The law offices of E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy, LLP, is known across the Capital District, Upstate New York, and statewide for formidable representation in business and commercial litigation. Our experienced, commercial & estate litigation lawyers handle a diverse range of litigated matters in state and federal courts, from contract disputes with outside parties to internal conflicts among partners and shareholders.
We enjoy a reputation for excellence in our trial and appellate practices with regards 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.
Attorney Hacker and senior partner David R. Murphy direct our prestigious commercial litigation division. Together, they have served as lead counsel in commercial cases involving multi-million dollar settlements and property disputes. Our attorneys also routinely help small business owners resolve all types of matters on a daily basis.
Our team has represented corporate interests as large as Verizon, Inc. and QuadGraphics Inc., and as small as a husband-wife partnership involved in a start-up business. Our team of partners and associates offers more than 100 combined years of litigation experience.
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 E. Stewart Jones 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 in 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. We proficiently and capably will assert your interests in pre-trial motions, discovery, settlements, hearings, final trials, and appeals.
Matters We Handle
We represent individuals, businesses and national corporations in many areas of business and commercial litigation, including but not limited to the following matters:
- 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
Many Commercial Litigation Matters Center on Real Estate Disputes
In the commercial world, real estate 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. Real estate disputes may center on contractual obligations, title to a property, boundary line disputes, or possessory interests.
We are proud to represent businesses, developers, construction companies, and other parties on either side of commercial real estate litigation.
Whatever the nature of the real estate dispute, our attorneys 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 lawyers 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 in New York and the country that may affect our clients. As leaders in the field of commercial litigation, our attorneys also serve as instructors and guest lecturers.
Contact New York’s Capital District’s Commercial and Estate Litigation Attorneys 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 (866) 919-9031 to schedule a complimentary consultation at one of our convenient offices located in Albany, Troy, Latham and Saratoga Springs. We also have some flexibility to meet at your location if it is inconvenient for you to come to our offices. Contact us today.