Welcome to Hiller, PC, Attorneys at Law

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Hiller, PC is a general practice boutique law firm headquartered on Madison Avenue in New York City. With offices looking over Central Park, HPC handles sophisticated legal matters including business and commercial litigation, business and corporate law and transactions, insurance law (representing policyholders only), disability insurance law (representing policyholders only), and land use, zoning and construction matters (opposition work only). With more than 100 years’ experience among the members of our team, our focus at HPC is on obtaining results for our clients. And we get them.

In each area of our practice, members of our firm have become leaders in their fields, establishing landmark precedents and securing multi-million dollar judgments and settlements, as well as closing lucrative commercial transactions on behalf of the firm’s clients.
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In connection with our work, Hiller, PC routinely competes with, and has soundly defeated, many of America’s largest and most expensive law firms.

Most importantly, Hiller, PC is able to provide clients with the best of both worlds: delivery of the high quality legal services often associated with big firms, in an environment of personal client attention that can only be found with boutiques. Our clients include individuals, business and community groups, public and private corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, and sole proprietors in a broad range of civil matters throughout the New York metropolitan area.


  • Our client was sued by the Danish Consulate which had rented her Westchester house. The Consulate alleged that the house... Read More

    Danish Consulate v. Browne, (Sup. Ct. Westchester Co. 2003) (6494-02)
 State Farm v. Browne, (Sup. Ct. Westchester Co. 2003) (13763-02 )
  • Our client's patient sued him for personal injuries allegedly sustained in the vestibule of his office building. His general liability... Read More

    Dr. Lawrence Harris v. Travelers, Index No. 23155-2008 (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co.)
  • UnumProvident terminated our client's benefits and policy after he had been receiving benefits for more than a decade. We filed... Read More

    Weisel v. UnumProvident Corp., 2006 WL 624900 (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co.
  • Our client suffers from pulmonary emboli, thrombosis, and a myriad of other ailments and conditions. Two years after filing his... Read More

    E---- with ------------ Mutual Ins. Co.
  • Our client was diagnosed with emphysema and an untreatable gastrointestinal disorder which resulted in gross abdominal dystension. Unfortunately, his physicians... Read More

    Green with The Hartford
  • Successful defense of $30 Million RICO action. Read More

    I------------- v. D ---------------- (S.D.N.Y.)
  • Successful prosecution of claims to recover sums due under the terms of multi-million dollar promissory note and assignment of interests. Read More

    W------ v. ------------, Index No. ------------ (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co.)
  • Our client suffers from severe mental and physiological deficits resulting from a mishandled lap-band surgery. We persuaded Unum to offer... Read More

    HPC Negotiates Buyout of Insurance Policy from Unum
  • Our client was sued by his former employer for allegedly violating a covenant not to compete.  The former employer filed... Read More

    Comprehensive Benefit Consultants, Inc. v. Spitz,, 2014 N.Y. Slip Op. 07321 (2d Dep’t. Oct. 29, 2014)
  • When a borrower refused to repay a loan that our client, a generous benefactor, had made, we had no choice... Read More

    Successful Prosecution of Claims for Sums Due Under $1.75 Million Promissory Note and Guarantee Rosenthal v. Ben-Zion, Index No. 654340-2012 (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co. 2013)
  • Successfully defeated plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment in lieu of a complaint. The plaintiff argued that our client’s execution of... Read More

    Successful Defense of Claim for Monies Alleged to be Due Under Promissory Note Soriano v. Wise, Index No.: 650918/2012 (Sup. Ct.. N.Y. Co. 8/2/12)
  • Action by former employee seeking dissolution of partnership by claiming an equity interest therein, dismissed. Read More

    Successfully Dismissing Partnership Dissolution Action Greenbaum v. Schain Leifer Guralnick, Index. No.: (106069/2011) (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co. 10/24/12)
  • Our client, a personal injury lawyer, returned from a trip to find that his law partners had changed the locks... Read More

    Preventing Freeze Out in Law Firm Break Up L------- v. A----------, Index No. ------ (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co.)
  • Our client was a 50% shareholder in a business that owned a restaurant. Our client discovered that his co-shareholder had... Read More

    Obtaining Injunction Against Corporate Freeze Out Gruning v. Ortega (Sup. Ct. Westchester Co.) (Index No. 20021-05)
  • Our client was sued by a business partner who alleged that he had been fired and frozen out of the... Read More

    Defending Our Clients Against Frivolous Corporate Freeze-Out Claims Baldwin v. Postworks (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co.) (Index No. 60014-06)
  • Our client was the President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of a New York City residential co-op. He... Read More

    Defending and Obtaining Insurance Coverage for Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims Against Co-op Board of Director Health-Loom Corp. v. Soho Plaza Corp., et al. (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co.) (Index No...
  • Our clients' former business partners filed two 1104-a proceedings, seeking to dissolve the company and obtain restitution and other damages.... Read More

