At E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy, we do not consider ourselves jacks of all trades. Rather, we choose to be exceptional lawyers specializing in a limited number practice areas. To that end, we spend considerable effort, time, and resources continually learning about new trends and developments in the areas of law we practice.
E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy is proud to provide focused representation in the following practice areas:
- Commercial and Estate Litigation
- Property Tax Disputes
- Mediation and Arbitration
- Labor Employment
- Criminal Defense
- Personal Injury
The goal of many of our commercial clients is to do whatever it takes to avoid lengthy and costly litigation. However, in some circumstances, litigation is necessary in order to protect various legal interests and rights. At E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy, we pledge to handle the process in the most sensitive, and cost-effective manner as possible in order to reach the best possible results.
Our commercial clients represent many types of industries and vary greatly in terms of size, net worth, type of ownership, and organizational design, including the following:
- Individuals (in a number of capacities)
- Sole Proprietorships
- Commercial landlords
- Commercial tenants
- Business owners
- And more
Issues Handled by our Commercial Litigation Team
Our phenomenal commercial and estate litigation attorneys have significant experience mediating, negotiating, settling, and litigating a variety of legal matters (in both state and federal courts as well as before several administrative agencies) including the following:
- General “Business” litigation
- Breach of contract litigation
- Ownership disputes and dissolutions
- Collections and payment disputes
- Adversary proceedings in bankruptcy
- Construction litigation
- Commercial real estate litigation
- Eminent domain litigation or resolution
- Commercial property tax abatement
- Corporate and professional liability
- Enforcement of non-compete agreements
- Bad faith insurance litigation
- Sexual Harassment
- Employment Discrimination
To learn more about our commercial litigation practice and our legal team, please visit our Commercial Litigation page.
Property Tax Disputes
E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy is recognized statewide as a leader in all aspects of real estate tax claims, namely challenging tax assessments on commercial properties, and helping business owners and individuals resolve property tax disputes.
Our lawyers have extensive experience representing clients before the Boards of Assessment Review, the New York State Office of Real Property Tax Services (ORPTS), and many New York courts. Years of consistent, positive results for hundreds of clients continue to strengthen.
Our property tax law team represents a diverse range of entities, groups, and organizations throughout the Greater Capital District, Central and Upstate New York, from Westchester County to Plattsburgh, and west to Buffalo and the southern tier counties.
Some of our past and present clients include the following:
- Many New York counties, cities, and towns
- School districts
- Manufacturing plants
- Power generation plants
- Utility distribution systems and companies
- Major regional businesses
- Shopping malls
- Office buildings and parks
- Industrial parks
- Golf courses
- And more
Matters We Handle
We focus much of our practice helping businesses reduce their real estate taxes. We also counsel and defend a select number of municipalities in valuations and assessments.
Some of the specific matters we handle include the following:
- Real estate valuation (and contested valuation)
- Tax assessment litigation (certiorari)
- Eminent domain and the condemnation itself
- We help to establish fair market value compensation to displaced owners
- And more
To learn more about our property tax law practice and our legal team, please visit our property tax law page.
The trusted labor employment lawyers at E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy have decades of experience representing clients in a diverse range of labor employment matters throughout New York State. We understand that there is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to the myriad of labor employment issues faced by our clients, and that is why we treat each case and client with individualized attention and care.
We assist individuals and companies representative of many different markets and industries, and we routinely handle a number of labor employment matters for the following types of clients:
- Businesses and entities of all sizes
- Independent contractors
- Executive officers and shareholders
- And more
Matters We Handle
We help clients on both sides of various labor employment matters with respect to the following general topics:
- Employee policies, procedures, and handbooks
- Many types of contracts and agreements (regarding matters of confidentiality, terms of employment, severance, etc.)
- Employment termination
- Independent contractor issues
- Unemployment benefits
- Discrimination in the workforce
- And more
When a labor employment matter turns into a dispute, we provide extensive litigation services to our valued clients. We handle all phases and stages of the labor employment litigation process, including attempts at dispute resolution through negotiation, mediation, and arbitration, as well as any necessary appeals.
