HKP’s litigation practice is one of the most sophisticated in the New York Metropolitan area, with extensive expertise in all areas of litigation. Our firm’s philosophy is to be an aggressive advocate and use its many resources to achieve favorable results within the court system, or by virtue of structuring settlements without the necessity of judicial intervention.

When litigation becomes necessary, clients can rely on HKP’s litigation team, which has tried hundreds of jury and non-jury trials to decision. Attorneys in other practice areas of our firm often become a key resource, as their knowledge and experience contribute to a combined understanding of complex issues that results in success for the client.

Strong Legal Representation


Facing today’s economic uncertainty, companies and organizations must have strong legal backup. The firm represents commercial banks, insurance companies and lenders in direct and derivative claims pertaining to lender liability, uniform commercial code issues, mortgage foreclosure, fraud, lien priority, and trade secrets. HKP’s litigation group also has extensive experience representing large distributors and manufacturers in connection with contract actions, warranty claims, and collection matters. Additionally, HKP has represented various commercial landlords and tenants in complex commercial lease actions.

In addition to our private clients, the firm represents many local municipalities and governmental bodies in a wide range of litigation matters including those relating to constitutional (Section 1983) discrimination and tort issues.

HKP also has an experienced and effective group of appellate advocates to assist our clients in matters that involve appeals. We have handled matters in the United States Court of Appeals, as well as in numerous New York State and New York City Civil Court appeals pertaining to varied areas of substantive law.

Alternative Dispute Resolution


The decision to litigate is not one to be taken lightly. The risks and costs must be carefully considered. Our firm frequently participates in alternate dispute resolution as a cost-effective and efficient solution to traditional litigation. Given the private forum, HKP frequently minimizes publicity, and our clients have found consistent and objective results. In addition to acting as advocates in these cases, our partners have served as independent mediators and arbitrators in disputes among parties we do not represent.

Your assets and the future of your company depend upon having a skilled and experienced legal team on your side. You need a team that understands your needs, identifies and weighs the risks and potential rewards of litigation, and achieves the best possible solution. HKP is a firm devoted to helping you accomplish your goals in and out of the courtroom.