John L. Overland, Jr. has extensive experience in litigation and transactional matters in such areas as condominium-cooperative law, civil litigation, including complex commercial litigation, real estate law, and bankruptcy (creditor and debtor representation, including adversarial litigation). At Klein Slowik PLLC, John has represented clients in special permit and variance applications before the New York City Board of Standards and Appeals; in investigations of licensed construction professionals and disciplinary actions initiated by the New York City Department of Buildings; and in litigation in tort matters, in Article 78 proceedings, and proceedings pursuant to Real Property Actions and Proceedings Law Section 881, for access to neighboring properties during construction.
John takes pride in persistent advocacy on behalf of his clients. In one noteworthy success, Mr. Overland personally investigated and uncovered evidence of bankruptcy fraud in connection with a contested action and obtained a $250,000 settlement for his client.
Prior to his legal career, John served with distinction as Major in the United States Army, and as a police officer in Fort Worth, Texas.