Attorney Clifford J. Bond 

Clifford J. Bond

Of Counsel

Clifford J. Bond

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation and Appeals
  • Commercial/Securities Arbitrations and Mediations
  • Contract
  • General Business


  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. - 1990
  • State University of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton, New York
    • B.A. - 1987


Cliff Bond is of counsel to the firm. He is an accomplished commercial litigator, having litigated before state courts, federal courts and arbitration tribunals and having represented high net worth individuals, closely held companies, and publicly held companies. Cliff has extensive experience in all facets of litigation from pre-action investigation through and including trial and appeal. 

Cliff’s broad commercial litigation experience includes matters involving accounting malpractice, securities fraud and other securities law violations, common law fraud, franchise disputes, employer-employee disputes, real estate disputes, breach of contract, franchise disputes, intellectual property, banking, breach of fiduciary duty, trusts and estates and other commercial disputes. Cliff is also experienced in conducting internal business investigations, providing general legal advice to businesses, drafting employment and other contracts, and handling real estate transactions. 

Cliff is a graduate of Binghamton University (1987), from where he graduated with honors, and he is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center (1990) where he was on the Dean’s List and was a member of the Tax Lawyer Law Review.

Cliff is admitted to practice in the State and Federal Courts of New York and has been admitted to practice pro hac vice in courts nationwide.

Cliff also teaches a middle school class on Introduction to Legal Thinking.

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York

Representative Matters

  • Won six-day trial where client, trustee, was sued by trust beneficiaries seeking to remove client as trustee and to reverse transactions conducted in All claims by beneficiaries were denied (Rosato v. Rosato, Supreme Court, N.Y. County 2020).
  • Successfully appealed to Appellate Division, Second Department, lower court dismissal of Petition seeking to restore police officer to union, after officer had been improperly removed from union, which resulted in granting of Petition and restoration of officer to union with full benefits. (Matter of Montero Police Assn. of the City of Yonkers, Inc., 148 A.D.3d 1023, 49 N.Y.S.3d 746, 2d Dep’t 2017).
  • Successfully drafted motion to dismiss commercial holdover proceeding against coin operated laundry machine company resulting in further clarification of the factors to be applied in analyzing whether an agreement is a lease or license, as addressed in Realty Law Digest article which can be found at 5/28/2008 NYLJ 5, (col. 1). (Harlen Housing Associates, LP v. Metered Appliances, Inc., 19 3d 1101(A), 859 N.Y.S.2d 895, 2008 WL 656274, 2008 N.Y. Slip Op. 50460, N.Y. City Civ. Ct. 2008).
  • Served as lead counsel for medical practice and its principal in several disputes with former partner and other related parties involving millions of dollars in New York State Courts and before the American Arbitration Association, including: taking and defending numerous depositions, interviewing and preparing witnesses, participating in several court-ordered mediation sessions, handling review and production of tens of thousands of pages of documents, drafting and arguing motions and acting as lead counsel in back-to-back four and five day AAA arbitration hearings, including successful defense of claim for approximately $4 million dollars in deferred compensation.
  • Served as lead counsel in successful defense of mortgage banking company and its principal against claims by warehouse banks that in excess of $10 million dollars of their money was embezzled. Representation included engaging in document discovery, interviewing and preparing witnesses for depositions, defending numerous depositions and participating in motion practice and court conferences in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, and in related adversary proceedings in the Eastern District Bankruptcy Court.
  • Served as co-counsel in insurance/securities fraud litigation against major insurance provider and related parties, leading to material settlement in favor of Plaintiffs.
  • Successfully drafted and argued summary judgment motions seeking dismissal of claims against accounting firm for malpractice, based on res judicata, after prior counsel to accounting firm failed to seek such relief, and successfully defended motions for reargument and appeals through denied motion for leave to appeal to the New York State Court of Appeals. (See Appel Corp. v. Mahoney Cohen & Co., CPA, P.C., 6 A.D.3d 279, 774 N.Y.S.2d 701, 1st Dep’t 2004).
  • Successfully defended, in both New York State Supreme Court and Southern District of New York Bankruptcy Court, over several years, multimillion dollar claims by banks against principals of bankrupt diamond manufacturer, based on principals’ personal guaranties in connection with revolving credit lines.