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Defending Out of State Clients in New York Litigation

Upstate New York Litigation Lawyer

Out-of-state companies that are sued in New York state face a number of challenges, not the least of which is the possibility of a trial in a remote jurisdiction.

At Hacker Murphy, LLP, our attorneys defend out-of-state companies in litigation involving transactions in New York state. From our office in Albany, we represent corporate clients throughout the United States, often serving as co-counsel with the firm's attorneys. We typically take two approaches when defending out-of-state clients:

  • Defending the case on its merits
  • Using jurisdictional defenses to have the case dismissed

Using Jurisdictional Defenses in New York Litigation

To drag an out-of-state company into a New York courtroom, the plaintiff must prove that the defendant has a relationship or contact with New York. Our attorneys are highly experienced at using jurisdictional defenses to have cases dismissed early by showing that the New York court lacks jurisdiction.

Dismissing a case from New York jurisdiction may not dispose of the entire case. However, if the other side wants to sue you, it will have to go to your state, which can be both costly and cumbersome for it to do. Suddenly, the shoe will be on the other foot. As a practical matter, a jurisdictional ruling often puts an end to commercial litigation.

Protecting You From Nuisance Lawsuits

At Hacker Murphy, our attorneys are known across the Capital District, Upstate New York and statewide as formidable trial lawyers in business and commercial litigation.

Attorney James Hacker is named in the 2009 and 2010 editions of Best Lawyers in America. Our attorneys are listed in A.M. Best and New York Super Lawyers. Our firm has earned an AV Preeminent rating, the highest designation under Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system.

Albany Out-of-State Client Lawyers

Contact us to schedule a consultation with our Upstate New York litigation attorneys. We can meet you at our office in Albany or at a location more convenient for you. Call (866) 919-9031.

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  • James E. Hacker

    Jim has a reputation second to none in personal injury law. His record of verdicts and settlements is very impressive.

  • David R. Murphy

    David heads our commercial real estate and property tax law division. He has written extensively in the area of tax certiorari & more.

  • John F. Harwick

    Our business collection efforts are led by partner John Harwick. He has practiced in commercial litigation for more than 15 years. has extensive experience regarding real property executions, sheriff's sales and other collection-related topics.

  • Patrick L. Seely Jr.

    Patrick handles Property Tax Litigation and eminent domain and condemnation proceedings for land owners and municipal authorities alike.

  • Cathy L. Drobny

    Cathy works in Property Tax Litigation before Administration Boards of Assessment Review and the New York State Courts.

Location Albany, NY

Hacker Murphy, LLP
7 Airport Park Boulevard
Latham NY 12110

Phone: 518-213-3710
Toll Free: 866-919-9031
Fax: 518-783-8101
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Hacker Murphy, LLP
99 Pine Street, Suite 108
Albany NY 12207

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