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, mergers and acquisitions, commercial real estate transactions, intellectual property issues, and constitutional litigation, among others.
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. They must use judgment, combined with real experience, to drive results.
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
Joshpe Paltzik WSJ Op-Ed About JMP Clients
JMP Representing Some of Students and Families Dismissed from Northeastern
JMP Sues Fordham in Potential Landmark Case
What They Say...
“This team represented me in a major lawsuit, Buck Foston's vs the City of New Brunswick, NJ in which the jury awarded me over $1.5 million in damages, as well as punitive damages against the mayor of New Brunswick. From the outset, my lawyers outlined and followed an impressive legal strategy. Their arguments and presentation were well conceived and flawlessly executed. At trial, no details were spared or overlooked, and the witness interrogation was masterful. Lawsuits against deep-pocket municipalities can be long, drawn out affairs. Through it all, I never doubted my lawyers’ commitment to the case or concern for the effect it was having on my family. I would recommend them to anyone in search of highly competent legal representation. The combination of technical abilities and empathy places them at the top of the profession.”Larry
“This law firm is a life saver. I was wrongly accused of a crime I did not commit and retained them. From the moment I first sat down to discuss my case, they never ceased to impress. They presented a clear plan of action and considered every possible direction the case could take, showing a great appreciation for preparation and adaptability. They kept me informed at all times, and I never felt like I was in the dark. They treat your case as if its their own lives on the line. They are always on call and always willing to answer any question, concern, or need, no matter the hour. Thanks to their great work, all charges were dropped with prejudice, the best possible outcome anyone could receive. If you are looking for a fearless advocate on your behalf, look no further than this firm.”Gavin
“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, as well as litigation. 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
“Joshpe Mooney Paltzik has represented us in various facets of our business, including capital raising and advising on corporate matters and structuring issues, as we have built an innovative Blockchain technology platform. They have always provided sophisticated legal and practical business advice.”Corporate Client
“Joshpe Mooney Paltzik LLP represented me in a highly political and volatile criminal case. Throughout the entire ordeal, they handled themselves not only professionally and competently, but also compassionately and respectfully. They were aggressive when necessary, but also diplomatic when needed. They understood the politics and various dynamics and even initiated a civil case that advanced our goals in the criminal case. They were extremely knowledgeable throughout the entire process resulting in a positive outcome in both matters. Most importantly, they treated me not as a client, but as someone they cared about as a person.”Padraig
You may call or email us directly using the number and address below. We respond to all requests in a timely fashion and will try our best to assist you in whatever way possible.
360 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017
T: (212) 362-9119
F: (212) 313-9478