A “Special Master” or “master” is generally a private individual appointed by a court to carry out an express directive on its or the parties’ behalf in a pending action. New York courts commonly employ Special Masters to carry out a variety of express tasks in civil cases. In complex litigation, the use of Special Masters, or referees as they are sometimes called in New York state court, is pervasive and can be strategically utilized to the benefit of the parties and the court alike. 

Read the full New York Law Journal article, "What is a Special Master? The use of Special Masters in New York Courts."


Senior Counsel

Recent publications

Subscribe and stay up to date with the latest legal news, information and events . . .