Mr. Heppt focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and regularly represents clients in state and federal court and in arbitration. He has served as litigation counsel on a wide variety of commercial and real-estate cases involving, by way of example, claims for breach of contract, specific performance, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, tortious interference with contract and fraudulent conveyances. Mr. Heppt has considerable experience litigating business and contract cases, employment matters, labor law and FLSA violations, intellectual property, securities law, and business fraud cases.
As an aggressive and forward-thinking advocate, his strategic focus centers upon understanding his client’s goals and implementing a strategy that best fits the client’s needs. Mr. Heppt was named a New York Metro “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers in 2018 and 2019.
Won a multi-million dollar arbitration award on behalf of a member of a LLC based on breaches of fiduciary duties.
Negotiated a large, favorable settlement on behalf of a bank during a mediation session in an action involving claims for breach of contract and financial fraud.
Obtained an order from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, S.D.N.Y., dismissing a case because the debtors exceeded the unsecured debt limits for Chapter 13 protection.
Obtained an emergency court order preventing the owner of a company from accessing the company’s funds without the prior authorization and consent of the company’s former manager and primary creditor, who had been terminated and locked out of the company.