Employment, Matrimonial and Commercial Litigation
Marc RapaportFounder and Managing Member of Rapaport Law Firm Employment, Matrimonial and Commercial Litigation Attorney 350 Fifth Ave, Suite 4400
New York, NY 10118 212.382.1600 212-382-0920
Marc Rapaport is the founder and Managing Member of Rapaport Law Firm, PLLC. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, he is a graduate of New York University and Georgetown University Law Center. Marc began his legal career as an attorney with the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. His practice focuses on employment discrimination, commercial litigation, telecommunications issues, and domestic relations. He takes professional pride in the diversity of his clientele and the wide array of civil litigation matters that he handles.
Marc has successfully litigated discrimination, sexual harassment, unpaid wage, FMLA, ADA, and wrongful termination disputes on behalf of both employees and employers. His widely reported success in the case Mena v. Key Food is now the leading legal precedent in jurisdictions throughout the United States regarding the legality of clandestine taping in the workplace. He has effectively represented groups of employees in overtime and unpaid wage claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act and NY Labor Law.
In 2015, Marc obtained a injunction on behalf of building superintendents against one of New York City's largest residential landlords. Marc's widely-acclaimed victory ensured that both his clients and other employees throughout New York are able to enforce their wage rights in court without suffering retaliatory termination of their employment.
Marc is New York counsel for the nation's fourth largest telecommunications carrier. He has extensive experience handling commercial disputes involving telecommunications leases. Marc has negotiated hundreds of rooftop and cellular antenna leases, inside wiring agreements, and antenna tower agreements. Each year, Marc obtains Yellowstone injunctions and other types of court orders that protect the rooftop leaseholds of wireless carriers in New York City. Wireless carriers turn to Marc for experienced guidance when one of their rooftop cell sites is jeopardized by the misconduct of a landlord.
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., June 1992
New York University, B.A., 1989
New York and New Jersey
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
Second Circuit Court of Appeals
New York County Lawyers' Association
New York State Bar Association (Member, Committee on Civil Practice Law and Rules)
The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Federal Communications Bar Association
Putnam County Home Improvement Board (2000–2002)
Joseph DeBlase is admitted to practice law in the states of New Jersey and New Jersey. Mr. DeBlase joined the firm in 2015 as an Associate. He focuses on commercial disputes and employment litigation. Mr. DeBlase received his law degree from New York Law School in 2014. During law school, he interned with the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office.