Kenneth A. NovikoffPartner
Kenneth A. Novikoff has tried many cases before courts, (state and federal) and arbitration panels, on behalf of corporations, municipalities, and individuals in varied complex commercial litigation matters, including partnership disputes, employment and housing discrimination matters, and civil rights lawsuits.
A partner in Rivkin Radler’s Commercial Litigation and Employment & Labor Practice Groups, Ken handles multi-million dollar commercial disputes and recently successfully represented a leading New York City law firm in a multi-million dollar partnership dispute with a former founding partner.
Ken provides advice and counsel to clients on employment and housing discrimination matters and has defended hundreds of discrimination claims in federal and state courts, as well as before various state and federal administrative bodies.
Ken successfully defended one of the largest real estate management companies in New York State on claims of housing discrimination against the handicapped, resulting in a decision on summary judgment that created new law and that had nationwide implications for the housing industry. Salute v. Stratford Greens, 918 F. Supp. 960 (E.D.N.Y. 1996). He successfully argued the appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, which affirmed the District Court’s decision. Salute v. Stratford Greens, 136 F.3d 293 (2d Cir. 1998). Recently, Ken successfully resolved a claim of housing discrimination against a prominent real estate development and management corporation.
Additionally, Ken has significant experience in regulatory matters and the representation of municipalities on Long Island, including the Long Beach City School District, the Valley Stream Board of Trustees, the Valley Stream Zoning Board of Appeals, and the Town of Hempstead Zoning Board of Appeals.
Ken was named a Super Lawyer in the Metro New York Area in Business Litigation from 2013-2017.
926 RXR Plaza
Uniondale, NY 11556-0926
New YorkCourt Admissions
United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
United States District Courts of the Eastern and Southern Districts of New YorkEducation
Washington College School of Law, Juris Doctor, cum laude
Dartmouth College, B.A.