Who We Are — The Arfa Advantage
The Arfa Firm's practice is limited to labor relations and employment law and related litigation before all New York State and Federal Courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, New York State Division of Human Right, New York City Commission on Human Rights, the American Arbitration Association ("AAA"), and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ("FINRA"). The Arfa Firm's practice includes counseling of clients and representation in litigation and arbitration in wrongful termination, failure to pay, wage, bonus and compensation disputes, claims involving discrimination (including sexual harassment), breach of contract, restrictive covenants ("non-competes"), whistle blower and related employment matters.
Jonathan P. Arfa, Esq.
Principal of the firm
Fordham University School of Law (J.D., 1977)
School of Industrial & Labor Relations (B.S., 1974)
AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale Hubbell
"Highest Rating Possible in Both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards"
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP
Special Labor Counsel, New York State Senate Transportation Committee; Staff Member and Counsel, New York State Senate Labor Committee; Mayoral Appointee, Chairperson, New York City Department of the Aging Advisory Council; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Arbitration and Labor Dispute Resolution, New York Institute of Technology, Center for Industrial and Labor Relations; lecturer for various groups on issues of employment and labor law.
Supreme Court of the United States
New York State Courts
United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
United States District Court:
Southern District of New York
United States District Court:
Eastern District of New York
Fired, Laid Off or Pushed Out? A Handbook of Strategies for Saving Your Neck When the Ax Falls at Work. Past Columnist, Registered Representative Magazine. Co-author with John D. Feerick and Henry P. Baer, "NLRB Representation Elections -- Law, Practice & Procedure" (2 volume treatise), Law and Business, Inc., Harcourt Brace Jovanovich; with Leonard Janofsky, "Is Unionization of Law Firms the Trend of the Future?", Law Journal Seminars Course Handbook; Author: "Persuader Activities and the Management Attorney", Employee Relations Law Journal, Vol. 6, No. 1; "EEO Questions and Answers", Columnist, EEO Today, 1980-1982; "Plant Closings and Relocations", Law Journal Seminars Course Handbook.
Why The Arfa Firm
Timing is often critical and we respond immediately. Clients come to us because of our recognized ability to quickly and cogently synthesize complex fact patterns and provide them with fast, turnaround analysis with strategic options.
We have seen almost every conceivable employment scenario and that allows us to recognize and separate the important information from the tangential, and to quickly reduce the relevant facts and law to an easily usable analytic framework and decision tree.
Just knowing the relevant law is important, but it's not enough. We excel at providing clients the right balance of integrated fact and law so that they can make the sound business judgments required to attain their goals.
We make the facts, law and strategic options easy to understand and easy to manage.
We make strategic recommendations based upon years of experience of what works and what doesn't.
That's also why so many lawyers, accountants and other professionals refer their friends, colleagues and clients to the Arfa Firm.
That's why so many former clients refer their friends and colleagues to the Arfa Firm.
And that's why so many adversaries also refer their friends, relatives, colleagues and clients to the Arfa Firm.