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Philip M. Halpern

Philip M. Halpern
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Philip M. Halpern

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Phone: (914) 684-6800
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Email: phalpern@chnnb.com

Biography

White Plains, New York litigation attorney, Philip M. Halpern is the managing partner of Collier Halpern & Newberg, LLP. With more than 90 reported decisions and more than three and a half decades of experience in representing individuals, corporations and Fortune 500 companies, Mr. Halpern can be relied on to handle your most complex and challenging litigation issues. Offering extensive trial and appellate experience and a strong commitment to client advocacy, his practice focuses on commercial litigation, estates, employment litigation, real estate litigation, and securities litigation. He prides himself in providing the highest quality legal services in an efficient, cost-effective manner, and he strives to always exceed his clients' expectations. He has been certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy* (website; brochure) as a civil trial advocate and a civil pretrial advocate, and has been selected as a Super Lawyer every year since 2008.

As your lawyer, Mr. Halpern will conduct a thorough analysis of your case at its outset, weigh its strengths and weaknesses, determine the most effective strategy for obtaining a favorable resolution, and advise as to whether litigation or settlement should be pursued. As your case proceeds, he will prove to be a fiercely dedicated advocate for you and for the protection of your interests.

Mr. Halpern is a magna cum laude graduate of Fordham University, where he majored in economics and is a graduate of Pace University School of Law where he obtained his juris doctor. He began his legal career in 1980 as a law clerk to Federal Judge Irving Ben Cooper in the Southern District of New York. He is admitted to practice law in the states of New York and Connecticut and regularly appears in the federal and state courts in those jurisdictions as well as nation-wide. He has taken cases to successful verdict in more than a dozen states.

Among Mr. Halpern's most notable memberships are his positions as fellow of the American Bar Foundation, fellow of the New York Bar Foundation, member of the Office of Court Administration Advisory Committee on Civil Practice, member of the Board of Visitors at The Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, member of the Advisory Council for the Metropolitan Section of the Professional Golfer's Association and a member of the Executive Board of the Metropolitan Golf Association. He has also been a member of the Advisory Council for the Board of Judges for the Southern District of New York. Additionally, Mr. Halpern is a mediator in Southern District of New York, in Supreme Court, New York County, Commercial Division and in Supreme Court, Ninth Judicial District, Commercial Division, Westchester County. A complete list of his memberships can be found below.

In 2002, Mr. Halpern authored a two-volume book for Thompson Publishing Company on civil procedure entitled, Civil Pretrial Proceedings in New York. He has also authored several articles for the New York State Bar Association and the American Bar Association and has lectured for the Office of Court Administration, New York State Bar Association, New York City Bar Association, Pace University School of Law and a number of Bar Associations on a variety of litigation topics.

In addition to maintaining his busy trial calendar, Mr. Halpern is an Adjunct Professor at The Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University where he teaches a class entitled, "The Anatomy of a Trial: The Burden of Proof," which deals exclusively with trial skills. He is also writing a textbook for the class which will be available in 2018.

Practice Areas

  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Shareholder Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Securities Litigation
  • Appeals
  • Labor and Employment
  • Trusts and Estates

