James K. Landau

Attorney at Law
McCarthy Fingar LLP
11 Martine Avenue, 12th Floor
White Plains, NY 10606
Telephone: (914) 385-1030 Facsimile: (914) 946-0134
jlandau@mccarthyfingar.com http://www.mccarthyfingar.com/

Jim Landau has nearly 30 years of commercial litigation experience in New York, having spent the bulk of his career at Proskauer Rose LLP and Brown Raysman Millstein Felder & Steiner LLP. Jim has represented individuals and companies of all sizes in a broad range of matters, including commercial real estate litigation, commercial collection work, bankruptcy litigation, intellectual property litigation, non-compete and employment-related disputes, partnership dissolution proceedings and mortgage foreclosure actions. Jim is rated AV-Preeminent™ by Martindale Hubbell and has been AV-Rated since 2001.  Jim has been elected to the New York Metro Area Super Lawyers® every year since 2012.

Representative Experience

  • Representation of a large New York developer in an appraisal proceeding to determine the replacement value of several iconic structures that were destroyed during the terrorist attacks on September 11th.
  • Representation of a large Manhattan landlord in connection with numerous lawsuits involving its commercial tenants.
  • Representation of a major New York City newspaper in connection with an action commenced against its general contractor and engineer for damages for the negligent design and construction of its printing and distribution facility.
  • Representation of a Westchester commercial landlord in a holdover proceeding against its commercial tenant.


  • J.D., Boston University School of Law, 1985
  • B.A., University of Michigan, 1982

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1985
  • New York, 1987

Court Admissions

  • 1995 U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • 1995 U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • 1995 U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
  • 1988 U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • 1988 U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

  • White Plains Bar Association, Member of Board of Directors
  • New York State Bar Association, Member, Committee on Civil Practice Law and Rules;
  • Member, Commercial & Federal Litigation Section
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Westchester County Bar Association, Member, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee,
  • Co-chair, Appellate Practice Committee, Member of Board of Directors
  • American Bar Association