A Firm Of Recognized Trial Lawyers, Experienced Negotiators and Strategic Advisors

At Woods Lonergan, Our Mission is Simple: Provide cutting edge expertise and sound advice in select areas of the law for corporate, real estate and business clients. Woods Lonergan provides each client with personalized attention and forceful representation in a collaborative team effort that embraces and applies collective knowledge, providing value without compromise.

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Tailored Approach to Clients’ Individual Needs. Exceptional Results at Competitive Rates. Our broad experience and size allow us to provide comprehensive legal services on matters ranging from commercial litigation to real estate matters, to corporate transactions and employment law.

Years of Reputable Legal Service Engaging in business transactions, buying or selling commercial property, managing a condominium or cooperative, or facing an employment-related dispute, we will leverage our skills and experience to protect your interests. Contact our office today to schedule your initial consultation.

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New York City Business & Corporate Attorneys

We are trusted business advisors. Given that the contemporary business landscape is constantly evolving, it takes a seasoned corporate attorney to help you stay ahead of the game. Our business attorneys are here to guide you through all phases of the business cycle.

  • Commercial Litigation

    We win when our clients win. We meet our clients’ objectives by choosing efficient solutions whether it is pre-trial settlement or trial. Our trial attorneys zealously help clients resolve all types of business disputes, including shareholder and partnership disputes, business fraud, breach of contract, directors and officers liability, tortious interference, and business wind downs (liquidation, bankruptcy, or dissolution). Although it can be more cost-effective to reach negotiated settlements to business disputes, we are always prepared to litigate to achieve the best outcome.

    Trust Woods Lonergan to help you mitigate risks and achieve your objectives in a cost-effective and efficient manner.

  • Business Formation

    We advise clients on forming and qualifying business entities (e.g., Limited Liability Company, corporation, partnership), draft by-laws, declarations, and other essential documents, and negotiate and prepare partnership agreements, shareholder agreements, and licensing agreements.

  • Corporate Transactions

    Our business attorneys regularly structure broad range of transactions (e.g., mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and property transactions), negotiate and draft letters of intent and deal documentation (e.g., purchase and sale agreements, noncompete agreements, nondisclosure agreements), perform due diligence, conduct closings, and attend to post-closing matters.

Real Estate Attorneys Serving the Greater New York City Area

Our Real Estate Department has decades of experience advising clients who are buying, selling, leasing, financing, developing, or investing in residential and commercial property including office buildings, mixed-use projects, hotels, residential, industrial, and warehouse facilities, shopping centers, and luxury properties.

Litigation of Real Estate Matters We have in-depth knowledge of the New York State Real Property Law and a proven history of helping our clients engage in successful transactions. In the event of disputes, our real estate litigation attorneys are highly experienced in handling:

  • Quiet title actions
  • Landlord/tenant disputes
  • Land use and zoning disputes
  • Easement disputes
  • Partition actions
  • Title defects/insurance Litigation
  • Foreclosures
  • Fraudulent conveyances
  • Breach of contract

The attorneys at Woods Lonergan structure and negotiate the most complex and sophisticated transactions, resolve disputes through arbitration, mediation, and litigation, and work to help our clients achieve their goals in the real estate market.

Real Estate Transactions Our Real Estate Department represent clients on a variety of real estate-related matters including:

  • Negotiating and preparing purchase and sale agreements
  • Leasing arrangements (e.g., sale-leasebacks, ground leases, build-to-suit leases, office leases, retail and restaurant leases)
  • Financing (e.g., syndicated mortgage loans, bond-type financing, conduit financing, and other complex lending vehicles)
  • Developing commercial property (e.g., construction contracts, disputes, easements, mechanics liens, defects)

Representing Managers & Owners of NYC Condominiums & Cooperatives

At Woods Lonergan we have a dedicated Department that service as counsel to condominium and cooperative boards regarding all types of legal and business matters. Our condo and co-op attorneys regularly prepare and review corporate documents (e.g., bylaws, offering plans, proprietary leases, house rules) and vendor contracts (e.g., capital project contracts, commercial leases, license agreements), and ensure that boards adhere to internal rules. When necessary, our trial lawyers take legal action against tenants or unit owners and represent boards in claims brought against these residential communities. We have an excellent reputation in the courtroom in lawsuits by and against third party vendors representing the cooperatives and condominiums.

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New York City Employment Lawyers

Despite the fact that workplaces in New York are governed by myriad federal, state, and local laws, employment-related disputes are commonplace. From wage and hour violations to wrongful termination, we are committed to protecting the rights of employees and helping employers fulfill their obligations. Our employment law practice is focused on:

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  • Wage and Hour Claims

    Our attorneys handle minimum wage violations, employee misclassification, unpaid overtime, commissions, bonuses, prevailing wage disputes, and other claims brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and New York State Labor Law.

  • Wrongful Termination/Retaliation

    Although New York is an “at-will” employment state, workers cannot be terminated for discriminatory or unlawful reasons or in breach of an employment contract.

  • Severance Agreements

    Our employment lawyers regularly review, negotiate, and prepare severance agreements, including non-compete and non-solicit clauses and waivers.

  • Workers’ Compensation

    Workers who have been injured on the job are covered under the state worker’s compensation program and protected from employment retaliation for pursuing a worker’s comp claim (e.g., denial of benefits, reduction of hours/pay, demotion, termination). We regularly help clients obtain the benefits they deserve and represent them in cases of retaliation.

New York City Insurance Litigation & Defense Attorneys

At Woods Lonergan PLLC, we represent prominent insurance carriers and brokerages on a wide range of complex coverage and defense matters, such as:

  • First-party coverage litigation
  • Premises liability
  • Environmental and toxic tort claims
  • Professional liability
  • Director and officer (D&O) liability
  • Motor vehicle litigation
  • Cybersecurity
  • Employment practices litigation
  • Indemnification and defense litigation

We have the skills and the experience to resolve both small and large insurance disputes through negotiation and litigation.

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Contact Our Experienced
New York Business &
Corporate Attorneys

Since 1993, Woods Lonergan PLLC has provided our clients with intelligent and cost-effective representation on all types of transactional and litigation matters. When you become our client, we will work to help you achieve your objectives in the boardroom or the courtroom. Our unique approach to resolving disputes allows us to build long-term relationships with our clients, servicing them on broad variety of matters. Contact our office today to set up an appointment.

What Makes Us Distinguished in Practice

  • Years of Acquired Reputation
  • Tailored Approach To Client’s Individual Needs
  • Competitive Costs
  • Trial Expertise
  • Frequent Communications
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Our Office
Location
280 Madison Avenue, Suite 300
New York, NY 10016
Phone: Call our office 212.684.2500
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