Experienced Lawyers that Understand Complex Out-of-State Litigation Cases

US Map with LightsOut-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 E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy, our attorneys regularly defend out-of-state companies in litigation involving transactions in New York State. From our offices near the State Capitol 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 E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy, our attorneys are known across the Capital District, Upstate New York and statewide as formidable trial lawyers in business and commercial litigation.

Litigation attorney James Hacker is regularly named among the Best Lawyers in America and our experienced attorneys are also consistently listed in Best Lawyers and New York Super Lawyers peer-rated accolades. 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

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

Contact us to schedule a confidential consultation with our Upstate New York litigation attorneys. We can meet you at one of our offices in Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Colonie, and Saratoga Springs. Call us toll-free at (866) 919-9031.