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Peter S. Sanders

1385 Broadway, 12th Floor New York, New York 10018
Firm: Capell, Barnett, Matalon & Schoenfeld, Llp
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Capell, Barnett, Matalon & Schoenfeld, Llp

Years In Practice


Phone Number (212) 661-1144

Peter merged his practice with and joined Capell Barnett Matalon & Schoenfeld LLP (CBMS) and joined as a Senior Partner effective January 1, 2016. He now manages the firm's growing litigation practice. He brought with him his team from Sanders Litigation Associates, P.C. (SLA), a firm which he founded 15 years earlier in 2001. Through the years the practice has grown in sophistication and breadth of practice to include a wide variety of litigation matters before all trial level courts. These include the Supreme, District and Civil Courts, Federal and Surrogates Courts, and the governing Appellate Courts throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, Nassau and Suffolk Counties.  The litigation practice also handles select matters before Administrative Agencies such as the New York City Human Rights Commission, the DHCR and HPD. The Litigation Department collaborates closely with the firm’s Real Estate Development, Construction, Zoning, Commercial Leasing, Transactional, Religious Corporation, Tax, White Collar Criminal, Corporate and Estate Administration practices. Further solidifying our standing as one of the preeminent firms handling religious corporation matters, our team has recently chalked up some big wins in the trial and appellate courts (including the Appellate Division 1st Dept., NYS Court of Appeals and U.S. Supreme Court) involving First Amendment constitutional issues over the justiciability of intra-denominational religious doctrine and ecclesiastical sovereignty. Some of these cases were reported in the New York Law Journal, including one with a front-page cover story. Our newest litigation associate, who joined us from an internationally renowned firm of nearly a thousand attorney worldwide, successfully argued a federal appellate death penalty case which sent the case back to the state court in Tennessee. After picking a jury, the District Attorney offered a very favorable plea deal that avoided capital punishment. Peter prides himself in having established a team with a reputation as fierce advocates for their clients, who know how to leverage their litigation skills to achieve a successful resolution whether it be through trial or a pragmatic settlement.  In his 26 years of practice he has personally tried over a hundred cases, ranging from bench trials lasting from one day to up to twenty-three days over seven weeks, and a week-long jury trial. The vast majority have resulted in very favorable verdicts for our clients. He has also successfully negotiated advantageous settlements in well over a thousand cases and prevailed in over a dozen appeals. He has been invited to lecture on various litigation topics to judges and attorneys alike, at bar associations, continuing education forums, and judicial seminars sponsored by the New York City courts. Peter is a past four-term Vice President of the Kings County Housing Court Bar Association and continues to serve on its Appellate and By-Laws Committees. He also works with a wide variety of religious and not-for-profit corporations on real estate, leasing, and litigation matters.

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Bar Admissions
New York
Admitted in 1993
Quinnipiac University, J.D.
Graduated 1992
Contact Details and Office Locations
1385 Broadway, 12th Floor
New York, New York 10018
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