Uri Itkin has extensive experience with complex commercial litigation matters involving structured finance, complex financial products and real estate transactions.
Uri has represented plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts, arbitrations, and trust instruction proceedings across the country. His clients include leading hedge funds, private equity firms, investment advisors, real estate developers, corporations and family offices.
Law360 named Uri a 2018 “Rising Star” in the Asset Management category, making him one of only five attorneys, and the only litigator, recognized in this category nationwide. Uri has also been recognized by The Legal 500 as a Next Generation Lawyer, by Benchmark Litigation on its “40 and Under Hot List” and as a “Rising Star” by New York Metro Super Lawyers. He is fluent in Russian.
- Astra Asset Management in a Minnesota trust instruction proceeding with respect to the protection party’s mismanagement of collateral in a $500 million synthetic CDO.
- Taconic Capital Advisors in various CMBS disputes.
- Tilden Park Capital Management and Centerbridge Partners in a trust instruction proceeding concerning the actions of an indenture trustee for a residential mortgage-backed securitization.
- Angelo Gordon, Waterfall Asset Management, One William Street, and Libremax Capital in contract and regulatory disputes concerning 15 Delaware statutory trusts that hold over $10 billion in student loans.
- JDS Development in a multi-million dollar dispute concerning the transfer of air and development rights on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.
- Colony NorthStar in a contractual dispute concerning the administration of a commercial mortgage-backed securities CDO.
- Prominent New York real estate developer in multiple trusts and estates-related disputes.
- Whitebox Advisors, Deer Park Road Management Company, Tilden Park Capital Management, Prophet Capital Asset Management, Tricadia Capital Management, BlueMountain Capital Management, Poet Advisors, and several other funds in obtaining a favorable settlement of their objection to the estimation of billions of dollars of residential mortgage-backed securities claims in the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy.
Last updated: June 2019