516-227-0700

John P.
McEntee

Commercial Litigation

Partner

Uniondale

T: 516-227-0608

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About John

John P. McEntee represents clients in business disputes. He served recently as president of the Nassau County Bar Association, and currently serves as chair of its Commercial Litigation Committee. An experienced trial lawyer, John served as an Assistant District Attorney in Nassau County (District Court, County Court, and Rackets Bureaus) and as an Assistant Deputy Attorney General with the New York State Organized Crime Task Force.

Experience

  • Recognized by the New York Law Journal for having obtained the highest jury verdict in New York State ($100,361,000) in 2002.
  • Obtained the dismissal of shareholder class actions alleging breach of fiduciary duty by the Board of Directors of a publicly-held bank in connection with a bank merger
  • Obtained the dismissal of defamation claims against a Fortune 500 computer software company for statements in the corporation’s annual report to shareholders, which Mr. McEntee defended successfully on appeal
  • Obtained the dismissal of class action claims against a member of the National Hockey League relating to the sale of playoff tickets
  • Obtained the dismissal of claims against a member of the National Hockey League for breach of contract arising from a league-directed player lockout
  • Received a verdict in favor of a Fortune 500 computer software company in a claim for breach of contract, which Mr. McEntee defended successfully on appeal
  • Secured a verdict in favor of a Fortune 500 computer software company dismissing claims for sexual discrimination, sexual harassment and unlawful retaliation
  • Secured the dismissal in arbitration of claims against a publicly-held health care company for misappropriation of mainframe computer software algorithms and system architecture
  • Received a directed verdict in favor of a publicly-held computer software company dismissing claims brought by a former sales representative to recover sales commissions
  • Received a verdict exceeding $10 million on behalf of two medical testing companies against two professional corporations and a medical testing company for breach of contract
  • Received a verdict dismissing claims of self-dealing and breach of fiduciary duty against the trust division of a national bank, which Mr. McEntee defended successfully on appeal
  • Obtained the dismissal of employment discrimination and Fair Labor Standards Act claims against a member of the National Hockey League
  • Received a verdict in favor of a commercial real estate owner dismissing claims the owner unreasonably refused to consent to the assignment of a lease of a petroleum storage facility
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Credentials

Education

  • St. John’s University School of Law
  • SUNY Brockport

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S.D.C., Southern District of New York
  • U.S.D.C., Eastern District of New York
  • U.S.C.A., 2nd Circuit

Affiliations & Appointments

  • Nassau County Bar Association, Past President
  • New York State Independent Judicial Election Qualification Commission, 10th Judicial District
  • Molloy College, Chair, Board of Trustees
  • New York State Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Federal Bar Association, Board of Directors, Eastern District of New York Chapter
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow
  • Commercial Law WebAdvisor, Advisory Board
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Articles & Advisories

Some Parting Thoughts (John P. McEntee’s final article as president of the Nassau County Bar Association)

June 10, 2015

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The Journey

May 05, 2015

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What Lessons Can We Learn From This Fiasco?

January 06, 2015

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Book Review: Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts

June 01, 2011

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Second Circuit Strikes Down Class Action Waiver

April 04, 2011

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Legal Lessons from the Kardashians

March 30, 2011

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On-Line Posters Face New Exposure to Defamation Claims

March 18, 2011

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Click Here to Bind: Electronic Contracts

March 11, 2011

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Family Business Discord: The American Chopper Saga

December 16, 2010

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Contracts: The Importance of Careful Drafting

November 12, 2010

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The Financial Implications of Litigation: Weighing the Costs and Potential Benefits

November 08, 2010

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Business Litigation: An Overview

October 22, 2010

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News

Law Man, Commercial Litigator John McEntee takes over the Nassau Bar

June 11, 2014

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How the President Serves the Association

June 11, 2014

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Meet the New NCBA President

June 11, 2014

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A Setback for the Internet Reputation-Fixer Industry

April 01, 2011

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On the Move: John McEntee & James Wicks Selected for Inclusion in the 2009 Super Lawyers-Corporate Counsel Edition

April 10, 2009

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Small Business: Internships Can Be a Win-Win for All

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May 05, 2008

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Kumar’s Legal Bills: CA Seeks $15 Million Spent on Ex-Chief’s Defense

