Isaac B. Zaur

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Mr. Zaur represents businesspeople and companies in commercial disputes of all kinds. Current and recent clients include selling shareholders in the private M&A context and public company directors accused of breaching fiduciary duties. Mr. Zaur also regularly represents private equity portfolio companies in business-critical contract, tort, and intellectual property matters. Before joining CGR in 2011, Mr. Zaur was an associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore. Mr. Zaur was named a New York Metro “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers in 2015 and 2016.


University of California, Berkeley, School of Law,
Boalt Hall, J.D., 2007

Haverford College, B.A.,
magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1999


Represented the CEO of an online start-up company, acquired by Groupon, Inc., in a post-closing securities fraud lawsuit by seed-round investors who sold before the acquisition; obtained dismissal of suit.

Achieved a successful settlement of a co-founder dispute on behalf of Internet startup StreetEasy, Inc., and continue to protect and enforce that settlement before, during, and after StreetEasy’s acquisition by Zillow, Inc.

Obtained a unanimous jury verdict against the purveyor of forged Russian Suprematist art work.

Advised the independent directors of Ampal-American Israel Corp. in connection with their exit from the board of directors; obtained dismissal of bankruptcy trustee’s breach of fiduciary duty lawsuit.

Secured dismissal of all claims against Harbinger Capital hedge fund entities in derivative litigation arising from bankruptcy of the funds’ principal portfolio company.

Prosecuted, to a prompt and successful settlement, a trade dress infringement action on behalf of an upscale restaurant chain that is a portfolio company of a large private equity firm.

Defended online retailer of cowboy boots and western- themed apparel in libel and tortious interference suit brought by competitor; achieved successful settlement after asserting counterclaims arising from competitor’s misappropriation of intellectual property.


Co-chair, Commercial Division Committee of the Federal and Commercial Litigation Section of the New York State Bar Association

Buxton School, Member, Board of Trustees (2009-2016)


State of New York

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York