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Yankwitt LLP Resolves Contentious Real Estate Dispute at Mediation

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Protecting Your Interests in High-Stakes Litigation

Yankwitt LLP is the go-to litigation firm in Westchester County. We have tried hundreds of cases covering a broad range of civil and complex criminal matters in state and federal courts throughout the region. Whether you or your business are in need of an aggressive trial lawyer or you are seeking experienced local counsel in the New York metropolitan area, the lawyers at Yankwitt LLP will handle all of your litigation needs in a way that aligns with your business and individual goals. 

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Practice Areas

As a full-service litigation firm, we routinely handle matters in federal and state courts in Westchester County and throughout New York and New Jersey. Our practice areas  include:

Alternative Dispute Resolution If you want a great settlement, hire a skilled trial lawyer. Whether in arbitration or at the mediation table, our aggressive negotiating skills combined with our creative problem-solving acumen allow us to structure optimal settlements for our clients, while our reputation as exceptional trial attorneys often tips the balance in favor of mediated settlements.

Appellate Practice

Bankruptcy Litigation Bankruptcy attorneys regularly refer their clients to Yankwitt LLP to represent them in adversary proceedings arising in bankruptcies involving claims of fraudulent transfer, preferential transfer, dischargeability, directors and officers liability, professional malpractice, and successor liability. Our experience with high-stakes, complex litigation and our extensive federal court experience makes us especially qualified to resolve these cases favorably.

Business Litigation Our business litigation clients include organizations of all sizes, from local, Westchester-based companies to national and multinational conglomerates across a variety of industries. Regardless of the business matter or industry, we are focused on one goal: achieving the best possible outcome for our clients, whether through settlement negotiations or proceeding through trial.

Criminal Defense & Investigations At Yankwitt LLP, our deep bench of former federal prosecutors is acutely prepared to defend our clients complex criminal matters, working to quickly end investigations without charges or penalties whenever possible. If litigation is unavoidable, our highly qualified attorneys aggressively defend our clients’ interests, leveraging our in-depth knowledge of the criminal bench and bar to negotiate favorable outcomes. If going to trial is the best option, our criminal defense attorneys, who have tried hundreds of criminal matters throughout their careers, stand ready to zealously advocate for our clients in a court of law.

Employment Litigation We have deep experience representing clients in employment disputes before federal and state courts, governmental agencies, and arbitral tribunals. We regularly litigate a wide range of employment matters, including discrimination claims, contract disputes, workplace harassment and whistleblower retaliation, and wage and hour litigation. We also represent high-net-worth corporate executives and individuals in complex executive compensation and severance negotiations.

Family Law Litigation When family law matters require the skills of an accomplished litigator, clients turn to Westchester law firm Yankwitt LLP for assistance. We are well-versed in all matters concerning divorce negotiation and litigation and have represented clients when issues of child custody, child support, and enforcement of pre and postnuptial agreements become contentious.

Insurance Coverage Disputes Yankwitt LLP represents policyholders and insureds in insurance coverage disputes throughout New York. Our clients represent a diverse group of industries, including hospitality, retail, biotechnology, education, manufacturing, financial and professional services, as well as nonprofit and religious organizations. We understand our clients’ businesses and are well versed in the complexities of insurance coverage terms and their interpretations by the courts.

Last Minute Trial Team Because of our reputation as the go-to Westchester litigation firm, we often are retained to take over complex cases scheduled for trial. Whether clients choose to switch counsel or if current counsel needs the support of an effective, seasoned trial attorney, clients and referring counsel can be assured that Yankwitt LLP is prepared to take the lead at trial.

Premises Liability Litigation We bring extensive experience in premises liability defense to our business clients, regularly representing national hospitality groups, regional restaurant chains, and stand-alone operations of all kinds in litigation throughout New York and New Jersey. We staff leanly with experienced attorneys who litigate all types of premises liability matters aggressively and cost effectively. As highly skilled trial lawyers, we advise our clients when to optimize settlements or when to proceed to trial.

Professional Liability Our professional liability practice focuses on malpractice claims against accountants, attorneys, and architects. We represent individuals and firms on both sides of these cases, employing our knowledge of the regulatory and professional landscape, the local courts, and the litigation process. Whether your claim is before a judge or an arbitrator, or appropriate for mediation, we are adept at helping our clients resolve professional liability matters favorably and efficiently.

Real Estate Litigation Our real estate litigators represent clients in a wide range of property disputes, including lease disputes, landlord and tenant conflicts, defense of title claims, mortgages and defense of foreclosures. We have worked with clients in settling or litigation construction disputes, homeowners’ associations disputes, and zoning and land use proceedings under Article 78 of the Civil Practice Law and Rules, to name just a few of the issues we handle.

Why Choose Yankwitt LLP?

Yankwitt LLP is a powerful advocate for the Legal Services of the Hudson Valley in many ways, providing financial support, service on our board, and…

 - Rachel Halperin, CEO, Legal Services of the Hudson Valley

Russell, you have an amazing team, and I am so grateful for the work you and Cassandra did on my case. Winning all our motions…

- D. Cannon

Yankwitt LLP has earned its reputation as Westchester’s go-to law firm for high-stakes bet- the-company litigation. Not only do they achieve outstanding results for their…

- Chris Mangold, Esq.

What your firm achieved over the past year is remarkable and a major testament to your vision and leadership. I will forever be grateful for…

- Anonymous

Yankwitt LLP is one the finest firms I have had the privilege of working with. As the lawyer for a nonprofit, I can professionally say…

- Keith Labis, Esq.

I made a great decision when I called Yankwitt LLP, and I appreciate Russell accepting me and guiding me through the process. Russell and his…

- Steven Bacetti

Yankwitt LLP is hands down the premier boutique litigation firm in the White Plains/Westchester area. The attorneys are top-notch, experienced litigators with stellar credentials and…

- Anonymous

Yankwitt LLP has and continues to provide excellent and cost-effective representation in a broad array of areas involving premises liability, wage & hour, and employment-related…

- W. Glenn Viers, Hillstone Restaurant Group
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