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Richard A. Lafont

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Richard A. Lafont is of Counsel with Platzer, Swergold, Goldberg, Katz, & Jaslow, LLP. Mr. Lafont is a general commercial litigator with vast experience handling banking, real estate, and, generally, complex commercial disputes. Mr. Lafont represents clients in federal and state, trial and appellate courts as well as various arbitral forums. Mr. Lafont has practiced extensively before the Commercial Division of the New York Supreme Court in all counties within and surrounding New York City.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Lafont spent the bulk of his career as Counsel in the New York City offices of Mayer Brown LLP. Mr. Lafont graduated from Harvard University in 1986 and University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1990, where he was an Editor for the Journal of International Business Law. Mr. Lafont is admitted to the State Bars of New York and New Jersey as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York and the District of New Jersey.

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