David C. Shufrin represents clients in a broad array of civil matters, including complex business litigation, contract disputes, commercial lease disputes, shareholder disputes, anti-trust litigation, unfair and deceptive trade practices, employment litigation, and consumer class actions.
Mr. Shufrin received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Finance from Fordham University, where he was named to the Dean's List. He graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Law (J.D., with honors, 2012), where he was a member of the Editorial Board of the Connecticut Law Review and a member of the Moot Court Board. While at law school, Mr. Shufrin was a teaching assistant in Contracts to Professor Kurt Strasser and was a law clerk in the office of the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut.
Mr. Shufrin is admitted to practice in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. Mr. Shufrin was selected to the Super Lawyers Rising Star List for 2015 and 2016.
- Represented corporation which sold a substantial part of its business to a third party for more than $8 million in an action by the third party to recover damages for breach of the seller's payment obligations and breaches of noncompetition agreements.
- Represented corporation in lender liability action against a national bank for damages resulting from improper and premature collection efforts on a $6 million dollar loan.
- Represented corporation in action alleging that customer violated an exclusive dealings agreement.
- Represented plaintiff in a declaratory judgment action alleging that a contract was invalid based on fraud. See Perry v. Perry, 2014 WL 2922504 (Conn. Super. Ct. May 16, 2014).
- Represented a reinsurance company as local counsel in a complex coverage dispute concerning asbestos exposure. See R.T. Vanderbilt Co. v. Hartford Accident & Indem. Co., 2014 WL 1647135 (Conn. Super. Ct. Mar. 28, 2014).
Breakups of Professional Practices and Closely Held Companies
- Represented minority owners and officers of health services corporation and limited liability company in successful effort to enjoin majority shareholders from removing minority owners from management positions. See Moore v. Bender, 2014 WL 4099345 (Conn. Super. Ct. July 14, 2014).
- Represented controlling shareholder of closely held family corporation in action by minority shareholder claiming a failure to distribute to him a fair share of the proceeds of the sale of a substantial part of the corporation's business to a third party.
Lease Disputes and Evictions
- Represented various landlords in commercial and residential summary process (eviction) actions.
- Represented landowner in commercial lease dispute where tenant failed to return premises to condition required by lease.
- Represented landowner in collection of unpaid rent where, after expiration of commercial lease, tenant remained in the property on a month-to-month, hold-over basis.
- Represented a regional banking institution in an action to foreclose a mortgage on commercial real property securing a debt of more than $5 million dollars.
- Represented a real estate investment firm in defense of an action to foreclose on a mortgage on commercial real property securing a debt of more than $76 million dollars.
- Represented a large personal injury law firm in an action alleging that a former employee violated his non-disclosure agreement and misappropriated trade secrets.
- Represented manufacturing business in an action before the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) alleging that employer created a hostile work environment and terminated former employees based on race.
- Represented an individual plaintiff before the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) alleging that employer wrongfully terminated her employment based on her pregnancy.
- Liaison counsel for plaintiffs in federal consumer class action against a corporation, several prominent internet retailers, and several banks for conspiring to make unauthorized charges to consumers' credit cards in violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act, and federal wire fraud statutes.
- Represented class of financial advisors in a multi-district action against employer alleging violations of Federal Fair Labor Standards Act and the labor laws of Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey. See In re: Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC Wage & Hour Employment Practices Litig., 818 F. Supp. 2d 1381 (U.S. Jud. Pan. Mult. Lit. 2011).
- Represented of one of the world's largest retailers before the Connecticut Department of Banking with respect to financial services offered by the retailer.
- Represented liquor distributor in anti-trust investigation by the Connecticut Attorney General.
- Represented non-profit organization in connection with an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and United States Attorney's Office.
- Represented mother and estate of deceased infant in wrongful death action claiming that physician failed to diagnose pregnancy before performing invasive procedure. See Foster v. De Cholnoky, 2014 WL 3893272, at *1 (Conn. Super. Ct. July 1, 2014).