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Pierre-Yves Kolakowski, Partner

Pierre-Yves Kolakowski is a partner in ZEK’s Greenwich, Connecticut, office. He joined the firm as an associate in 1995.

Pierre’s practice involves commercial litigation, with a concentration on the representation of banks and lending institutions in a wide array of issues. Pierre regularly defends major banks, financial institutions and mortgage servicers with respect to various lender liability claims and federal and state compliance issues. In addition, Pierre has participated in the litigation of various multi-district matters, including the successful defense of various putative class action suits.

Pierre represents numerous asset-based lenders and financiers with respect to efforts to recover on defaulted loans, including commercial foreclosure actions, escalated residential foreclosures, replevin actions and workouts. Indeed, based on his many years of experience in the field, Pierre has lectured on Connecticut’s unique foreclosure procedures. Pierre also regularly appears in bankruptcy court with respect to various creditors’ rights issues, and has successfully litigated numerous claims seeking the recovery of assets and improper preferential transfers pursuant to the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act. In his practice, Pierre regularly appears in both state and federal courts at the trial and appellate levels.

Pierre’s practice also includes litigating and advising ZEK’s clients with respect to general business and commercial issues, including finance and commercial disputes arising under the Uniform Commercial Code. Additionally, Pierre represents ZEK’s commercial clients on various issues relating to labor and employment. In particular, Pierre represents business owners with regards the protection of trade secrets and obligations arising under non-solicitation, non-compete and confidentiality agreements, and has both prosecuted and defended actions involving such matters.


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