Miller Shakman Obtains Critical Stay of Multimillion-dollar Malpractice Action

September 21, 2021

On September 21, 2021, a team of Miller Shakman attorneys obtained an appellate victory in New Jersey staying a $170 million legal malpractice action brought against their client, a large international law firm. After briefing and argument, the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey reversed a trial court ruling denying the stay. The Appellate Division agreed with Miller Shakman’s argument that the malpractice action should be stayed pending the outcome of related federal tax litigation, which could reduce or fully eliminate all pending claims against the client. The appeal was briefed by Edward Feldman, Dan Feeney, Kay Dawson, and Rachel Ellen Simon, along with local counsel at Lowenstein Sandler LLP, and argued by Dan Feeney.