Jim Beha’s three decades of lawyering experience have covered all phases of litigation, including workouts, investigation and preparation of cases, pretrial discovery, pretrial motion practice and preliminary injunctions, mediations, preparation and examination of experts on issues of liability and damages, trials and arbitrations, appeals, and all manner of settlement negotiations. In most recent years his practice has emphasized civil business fraud and commercial disputes. Over the years he has represented clients in cases in the bankruptcy and civil trial courts of numerous federal district courts around the country, in New York State civil courts, in various arbitration and mediation settings, and in federal and New York State appellate courts. His experience as lead counsel includes three federal court jury trials through verdict, various trials and contested hearings before federal judges, state judges and arbitrators, and numerous mediations.
Although Jim is now retired from active practice as a litigator he remains available to the firm to consult on matters.
Jim is the author of a number of articles and reports on civil practice and other professional topics that have appeared in the Journal of the New York State Bar Association, the New York Litigator, and the Record of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, as well as a number of articles on criminal justice issues.