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Benjamin  (Jay) Zelermyer


  • New York University (J.D., cum laude, 1970);
    Order of the Coif.
  • Williams College and Syracuse University (A.B. 1964)


  • 1971, New York;
  • 1972, U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York;
  • 1974, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit;
  • 1976, U.S. Supreme Court;
  • 1983, U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York;
  • 1988, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit;
  • 1991, U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut;
  • 2013, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida.
Benjamin (Jay) Zelermyer
Tel: (914) 761-4200
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Jay handles complex commercial litigation, including accounting, banking, bankruptcy, corporate (including directors and officers) and securities fraud matters.

He has extensive trial and appellate experience in state and federal courts, encompassing class actions, real estate and foreclosure litigation, professional liability, lender liability, corporate action, environmental regulation, fraud, insurance and employment discrimination.

As corporate counsel, Jay has frequently counseled clients regarding commercial transactions and contracts, acquisitions, shareholder and employee relations, compensation and retirement programs, regulatory compliance, public offerings, proxies, acquisitions, stock exchange listings and bank-credit restructurings.  He also serves as a member of the court-appointed mediation panel for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, and served as an appointed arbitrator of numerous claims arising from the sale of limited partnerships to investors.

Co-author, “An Insured’s ‘Right’ to ‘Independent’ Counsel,” N.Y.L.J. November 6, 2014.

Co-author, “Special Interrogatories in Coverage Disputes - Part One: The Hidden Risk” and “Special Interrogatories in Coverage Disputes - Part Two: How to Pop the Question," N.Y.L.J. February 23 and March 14, 2017.