John V. Tait (Senior Associate)

John V. Tait is a Senior Associate with the Firm.  He concentrates his practice on civil litigation defense with an emphasis on product liability, construction/labor law liability, premises liability, contractual claims, and insurance coverage disputes. Mr. Tait has defended a number of cases involving industrial equipment, firearms and ammunition, and recreational equipment and accessories. Mr. Tait also has extensive litigation experience defending retail establishments, residential complexes, supermarkets, restaurants, and recreational facilities for claims involving construction accidents, premises liability, Dram Shop, and general negligence.

An experienced litigator, Mr. Tait has successfully taken a number of cases to verdict in both state and federal court.  He has also successfully presented cases on behalf of national and international corporations before the American Arbitration Association, National Association of Security Dealers and the World Intellectual Property Organization.  Mr. Tait also regularly counsels clients on safe practices, industry standards and regulations, training and recordkeeping, and operational changes in an effort to prevent future litigation.

Prior to joining Renzulli Law Firm, LLP, Mr. Tait was associated with a major international law firm based in Manhattan where he gained extensive experience defending securities litigation, multi-district litigation, and class actions.  He also participated in a number of antitrust, securities, and intellectual property trials.

Mr. Tait regularly litigates cases throughout the City of New York, as well as Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland, Orange, and Dutchess Counties, and throughout New Jersey.  He is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey, as well as several federal courts.

Mr. Tait earned a B.B.A. in finance, cum laude, from Pace University.  He then went on to earn his J.D. cum laude from Fordham University School of Law, and was awarded Order of the Coif honors.  He served as an Associate Editor on the Fordham Law Review and is the author of Trademark Regulations and the Commercial Speech Doctrine: Focusing on the Regulatory Objective to Classify Speech for First Amendment Analysis, 67 Fordham L. Rev. 897 (1998).  He also served as an Editor on the Moot Court Board and was a member of the Fordham Moot Court Tax Team which earned first place at the National Tax Moot Court Competition.  While in law school, Mr. Tait clerked for United States Magistrate Judge Ronald J. Hedges and also worked as a mediator in the Civil Court for Queens County.

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