Frank T.M. Catalina

 

 

 

 

Direct Dial: 973-314-1909
Direct Fax: 973-314-1910
Main: 973-707-5346
fcatalina@clarkguldin.com
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Education

  • Rutgers University School of Law – Newark (J.D., 2009), cum laude
    – Order of the Coif
    – Inaugural Allan Axelrod Prize Winner
    – Best Oralist Award (Highest Individual Score), Nathan Baker Mock Trial Competition
    – Editor, Rutgers Law Review
    – Member, Rutgers-Newark National Mock Trial Team
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver (B.A., Journalism – Political Science Minor, 2005)

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

 

FRANK T.M. CATALINA represents individual and institutional investors, businesses, and business owners in a wide variety of commercial disputes. Mr. Catalina’s extensive litigation experience includes public company shareholder disputes, fraud and RICO claims on behalf of defrauded investors, contract claims relating to residential and commercial mortgage backed securities, partnership disputes, auditor malpractice, complex commercial contract disputes, commercial foreclosures, and commercial landlord/tenant disputes. He is admitted to practice before state and federal courts in New York and New Jersey and has litigated numerous matters involving both public and closely-held companies in the Delaware Court of Chancery. Mr. Catalina brings a practical, results-oriented approach to his clients’ matters, with an overarching focus on efficiently achieving the best financial results for each client given the unique circumstances of each dispute.

Prior to joining Clark Guldin, Mr. Catalina spent 10+ years at Lowenstein Sandler LLP, an AmLaw 200 firm. While at Lowenstein Sandler, Mr. Catalina was a member of the firm’s business litigation practice group, and also worked extensively with the firm’s securities and capital markets litigation practice groups and its bankruptcy department. Mr. Catalina has also devoted significant efforts to representing pro bono clients in a diverse range of matters including complex civil rights litigation against both the federal government and the State of New Jersey, advising non-profit organizations on corporate governance issues, and representing low-income tenants in eviction matters in Essex County, New Jersey.

Mr. Catalina graduated cum laude from Rutgers University School of Law – Newark where he was awarded the inaugural Allan Axelrod prize for commercial law and the Best Oralist award for highest individual score in the annual Nathan Baker Mock Trial Competition. Prior to practicing law, Mr. Catalina was the elected vice president and business agent for the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local B7 in Denver, Colorado. An organizer and founding member of the local, Mr. Catalina negotiated collective bargaining agreements on behalf of his co-workers and co-chaired the Labor Management Council.

 

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