Mr. Higgins' real estate litigation practice involves the representation of owners, property managers, lessees, coop and condominium boards, construction companies, brokers, and architects in real estate and landlord-tenant
litigation, mortgage foreclosures, summary eviction proceedings, common charge lien foreclosures, brokerage disputes, director and officer liability actions, lien law and construction disputes, and plenary actions for breach of lease. Mr. Higgins also represents parties in real estate transactions such as leases, sales, purchases, and easements.
Mr. Higgins' intellectual property practice involves litigation over trademarks and copyrights, as well as the representation of authors in negotiations of literary contracts.
Mr. Higgins has been quoted on numerous occasions on real estate matters, particularly in the Real Estate Section of The New York Times. Click here for a list.
Mr. Higgins is AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
Thomas P. Higgins
Mr. Higgins represents a wide range of individuals, corporations, partnerships, and investment entities in state and federal litigation of all sorts, including disputes involving contracts, business torts, fraud and fraudulent conveyances, intellectual property, probate disputes, and statutory violations.
Areas of Practice
University of California, Hastings College of
Law, J.D., 1988
San Francisco, California
Vassar College, A.B. ,1984
Poughkeepsie, New York
State of New York, 1989
State of New Jersey, 1991
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of
New York, 1989
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of
New York, 1989
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of
New York, 1990
U.S. District Court for the District of New
U.S. Circuit Court for the Second Circuit, 1992
U.S. Circuit Court for the D.C. Circuit, 1993
U.S. Circuit Court for the Federal Circuit, 1993
U.S. Circuit Court for the Third Circuit, 1994
"Condominium Foreclosures: Taking the First
Steps Against Unit Owners," New York Law
Journal, June 24, 2015
"Addressing Short-Term Rentals by Co-op
Shareholders," New York Law Journal, May 8,
"Collecting Rent from Condo Owner's Tenant
for Unpaid Common Charges," New York Law
Journal, March 16, 2015