Joshpe Mooney Paltzik LLP is a boutique law firm that handles a wide variety of corporate and litigation matters. Our attorneys have experience handling very diverse legal challenges, including commercial disputes, constitutional litigation, mergers and acquisitions, commercial real estate transactions, intellectual property issues, and representing whistleblowers.
A Law Firm For A New Era
Who We Are
We are based in the heart of New York City, the premiere, most vibrant commercial and legal market in the world. Like New York, the legal field is kinetic and fluid, constantly changing and evolving with new fact-patterns and real-life scenarios. We believe that great lawyers must do much more than just know the law—they must be prepared to think critically about the world and their client’s objectives and use judgment, seasoned with real experience, to obtain the best results possible.
At Joshpe Mooney Paltzik LLP, we bring a global perspective to our work—not just as attorneys but as entrepreneurs. We strive to assist our clients in assessing and managing a variety of risks, including business, legal, and political risk
We also regularly assist our clients with public relations challenges and believe that a properly constructed media strategy is critical to an optimal legal strategy. We are a boutique firm, so clients have direct access to partners, and we pride ourselves on being the kind of firm that clients engage when the stakes are high for them.
Our law firm is also defined by a distinct culture, which is reflected by the matters on which we work. We believe in ethical representation and conduct at all times. We approach our work with exacting attention to detail and thoughtfulness.
We do not lose sight of the big picture. We are zealous advocates for our clients and believe their interests come first. Finally, we do not just view ourselves as your lawyers, but as your counsel.
Joshpe Mooney Paltzik LLP partners pride themselves on possessing a broad range of knowledge and experience both in different legal practice areas and in business settings. While each partner possesses certain specialties, the firm embraces a “generalist” framework that promotes understanding the big picture and working towards a client-oriented solution. Please read more about our specific backgrounds.
Cornell University, B.A., 2002
Harvard Law School, J.D., 2005
State of New York
Honors and Distinctions
Super Lawyers, New York Rising Star, 2014-2018
Brett Joshpe is a graduate of Cornell University and Harvard Law School. After law school, he worked at the law firm of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP on corporate transactions and then at the law firm of Wrobel & Schatz LLP. His practice areas include both corporate work and litigation across different industries, including technology, digital media, and financial services. He is admitted to the New York State Bar and has been named a Super Lawyers New York Rising Star from 2014-2018.
Brett also has extensive entrepreneurial experience and most recently led an innovative, award-winning media and technology company in the sports and entertainment industry. He is a published author and has been published in various national publications, including USA Today, Investor’s Business Daily, The New York Post, and The New York Daily News, among others. He is a CFA Charter Holder, a CAIA Charter Holder, and a Certified Blockchain Expert.
Kenyon College, B.A., Economics, 1995, Cum Laude
The Ohio State University, M.B.A. 1999
The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law, J.D., 2005, Summa Cum Laude,
Ohio State Law Journal, 2003-2005
State of New York
State of Ohio
Honors and Distinctions
Super Lawyers, New York Rising Star, 2014-2016
Michael Mooney graduated from Kenyon College in 1995 and earned a Master of Business Administration in 1998 and J.D. in 2005, both from The Ohio State University. He began his legal career at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP where he worked primarily on complex mergers and acquisitions. Additionally, he worked on a variety of derivatives transactions, including collateralized debt obligations underwritten by large financial institutions. Subsequently, Mike joined the New York office of Citco Fund Services (USA), Inc., the world's largest provider of administration services to hedge funds. As Legal Counsel, Mike advised senior management in the New York office and negotiated operative documents with Citco's hedge fund clients. Currently his practice focuses on all manner of corporate transactions.
He is admitted to the Bars of New York and Ohio. Prior to attending law school, Mike spent seven years in and around the Ohio Statehouse working as both a Legislative Aide in the Ohio Senate and as Director of Legislative Affairs for the Ohio Insurance Institute.
Cornell University, B.A., 2003
Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 2006,
New York (State, Eastern and Southern Districts)
New Jersey (State, District of New Jersey)
Edward Paltzik earned a J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School and a B. A. from Cornell University College of Arts & Sciences, graduating with Distinction in All Subjects. He is admitted to practice law in New York, New Jersey, the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, and the District of New Jersey.
Mr. Paltzik has extensive litigation experience involving a wide variety of complex civil and criminal matters in both state and federal courts. His advocacy has led to successful outcomes in various high-profile matters, including the Buck Foston's First Amendment litigation against the City of New Brunswick, NJ and its top officials, FINRA arbitration against a major financial institution, a multi-jurisdictional False Claims Act whistleblower case relating to healthcare fraud, and numerous other civil and criminal matters.
Mr. Paltzik’s practice encompasses constitutional and administrative litigation, highly technical commercial and financial disputes, white-collar criminal defense, whistleblower representation, healthcare compliance, probate litigation, and tort claims ranging from defamation to wrongful death.
Joshpe Mooney Paltzik LLP is a boutique firm that handles a wide variety of corporate transactions, compliance issues, and civil and criminal litigation matters. We are a solutions-oriented group and always strive to provide a “big-firm” product with a boutique firm’s attention to detail and client service. Please read more about some of our various practice areas.
