. v. McKane, 2008 WL 744745 (C.A.2 (N.Y.) 2008)
  • Picone/McCullagh v. Miele, 283 A.D.2d 501, 724 N.Y.S.2d 473 (2d Dep’t 2001)
  • Utica Mutual Ins. Co. v. Cardet Constr. Co., Inc., 114 A.D.3d 847, 981 N.Y.S.2d 118 (2d Dep’t 2014)

Michael F. Kuzow

Publications

  • The FTC and the Generic Doctrine: A New Rx for Pharmaceutical Trademarks,” 15 Tulsa Law Review 327, 1979
  • The FTC and the Generic Doctrine: A New Rx for Pharmaceutical Trademarks,” Intellectual Property Law Review – 1981, 381
  • Corporate Aliens and Oklahoma’s Alien Landownership Restrictions,” 16 Tulsa Law Review 528, 1981
  • Co-Author, Henry L. Goldberg, “Don’t Forget the Federal Arbitration Act,” Journal of Construction Accounting and Taxation, Vol. 9, No. 3, May/June, 1999

Michael F. Kuzow

Professional memberships

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas

Awards and acknowledgements

Practice Areas

  • Appellate practice
  • Commercial litigation
  • Construction and surety law
  • Prevailing wage
  • Real estate 

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1982
  • Oklahoma, 1983
  • Texas, 1987
  • Unites States Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma

Education

  • J.D., University of Tulsa College of Law, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1981
    • Member, Tulsa Law Review
    • Recipient, The Robert C. Butler Jr. Award for Excellence in Legal Scholarship and Writing
  • M.A., University of Maine, Orono, Maine, 1977
  • B.A., Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York, 1975