Hinman, Howard & Kattell is pleased to announce Alexander D. Racketa has been named a Partner in the Firm effective January 1, 2019. Mr. Racketa is a member of the Litigation and Real Property Tax Assessment and Condemnation practice groups. His practice touches on all aspects of the litigation process. He has provided assistance to clients with disputes pending in a wide array of forums, including administrative panels, trial courts, and appellate courts and in both New York and federal courts. These clients range from large corporations, LLCs and LLPs, to small partnerships and individuals.
He also represents businesses and individuals with challenges to real property tax assessments. Other areas of practice include employment and non-compete litigation, construction litigation, and tort matters.
Alex is the author of several articles, including Takings for Economic Development in New York: A Constitutional Slam Dunk? published in the Cornell Journal of Law & Public Policy, 20 Cornell Journal of Law & Public Policy 191 (Fall 2010); and several articles in the Hinman, Howard & Kattell newsletter, including Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee Assessment Relief Act: Special Property Tax Relief Available; December 2012 and Flood Damage: Assistance and Options in September 2011.
Alex is quite involved in the local community and bar association. Alex is a member of the Board of Directors for the BCC Foundation. He is active in the Broome County Bar Association, and he is the former chair of the BCBA fundraising committee and member of the Law Day Committee. Alex is also the former Chairman of the Board of Directors and former President of the Binghamton Sertoma Club, and serves as assistant editor of the Hinman, Howard & Kattell newsletter. He is a member of the United Way Emerging Leaders Society of Broome County and was a member of the Broome Leadership Institute Class of 2013-2014. From 2015-2018, Alex has been recognized as a New York Super Lawyers Rising Star.