Reported Decisions

  • Middleton v. Green Cycle Hous., Inc., No. 15MC0023, 2017 WL 715747 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 23, 2017)*
  • La Verghetta v. Lawlor, 2016 WL 1123225, 2016 N.Y. Slip Op. 30423(U) (Westchester Co. Sup. Ct., March 9, 2016)*
  • Guerrero v. Soft Drink & Brewery Workers Union, No. 1:15-CV-911-GHW, 2016 WL 631296 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 16, 2016)*
  • Shaffer v. Gilberg, 125 A.D.3d 632, 4 N.Y.S.3d 49 (2d Dep't 2015)
  • XL Specialty Ins. Co. v. Lakian, 632 F. App'x 667 (2d Cir. 2015)*
  • Telesco v. Neuman, No. 14 CV 3480 VB, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 129107,2015 WL 5474230 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 8, 2015)*
  • Telesco v. Neuman, No. 14 CV 3480 VB, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 66008,2015 WL 2330166 (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 11, 2015)*
  • Horizon Asset Mgmt., LLC v. Duffy, No. FSTCV136017047S, 2015 WL 467274 (Conn. Super. Ct. Jan. 8, 2015)*
  • Bright v. Coca Cola Refreshements USA, Inc., No. 12 CIV. 234 BMC, 2014 WL 5587349 (E.D.N.Y. Nov. 3, 2014)*
  • Horizon Asset Management, LLC, et al. v. Duffy, et al., 106 A.D.3d 594, 967 N.Y.S.2d 17 (1st Dept. 2013)
  • Matter of Morris Builders, L.P., et al., v. Empire Zone Designation Board, et al., 21 N.Y.3d 233, 993 N.E.2d 374, 970 N.Y.S.2d 888 (2013)
  • James Square Associates LP v. Mullen, 21 N.Y.3d 233, 993 N.E.2d 374 (2013)
  • Hernandez v. Coca Cola Refreshments USA, Inc., No. 12 CIV. 234 BMC, 2013 WL 6388654 (E.D.N.Y. Dec. 6, 2013)*
  • Rodriguez v. Coca Cola Refreshments USA, Inc., No. 12 CIV. 234 BMC, 2013 WL 5230037 (E.D.N.Y. Sept. 16, 2013)*
  • Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. v. John Weber, Index No. 50385/11 (N.Y. Sup. Westchester Commercial Division 2012) (Scheinkman, J.)
  • Alvarez v. Coca-Cola Refreshments, USA, Inc., 914 F. Supp. 2d 256 (E.D.N.Y. 2012)
  • Morris Builders, LP v. Empire Zone Designation Bd., 95 A.D.3d 1381, 943 N.Y.S.2d 678 (2012)
  • Horizon Asset Mgt., Inc. v Duffy, 82 AD.3d 442,918 N.Y.S.2d 85 (1st Dep't 2011)
  • Ambase Corp. v. United States, No. 3:08-cv-651 (WWE), 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 137357 (D. Conn. November 30, 2011)
  • AmBase Corp. v. United States, No. 3:08-cv-651 (WWE), 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 59228 (D. Conn.), motion granted in part, denied in part, Ambase Corp. v. United States, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 137357 (D. Conn. Nov. 28, 2011)
  • Foss v. Coca Cola Enters., No. 07 Civ. 1322 (JS)(WDW), 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 34945 (E.D.N.Y March 31,2011)
  • Peter F. Gaito Architecture, LLC v. Simone Dev. Corp., 602 F.3d 57 (2nd Cir. 2010)
  • White Plains Plaza Realty, LLC v Town Sports Intl., LLC, 79 A.D.3d 1025,914 N.Y.S.2d 222 (2nd Dep't 2010)
  • Pirro Group, LLC v One Point St., Inc., 71 A.D.3d 654,896 N.Y.S.2d 152 (2nd Dep't 2010)
  • Peter F. Gaito Architecture, LLC v. Simone Dev. Corp., No. 08 Civ. 6056 (WCC), 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 53253 (S.D.N.Y May 22, 2009), aff., 2010 U.S. App. LEXIS 7141 (2nd Cir. Apr. 7,2010)
  • Mahoney-Buntzman v. Buntzman, 51 A.D.3d 732,858 N.Y.S.2d 698 (2nd Dep't), aff. in part, mod. in part, 12 N.Y.3d 415,881 N.Y.S.2d 369 (2009)
  • Continental Cas. Co. v. Employers Ins. Co. of Wausau, 60 A.D.3d 128,871 N.Y.S.2d 48 (1st Dep't), app. denied, 13 N.Y.3d 710,890 N.Y.S.2d 447 (2009)
  • Brown v. Coca-Cola Enters., No. 08 Civ. 3231 (JFB) (ETB), 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 35798 (E.D.N.Y April 28, 2009)
  • Cont'l Cas. Co. v. Employers Ins. Co. of Wausau, 22 Misc.3d 729, 865 N.Y.S.2d 855 (N.Y. Sup., County of New York 2008)
  • Peter F. Gaito Architecture, LLC v. Simone Dev. Corp., 46 A.D.3d 530, 846 N.Y.S.2d 368 (2nd Dep't 2007)
  • Mancheski v. GGCP, Inc., 41 A.D.3d 790,839 N.Y.S.2d 192 (2nd Dep't 2007)
  • Mancheski v. Gabelli Group Capital Partners, No. 18762/03,2006 N.Y. Misc. LEXIS 9205 (N.Y. Sup., County of Westchester), aff. in part, 39 A.D.3d 499, 835 N.Y.S.2d 595 (2nd Dep't 2007)
  • Sexter v. Warmflash, P.C. v. Margrabe, 38 A.D.3d 163 (1st Dep't 2007)
  • Chong v. Healthtronics, Inc., No. 06 Civ. 1287 (SJF)(MLO), 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 45956 (E.D.N.Y June 20, 2007)
  • Continental Cas. Co. v. Employers Ins. Co. of Wausau, No. 601037/03, 16 Misc. 3d 223,839 N.Y.S.2d 403 (N.Y. Sup., County of New York May 28, 2007)
  • Stein v. County of Westchester, 410 F. Supp. 2d 175 (S.D.N.Y. 2006)
  • Frederick J. Mancheski and David Perlumutter v. Gabelli Group Capital Partners, Inc., 22 A.D.3d 532 (A.D.2d Dep't 2005)
  • Dewey Ballantine Original IFPC Shareholders, Inc., 2004 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 1611 (S.D.N.Y. 2004)
  • Bower Associates v. Town of Pleasant Valley, 2 N.Y.3d 617 (2004)
  • Abate v. City of Yonkers, 10 A.D.3d 605 (A.D.2d Dep't 2004)
  • Toulouse v. Chandler, No. 05021/04, 2004 N.Y. Misc. LEXIS 1780 (N.Y. Sup., Westchester County October 18, 2004)
  • AmBase Corp. v. City Investing Co. Liquidating Trust, 326 F.3d 63 (2d Cir. 2003)
  • Universal Outdoor, Inc. v. City of New Rochelle, 286 F. Supp. 2d 268 (S.D.N.Y. 2003)
  • Ruocco v. Coca-Cola Enters., 2003 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 1674 (S.D.N.Y. 2003)
  • Centra Indus. v. McGuirewoods, LLP, 270 F. Supp. 2d 386 (S.D.N.Y. 2003)
  • Manley v. Ambase Corp., 337 F.3d 237 (2d Cir. 2003)
  • Home Depot, U.S.A., Inc. v. Dunn, 305 A.D.2d 459 (A.D.2d Dep't 2003)
  • In re Pirro, 305 A.D.2d 22 (A.D.2d Dep't 2003)
  • Manley v. AmBase Corp., 2002 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 4537 (S.D.N.Y. 2002)
  • AmBase Corp. v. City Investing Co., Liquidating Trust, 2002 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 15198 (S.D.N.Y. 2002)
  • AmBase Corp. v. City Investing Co. Liquidating Trust, 2002 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 12427 (S.D.N.Y. 2002)
  • AmBase Corp v. City Investing Co. Liquidating Trust, 2002 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 482 (S.D.N.Y. 2002)
  • Tyras v. American Info. Network, Inc., 295 A.D.2d 412 (A.D.2d Dep't 2002)
  • Coca-Cola Bottling Co. v. Soft Drink & Brewery Workers Union Local 812, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, 242 F.3d 52 (2d Cir. 2001)
  • Ewing v. Coca Cola Bottling Company. of New York, Inc., 2001 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 8849 (S.D.N.Y. 2001)
  • Bengis v. NY Power Authority, 145 F. Supp. 2d 291 (S.D.N.Y. 2001)
  • Manley v. AmBase Corp., 126 F. Supp. 2d 743 (S.D.N.Y. 2001)
  • Bodine v. Ladjevardi, 284 A.D.2d 351 (A.D.2d Dep't 2001)
  • Harbour View Racquet Club, Inc. v. Village of Mamaroneck, 287 A.D.2d 437 (A.D.2d Dep't 2001)
  • Manley v. AmBase Corp., 121 F. Supp. 2d 758 (S.D.N.Y. 2000)
  • Westchester County Indus. Devl. Agency v. Morris Industries Builders, 278 A.D.2d 232 (A.D.2d Dep't 2000)
  • Moran v. Harting, 276 A.D.2d (2nd Dep't 2000)
  • Birnbaum v. Yonkers Contr. Co., 272 A.D.2d 355 (A.D. 2d Dep't 2000)
  • Caiola v.Town of Ossining, 272 A.D.2d 324 (A.D.2d Dep't 2000)
  • Martignetti v. Ricevuto, 271 A.D.2d 508, 706 N.Y.S.2d 915 (2nd Dep't 2000)
  • Martignetti v. Ricevuto, 271 A.D.2d 508 (A.D.2d Dep't 2000)
  • Moran v. Harting, 276 A.D.2d 758 (A.D.2d Dep't 2000)
  • Parisi v. Coca-Cola Bottling Co., 1999 U.S. App. LEXIS 22311 (2d Cir. 1999)
  • Prince v. Coca-Cola Bottling Co., 37 F. Supp. 2d 289 (S.D.N.Y. 1999)
  • Abate v. City of Yonkers, 264 A.D.2d 517 (A.D.2d Dep't 1999)
  • Gardner v. City of City of Yonkers, 264 A.D.2d 498 (A.D.2d Dep't 1999)
  • Home Depot USA, Inc. v. City of Rye, 259 A.D.2d 547 (A.D.2d Dep't 1999)
  • Jones v. Trump, 971 F. Supp. 783 (S.D.N.Y. 1997)
  • Jones v. Trump, 1997 Dist. LEXIS 7324 (S.D.N.Y. 1997)
  • Empire State Restaurant 62 Tavern Association v. Rapoport, 240 A.D.2d 576 (A.D.2d Dep't 1997)
  • Hampshire Management Co. v. Nadel, 241 A.D.2d 496 (A.D.2d Dep't 1997)
  • Home Depot USA v. Baum, 243 A.D.2d 476 (A.D.2d Dep't 1997)
  • Jones v. Trump, Nos. 96 Civ. 2995 (SAS), 96 Civ. 6927 (SAS), 1997 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 7324 (S.D.N.Y May 27, 1997)
  • Town of New Windsor v. Tesa Tuck, Inc., 919 F. Supp. 662 (S.D.N.Y. 1996)
  • Glucover v. Coca-Cola Bottling Co., No. 91 Civ. 6331 (PKL), 1996 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 11, (S.D.N.Y January 3, 1996)
  • Glugover v. Coca-Cola Bottling Co., 1996 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 11 (S.D.N.Y. 1996)
  • Home Depot USA v. Baum, 226 A.D.2d 725 (A.D.2d Dep't 1996)
  • Durkin v. Durkin Fuel Acquisition Corp., 224 A.D.2d 574 (A.D.2d Dep't 1996)
  • Glugover v. Coca-Cola Bottling Co., 60 F.3d 810 (2d Cir. 1995)
  • Coastal Aviation v. Commander Aircraft Co., 903 F. Supp. 591 (S.D.N.Y. 1995)
  • Glugover v. Coca-Cola Bottling Co., 1994 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 14182 (S.D.N.Y. 1994)
  • Shane v. State of Conn., 821 F. Supp. 829 (D. Conn. 1993)
  • Glugover v. Coca-Cola Bottling Co., 1993 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 11270 (S.D.N.Y. 1993)
  • Moody v. Security Pacific Business Credit, 971 F.2d 1056 (3d Cir. 1992)
  • Rubin v. Frank's Fuel, Inc., 184 A.D.2d 686 (A.D.2d Dep't 1992)
  • William P. Pahl Equipment Corp. v. Kassis, 182 A.D.2d 22 (A.D. 1st Dep't 1992)
  • Moody v. Security Pacific Business Credit, Inc., 127 B.R. 958 (W.D. Pa. 1991)
  • Tarbert Realty, Inc. v. Three Kay Holding Corp., 74 N.Y.2d 867 (1989)
  • Basic Four, Inc. v. 820 Second Avenue Associates, 1985 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 17913 (S.D.N.Y. 1985)
  • Cohen v. A. Oreil Co., 1985 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 16051 (S.D.N.Y. 1985)

Education

  • Fordham University (B.S., magna cum laude, 1977)
  • Pace University (J.D., 1980)
  • Beta Gamma Sigma

Awards

  • Pace Law School: Alumni Leadership Award 2006
  • Westchester County Business Journal: Pace Setter Award 2007
  • American Diabetes Association: Father of the Year 2009
  • Legal Services of the Hudson Valley: Access to Justice Honoree 2017

Memberships

  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, New York Bar Foundation
  • Member, Advisory Committee on Civil Practice (appointed by Chief Administrative Judge) 1999 -
  • Certified Civil Trial Advocate and Civil Pretrial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy*
  • Advisory Council, Board of Judges, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York (1995-2001)
  • Member, Executive Board of the Metropolitan Golf Association, 2013 -
  • Advisory Council, Professional Golfer's Association, Metropolitan Section, 1992 -
  • Member, Board of Visitors of The Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, 2006 -
  • Member, Board of Directors, Montel Williams Foundation
  • Member, Advisory Board, Key Bank
  • The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Life Member, 1999 -
  • Connecticut Bar Association (Member Commercial and Federal Litigation Section)
  • New York State Bar Association (Member: Committee on Lawyer Competency, 1987-1989; Committee on Federal Judiciary, 1989)
  • American Bar Association
  • New York County Lawyers Association
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Federal Bar Council
  • Mediator in United States Federal Court, Southern District of New York; in New York State Supreme Court, New York County, Commercial Division; and in New York State Supreme Court, Ninth Judicial District, Commercial Division, Westchester County
  • Member, Westchester County Bar Association

Publications

*The National Board of Trial Advocacy is not affiliated with any governmental authority.