Richard H. Bliss is of counsel to the firm concentrating on complex litigated motions and appeals. Having earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from New York University in 1973 and his Juris Doctor from St. John’s University School of Law in 1976, he has actively practiced law in New York since 1977 and is highly experienced in numerous areas of civil practice, including personal injury, commercial litigation, construction law, insurance, and real estate. He is admitted to practice before the state courts of New York as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the U.S. Court of International Trade.
Richard has argued numerous cases before New York trial and appellate courts involving significant legal questions (see, e.g., Marmelstein v. Kehillat New Hempstead, 11 NY3d 15  [establishing requirements for a claim of breach of fiduciary duty against clergyman]; Juarez v. Wavecrest Mgt. Team, Ltd., 88 NY2d 628  [clarifying landlords’ liability for childhood lead poisoning under NYC Local Law 1]). His articles have appeared in the New York Real Estate Law Reporter and in the New York Law Journal’s “Outside Counsel” column, and his writings have been cited in court decisions (see, e.g., Matter of Brussels Leasing Limited Partnership v. Henne, 174 Misc.2d 535 [Sup Ct, Queens County 1997]; Cirillo v. Transportation Vehicles, Inc., 78 AD2d 835 [1st Dept 1980]) and other publications dealing with New York law.
Richard has taught law, and he has served as a court-appointed referee as well as a volunteer Special Master in the Supreme and Civil Courts in New York County.