Overview
Overview
Awards + Recognitions
Professional Associations
Presentations + Publications
Matters + Case Studies
Community Service
Extracurricular
Troy is an Associate in the firm’s Litigation Group. He joined the firm in 2012. His practice involves complex commercial litigation, contract and corporate disputes, estate litigation, federal and state employment litigation and real estate, title and easement matters.

While in law school, Troy co-authored various articles related to Trusts and Estates and Tax law, some of which have since been cited in legal textbooks and other scholarly articles.

Troy frequently reviews legal blogs and news outlets to stay abreast of current and novel legal issues of interest to his clients and shares his thoughts on those issues across various social media platforms.

Education

  • Pace University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude; 2012
  • University of Connecticut, B.A.; 2009

Admissions/Courts

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

Awards + Recognitions

  • Recipient of the ALI-ABA Scholarship and Leadership Award, 2012
  • Notes and Comment Editor of the Pace University School of Law International Law Review

Professional Associations

  • Westchester County Bar Association

Presentations + Publications

“Distinctions Among and Strategy Points Regarding Claims for Equitable Subrogation”
May 24, 2017
Presenter

“Decisions Give Glimmer of Hope to Internet Defamation Plaintiffs”
NY Law Journal, December 2015

“United States Estate Taxation of Nonresident Non-Citizens: A Primer”
Tax Notes
Vol. 132, p. 759 (August 2011)
Co-author with Bridget J. Crawford and Jonathan G. Blattmachr.

“Donating to Collegiate Athletics: A Taxing Gesture of Kindness”
Tax Notes
Vol. 133, p. 229 (October 2011)
Co-author with Bridget J. Crawford.

“Wireless Infrastructure: A Time of Regulatory Change in New York”
New York Zoning Law and Practice Report (July 2011)
Co-author with Christopher B. Fisher, Anthony B. Gioffre III, and Daniel M. Laub.

“Your Constitutional Right to Be A Ninja”
(LinkedIn, May 2015)

“Confessions of a Pocket Dialer”
(LinkedIn, July 2015)

“Fantasy Football Leading To Real Life Problems”
(LinkedIn, September 2015)

Selected Matters

  • Successfully obtained the dismissal of a constructive trust claim asserted against their client following the purchase of approximately 84 acres of land in Dutchess County, New York. In the lawsuit, the plaintiff had claimed that he was entitled to a constructive trust over approximately ten acres of the land pursuant to a prior agreement with his deceased father. In dismissing plaintiff’s constructive trust claim, the Supreme Court, Dutchess County, agreed with Cuddy & Feder’s argument that the plaintiff had waived rights to the land based on a Consent to Probate executed by the plaintiff years earlier in connection with his father’s estate.
  • In a mortgage foreclosure action, we successfully vacated a competing lender’s default foreclosure judgment obtained against our client’s predecessor by arguing that the competing lender failed to comply with certain statutory notice of pendency requirements and that the foreclosure judgment improperly sought to foreclose on a spouse’s 50% interest in the subject property that it did not have a lien against.
  • Successfully represented a former tenant’s claim against our client, the landlord, for over $4 million for breach of lease and negligence. In response to the tenant’s complaint, we counterclaimed for rent and possession of the premises, the latter of which was granted to us in 2015. Thereafter, in October 2016 we moved for summary judgment dismissing all of the tenant’s claims against our client on the basis of certain provisions in the lease. In January of this year, the Court agreed with our reasoning in its entirety and dismissed all of the tenant’s claims against our client and ordered the parties to appear for a settlement conference at which Josh and I secured a settlement of $100,000.00 for our client on our counterclaims for unpaid rent.

Community Service

  • Save A Best Friend Animal Rescue, Connecticut

Extracurricular

  • In his spare time, Troy enjoys watching documentaries, rooting on his favorite New York sports teams, the Jets and Mets, and spending time with his family and friends, especially his best friend Harley, a black lab rescue dog from Georgia.
  • “Be the person your dog thinks you are” is a motto Troy believes holds true personally as well as professionally in his law practice with respect to the way he represent clients and treat his adversaries.
Practices
Litigation

 

In today’s law practice, most law firms – from solo practitioners to the largest firms in the world – have at their disposal the same legal technology to assist in performing research, generating briefs, and evaluating cases. In order to achieve the results my clients expect, I perform the type of intensive due diligence and analysis that legal technology cannot, in order to understand all facets of my clients’ cases – ultimately uncovering beneficial information for my clients that my adversaries never knew existed.
—Troy
What’s the state of the law in New York on bullying claims (specifically cyber bullying)? Do NY’s laws need to be updated to reflect the use of technology today.
On Wednesday, November 29th, Michael Katz, Joshua Grauer, Neil Rimsky, and Troy Lipp attended the AJC Westchester/Fairfield Judge Learned Hand Award Dinner.
Caveat consumers who post comments implying criminality about a local business to a consumer oriented web site.