44 Wall Street
New York, NY 10005-2407
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Areas of Practice



Richard A. Coppola


Richard A. Coppola is a commercial litigator who represents financial institutions, large and small businesses, colleges and universities, not-for-profit corporations, religious corporations and individuals. Mr. Coppola litigates commercial cases in federal and state courts involving breach of contract and business tort claims, employment disputes and trademark infringement. On behalf of the firm’s banking clients, Mr. Coppola defends Uniform Commercial Code related warranty issues and class actions, commences actions to recover on lines of credit that are in default and assists bank personnel in responding to restraining notices and levies served on financial institutions. Mr. Coppola maintains an active real estate litigation docket, including claims by owners, lessees, insurance companies and developers for breach of contracts of sale, specific performance, quiet title actions, partition proceedings, accounting proceedings, brokerage commission disputes and mechanics liens. He frequently litigates breach of duty of loyalty actions, restrictive covenant claims, non-competition and unfair competition matters, and likewise pursues and defends claims seeking provisional relief related to same, including preliminary injunctions, temporary restraining orders, replevin and receivership. The real property litigation practice also encompasses counsel to owners, general contractors, sub-contractors, architects and engineers in all aspects of private construction disputes. Mr. Coppola also has extensive experience in landlord-tenant courts and has litigated and tried holdover, non-payment, licensor-licensee and squatter summary proceedings.  In addition, he represents clients in matters relating to violations issued by New York State or New York City agencies relating to property, safety, fire and/or health issues, as well as Article 78 proceedings.

Mr. Coppola has been member of the firm’s hiring committee since 2012.

Professional & Community Activities

  • New York City Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association, Commercial and Federal Litigation Committee
  • American Bar Association,  Litigation Committee
  • Volunteer and Mentor, Catholic Big Sisters and Big Brothers