    Defending Our Clients Against Frivolous Dissolution Proceedings Under BCL 1104-a Peker v. Dylan et al., (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co.) (Index Nos.: 604981/2001 and 120375/2001)
  • Our client telephoned us on a Sunday night after being threatened by one of the world's largest and most powerful... Read More

    Avoiding Litigation and Repelling Product Recall Demands by Licensor C------- v. D---------
  • Our client discovered that a former employee had engaged in systematic embezzlement over a period of approximately 10 years. After... Read More

    Prosecuting and Quietly Settling an Embezzlement Claim T------- v. G---------
  • After we successfully obtained dismissal of use-and-occupancy claims seeking millions against our client, the Port Authority attempted to evict our... Read More

    Fighting for New Pier Lease by Prosecuting Claims Under the Shipping Act American Stevedoring, Inc. and American Warehousing of New York, Inc. v. The Port Authority of New York and..
  • Our client came to us with a list of artwork missing for more than 10 years and a promissory note... Read More

    Reviving Old Claims for Recovery of Artwork and Non-Payment of Installment Note Luce v. Schad (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co.) (Index No. 102265-95)
  • Our client's building was damaged as a result of faulty installation of a radiant heating system by the defendant. After... Read More

    Recovery of Damages for Property Damage Caused by Radiant Heating System North Fourth Roebling, LLC v. A Real Good Plumber, Inc. (Sup. Ct. Kings Co.) (Index No. 41659-04)
  • In 2005, our client, prior to our retention, had been directed to appear at a hearing on use and occupancy... Read More

    Successfully Defeating Use & Occupancy Claims The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey v. American Warehousing, Inc., (Civ. Ct. N.Y.C.) 020153-04/021541-04
  • Our client's company was the victim of a massive fraud by a conspiracy operated through hundreds of small corporations throughout... Read More

    Representing Our Clients in RICO Litigation Horizon Steel Products, Inc. v. Lauer, et al. (E.D.N.Y.) (97 Civ. 4888)
  • Our client's children's gymnastic facility ("kiddie gym") was closed by the New York City Fire Department apparently based upon a... Read More

    Lifting Vacate Orders and Obtaining Injunction Against Fire Department Ekistics, Inc. v. City of New York (Sup. Ct. Kings Co.)
  • Late on a Thursday evening during the summer of 2003, we were approached by the owners of a tavern in... Read More

    Helping Our Client Protect Its Reputation Against HBO and "Sex and the City" MNM Properties v. HBO, Sex and the City, et al.
  • Our clients were the grantor and beneficiary under an irrevocable life insurance trust which held a $7.5 Million Policy. The... Read More

    HPC Successfully Prosecutes Claim Against Life Insurance Trustee for Lapse of Policy R ------------ v. C-------------
  • We successfully prosecuted our client’s disability claims against Lloyds of London. After six years of litigation, during which Lloyds took... Read More

    HPC Obtains $1.190 Million Settlement Against Lloyds of London Green v. Combined Life Ins. (Lloyds Affiliate), Index No. TS-300577-2007 (N.Y.C. Civ. Ct.).
  • Our client suffers from fronto-temporal Dementia. The disability insurance carrier terminated his benefits, arguing that his condition was actually a... Read More

    HPC Persuades Unum to Reinstate Disability Insurance Benefits in Response to Administrative Appeal
  • Our client was unable to persuade his insurer to pay him disability benefits. His doctors had provided conflicting information to... Read More

    HPC persuades The Standard to pay disability benefits to client suffering from Meniere’s Disease
  • Our client suffered from Bulimia, Major Depression, Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Narcissistic Personality Order. The defendant insurance carriers denied his... Read More

    $800,000 Lump-Sum Disability Insurance Settlement for Our Client Suffering From Depressive and Personality Disorders P-------------- v. M -------------, (N.Y. Sup. Ct.) (Settled 2010)
  • Our client was a veterinary pathologist, spending most of his workdays looking into a binocular microscope until he developed color... Read More

    HPC Forces Unum to Reverse its Determination Without Resorting to Litigation S-------------- with Unum Life Insurance Co. (client placed on benefit)
  • Our client was diagnosed with primary biliary cirrhosis of the liver. Both of her insurance carriers were initially skeptical of... Read More

    Helping Our Clients Through the Claims Process K------------- with Unum Life Insurance Co. and New York Life Ins. Co
  • Our client sustained spinal fractures, herniated discs, bulging discs, and degenerative disc disease in a horseback riding accident and sought... Read More

    Assisting Clients with Individual Disability Benefits Wurm v. First Unum Life Ins. Co., (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co.) (602270/96)
  • Our client was covered under a group disability insurance policy. After several heart attacks and other cardiac incidents relating to... Read More