To learn more about our labor employment legal services and our legal team, please visit our labor employment practice page.
Our highly-trained criminal defense lawyers represent citizens of all backgrounds, professions, ethnicities, social classes, and “net worth.” We handle criminal cases throughout the greater Albany and Capital District Region, and we appear before many state and federal courts as well as administrative agencies.
When it comes to hiring a criminal defense attorney – especially for yourself or a loved one – there is no substitute for experience. At E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy, our lawyers have decades of experience handling thousands of factual and legal issues in hundreds of criminal cases.
This experience has allowed the criminal defense attorneys at E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy to develop and sharpen many legal skills and instincts, including:
- The ability to shift gears and change strategy at a moment’s notice based on a development in the case
- The ability to anticipate and prevent problems
- The ability to recognize when it is in a client’s best interests to negotiate and when to head to trial at all costs
- The ability to act professionally and passionately in order to maintain credibility with the court and prosecutors
- A thorough understanding of the specific criminal statutes and the procedural rules that govern each case
- A unique familiarity with many judges and prosecutors
Matters We Handle
Over the years, our defense attorneys have helped clients face and overcome many challenges and criminal charges (state and federal) – from minor traffic violations to first-degree felony charges – and everything in between.
Some matters that we handle on behalf of our clients include but are not limited to the following:
- Felony charges
- DUI, DWI and related offenses (including Felony DWI charges)
- Mail, Wire, and Identity Theft Charges
- Misdemeanor drug charges and Felony drug charges
- Charges of Internet, Cyber, and other Computer crimes
- Charges of Harassment and Disorderly Conduct
- Charges of various Assault crimes, including Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence
- White Collar crimes
- Violent crimes
At E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy, our criminal defense legal team includes successful, experienced lawyers as well as a number of reliable, compassionate, and skilled staff members – all of whom are ready, willing, and able to fight on your behalf.
To learn more about our criminal defense legal services and our legal team, please visit our criminal defense practice page.
E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy is one of the leading and most highly-regarded law firms in a number of practice areas, including personal injury law. Our decorated and experienced personal injury legal team represents clients throughout the Greater Capital District, Central and Upstate New York, with compassion, dedication, and tenacity. We have a successful (and lengthy) track record in obtaining positive results and reaching many of our clients’ goals.
We know that recovering from significant physical injuries is never an easy task, especially when your injuries were caused due to someone else’s fault. In addition to trying to physically heal, you may find yourself faced with seemingly insurmountable financial and personal burdens. You may have trouble communicating with your employer, paying medical expenses, covering the bills, and otherwise providing for your family.
For all of these reasons – and many more – you need an experienced personal injury attorney on your side – fighting to get you the compensation you deserve. You and your family should not settle for anything less.
Matters We Handle
If you believe that the actions or inactions of someone else directly caused you to sustain personal injuries, we have the experience to help you and your loved ones recover damages for medical expenses, lost wages, potential loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering, and more.
Many of our clients suffer personal injuries in one (or more) of the following types of incidents:
- Car Accident
- Motorcycle Accident
- Truck Accident
- Medical Malpractice
- Wrongful Death
- Construction Accident
- Defective Products
- Slip and Fall
- Dog Bite
Within each of these broad categories are many, many subcategories of incidents that often lead to devastating injuries. Let us help you get the compensation you deserve.
To learn more about the firm’s personal injury legal services and our amazing personal injury legal team, visit our personal injury practice page.
Contact Albany, New York’s Experienced Attorneys Today
We are committed to the highest levels of client service. To schedule a free and confidential consultation with one of our experienced lawyers, call (518) 380-2647 or use our online contact form and a lawyer will call you within 24 hours. Convenient appointments, including evenings and weekends, are available upon request at any of our law offices in Albany, Latham, Troy or Saratoga Springs, NY.