November 28, 2006

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CA Sues Ex-CEO to Recover Attorneys’ Fees

November 17, 2006

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Clubs to Serve Up High-tech Security

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It’s a Scrimmage or a Trial Run for Savvy Lawyers

March 03, 2006

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Press Releases

30 Farrell Fritz Attorneys Recognized as 2018 Leading Lawyers in Their Respective Areas of Practice

Farrell Fritz had a combined total of 30 attorneys selected to the 2018 New York Metro Super Lawyers and New…

September 13, 2018

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Farrell Fritz Receives Tier 1 Ranking in 2018 U.S. News – Best Lawyers’ “Best Law Firms”

Farrell Fritz is pleased to announce that, for the sixth consecutive year, the firm has received a Tier 1 Ranking…

November 01, 2017

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31 Farrell Fritz Attorneys Recognized as 2017 Leading Lawyers in their Respective Areas of Practice

Farrell Fritz had a combined total of 31 attorneys selected to the 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyers and New…

September 20, 2017

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30 Farrell Fritz Attorneys Recognized as 2016 Leading Lawyers in their Respective Areas of Practice

Farrell Fritz had a combined total of 30 attorneys selected to the 2016 New York Metro Super Lawyers and New…

September 21, 2016

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John P. McEntee Appointed to Judicial Qualification Commission

John P. McEntee, the Immediate Past President of the Nassau County Bar Association, has been appointed by the Chief Administrative…

April 22, 2016

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Farrell Fritz Attorneys to Receive Long Island Business News’ 2015 “Leadership in Law” Awards

Farrell Fritz warmly congratulates John P. McEntee, Kathryn (Katy) Carney Cole and Jaclene (Jackie) D’Agostino on being selected to receive…

October 15, 2015

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30 Farrell Fritz Attorneys Recognized as 2015 Leading Lawyers in their Respective Areas of Practice

Farrell Fritz had a combined total of 30 attorneys selected to the 2015 New York Super Lawyers and New York…

September 16, 2015

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30 Farrell Fritz Attorneys Recognized as 2014 Leading Lawyers in their Respective Areas of Practice

Farrell Fritz had a combined total of 30 attorneys named to the 2014 New York Super Lawyers and New York…

September 23, 2014

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John P. McEntee Appointed to Molloy College’s Board of Trustees

Farrell Fritz congratulates commercial litigation partner John P. McEntee on his recent appointment to Molloy College’s Board of Trustees. The…

August 08, 2013

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John P. McEntee Installed as President-Elect of the Nassau County Bar Association

On Tuesday, June 4, 2013, Farrell Fritz commercial litigation partner, John P. McEntee, was installed as President-Elect of the Nassau…

June 07, 2013

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Farrell Fritz Attorneys Recognized as Leading Lawyers in their Respective Areas of Practice

Farrell Fritz congratulates ten partners and one counsel on being selected for the 2012 New York Super Lawyers – Metro…

October 11, 2012

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Five Farrell Fritz Partners Named to 2010 Super Lawyers List

Farrell Fritz congratulates five attorneys on being selected for inclusion in the 2010 New York Super Lawyers®. The five partners…

October 15, 2010

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Five Partners Named to 2009 Super Lawyers List

Farrell Fritz congratulates five attorneys on being selected for inclusion in 2009 New York Super Lawyers® – Metro Edition. The…

October 16, 2009

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John P. McEntee & James M. Wicks Recognized as Top Attorneys in Business Litigation

March 09, 2009

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Five Farrell Fritz Partners Named to 2008 Super Lawyers® List

October 02, 2008

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John P. McEntee Named to Super Lawyers’ National "Top Attorneys in Business Litigation"

March 27, 2008

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John J. Barnosky and John P. McEntee Named Super Lawyers

October 19, 2007

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Pro Bono

Obtaining Compensation for Victim of Sexual Assault

A young mother in upstate New York was the victim of a vicious sexual assault and robbery. Her assailant was…

January 01, 2010

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Recognition

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AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell

Peer Review Rating

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Super Lawyers

New York Metro (Business Litigation) 2007–Present

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LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell

Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys

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Long Island Business News

Who’s Who in Law, Leadership in Law 2015

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Nassau County Bar Association

Access to Justice 2016

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Touro Law School

Public Interest Attorney of the Year 2011