Marc J. Kurzman
Partner
Stamford
203.252.2680
203.325.8608

Education

  • Columbia University School of Law, Law School
    J.D. 1983
  • Cornell University, Undergraduate
    B.S. 1980

Admissions

  • Bar Admissions
  • New York
  • Connecticut
  • Court Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

Marc Kurzman is co-chair of the firm's Litigation Practice Group. Mr. Kurzman has maintained an active commercial litigation practice for over thirty years. Mr. Kurzman has extensive experience litigating complex commercial real estate disputes, typically on behalf of property owners, landlords and developers, including property rights disputes, contested bankruptcy cases, environmental claims, insurance coverage disputes and tax, zoning and condemnation appeals. Mr. Kurzman also has extensive experience litigating a wide variety of contract, business tort and product liability disputes (including asbestos personal injury and property damage claims) in state and federal court and in arbitration fora.
 
 

During the period 2005-2008, Mr. Kurzman served as outside general counsel to GAF Materials Corporation (North America's largest manufacturer of residential and commercial roofing products) and International Specialty Products Inc (a multi-national specialty chemicals company). In additional to supervising all litigation for those two companies, Mr. Kurzman was responsible for advising management on the panoply of legal and regulatory issues confronted by companies of the size and business scope of GAFMC and ISP. Mr. Kurzman continues to serve in a "counsel" role for various business clients.
 
Mr. Kurzman regularly serves as a volunteer Special Master in the Connecticut Superior Court and was appointed in 2009 to serve on the Judicial Performance Evaluation Committee. Mr. Kurzman has participated as a speaker in a number of bar association programs concerning land use and real estate ligation topics. He is an AV rated attorney and has been listed in Connecticut Super Lawyers from 2011 - 2016 for Business Litigation.

Representative Cases

  • In re. G-I Holdings Inc. f/k/a GAF Corporation, et al, 2016 WL 4991489 (Bankr. D. N.J. 2016)
  • Heyman Associates No. 5, LP v. FelCor TRS Guarantor, LP, 153 Conn. App. 387 (Conn. App. 2014)
  • Krantz v. City & Field, LLC, 2014 WL 5394918 (Conn. Super. 2014)
  • City of Stamford v. First National Joint Venture, 2010 WL 3259971 (Conn. Super. 2010)
  • In re. G-I Holdings, Inc.,et al, 443 B.R. 645 (Bankr. D. N.J. 2010)
  • Windsor Locks Associates v. Planning and Zoning Commission of Town of Windsor Locks, 90 Conn. App.242, 876 A.2d 614 (Conn. App. 2005)
  • Devan Motors of Fairfield, Inc. v. Infiniti Div. of Nissan North America, Inc., 2004 WL 2901460 (D. Conn. 2004)
  • International Brands USA, Inc. v. Old St. Andrews Ltd., 349 F. Supp. 2d 256 (D. Conn. 2004)
  • Europadisk Holdings, LLC v. Shelton, 2004 WL 613109 (S.D.N.Y. 2004)
  • Gateway Co. v. DiNoia, 232 Conn. 223, 654 A.2d 342 (Conn. 1995)
  • In re M&R Apparel, Inc., 92 B.R. 565 (Bankr. D. Conn. 1988)
  • Selected for inclusion in Connecticut Super Lawyers, 2011-2017
  • Listed in the 24th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

Community Involvement

  • Member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of Stamford Emergency Medical Services, Inc.
  • Former Member of the Board of Trustees of Temple Sinai of Stamford, Connecticut

Affiliations

  • Federal Bar Council
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Federal Practice Committee
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Fairfield County Bar Association