John C. Re

John C. Re is a partner in the Litigation Department of Kurzman Eisenberg Corbin & Lever, LLP focusing on commercial litigation. Mr. Re has a wide range of experience in both trial and appellate courts, both state and federal, in a variety of matters from simple to extremely complex.  He has handled actions involving contracts, restrictive covenants, estate matters, insurance claims, structured settlements, and real estate transactions; and he has particular expertise in the areas of commercial mortgage foreclosures and related loan workouts, and has lectured on these topics for CLE providers.

He began his legal career as a litigation associate at Rogers & Wells in New York in 1987. In 1990 Mr. Re joined a small mid-town firm, and in 1999 was a founding member of the predecessor to Aronauer, Re & Yudell, LLP where he practiced until joining Kurzman Eisenberg Corbin & Lever, LLP.

Mr. Re is active in his home town of Chappaqua, New York, coaching soccer for more than 15 years and serving on the Regional Board (being Regional Commissioner from 2001-2004) of the local AYSO program. He has been appointed to and is currently serving as a commissioner on the Town of New Castle’s Recreation and Parks Commission. Mr. Re and his family are also involved in fundraising activities, participating in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life since 2007, events for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and their own charity Dawn’s Ray of Hope, Inc., which raises money to support cancer patients and the organizations that provide services directly to the patients.


  • J.D., cum laude, Boston University School of Law, 1987
  • B.A., Columbia University, Columbia College, 1984


  • New York, 1988
  • United States District Courts for the Southern (1988), Eastern (1988), Northern (1991) and
  • Western (1997) Districts of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2000
  • Supreme Court of the United States, 1991


  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Reported Cases of Interest

  • In re Intelligent Bank Mgmt., Inc. (East Coast Financial Corp.), 207 A.D.2d 760, 616 N.Y.S.2d 618 (1st Dep’t 1994)
  • Gold Star Flooring Specialist, Inc. v. Manshul Constr. Corp., 1995 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 5120 (S.D.N.Y. April 19, 1995)
  • F.D.I.C. v. Four Star Holding Co., 1998 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 13076 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 24, 1998)
  • Kidd v. Spector, 1998 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 19558 (S.D.N.Y. Dec. 15, 1998)
  • F.D.I.C. v. Four Star Holding Co., 178 F.3d 97 (2d Cir. 1999)
  • Bankers Trust Co. v. Battaglia, 1999 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 15465 (W.D.N.Y. Aug. 20, 1999)
  • Regency Sav. Bank, F.S.B. v. Terry-Ross Assocs., 2002 N.Y. Misc. LEXIS 1473 (Sup. Ct. Queens County Sept. 30, 2002)
  • Matter of Valentin, 43 A.D.3d 942, 841 N.Y.S.2d 781 (2d Dep't 2007)
  • Staples, Inc. v. W.J.R. Assocs., 2007 U.S. Dist LEXIS 24770 (E.D.N.Y. March 30, 2007)
  • Staples, Inc. v. W.J.R. Assocs., 2007 U.S. Dist LEXIS 65211 (E.D.N.Y. Sept. 4, 2007)
  • Staples, Inc. v. W.J.R. Assocs., 2007 U.S. Dist LEXIS 67539 (E.D.N.Y. Sept. 12, 2007)
  • Confidential Lending, LLC v. Nurse, 120 A.D.3d 739, 992 N.Y.S.2d 77 (2d Dep't 2014)


  • AV Rated – Martindale-Hubbell
  • “Super Lawyer” in General Litigation – 2013, 2014, 2015