Cameron is a member in the firm’s Litigation and Construction Services departments.
He has appeared in state and federal courts throughout the country representing multinational corporations, small business owners and individuals embroiled in disputes. Cameron’s litigation practice spans complex commercial litigation, bankruptcy, foreclosure, lender liability, and shareholder oppression/dissolution matters.
As a key member of the firm’s Construction Services department, Cameron counsels developers, real estate equity and opportunity funds, sureties and contractors in all aspects of construction litigation, from disputes arising from the development of multi-phase, multi-million dollar commercial projects to construction defects in residential homes.
No matter the scale or nature of the case, Cameron focuses on the business aspects of litigation, combining his clients’ strategic objectives with tactical practices to streamline the litigation process and minimize the disruption to his clients.
Cameron spent his childhood in Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore. He credits these experiences with his ability to apply a broader perspective to problem solving, adapt quickly to fast-changing situations and work with a range of people and interests, all of which enhance his ability to serve his clients.
Cameron has obtained favorable results in a variety of cases, including:
- Securing an injunction to prevent the key distributor of a multinational beverage company from transferring its customer base, overnight, to a new supplier. Cameron then took the case through trial, securing an eight-figure judgment against the distributor.
- Prosecuted several preference actions to satisfactory conclusions on behalf of a bankruptcy litigation trust. Cameron was able to distill the sophisticated commodities transactions at issue into more traditional purchase and sale transactions, thereby overcoming, among other defenses, application of the securities and swaps safe harbors that would have served as a complete bar to recovery. As a result, the litigation trust has benefited from an eight-figure recovery.
- Litigated numerous fraudulent transfer claims as part of efforts to recover funds diverted from Cole Schotz’s offshore hedge fund client as part of an intricate “Ponzi” scheme. At the same time Cameron was actively litigating against the perpetrators of the “Ponzi” scheme and other recipients of our client’s stolen funds in multiple jurisdictions, he and the balance of the Cole Schotz team were staving off claims brought by other victims seeking to appropriate the hard-fought recoveries. Cole Schotz ultimately prevailed and made substantial recoveries for the benefit of the fund investors.
- Representing a general contractor in multiple lawsuits relating to, among other high profile projects, the construction of a New York City airport terminal. The general contractor obtained a lucrative settlement from the project owner while multiple suits brought by subcontractors were simultaneously successfully defended.
- Counseling an individual who sold the professional services practice he spent the majority of his working life building to a buyer that seized control of the company and reneged on virtually all of his payment obligations. Following a month-long trial Cameron and the Cole Schotz team secured a complete victory that awarded the client the entirety of the outstanding sale price and a full reimbursement of all attorneys’ fees incurred in the litigation.
- Working with an individual who invested his family’s life savings to acquire a commercial property, only to be thrust into default on his loan after the property’s anchor tenant abandoned its lease. Cameron was able to halt, and ultimately settle, aggressive foreclosure proceedings brought by a lender determined to take title to the property. He then quarterbacked the Cole Schotz team that arranged for the profitable sale of the property and negotiated settlements with various taxing authorities. The representation culminated with Cameron’s negotiation of a favorable settlement of an adversary proceeding brought by the Bankruptcy Trustee of the client’s former business partner.
- Defending a corporation against efforts to appropriate substantial distributions allegedly made in error by the bankruptcy plan administrator years earlier. The litigation, which involved complex tax, jurisdictional and statute of limitations issues, was ultimately favorably settled after dispositive motion practice in the bankruptcy court was successfully staved off.
- Guiding a community association representing the interests of over 1200 homeowners in transition negotiations against a major developer. By utilizing a comprehensive approach to address the prospective claims, including coordination with engineering and accounting professionals and implementation of a resolute negotiation strategy, Cameron was able to secure a substantial settlement of construction defect claims that threatened the long-term stability of the community without ever having to set foot in a courtroom.
- Successfully defended a small business owner in a politically charged and highly publicized investigation and prosecution by a governmental agency. Cameron prevailed in all aspects of the case at trial, saving the business owner from substantial fines, incarceration and, perhaps most importantly, a month-long license suspension which would have resulted in the permanent closure of the business.
- Representing borrowers induced into defaulting on two loans in the combined principal amount of more than $100 million. After the lender reneged on promises to effectuate a loan modification/restructuring, Cameron and the Cole Schotz team were able to enjoin foreclosure sales and stave off contempt applications brought across the country by an aggressive lender.
- Working with the purchasers of a defect-riddled home constructed by one of the nation’s largest builders who refused to make hundreds of thousands of dollars of necessary repairs and, instead, forced the buyers to litigate, culminating in a lengthy arbitration at which the home buyers prevailed.
- Representing the owner/developer of a luxury condominium project in New York City in litigation against a general contractor refusing to expedite its work despite the project having fallen months behind schedule. When negotiations failed, litigation was commenced to immediately remove the non-performing contractor from the project, securing the prompt and successful completion of this unique development.
Cameron is the former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the People’s Preparatory Charter School in Newark, New Jersey.
Cameron earned his B.A. from Johns Hopkins University and his J.D. from the Seton Hall University School of Law. Upon completion of law school, Cameron clerked for the Hon. Robert A. Longhi, Assignment Judge, Superior Court, Middlesex County, N.J.
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