Moritt Hock & Hamroff was founded in 1980 by Neil J. Moritt. Initially the firm's practice was devoted to the representation of commercial lenders and financial institutions in connection with their litigation, collection, workout and bankruptcy litigation needs in the New York metropolitan area. During this time, the firm also focused on legal issues affecting companies engaged in the business of direct marketing to consumers through promotions, which included direct mail, sweepstakes, contests and space advertising. By the early 1990's, the firm evolved into a full-service commercial law firm with extensive experience in the disciplines of general business litigation, equipment leasing, creditors' rights, bankruptcy law, direct marketing, advertising and new media law, trademark and unfair competition, real estate, business succession planning, and corporate law.
In April 2000, the firm emerged as a leader in tax and trusts and estates after several attorneys from a prominent Long Island-based law firm joined Moritt Hock & Hamroff. In 2006 and 2007, the firm continued to expand its area of practice by establishing not-for-profit, securities and healthcare practice areas. In 2008, the firm expanded its Garden City office space to over 22,000 square feet in order to accommodate its growing team of lawyers and paralegals. In February 2011, the firm continued its growth with the addition of a white collar criminal defense practice and, in June 2011, the firm committed to a permanently staffed Manhattan office, acquiring 5,000 square feet of office space to better accommodate its growing practice and client base. Since then, the firm has supported the growth of its Manhattan office with resident corporate, tax and real estate practice groups.
Throughout the process, the firm has sought to grow intelligently to meet its clients' needs, without outgrowing them. Today, we pride ourselves on being large enough to properly staff each matter, but small enough to continue to provide close, personal attention to each client.