Overview
Overview
Professional Associations
Presentations + Publications

Matters +

Case Studies

Community Service
Extracurricular

Andrew is a Partner in the firm’s Litigation Group, where he serves as Co-Chair, and in the Telecommunications Group. He handles all aspects of state and federal litigation, including complex commercial, telecommunications, corporate, real estate and land use matters, as well as alternative dispute resolution. His practice also includes registration and protection of clients’ trademarks.

He is a court-appointed mediator in the Westchester County Supreme Court Commercial Division’s mediation program, has served as a court appointed mediator, and is a former Co-Chair of the Westchester County Bar Association’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, and he has presented Continuing Legal Education Seminars on several topics, including “Legal Aspects of Condominium Development and Homeowner’s Associations in New York” and “Real Estate Development From Beginning To End,” as well as “How To Settle Cases” and “Making the Most of Mediation” for the Westchester County Bar Association.

Education

  • Boston College Law School, J.D., magna cum laude; 1998
  • University of Massachusetts, M.A.; 1995
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, B.A., cum laude; 1992
  • University College of London, England, undergraduate semester
  • Justice Antonin Scalia’s “Separation of Powers” course, Penn State Dickinson School of Law, Capitals of Europe summer program

Admissions/Courts

  • New York
  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Professional Associations

  • Delegate to the New York State Bar Association House of Delegates for the 9th Judicial District
  • New York State Bar Association
  • The Legal Aid Society of Westchester County
  • Westchester County Bar Association
  • New York State Wireless Association
  • RiverArts

Presentations + Publications

“Early Returns on Amended Rule Regarding Spoliation of ESI”
NY Law Journal, May 2016

“Federal Court Rejects Town’s Denial Of Wireless Tower Site”
AGL Magazine, 2015

“Supreme Court Upholds Antenna-siting Shot Clock”
AGL Magazine, 2013
Author

“Building Litigation Prevention Into Your Transaction”
Westchester Bar Journal, 2009
Author

“Taking Control Of The Outcome To Turn A Settlement Into A Win”
Westchester Bar Journal, 2008
Author

“Condominium Management, Judicial Remedies And Theories Of Liability In New York”
Lorman Education Services, 2008
Author

“Recent Developments In Federal Securities Litigation,”
Glasser LegalWorks, 1998
Author

