David Salhanick

David S. Salhanick

New Jersey / New York
F: 973-533-0127

David Salhanick is a partner at A.Y. Strauss. He focuses his practice on commercial and real estate litigation. David has guided some of New York’s best known real estate developers, property managers, and business owners through complex, high-stakes legal disputes. As an experienced and dynamic litigator, David’s strong research, writing, and courtroom skills are matched by a careful attention to detail. His solutions-driven approach to litigation has allowed him to consistently achieve favorable results for his clients before, during, and after trial.  David is frequently called upon to handle appeals and motions in various appellate courts.

Outside of the litigation context, David is a trusted source of general counsel and practical legal guidance for his clients.

Representative Matters

  • Obtained dismissal of multi-million-dollar breach of contract claim related to sale of prominent Los Angeles hotel
  • Obtained summary judgment dismissing fraud claim against prominent New York real estate developer
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of New York cooperative in longstanding dispute with shareholder over property rights
  • Prevailed on appeal in action alleging attorney’s violation of Judiciary Law §487
  • Trial counsel in defense of individual board members sued for breach of fiduciary duty
  • On behalf of lender, successfully rebutted borrower’s claim of fraud, resulting in confirmation of judgment


Fordham University Law School, (J.D., cum laude, 2011)
Beth Medrash Gevorah, (B.S., Talmudic Law, 2008)

Bar Admissions

New York
New Jersey
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

Practice Areas