Appeals – State and Federal Appellate Courts

Often the most critical step in any lawsuit is the appeal.  Effective appellate lawyers must know when to appeal (or not to appeal), how to present arguments most effectively (both in briefs and orally), and how to navigate the unique rules of each appellate court.

Our appellate attorneys share a collective experience briefing and arguing hundreds of appeals in both State and Federal appeals courts, including the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the New York Court of Appeals, and the New York Appellate Divisions.  In addition to representing our own clients throughout the appeal process, we will appear as “appellate counsel” to sole practitioners and smaller firms, who remain the attorneys of record on the underlying case.

Notwithstanding the firm’s size and non-urban locale, the firm’s appeals have resulted in many decisions that become precedent in the areas of land use, title, real estate, and commercial law.