Carl D. LeSueur has handled a variety of complex commercial litigation matters, practicing in both state and federal courts in New York, including Article 78 proceedings. Although he has a broad base of litigation experience, his practice focuses particularly on disputes involving real estate interests, whether held directly or indirectly in debt or equity.
He has represented a variety of clients, including investors, lenders, borrowers, brokers, sellers, purchasers, banks, private equity groups and entrepreneurs in disputes over sales of real estate, sales of companies, partnership agreements, promissory notes, letters of credit, inventory foreclosure, mezzanine foreclosure, real property foreclosure, working capital accounts, escrow accounts, representations and warranties, encroachment and adverse possession. He has experience litigating issues involved in condominium and co-operative conversions and developments, as well as matters involving claims of breach of contract, fraud, antitrust, trademark infringement, copyright infringement, and breach of publicity rights.
Mr. LeSueur holds a J.D. from the University of Chicago, where he served on Law Review and as an Articles Editor for the University of Chicago Legal Forum.
Mr. LeSueur has represented a variety of clients in complex commercial litigation in New York State and Federal courts. Those matters include the legal representation of the following clients:
- A bank seeking foreclosure of multimillion dollar commercial real estate property.
- A bank pursuing UCC foreclosure of inventory pledged as collateral for business loan.
- A private equity firm in dispute over working capital following sale of company.
- The managing member of a limited liability company with a multimillion dollar real estate asset in a dispute relating to majority member’s foreclosure of pledged membership interests.
- Multiple real estate purchasers in disputes over fraudulent misrepresentations and Martin Act omissions in multimillion dollar down payments placed in escrow.
- Commercial real estate broker in action in bankruptcy court alleging fraudulent transfer of brokers' fees.
- Real estate purchaser seeking dismissal of lawsuit based upon New York anti-SLAPP legislation.
- Bank portfolio company in dispute with managing agent in Russia over misuse of company accounts and potential money laundering activities.
- A promissory note holder in dispute with borrower in fashion retail industry involving allegations of usury.
- New York State Bar Association