Kimberly Kalmanson

Kimberly Kalmanson is the principal attorney of Kalmanson Law Office.  

In 2013, after having worked at two large law firms, Kim Kalmanson decided to establish a solo practice wherein she could use her big-firm experience to provide quality legal services to individuals and companies while giving her clients the attention and efficiency of a small firm.   Today, Kim represents a variety of clients in commercial lawsuits, primarily involving contract, securities, and fraud disputes in both federal and state court, as well as before FINRA, JAMS and the American Arbitration Association. She also acts as general counsel to a variety of small to mid-sized companies, providing ad hoc legal advice, contract review and negotiation. Kim also litigates a variety of employment matters involving wage and hour claims, and discrimination suits.  Kim has litigated employment matters in NYS and Federal court, as well as before the NYC Human Rights Commission and in arbitration.

 

Prior to establishing a solo practice, Kim prosecuted and managed complex securities fraud cases against national and international companies and banking institutions on behalf of institutional investors at Labaton Sucharow LLP. There, Kim’s primary focus was on residential mortgage-backed securities and the subprime mortgage lending and securitization industries. In addition, Kim was primarily responsible for, and coordinated and managed multiple bankruptcy claims in a high profile federal bankruptcy. Before joining Labaton Sucharow, Kim was an associate at Dentons US LLP (formerly, Sonnenschein, Nath and Rosenthal LLP and SNR Denton US LLP) where her practice focused on commercial and business litigation, complex civil litigation, and white collar criminal and government investigations work. At Dentons, Kim represented banks, institutional lenders and insurance companies in a variety of suits arising out of defaulted and distressed assets. Kim has represented a variety of clients in breach of contract and fraud actions. One notable matter involved obtaining a $76 million summary judgment award on behalf of a European banking group in a suit in in New York federal court against loan guarantors, a judgment that was affirmed on appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. In addition, Kim represented an insurance carrier in a suit to adjudicate the obligations of a financial institution managing a reference pool of assets underlying a series of credit swap transactions. Kim has also represented a variety of institutions and individuals in government and internal investigations.

Kim Kalmanson received her B.A. from Columbia University, Columbia College, and her Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law.

Bar admissions: New York State, U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

Named as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers, 2017-2019.

Named as a Super Lawyer, 2020.

Member of Lawyers of Distinction, 2018-2020.

Recognized as a Top Woman in Faculty by Lawline for 2017.