Brian Kantar’s practice is concentrated in commercial litigation, with a focus on fidelity and surety, construction and bankruptcy matters in New York and New Jersey. Brian regularly represents surety companies, contractors and developers in a wide variety of contract disputes, performance and payment bond claims, affirmative claims, loss recovery, bankruptcy issues and contractor workouts.
In 2005-2006, Brian served as a law clerk to Judge Ross R. Anzaldi, presiding judge of the Civil Division, Superior Court of New Jersey, Union County. He graduated in 2001, summa cum laude, from Hofstra University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his J.D. magna cum laude from Seton Hall University School of Law, in 2005, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif. While in law school, Brian served as chairman of the Honor Council and interned for Judge Mary C. Jacobson of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Civil Division, Essex County.
Bonding Set-Aside Contractors: What You Should Know About Potential False Claims Act Liability (presented to the National Association of Surety Bond Producers) (October 16, 2018)
The Mechanics of the Surety’s Investigation (presented at the Northeast Surety & Fidelity Claims Conference) (September 27, 2018)
Surety Law Update and Case Study (presented at the Northeast Surety & Fidelity Claims Conference) (September 15, 2017)
Wage and Payment Issues on Federal Contracts (co-authored with Rachel Walsh) (presented at the 2017 ABA FSLC Mid-Winter Meeting in New Orleans, LA) (January 19, 2017)
CSG Named to New Jersey Law Journal's New Leaders of the Bar and Jersey Dealmakers of the Year (April 24, 2018)
33 CSG Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2018 New Jersey "Super Lawyers" and "Rising Stars" (March 19, 2018)
CSG Announces Seven Attorney Promotions (January 1, 2018)
36 CSG Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2017 New Jersey "Super Lawyers" and "Rising Stars" (March 14, 2017)
Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC Announces Six Attorney Promotions (December 19, 2016)
32 CSG Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2016 New Jersey "Super Lawyers" and "Rising Stars" (March 22, 2016)