Shaya Gorkin

Of Counsel

Shaya is Of Counsel to the firm and work’s on legal matters in the firm’s commercial and civil litigation division.  In this role, Shaya focuses on complex commercial and other civil litigation matters representing both corporations and individuals on issues ranging from real property disputes, breach of contract, and other business torts such as non-compete/non-solicitation conflicts. Shaya also focuses his practice on alternative finance and factoring businesses as well as judgment enforcement.

Before law school, Shaya acted as the head paralegal for a boutique litigation firm in New York City at which Mr. Tamir was named partner. As the head paralegal, Shaya worked with a team of lawyers and paralegals on cases in both state and federal courts ranging from Copyright and Trademark infringement cases to breach of contract cases. In this role, Shaya second sat on trials and depositions in both state and federal court.

While in law school, Shaya worked as a summer intern in Federal Court for the Honorable Gary R. Brown of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Shaya also worked for a specialty real estate litigation firm during his second and third years of law school where he worked on complex litigation matters including specific performance cases and breach of exclusive real estate brokers agreements on sales of multi-million-dollar real estate portfolios in New York City. In law school, Shaya took on the role of Treasurer and Secretary of Cardozo’s Jewish Law Student’s Association and was a semi-finalist in Cardozo’s Monrad G. Paulsen Moot Court Competition. Shaya was a staff editor for Cardozo’s Public Law, Policy and Ethics Journal and had several comments published in Cardozo’s New York Real Estate Law Reporter during his last semester in law school.


  • J.D., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 2017
  • B.A., Rabbinical College of America, 2010


  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York​

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