Peter A. Cross

Attorney at Law

About Peter A. Cross
Attorney at Law

  • ➤ Licensed Since: 1973​​​​​​​​​​​​​​



    Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006-2011, 2014-2015


    Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in New York, NY

  • ​​​​​​​➤ For over 40 years Peter has focused on getting the best results for his clients, the primary focus of Peter’s practice is the resolution of business disputes and complex litigation and arbitration.

    ➤ He is very experienced in resolving complex business disputes for clients through mediation. In fact, Peter has himself served as a mediator in the Southern District of New York for many years.

    ➤ He has served as lead counsel or co-lead counsel in construction defect, landslide and fire litigation involving hundreds of plaintiffs and multiple defendants in both the United States and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
    ➤ He has defended corporations in litigation arising from the sale, acquisition and financing of businesses; conducted internal corporate investigations; represented corporations in connection with governmental investigations; and defended and prosecuted distributor and dealer termination cases. In the real estate field, he has litigated title, leasehold, partnership, mortgages, financing and zoning issues.

    ➤ He has handled matters relating to the sudden release of toxic gases and chemicals as well as efforts to obtain and allocate insurance coverage for environmental damage and remediation.

    ➤ Peter has extensive international experience. For several years Peter was senior counsel at ITT Corporation for the Asia Pacific and Latin America Regions. In that capacity he worked on many international transactions and agreements. These included Joint ventures, distribution agreements, acquisitions and dispositions.

    ➤ Peter has also worked with the Chinese Consulate in New York, the Ministry of Culture in China and various Chinese cultural organizations and companies in the U.S. and in China to bring Chinese cultural entertainment to the U.S. and vice versa. He is a former co-general editor of Entertainment Industry Contracts, a multi-volume series published by LexisNexis. He has worked with Chinese businesses seeking assistance in entering and expanding in the U.S. market.

  • ➤ Corporate and Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution

    ➤ Business Transactions Acquisitions, Sales, Mergers, Restructuring
    ​​​​​​​➤ Real Estate ​​​​​ and Construction Litigation

    ➤ Representing Doctors and Professional Practices in Business Matters
    ➤ Representing Foreign Companies Entering and Conducting Business in the United States
    ➤ Enterntainment Law


  • ➤ J.D., New York University School of Law

    ​​​​​​​➤ B.A., Fordham College

    ​​​​​​​➤ Columbia University Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law

    ​​​​​​​➤ New York University School of Law​​​​​​​


Related Affiliations

➤ Member, New York State Bar Association

➤ Member, Better Business Bureau

➤ Member, Federal Bar Council

➤ Former Board Member and Treasurer, The Fund For Modern Courts

➤ Former Board Member and Chairman, Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York

➤ Former Co-Chair, Business Advisory Council, Brooklyn Legal Services, Corporation ‘A’


​​​​​​​Bar Admissions

➤ New York, 1973-Present

➤ New Jersey, 1977-2016

➤ U.S. Supreme Court

➤ U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

➤ U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

➤ U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
➤ U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

➤ U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

➤ U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit


Selected Cases

Successfully defended a small business victim of identity theft against claims by a commercial lender that the client was responsible for the repayment of a loan obtained by the imposter.

​​​​​​​Represented a Fortune 500 company in litigation and mediation with another Fortune 500 company over allocation of asbestos related liabilities and claims. The matter was resolved through mediation and a procedure implemented to resolve future claims.

Represented Fortune 500 company in a private arbitration with another Fortune 500 company over entitlement to insurance proceeds from the settlement of environmental insurance claims. The client obtained over ninety percent of the recoveries, a sum in excess of $190 million.

Practice Areas

  • If you are in need of legal dispute resolution services or civil litigation, you should always seek an experienced attorney who can guide you through these matters. The dispute resolution and litigation process can be very complex and tricky, and it’s not something you should approach without help. Peter Cross has represented many diverse clients in these kinds of cases for over 40 years in New York City.

  • A criminal conviction can be completely devastating to your life. Depending on the specific charges, it can rob you not only of your freedom, but in some cases even certain rights as a United States citizen. Those convicted of felony charges, for example, lose their right to vote, to bear arms, and other rights, for good. If you’ve been wrongly convicted of a crime or are facing criminal charges, Peter Cross is here to help set things right.

  • Business law can encompass a very broad end of issues. It encompasses all of the laws and statutes that govern how you set up and run your business, from startup companies to buying or managing businesses, to closing and selling businesses and everything in between. It covers intellectual property law, tax law, contract law, consumer protections, property law and more. Peter Cross has represented businesses both large and small in such matter for over 40 years.

  • Real estate law can encompass a number of different needs and services. It can involve litigating lease agreements, titles, partnership agreements, mortgages, zoning issues, acquisition and sale of properties etc. These can be very complex matters, involving complicated and confusing laws and regulations. An experienced attorney like Peter Cross can help you navigate the complex waters of real estate law and ensure your transactions or disputes go as smoothly as possible.



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Peter A. Cross, Attorney At Law

112 Madison Avenue, 6th Floor New York, NY, 10016