The Answer must respond to every allegation (each of which must be numbered). If an allegation is not responded to, it is deemed admitted. As shown on the form, affirmative defenses should be alleges after all the complaint allegations are responded to.
Counterclaims, if any, against the plaintiff are usually asserted in the Answer. Additionally, if there are any cross claims against other defendants in the action, they are asserted in the Answer.
Myron J. Meadow spent the major portion of his legal career as a Senior Litigator for the Law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges in New York City. He handled civil and commercial litigation as well as appellate practice. Although he is a graduate of New York University School of Law, he has on multiple occasions served as a Moot Court Judge at Columbia University School of Law, his wife, Claire’s alma mater. He is listed in Who’s Who in American Law 2nd edition.
He served as a part time instructor in the Paralegal program at Baruch College, City of New York teaching general litigation and procedure. He has served as a volunteer Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and the Arbitration Council of the Textile Apparel Industry. As a member of the Bar Association of the State of New York, Landlord Tenant Section of the Real Property Committee, he wrote several articles. He served on the Board of Directors of the Bronx County Bar Association and chaired its Legislation Committee for ten years. He was among the group of pro bono legal advisors to the New York Museum of Jewish Heritage: A Living Memorial to the Holocaust.
As an undergraduate student at the College of the City of New York, he was President of the Government and Law Society. He also was the Captain of the City College golf team earning a Varsity Letter for Golf. He is a member of the U.S. Committee Sports for Israel where he was particularly involved with the Masters’ Golf Team and also with sponsorship of young athletes to the World Maccabiah Games in Israel.