Meet Jesse Stein

Over the course of his career, he has represented Fortune 500 companies, local businesses, partnerships, and individuals in shareholder/derivative actions, partnership disputes and dissolutions, contract arbitrations, commercial mediations, commercial and residential landlord-tenant disputes, non-compete/non-solicitation agreements, fraud and conspiracy claims, corporate governance matters, trademark disputes, breach of fiduciary duty claims, banking matters, adversary proceedings in bankruptcy cases, multimillion-dollar breach of contract claims involving health networks and service providers, ERISA matters, health insurance claims, and employee wage disputes.

He has represented property developers in land disputes and individual property owners in adverse possession claims. He successfully defended against claims of encroachment by neighbors, and mold claims brought by purchasers against property sellers. He successfully defended claims of fraud against property sellers and secured defendant’s verdict at trial on claims that the property owner concealed defects in the property. He tried cases involving property damage and water runoff from construction sites and successfully tried claims of trespass. He has helped local contractors and subcontractors to secure payment for services rendered on construction jobs through the enforcement of mechanics’ liens. Earlier in his career, he worked to prosecute a fraud claim against a contractor on a construction project which the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit unanimously upheld. He successfully secured summary judgment for a group of fishermen in a fishing tournament with a prize exceeding $600,000.

In addition to handling commercial matters, Jesse represents individuals involved in estate litigations. He has successfully secured summary judgment on behalf of trustees facing challenges from trust beneficiaries who claimed breach of fiduciary duty and trust and pursued judgments against fiduciaries and beneficiaries who misused or wasted trust assets or who took advantage of persons lacking capacity through undue influence. He has successfully defended against claims of fiduciary malfeasance.