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Business Structuring
- Financing and Venture Capital
- Private Equity
- Administrative Actions
- White Collar and Enforcement
- Whistleblower Representation
- Intellectual Property
- Shareholder Activism Defense
- Sports and Entertainment
- Estate Planning and Wills
- Commercial Real Estate
- Blockchain and Cryptocurrency
JMP Launches Major Lawsuit Against New York-Presbyterian Hospital for Egregious Behavior
JMP Files Notice of Claim Against City of New York and Issues Statement
What the FUCT is This Trademark Case About?
What They Say...
“Ed's firm represented me in a lawsuit, Buck Foston's LLC vs the City of New Brunswick, NJ. When he finished arguing my case, the jury awarded me $1.535MM, legal fees, and punitive damages against the mayor. From the beginning Ed and his team outlined and followed an impressive legal strategy. His arguments and presentation, from defending against Summary Judgement to the the courtroom, were well conceived and excellently managed to conclusion. Ed argued the case in court. His recall of the facts and minute details of the case were nothing short of astounding. This was a highly detailed case yet, by the end, Ed would be reminding me - and the city's witnesses - of important details that I had forgotten about. Most significantly, his courtroom presence and witness interrogation was so masterful that he won over the judge and the jury. He was so prepared when he interrogated city employees - including the mayor - that he would rarely, if ever, look at his notes. He so commanded the courtroom that I could only think of the courtroom scene from "A Few Good Men." The city called four key witnesses - the mayor, the police/ABC liaison, a business expert, and a traffic expert. Ed destroyed the credibility of the expert witnesses in a manner easily understood by the jury. And, he exposed the mayor and the police/ABC liaison for lying during their testimony. Lawsuits against deep-pocket municipalities can be long, drawn out affairs. Through it all, I never doubted Ed's commitment to the case or his cancer for the effect it was having on my family. I would recommend Ed to anyone in search of highly-competent legal representation. His combination of technical abilities and empathy for his client places him at the top of his profession.”Larry
“Mr. Paltzik is a lifesaver. I was wrongly accused of a crime I did not commit and sought his legal services. From the moment I first sat down to meet with Ed he never ceased to impress. After listening thoroughly to my situation and all its subtleties he presented a clear plan of action that considered every possible direction the case could take, showing a great appreciation for preparation and adaptability in his legal strategy. He kept me informed and in the loop on all the on goings of the case at all times, i never felt that I was in the dark. He treats your case as if its his own life on the line. In court he doesn't hold back any punches and will not yield anything. Always on call and always willing to answer any question, concern, or need no matter the hour, he showed himself to be tireless in his work ethic. All of this resulted in all charges against me being dropped with prejudice, in other words, the best possible outcome anyone could receive and exactly what he promised the moment I met him. If you are looking for a fearless advocate on your behalf who will not back down in seeking justice and retribution, then look no further than Mr. Edward Paltzik.”Gavin
“Joshpe Mooney Paltzik has represented us in various facets of our business as we have built an innovative Blockchain technology platform, including in regards to capital raising, drafting offering documents and advising on corporate matters and structuring issues. They have always provided practical business advice and are a great option for receiving sophisticated legal advice at a smaller firm price point.”Michael
“I am an experienced entrepreneur and a pioneer in the fitness industry. I have worked with lawyers from Joshpe Mooney Paltzik on numerous occasions over the years dealing with various corporate issues, including M&A deals. In addition to providing sound legal guidance, they are savvy negotiators and extremely practical. They think like business people, not just like lawyers. The firm offers a balanced group with seamless teamwork. Their lawyers work collaboratively and cost effectively, using a client-centric approach.”Corporate Client
“Edward represented me in a highly political and volatile criminal case surrounding my employment in NYS. He further assisted and headed up a civil lawsuit surrounding the same set of circumstances. Throughout the entire ordeal, Ed handled himself not only professionally and competently, but also compassionately and respectful of myself and my family. He was highly knowledgeable throughout the entire process resulting in a positive outcome in both cases. He was aggressive when he needed to be but was still able to handle things diplomatically as needed. Most importantly, Ed treated me not as a client, but as someone he cared for in terms of the outcome of the case. He put a lot of hard work and time into getting me vindicated and upheld his confidence and standing throughout the ups and downs. I'd recommend Ed in a heartbeat to anyone that is facing criminal or civil proceedings.”Padraig
“Mr. Paltzik represents my very busy medical practice and has also handled a number of extremely important personal matters for me. He is highly competent in numerous areas of the law. He is extraordinarily talented and intelligent. His grasp and knowledge of the issues at hand in any matter - be it civil, criminal, acquisitions, partnerships, white collar defense, matrimonial is truly remarkable! He falls in the rare category of that 1-3% of individuals, who are supremely gifted, in their chosen profession. He has an incredible memory and remembers the intricate details of every case. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a passionate attorney who will represent and fight for your best interests at all times. When you hire Ed you can rest assured that you have the best in the legal profession representing you!”Denny
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360 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017
T: (212) 362-9119
F: (212) 313-9478