Arthur P. Xanthos


Arthur Xanthos

ARTHUR P. XANTHOS has been with the Firm since its founding in 1994, and as a partner since 2000. Each year since 2013, in recognition of his success at the Bar, he has been selected as a SuperLawyer in the New York Metro area.

Arthur is in charge of trials and arbitrations for insurance and individual clients, and his areas of emphasis are premises liability, construction defect, and toxic tort.  His representative clients include condominiums, cooperatives, sponsors, construction managers, general contractors, developers, and private land owners.

Arthur has had dozens of reported decisions in a range of practice areas.  These include Sanchez v. Brown Harris Stevens (employment discrimination); Hui v. Tieh Chi Ho (corporations law); Spalma v. Lawrence Towers (toxic tort); Carroll v. Nostra Realty (toxic tort); Ogust v. 451 Broome Street (toxic tort); DiCarlo v. Beacway (toxic tort); Great Northern v. 33072 Owners (insurance subrogation); Theodoli v. 170 East 77 (civil procedure); Van Kipnis v. Van Kipnis (contracts); Jones v. 170 East 92 Street (toxic tort); Waller v. Site Safety (premises liability); Payson v 50 Sutton Place South (insurance subrogation); Brown v. Time Warner Cable (employment discrimination) and Lowe v. Madison 79 (building encroachment). (For copies of these and other reported decisions in which the Firm was involved, see “Publications” above.)

Arthur has over 25 years of trial experience and has garnered numerous defense verdicts and other successful trial resolutions. Some verdicts and trials of note include Shuler v. Chiuten (1997)(medical malpractice directed verdict); Sorrentino v. Panzer Demolition (2000) (premises liability defense verdict); Garcia v. Reika Realty (2002) (premises liability defense verdict); Hui v. East Broadway Mall (2006) (corporate law defense verdict); Smith v. N.Y. Enterprises (2008)(premises liability trial); Carol Francis v. Leon B. DeMatteis (2010)(toxic tort defense verdict); Berenger v. 261 West LLC (2011)(condominium cooling tower nuisance trial); Reinhard v. Connaught Tower (2015)(secondhand smoke trial); Engler v. Aurajo (2016) (motor vehicle defense verdict); Benton v. 80 Cranberry (2016) (toxic tort trial); Vengrenyuk v. Exxon (2016)(personal injury trial); D’Allessandro v. Geico (2017)(snow and ice trial); M.C. v. NYCHA (2018)(high profile personal injury trial); Shackman v. 400 East 85th Street Realty Corp. (2018)(property damage trial); and Burbridge v. Soho Plaza (2018)(property damage trial).

Arthur also lectures extensively, and has served as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Business Law at Pratt Institute since 2009, where he teaches students working toward a construction management degree.  His lectures and publications include the following:

Arthur received his law degree from Fordham University School of Law in 1989, and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Williams College in 1986, where he was the recipient of a 7-year academic scholarship.