Zachary Riyaz

Zachary I. Riyaz is a Consultant at Grahall, LLC. In addition Mr. Riyaz is a partner in the law firm of Riyaz LLP.  He specializes in corporate litigation, in addition to providing legal counsel related to employment compensation and human resource regulatory compliance. Zachary also counsels private companies with respect to their strategic business decisions, law and technology. He has a history of working with senior management in order to harmonize the legal responsibilities of a company. Zachary is a specialist in solving complex legal issues related to executive contracts, government affairs and compensation projects.


Prior to joining Grahall, LLC Zachary was a partner at Foster, Vandenburgh & Riyaz LLP. Zachary worked as a judicial intern for the Supreme Court Justice, Thomas Whalen, at the Unified Court System of the State of New York.  Where he was responsible for back ground research necessary to resolve complex legal matters including corporate litigation.


Before working for the Supreme Court Justice Mr. Riyaz represented Clients before the New York State Department of Labor with respect to unemployment insurance. In addition to the foregoing, Zachary also served as a certified mediator in the Albany City Court.

He received his BA from Stony Brook University, his JD from Union University, Albany Law School and an MBA from Cornell University’s S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management.


Zachary I. Riyaz has over fourteen (16) years of litigation, contributed to over 600 matrimonial cases and has extensive mediation experience as a Counselor at Law and he is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court – Eastern District of New York.