Nikolas S. Komyati

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Nikolas S. Komyati
Nikolas S. Komyati

Education
  • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., 2003
  • University of Delaware, B.A., 1999
Bar Admissions
  • New Jersey, 2003
  • New York, 2005
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York, 2009
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York, 2011
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 2013
Professional Affiliations
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Morris County Bar Association
Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2017

“In every environment, there is a new opportunity. We strive to evolve as counsel as our clients evolve as businesses. We understand that nothing successful remains static and employ this concept as a firm and in our individual practices.”

Nik Komyati has developed a diverse catalog of strengths. He is the practice area leader of the firm’s cannabis practice group and assists clients in all facets of the cannabis industry. He advises clients with regards to licensing, financial, regulatory and compliance issues for cannabis and hemp companies as well as ancillary businesses who work within the industry. His vast network in the cannabis industry has earned him the moniker of “cannabis concierge” from his clients.

In his securities and arbitration practices, he represents investment banks, broker-dealers, hedge funds and other financial institutions in complex matters in various arbitration forums and in state and federal court. Nik is involved with corporate formation and structuring, private equity transactions, hedge fund transactions and redemptions, complex securities transactions, and the sales of restricted securities under Rule 144. Nik has also successfully defended FINRA arbitrations, receiving dismissal of all claims against the firm’s clients. He has handled regulatory inquiries and responses on a multitude of issues and has also successfully petitioned for the expungement of various matters from financial advisors’ Form U-4 and U-5s.

Nik is also a member of Bressler's Senior and Vulnerable Investor Group. The lawyers in this group have a shared interest in providing counsel to corporate clients who confront issues affecting seniors.

Nik’s commercial litigation experience includes, among other things, his bankruptcy and creditors’ rights practice. Nik provides counsel for financial institutions, transportation and trucking companies, creditors, insurers, real estate managers and contractors. For these clients, he handles general commercial litigation matters, as well as bankruptcy proceedings including affirmatively representing creditors’ rights and defending adversary proceedings. He has litigated in numerous state and federal courts throughout the United States.

In addition to his practice, Nik is active in numerous legal industry organizations and cannabis industry organizations. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association, New Jersey State Bar Association and the Morris County Bar Association and is also an active participant in the Cannagather industry community.

 

  • In a recent matter, Nik represented a creditor and party to a debtor’s bankruptcy proceeding in Florida. The debtor breached a settlement agreement with approximately $270,000 in payments remaining and despite having $1.5 million in assets, which he argued were shielded from collection.  The Trustee agreed with the Debtor and attempted to settle the claims for a de minimus amount with the Debtor.  Nik challenged the settlement.  At trial, Nik successfully argued that the assets were shielded essentially through fraud and the Judge agreed, finding that the settlement was not in the best interest of the creditors and that there was an indicia of fraud. This led to the client receiving a much larger settlement of $520,000.
  • A New Jersey corporate client recently relied on Nik to represent them in a case involving internet defamation. Nik successfully argued that New Jersey had jurisdiction over California residents who defamed our client via the internet.  He convinced the court that electronic messages specifically targeting our client and attacking the client’s IP address were contacts with New Jersey significant enough for the court to have personal jurisdiction over the defendants. This matter was thereafter favorably resolved for the client with permanent restraints against the defendants.
  • Nik also successfully argued an Order to Show Cause against a company that was breaching its contractual obligations to issue stock to a client.  As part of the equitable relief received, the Judge ordered that the company could not issue stock to anyone until it issued stock to the client (in accordance with its contractual obligations).  This order essentially stopped the company’s ability to operate, causing the company to immediately capitulate and issue the requisite stock to the client.
  • Recognized on the Super Lawyers "Rising Stars" List, 2009-2017