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Primary Practice Areas

Cooperative and Condominium Law
Construction Law


Fordham University School of Law
New York, New York, 1978

State University of New York, Maritime College
Fort Schuyler, New York, 1975


  • New York, 1979
  • New Jersey, 1992
  • Florida, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1979
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit, 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit, 198
Edward M. ("Mike") Cuddy, III
Tel: 212-935-3131, Ext. 319
Fax: 212-935-4514
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Edward M. ("Mike") Cuddy III specializes in complex commercial litigations in the state and federal courts of New York.

He has represented developers, not for profit, private and professional corporations, cooperatives, insurance companies and individuals in construction law disputes, contract actions, malpractice claims against architects and structural engineers, and casualty related property damage subrogation. Mr. Cuddy has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating architectural, construction and management contracts. He is a lecturer for Lorman Educational Services in this area of practice and the author of “Basic AIA Contracts - Dos and Don’ts of Negotiation.” He advises boards and managing agents concerning enforcement of lease and bylaw provisions and in resolving disputes with shareholders.

Mr. Cuddy received a B.S. degree from the State University of New York, Maritime College, Fort Schuyler (1975), was licensed as a Third Mate in the United States Merchant Marine, and received a J.D. degree from Fordham University Law School (1978). From 1979 to 1993, Mr. Cuddy practiced with Poles, Tublin, Patestides and Stratakis, a firm with offices in New York City and Piraeus, Greece where he specialized in the litigation of casualties and transportation claims, and the arbitration of contract disputes. From 1993 to 1997, Mr. Cuddy practiced with Kroll & Tract, where he specialized in insurance defense, as coverage counsel, and subrogation counsel on behalf of property insurers for casualty losses. From 1997 to 2011, he practiced with Snow Becker Krauss P.C., where he was a member of the litigation and real estate departments. He is a Proctor Member of the Maritime Law Association of the United States, was licensed as a Third Mate of the Merchant Marine and commissioned a Lieutenant Commander U.S.N.R. (Retired).

Reported Cases

  • Kamco Supply Corp. v. Nevada Const., J. Madden (2010)
  • Agamede Ltd. v. Life Energy & Technology Holdings, Inc., 2007 WL 1074599 (E.D.N.Y. 2007)
  • Kamco Supply Corp. v. Nevada Const., 8 A.D.3d 196, 778 N.Y.S.2d 688 (1st Dept. 2004)
  • Tower Associates v. Boulevard Towers Condominium, 295 A.D.2d 525, 744 N.Y.S.2d 451 (2d Dept. 2002)
  • Federal Ins. Co. v. Yusen Air & Sea Services, 2001 WL 498412 (S.D.N.Y. 2001)
  • Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Co. v. Resolute Towing & Salvage Inc., 2001 AMC 718 (S.D.N.Y. 2001)
  • Mark Patterson, Inc. v. Nigel J.S. Bowie, et al., 172 Misc.2d 1000, 661 N.Y.S.2d 709 (Sup.Ct., N.Y.Co. 1997)
  • Olympo Transport Company of Puerto Rico v. Certain Insurance Companies, 103 F.3d 1 (1st Cir. 1996)
  • Arkwright Mutual Insurance Co. v. Circle Freight International, U.S. Dist Lexis 11726 (S.D.N.Y. 1995)
  • Thyssen Inc. v. S/S Eurounity, 1994 AMC 393 aff’d 21 F.3d 5335 (2nd Cir. 1994)
  • Loberiza v. Calluna Maritime Corp., 781 F.Supp. 1028 (S.D.N.Y. 1992)
  • Lampsis Navigation Ltd. V. Ortiz de Cortes, 694 F.2d 934 (2nd Cir. 1982)
  • General Authority For Supply Commodities v. S.S. Capetan Costis I, 631 F.Supp. 1488 (S.D.N.Y. 1986)
  • MISR Insurance Co. v. M/V “EVANTHIA K”, 480 F.Supp. 398 (S.D.N.Y. 1979)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Maritime Law Association of America – Proctor Member
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating, 1994


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