After eight years of litigation, which culminated in an extensive trial in New York Supreme Court, Partner, Jonathan Nelson, successfully proved that our clients were not responsible for a claim of contribution. Access additional details by following the “Read More” link below.

The case, started in 2015, involved a dispute among the last three partners of the famous architectural and engineering  firm of Wank, Adams, Slavin Associates LLP (WASA). Founded as Reed and Stem in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1891 and reformed as WASA in 1961,  WASA is widely known for its projects on railway stations throughout the United States, including the Great Northen Railway, the Northern Pacific Railway, and most notably construction of New York’s Grand Central Terminal. The final chapter of this once prominent firm involved a claim by Harry Spring for contribution against Dorf Nelson & Zauderer’s clients Jack  Esterson and Pamela Jerome based on a Citibank loan. After eight years of litigation, which culminated in an extensive trial in New York Supreme Court,  Partner and Chair of the Litigation Department, Jonathan Nelson, successfully proved that our clients were not responsible for a claim of contribution. Read the full  court decision below.

Decision After Trial