    Helping Clients with Group/ERISA Benefits L--------- v. UnumProvident, Inc., et al., (E.D.N.Y.) (2:02 ---------)
  • Our client requested benefits for her total disability arising from fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, undifferentiated connective tissue disease, vulvadynia, hemaplegic... Read More

    Assisting Our Client Defeat Counterclaims for Fraud in a Disability Insurance Case A------ v. The Guardian Life Ins. Co. of America, et al., (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co.) (Index No.: 04--)
  • Losing a loved one can be a terrible heartbreak. Being forced to fight with your spouse's life insurance company can... Read More

    Helping Our Client With Her Life Insurance Claim D------- with ---------- Annuity Co.
  • Our client was sued by a laborer who suffered personal injuries while renovating her apartment. The general contractor had promised... Read More

    Assisting Clients Obtain Defense and Indemnity Coverage/General Liability 370/CPW Owners Corp. v. Simon, Index No. 27538-2007 (Sup. Ct. Kings Co.)
  • In response to a motion to compel by W&H, Justice Judith Gische of the New York State Supreme Court ordered... Read More

    HPC Forces UnumProvident to Turn Over Previously Confidential Documents in Disability Insurance LitigationWeisel v. Provident Life & Cas. Ins. Co., (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co. 600759-05) (J. Gische 11/5/08)
  • In May 2005, our client, a member of a limited liability company, woke up to find that her partner had... Read More

    Bringing Derivative Actions to Stop Insider Transactions S-------------- v. P -------------, et al., (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co.) (Index No.: -----/2005)
  • On November 16, 1999, our client's business partner decided to quit the business and simply "take" for himself, what he... Read More

    Bringing Derivative Actions to Recover Breaches of Fiduciary Duties Lavinger v. Maarouf, (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co.)(Index No.: 99-605211).
  • Our lawyers arranged for the discontinuance of an arbitration commenced against one of its clients - an accountant - arising... Read More

    HPC Successfully Defends Arbitration Arising Out of the Alleged Violation of a Non-Compete N---------------------- v. D-------------------------
  • Before hiring our firm, our client was subjected to preliminary injunction, enforcing the terms of an all-compassing covenant not to... Read More

    Comprehensive Benefit Consultants, Inc. v. Spitz (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co. 2027-2012)
  • HPC commenced three separate litigations to stop the New York Public Library and its Board of Trustees from disfiguring the... Read More

    Preserving National and New York City Landmarks/Protecting New York’s Libraries Citizens Defending Libraries v. Marx (President of the New York Public Library) Index Nos. 652427-2013, 100436-2014, 153760-2014
  • Our clients' apartment rear yard fronted a large university building. When the university decided to perform a substantial renovation, our... Read More

    Stopping Large University from Using Our Client's Property to Stage Construction Work C------- v. N-----------
  • The owner of an adjacent property filed a proceeding to require our client to permit use of our client’s townhouse... Read More

    25 Garfield Sparta, LLC v. Fuentes, Index No.: 11396/2010 (Sup. Ct. Kings Co.)
  • Our client arrived at his building one morning to find a real estate developer and a group of contractors using... Read More

    Bathgate 1, LLC v. Bathgate Ave., et al (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co.) (Index No. 102093-07
  • Our client, an organization of New York businesses, sued an attorney for failing to commence a proceeding within the applicable... Read More

    R---------------- v. B-----------------
  • When a group of developers obtained approval to convert a manufacturing building, located in a manufacturing zone, into luxury residential... Read More

    Protecting Adjacent Properties from Out-of-Control DevelopmentRed Hook/Gowanus Chamber of Commerce v. Board of Standards and Appeals, et al. (Sup. Ct. Kings Co.) (Index No. 2308-04)
  • Our client was terminated by his employer without notice in violation of Canadian law. We commenced an action through our... Read More

    Fauls v. Cirque du Soleil
  • Successfully obtained dismissal of compulsory accounting proceeding brought against executor by disgruntled ex-spouse. Read More

    In re Clark, Index No.: 2086/2009 (Surr. Ct. N.Y. Co. 8/8/12)
  • Our client is the beneficiary and co-trustee under a certain QTIP Trust. Our client’s co-trustee, Bank of New York-Mellon, was... Read More

    In re Lichtenstein, Index No.: 01698-2002 (Surr. Ct. 6/13/12)
  • We settled a legal malpractice action arising out of the botched handling of a personal injury action for a lump-sum... Read More

    Legal Malpractice Claim Settled for $2.25 Million T-------------------- v. L------------------ (Sup. Ct. Kings Co. 2009)
  • When asked by a group of New Yorkers to sue the Metropolitan Museum of Art, we were, like many, initially... Read More

    Helping Our Client Fight Large Institutional Defendants Metropolitan Museum Historic District Coalition v. de Montebello, (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co.) (Index No. 119635/03)
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