Mr. Blum joined Kishner Miller Himes in August 2018. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Blum worked as a litigation associate and trial attorney in several New York State and multistate law firms dealing in complex commercial, financial, securities, and real estate litigation. Mr. Blum is a seasoned trial attorney, having handled more than thirty trials through judgment and appeal, and has handled appeals in all four New York Appellate Departments.
Mr. Blum has represented Fortune 250 and closely-held corporations, manufacturers and distributors, military contractors, casinos, financial institutions, and government agencies. He has prosecuted and defended complex civil cases concerning, for example, banking disputes, direct and derivative shareholder actions, fiduciaries and special purpose vehicles, construction, antitrust, trade secret/corporate espionage, and real estate disputes. Mr. Blum has worked on securities fraud cases involving multi-million dollar transactions, and residential mortgage-backed securities cases resulting in recovery of over $1 billion dollars for institutional clients.
Mr. Blum has served as special counsel and advisor to national banks on defensive strategies in securities, banking, and real estate litigation, authoring statewide bank policy on New York-specific litigation strategies on various case issues.
Prior to attending law school, Mr. Blum was a computer programmer. He applies that expertise extensively in his litigation practice. For example, Mr. Blum has assembled and managed teams of attorneys, engineers, and data analysts in eDiscovery and ESI investigations, which have entailed review and analysis of millions of documents. Mr. Blum has created eDiscovery platforms and automation tools that have been used to analyze voluminous document productions in connection with public offerings, securities filings, loan and bond underwriting transactions, payroll and check registers, time records, and other electronically-stored materials used in securities cases and other complex class action litigation.
Currently, Mr. Blum concentrates on complex commercial litigation involving multi-party business disputes, disputes over sale of commercial real estate, and commercial banking. Mr. Blum holds an M.B.A. in corporate finance, and couples that background with his litigation experience to advise businesses and startup companies on financing transactions and corporate organizational structures.
New York State Bar Association
New York City Bar Association
Maurice A. Deane School of Law, Hofstra University (J.D., 2012)
Frank G. Zarb School of Business, Hofstra University (M.B.A. – Corporate Finance, 2012)
University of Florida (B.A., 2008)