Selected Matters

  • Won motion to dismiss on behalf of a regional pharmacy in a case in which a competing pharmacy asserted theft of trade secrets and related claims, and sought over $10 million in damages and injunctive relief. The New York Supreme Court, Commercial Division, dismissed all claims as asserted against our client based on the plaintiff’s failure to allege that our client employed wrongful means as required in a theft of trade secrets case.
  • Successfully represented the Sponsors of a 74-lot luxury home development in Rockland County in a dispute with the HOA regarding the parties’ compliance with the HOA’s Declaration and other governing documents and with a Settlement Agreement, which the parties had entered into in 2011.  In an initial Decision from April 2016, the Arbitrator ruled that the HOA had breached multiple provisions of the relevant agreements, particularly relating to the HOA’s interference with the Sponsors’ ability to market and sell lots, and reserved a determination on the amount of damages following further hearings on that issue.  The damages hearings took place last summer and in a decision, dated December 31, 2016, the Arbitrator awarded our clients over $1.8 million in damages and directed that the HOA fund a $300,000 shortfall in its reserve funds.  (the Arbitrator also ruled that we owed the HOA approximately $350,000 too.)  All told, when combined with the first decision, which ordered the HOA to forfeit $470,000 in escrow funds that it had previously received, the Sponsors were awarded a net of approximately $2.1 million.
  • Successfully representing national wireless telecommunications carrier in case which for the first time in federal court struck down a municipality’s law imposing unreasonable fees for processing wireless siting applications, obtaining an award disgorging funds improperly received by municipal consultant and directing the approval of carrier’s proposed wireless facility
  • Assisting a client in negotiating a $15 Million acquisition for the client’s patented technology
  • Winning a trial resulting in a $2.2 Million Judgment on behalf of 50/50 partner of closely-held real estate companies in claims for breach of fiduciary duty involving defendant’s misappropriation of funds, and successfully unwinding fraudulent transfers of money and real estate in order to make the transferred assets subject to collection on the Judgment
  • Negotiating to resolution a First Amendment free speech challenge in a contested school election, resulting in candidate’s reinstatement and successful election
  • Successfully prosecuting several actions against various municipalities for violations of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 in denying carriers’ efforts to install wireless facilities
  • Successfully defeating attempted class action by employees bringing action against employer on basis that employer did not violate provisions of federal and New York employment laws
  • Representing owner/developer in dispute with co-developer in connection with development of two high rise projects with a combined value of approximately $200 million
  • Obtaining federal court decisions making new law in the area of telecommunications which rejected private individuals’ and organizations’ efforts to prosecute claims under the Telecommunications Act and which rejected efforts to sue wireless carrier for nuisance and trespass based on principle that federal law prohibits such actions from going forward
  • Representing a national wireless telecommunications carrier in a suit seeking to strike down a wireless ordinance based on principles of preemption under federal and state law
  • Representing a telecommunications tower company in a federal challenge to a municipal denial of a wireless tower application
  • Obtaining summary judgment for one of the nation’s largest home builders in dispute over return of multi-million dollar investment in development project
  • Defending multi-national company against claim alleging delivery of non-conforming goods
  • Winning appeal sustaining client’s claims for fraudulent inducement to purchase apartment building based on defendant’s misrepresentation of rent rolls
  • Negotiating settlement on owner’s behalf in dispute concerning construction defects with respect to multi-million dollar residence, with developer re-doing construction work to restore home to first class condition
  • Representing a New York City commercial unit owner in “Cond-op” dispute, in an action to quiet title, culminating in successful exit strategy involving sale of unit for a multi-million dollar profit representing approximately five times the client’s initial investment
  • Successfully prosecuting litigation on behalf of owner of retail plaza to defeat commercial master tenant’s claim to right to exercise purchase option for a price that was worth millions of dollars less than fair market value
  • Coordinating litigation and negotiation strategy for manufacturer who was dependent on short-term financing from nation’s largest factoring company which was facing potential bankruptcy, leading to successful renegotiation of client’s rights and release back to client of vital security and intellectual property interests
  • Obtaining summary judgment on behalf of a commercial landlord finding the tenant liable for the remaining term on a multi-million dollar leasehold interest
  • Representing developer in dispute over maintenance of affordable housing status for development project
  • Obtaining judgment for wholesaler in federal diversity action against manufacturer for damages relating to late and incomplete shipments
  • Defending and prosecuting various commercial lease and business disputes on behalf of a local New York college
  • Representing a condominium in a dispute against a municipality, various contractors and design professionals resulting in a seven- figure settlement on behalf of the unit owners
  • Representing developers in disputes with local municipalities
  • Prosecuting a federal litigation against a municipality under the Telecommunications Act, on behalf of a national wireless service carrier; prosecuting partnership disputes, including in connection with dissolution and winding up of company assets
  • Litigating claims for various clients involving disposition of property ownership rights in connection with commercial real estate ventures
  • Representing a commercial real estate owner in a dispute arising from a managing agent’s overcharges
  • Obtaining multiple trademark registrations and litigating to protect client’s trademark rights

Community Service

  • President, Board of Directors of the Legal Aid Society of Westchester County
  • Delegate for the 9th Judicial District, New York State Bar Association House of Delegates
  • Treasurer, Westchester County Bar Association
  • Former Member, Board of Directors of RiverArts
  • Former Vice President, Greenburgh Nature Center
  • Former Co-Chair, Westchester County Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee

Extracurricular

  • In his spare time, Andrew plays guitar and piano and enjoys biking, skiing and traveling whenever possible.

 

What draws me to the practice of law is the opportunity to constantly employ creative thinking to solve clients' problems, knowing that each client’s situation is unique and may call for employing different methods of dispute resolution to reach the best outcome in the most efficient manner possible.
–Andrew

Andrew P. Schriever is a Partner at Cuddy & Feder who serves as the firm wide Co-Chair of the Litigation Practice.
The Second Circuit Court of Appeals last week ruled in favor of Cuddy & Feder’s client Homeland Towers and Verizon, clearing the way for construction of a new 150’ cell phone tower in the Town of East Fishkill, New York.