Since 1967, Goetz Fitzpatrick LLP has been a litigation powerhouse and a trusted adviser to businesses and entrepreneurs.
50 years ago, good friends Peter Goetz and Gerry Fitzpatrick were feeling restless. Both had built strong careers in engineering and construction, but discovered there were new and exciting opportunities in these fields which could be pursued through the practice of law. With a leap of faith and dogged determination, Goetz and Fitzpatrick eschewed their burgeoning careers and opened the first iteration of Goetz Fitzpatrick LLP. During their initial years of practice, they navigated the often rough and tumble landscape of New York City construction with loyalty, honesty, accessibility, and commitment to their clients, the same principles that guide the firm to this day. Over the past 50 years, each partner that has come on board and helped grow Goetz Fitzpatrick into the full-service, mid-sized law firm it is today proudly continues to provide the same level of service upon which Peter and Gerry built their reputation. Our clients understand that we are always accessible and attentive while working tirelessly to both define and sharpen the cutting edge of construction law, real estate, and the firm’s other core disciplines.
➤ NEW YORK CITY
One Penn Plaza, 31st Floor
New York, NY 10119
➤ WHITE PLAINS
One North Broadway, Suite 800
White Plains, NY 10601
➤ NEW JERSEY
105 Eisenhower Parkway, Suite 401
Roseland, NJ 07068
Areas of Practice
ARBITRATION & MEDIATION
Our team of construction litigation attorneys is deeply experienced with the complex legal challenges of private and public construction projects and use of the courts, arbitration tribunals or mediation to resolve disputes.
COMMERCIAL LITIGATION &
ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
We provide an aggressive team of attorneys experienced in all phases of federal and state court litigation and alternative dispute resolution. Our representation ranges from the inception of the matter through discovery, trial and appeal. We represent local, regional, national, and international clients on a wide range of issues, including commercial disputes and breach of contract cases, employment issues, business disputes, real estate brokerage claims, securities fraud, insurance disputes, creditors’ and debtors’ rights, suretyship, and negotiable instruments.
CORPORATE LAW & BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS
Providing a wide range of legal services to established and emerging businesses of all sizes, we can act as a general counsel on all of a company’s legal matters, as special counsel in mergers, acquisitions and other specific transactional activities, and can formulate a succession plan for closely-held or family-owned businesses.
We provide support to our clients by guiding them through the process of drafting and negotiating contracts with owners, general contractors, subcontractors, vendors and suppliers. The firm also has deep expertise in drafting and negotiating contracts for design professionals.
TRUSTS & ESTATES
Our attorneys provide sophisticated estate and planning for individuals, families and fiduciaries. Areas of expertise include probate and estate litigation, family business succession, special needs planning, estate and fiduciary taxation and personal financial planning and counsel. We are highly skilled at drafting and supervising the execution of wills, various types of trusts and other estate planning documents as are appropriate to the needs of our clients.
LABOR & EMPLOYMENT
We represent private and public sector clients in various New York State and Federal labor and employment matters, including wrongful termination, overtime claims, claims for unfair labor practices, harassment, discrimination and retaliation. We negotiate and draft employment agreements, employment manuals and severance agreements for our clients. The firm has litigated and resolved numerous labor union disputes, including allegations of double-breasting and delinquent contributions.
Our real estate attorneys have the experience, knowledge and ability to react quickly to handle our clients’ real estate needs efficiently, all while creating value for our clients. Whether your needs involve the purchase or sale of property, borrowing or lending money, development, leasing or property management, we have the resources to dive in and help structure your project, negotiate your deal and close the transaction.
BANKRUPTCY & BUSINESS REORGANIZATION
The Business Reorganization and Creditors’ Rights Group consists of experienced and innovative attorneys who concentrate on corporate restructuring, dissolution proceedings, loan workouts and other credit transactions, as well as bankruptcy.
Intellectual property and technology are the currencies of the information age we live in. Our team fiercely protects its clients’ intellectual property, such as trademarks, which can provide increased value of those assets and in the clients’ brand itself.
We look forward to partnering with you.
We’ve served our clients for over 50 years, and plan to do so for the next 50. Please contact us any time at our offices in New York City, Westchester, or New Jersey: