Richard A. Coppola is a business and commercial litigator representing large and small businesses, financial institutions, not-for-profit corporations, religious corporations, colleges and universities, and individuals in virtually all aspects of federal and state court litigation, arbitration, mediation, and before federal agencies and regulatory bodies. He provides strategic representation during all stages of the litigation process, from pre-lawsuit settlement negotiations through trials and appeals.
Richard focuses his practice on matters relating to commercial real estate, breach of contract and business tort claims, issues involving the Uniform Commercial Code, restrictive covenant claims, and non-competition matters. He strategizes with forensic accountants, real estate and business appraisers, and other financial professionals to ensure that his clients’ interests are protected.
Areas of Concentration:
- Defense of financial institutions relating to disputes involving Articles 4, 5, and 6 of the UCC
- Commercial and residential landlord-tenant disputes including seeking and opposing provisional relief and litigating holdover and licensor-licensee summary proceedings
- Accounting and breach of duty of loyalty actions on behalf of shareholders, members, and partners of closely-held and family-owned businesses.
- Defense of violations issued by New York State or New York City agencies relating to property, safety, fire and/or health issues
- Appellate Litigation
- Class Action Litigation
- Commercial Contracts Disputes
- Construction Contract Litigation
- Employment Litigation
- Intellectual Property Litigation
- Land Use Litigation