Daniel Tepper is Of Counsel to Wolf Haldenstein. He has extensive experience in complex commercial litigation, alternative dispute resolution and representing institutional and individual investors who suffered losses from corporate fraud. Mr. Tepper is a member of the Firm’s Investor Protection and Business Practice litigation groups with emphasis on securities, shareholder derivative suits, and business disputes.
Mr. Tepper joined Wolf Haldenstein in 2010. Prior to joining Wolf Haldenstein Mr. Tepper was an associate with a prominent litigation boutique in New York and a predecessor to Locke Lord LLP.

Representations

  • Investigates, initiates, and prosecutes securities class action and derivative suits throughout the United States.
  • Represents corporate and individual clients in complex commercial matters.
  • Advises clients on general securities matters, private placements, corporate and transactional matters such as drafting contracts, shareholders’ agreements and corporate minutes.
  • Recovered hundreds of millions of dollars and obtained significant corporate governance reforms.
  • Litigated Zelouf Int’l Corp. v. Zelouf, 45 Misc.3d 1205(A) (Sup.Ct. N.Y. Co., 2014) where he represented the plaintiff in an appraisal proceeding triggered by freeze-out merger of closely-held corporation. $10 million verdict after eleven day trial, rejecting discount for lack of Marketability.
  • Provided advice and counsel in 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 fund’s auditor for accounting malpractice. $2.5 million settlement.
  • Represented client in In re Belzberg, 95 A.D.3d 713 (1st Dep’t 2012), compelling non-signatory to arbitrate brokerage agreement dispute arising under doctrine of direct benefits estoppel.
  • Litigated Estate of DeLeo, File No. 353758/A, Dec. No. 27542 (Surrog. Ct., Nassau Co. 2011), restoring multi-million dollar family business to rightful owner. Full plaintiff’s verdict after seven day trial.
  • Represented Board of Directors in CMIA Partners Equity Ltd. v. O’Neill, 2010 NY Slip Op 52068(U) (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co., 2010), the first time a New York state court examined shareholder derivative suits under Cayman Islands law. Court dismissed complaint against our clients the Cayman company’s directors.
  • Provided advice and counsel 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), the first Madoff-related feeder fund case in the country to survive a motion to dismiss. Participated in $213 million global settlement.

Affiliations

Professional
New York State Bar Association
New York State Bar Association Electronic Discovery Committee

Section 20(b): A New Face for Control Person Liability, New York Law Journal, Sept. 29, 2011
Electronic Discovery Rulemaking Update, NYSBA CLE presentation, June 2009
Metadata: Basic Guidance for New York Attorneys, NY Litigator, Summer 2008

Awards