New York City

At the New York City office of Hinman, Howard & Kattell, our attorneys have developed a practice devoted to complex corporate and commercial litigation — including arbitrations before JAMS, FINRA and the American Arbitration Association (AAA) — construction-related litigation; trusts and estates; complex judgment enforcement (including prosecuting and defending piercing and reverse piercing claims); and representing financial institutions in commercial lending.

Focus Areas

Corporate and Commercial Litigation

We represent clients in state and federal trial and appellate courts, bankruptcy courts, arbitrations, administrative law proceedings and before governmental agencies and other quasi-judicial tribunals.

Our attorneys are skilled in the prosecution and defense of claims of every nature affecting our clients’ businesses, including:

  • Derivative and shareholder actions and contests for corporate control
  • Intellectual property claims
  • Contract disputes and business torts, including unfair competition claims
  • Common law fraud claims
  • Fraudulent conveyance actions
  • Foreclosure actions and asset recovery suits
  • Insurance coverage disputes
  • Piercing and reversing piercing of the corporate veil
  • Federal, state and city contracting and procurement, including Article 78 proceedings.
  • Labor and employment-law matters

Construction Litigation

Experienced in cutting-edge issues involving construction and property development, Hinman, Howard & Kattell has litigated such matters in the state and federal courts and at the American Arbitration Association. Representing owners, developers, sureties, general contractors, and subcontractors, both in public and private construction projects, we have broad experience in wide-ranging areas:

  • Wrongful termination claims
  • Termination for convenience claims
  • Contract balance suits
  • Scope of work and change order claims
  • Bid protest claims
  • Lost profits claims
  • Delay damages claims
  • Consequential damages claims
  • Liquidated damages claims
  • Prevailing wage issues and union issues
  • Mediation and ADR of construction disputes.
  • Surety bond claims
  • Mechanic’s lien claims
  • Defective design claims
  • Construction defects claims
  • Negotiation of resolutions to construction disputes
  • Indemnity and contribution claims

Finance and Real Estate Transactions

In our finance and real estate transactional practice areas, we represent institutional and private lenders, investors and borrowers in financial transactions of every description, including:

  • Debt and equity securities
  • Syndicated loans
  • Commercial paper facilities
  • Commercial real estate financing.
  • Asset-based lending, term loans and revolving credits
  • Credit supports
  • Participations
  • Commercial real estate sales, purchases and leases
  • Land use and zoning
  • Restructurings and loan work-outs

Trusts and Estates

Our trusts and estates practice includes:

  • Estate planning and the administration of estates and trusts
  • Drafting wills and trusts, including insurance trusts and trusts for minors
  • Lifetime giving and planning for the passage of control of family owned business succession plans, passing from one generation to the next
  • Contested and uncontested matters in the Surrogate’s Court.

Office Information

733 Third Avenue, Suite 1605
New York NY 10017
(646) 863-8510
(646) 863-8509

New York City