Senior Associate

jbasso@cmmllp.com 
(631) 738-9100 ext. 310

Jeffrey Basso represents business owners and partners, corporations, corporate officers, shareholders, and investors in a variety of litigation matters in state and federal court involving business and contractual disputes.  An aggressive litigator, Jeff has vast experience prosecuting and defending matters on behalf of clients in actions involving employment contracts, non-compete agreements, trade secrets, fiduciary duty, breach of contract, hour and wage disputes, real estate transactions, investments, and construction matters.

Jeff’s successful track record spans numerous industries.  Representative matters include the defense of a Long Island metal fabrication company in a hostile workplace/discrimination lawsuit (resulting in the dismissal of all claims), the pursuit of unpaid funds owed to an information technology company (resulting in 98% reimbursement to the client), and the defense of a large catering company in a wage and retaliation dispute (resulting in the court’s refusal to reinstate the former employees).  Jeff has also achieved substantial monetary settlements on behalf of his clients, including an international laser manufacturer owed significant funds by a European company, an estate executor pursuing a federal ERISA litigation, and a regional commercial landlord against a delinquent tenant.

Jeff is also experienced in representing clients in business divorce matters, including the negotiation of creative strategies to divide assets, as well as business divorce litigation.  Jeff’s litigation practice also includes appellate work, and he is well versed in cooperative and condominium law.

Prior to joining CMM, Jeff worked at a boutique law firm in Nassau County handling real estate and commercial litigation matters, as well as at a small construction law firm where he started his career.

Education
University of Delaware, B.A.
St. John’s University School of Law, J.D.

Admissions
New York
United States District Court, Southern District of New York
United States District Court, Eastern District of New York

Boards, Associations, and Leadership
Member, Long Island Metro Business Action (LIMBA)
Member, Gotham City Networking, Inc. – Suffolk Chapter
Member, Suffolk County Bar Association Corporate/Commercial Law and Labor & Employment Committees
Member, Nassau County Bar Association
Past Advisory Board Member, Ronald McDonald House of Long Island

Recognitions
2015 – Leadership in Law Award, Long Island Business News
2014 – Who’s Who in Intellectual Property and Labor Law, Long Island Business News