Richard A. Coppola is a partner in the firm’s Commercial Litigation department. He focuses his practice on matters relating to real property, breach of contract and business tort claims, issues involving the Uniform Commercial Code, restrictive covenant claims, and non-competition and unfair competition matters.
Richard’s clients include large and small businesses, financial institutions, not-for-profit corporations, religious corporations, and colleges and universities. He provides strategic representation during all stages of the litigation process, from pre-lawsuit settlement negotiations through trials and appeals.
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
- 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