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Hinman, Howard & Kattell, LLP 
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185 Madison Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, New York  10016

(New York Co.)

Telephone: 212-725-4423
Fax: 212-684-9022

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About this office:

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.

Corporate and Commercial Litigation

Our attorneys have broad experience and insight to guide the client on issues concerning virtually all areas of business and financial enterprises. Our professionals 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

Labor and employment-law matters

Federal, state and city contracting and procurement, including Article 78 proceedings.

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.

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:

Prosecution and defense of:

Wrongful termination claims

Termination for convenience claims

Contract balance suits

Scope of work and change order claims

Lost profits claims

Delay damages claims

Consequential damages claims

Liquidated damages claims

Surety bond claims

Mechanic's lien claims

Defective design claims

Construction defects claims

Indemnity and contribution claims

Prevailing wage issues and union issues

Bid protest claims

Negotiation of resolutions to construction disputes

Mediation and ADR of construction disputes.

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

Asset-based lending, term loans and revolving credits

Credit supports


Commercial real estate sales, purchases and leases

Land use and zoning

Restructurings and loan work-outs

Commercial real estate financing.

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.


Specific Practice & Industry Groups Details:
Banking and Financial ServicesCommercial Litigation and Bankruptcy
Commercial Real Estate and FinancingCorporate and Securities

Statement of Practice Summary:
General Civil Practice before all Courts and Agencies, including both Trial and Appellate Practice. Corporate, Real Estate, Banking, Probate, Labor, Tax, Insurance, Negligence, Municipal, Condemnation and Utility Law.

Year Established: 1902

Representative Clients:
Crawford & Company; Columbian Mutual Life Insurance Co.; Energy East Corp.; Maines Paper & Food Service, Inc.; Newman Development Group, LLC; Petr-All Petroleum Consulting Corp.; Pizza Hut; Binghamton Mets, Inc.; Community Bankers Association of New York State; Astoria Savings & Loan Association; Colban Funding, Inc.; Rhinebeck Savings Bank; Putnam Savings Bank; Gouverneur Savings Bank; BSB Bank & Trust Co.; International Business Machines Corp.; Security Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York; New York State Electric & Gas Corp.; Universal Instruments Corp.; Mobil Oil Corp.; Preferred Mutual Insurance Co.; William H. Lane, Inc.; Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital, Inc.; United Health Services, Inc.; A. Lindsay & Olive B. O'Connor Foundation; Town of Fenton; Kradjian Enterprises; Chubb Group; Wilber National Bank; Lockheed Martin; Mirabito Fuel Group; Sanmina Corp.; Binghamton Giant Markets, Inc.; JP Morgan Chase; EIT.

APPROVED ATTORNEYS FOR: Lawyers Title Insurance Corp.; Title Guarantee Co.; First American Title Co.

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