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Mr. Tepper is an associate of the firm concentrating on commercial litigation, FINRA arbitration and securities class actions. He graduated from New York University School of Law and the University of Texas at Austin, where he was a National Merit Scholar. His reported cases include:
· Zelouf Int’l Corp. v. Zelouf, 45 Misc.3d 1205(A) (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co., 2014), rejecting application of a discount for lack of marketability in an appraisal proceeding triggered by the freeze-out merger of a closely held corporation.
· Sacher v. Beacon Assocs. Mgmt. Corp., 114 A.D.3d 655 (2d Dep’t 2014), affirming denial of defendants’ motion to dismiss shareholder derivative suit by Madoff feeder fund against the fund’s auditor for accounting malpractice.
·Matter of NYSE Euronext Shareholders/ICE Litig., 39 Misc.3d 619 (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co., 2013), rejecting defendants’ motion to dismiss or stay a New York class action in favor of an earlier-filed Delaware class action involving the proposed sale of the New York Stock Exchange.
·In re Beacon Assocs. Litig., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 82192 (S.D.N.Y. 2013), approving a $219 million settlement of Madoff-related claims including certain claims brought under state law in New York State courts.
· In re Belzberg v. Verus Investments Holdings, 95 A.D.3d 713 (1st Dep’t 2012), compelling a non-signatory to arbitrate a dispute arising out of a brokerage agreement under the doctrine of direct benefits estoppel.
· CMIA Partners Equity Ltd. v. O'Neill, 2010 NY Slip Op 52068(U) (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co., 2010), examining shareholder derivative suits under Cayman Islands law for the first time in a New York State court; and
· Hecht v. Andover Assocs. Mgmt. Corp., 27 Misc 3d 1202(A) (Sup. Ct. Nassau Co., 2010), aff’d, 114 A.D.3d 638 (2d Dep’t 2014), which was the first Madoff-related feeder fund case in the country to survive a motion to dismiss.