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Albany Commercial Litigation Attorneys

Top-Rated Commercial and Business Litigation Laywers

The commercial litigation practice at Hacker Murphy LLP encompasses a broad array of business disputes. The firm litigates commercial cases arising under federal and state statutes as well as matters involving general principles of contract and business law. We regularly represent clients in partnership and shareholder disputes, claims for breach of contract and other business torts. The attorneys at Hacker Murphy have extensive state and federal trial and AAA arbitration experience representing individuals and fortune 500 companies in all kinds of business disputes.

The law offices of Hacker Murphy LLP are well known across the Capital District, Upstate New York and statewide for formidable representation in business and commercial litigation. Whatever the nature of the dispute, the experienced attorneys of Hacker Murphy, can assert your rights and protect your interests.

Serving Albany’s Capital District region, Upstate New York, and across New York State, we represent businesses, developers, construction companies and other parties in commercial litigation cases. Our New York attorneys have a solid foundation in real property law, business law, and property taxation to offer both courtroom advocacy and effective dispute resolution.

Contact Hacker Murphy today at (518) 284-3183 to get started!

Upstate New York Commercial Real Estate Litigation Attorneys

We handle the full spectrum of legal conflicts over commercial property, including:

  • Corporate dissolution and business divorces  
  • Contract Disputes 
  • Non-Compete litigation
  • Real estate transactions (breach of contract, fraud, escrow or earnest money)
  • Title and boundary line disputes
  • Commercial evictions
  • Commercial property foreclosures and mechanic’s liens 
  • Construction litigation
  • Commercial Collections
  • Zoning and land use litigation
  • Adverse possession claims
  • Eminent domain/condemnation
  • Real estate property tax reduction and abatement (tax certiorari)

Our attorneys will pursue damages, injunctive relief or other legal remedies with the full resources of our firm, or fight to protect you from unjust claims brought against your company. Rose McKenna, Esq. also handles commercial transaction and estate proceedings. 

Superior Reputation

James E. Hacker

We enjoy a reputation for excellence in our trial and appellate practices with regard to all of the matters we litigate. One of our firm’s senior partners and commercial litigators, James Hacker, has been listed in Best Lawyers in America consistently since 2009 for his knowledge, trial skills, and consistent results. He is widely regarded as a leading and preeminent trial lawyer with specialized experience in commercial litigation.

Managing Partner James E. Hacker has been recognized as the “lawyer of the Year” in the category of “Bet-the-Company” litigation by Best Lawyers. Our other attorneys have been recognized as “Super Lawyers” in the field of commercial litigation and have achieved the Highest rating of “AV” from Martindale Hubble.

Experience Counts

Managing attorney Jim Hacker and partners Thomas J. Higgs and John F. Harwick direct our prestigious commercial litigation division. Together, they have served as lead trial counsel in commercial cases involving multi-million dollar settlements and property disputes. Partner Pat Seely also represents clients regarding tax certiorari, eminent domain and condemnation matters. 

Our team of partners and associates offer years of litigation experience. Throughout our history, the firm has represented corporate interests as large as General Electric, Verizon, Inc. and QuadGraphics Inc., and as small as a husband-wife partnership involved in a start-up business. Our commercial litigation attorneys routinely help small business owners resolve all types of matters and also offer counsel on day-to day legal issues. 

Cost-Effective and Superior Handling of Disputes

We are skilled litigators with superior trial skills. This does not mean, however, that we advise every client in every situation to head straight to the courtroom to battle it out. In fact, the excellent reputation of Hacker Murphy LLP is sometimes all that is necessary to prompt opposing parties to negotiate fair and reasonable resolutions.

We never forget or take for granted that cost-effective resolutions are the best possible outcomes for our clients. That is why we pride ourselves on our ability to find the right resolution for our clients’ specific disputes, including through negotiation, arbitration, and mediation. To that end, we (generally) do not start out in an adversarial stance.

However, make no mistake: When a matter cannot be resolved through agreement and when our clients’ rights and best interests are at stake, we confidently take the matter to court. Throughout each and every step in your case, you will have a tenacious advocate fighting to protect your rights. Our Albany commercial litigation lawyers proficiently and capably will assert your interests in pre-trial motions, discovery, settlements, hearings, final trials, and appeals.

Matters We Handle

Our proven and highly-skilled legal team have significant experience mediating, negotiating, settling, and litigating a variety of legal matters, including the following:

  • Business Litigation 
  • Contract Disputes 
  • Business Dissolution and Shareholder Disputes (“Business Divorces”)
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims 
  • Non-Compete Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Collections and Payment Disputes / Creditor’s Rights 
  • Commercial Real Estate Litigation
  • Partition Actions
  • Real Estate Transactions (breach of contract, fraud, escrow or earnest money)
  • Title and Boundary Line Disputes
  • Commercial Evictions
  • Commercial Foreclosure and mechanic’s liens 
  • Zoning and land use litigation
  • Adverse possession claims
  • Eminent domain/condemnation
  • Real estate property tax reduction and abatement (tax certiorari)

In the business world, commercial transactions of all sizes occur on a daily basis. Naturally, some of these transactions result in disputes that necessitate the assistance of legal counsel to sort through. We are proud to represent corporations, LLCs,  businesses, developers, construction companies, and other parties in commercial litigation cases.

Whatever the nature of dispute, our Albany commercial litigation lawyers have the specialized experience to assist you in this often complex area of law. Specifically, our commercial litigation team has a solid foundation in real property law, business law, and property taxation to offer both courtroom advocacy and effective dispute resolution.

We Never Stop Learning

In order to best serve our clients, our Albany commercial litigation attorneys spend significant time and effort to continue our education and maintain our high level of legal services. We attend conferences, seminars, and other instructional courses in order to remain current on developments in the law and legal landscape. We make it a priority to learn about legal trends that may affect our clients. As leaders in the field of commercial litigation, our Albany commercial litigation lawyers also serve as instructors and guest lecturers.

Contact New York’s Capital District’s Commercial and Business Litigation Attorneys Today

Schedule a complimentary consultation at one of our convenient offices located in Albany, Schenectady, Troy, and Saratoga Springs. Speak with a trusted Albany commercial litigation attorney. We also have some flexibility to meet at your location if it is inconvenient for you to come to our offices. Contact us today.

Whether your firm is trying to resolve a dispute before it escalates into a lawsuit, or you need strategic counsel to protect your interests in and out of court, contact us here or call us at (518) 284-3183 to get started!

Have Questions?

  • If I hire an attorney but do not want to go to trial, can I settle?
    In the course of preparing a case for trial, your personal injury attorney will work with the defense attorneys and insurance companies in an effort to secure a fair settlement for you and your family. The final decision to accept an offer of settlement or go to trial is yours alone to make.
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    1. Do not discuss your situation with anyone except your attorney.

    2. Unless your attorney says otherwise, do not discuss your case with law enforcement.

    3. Request to have your attorney present if you are to be put in a lineup or subjected to testing.

    4. Remain calm and courteous. Allow your attorney to speak for you to ensure that your rights are protected and you are given all the benefits afforded to you under the law.
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  • What is the difference between criminal procedure and civil procedure?
    When a crime has been committed, action is taken by a government agency against the person, persons, organization or other entity that violated the law. The first purpose of a criminal prosecution is punishment, which frequently consists of a fine or jail time. In a civil matter, the dispute is between two or more individuals or entities. The first purpose of a civil prosecution is obtaining compensation for the wronged person or entity. Settlement in a civil matter is generally an award of a money judgment. A criminal sentence is not imposed in a civil matter.
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