Joseph Heppt has aggressively represented individuals, small businesses and Fortune 500 companies in a wide range of business and commercial disputes. He provides clients with reliable pre-litigation advice, chooses the appropriate forum to litigate a dispute, prepares pleadings that properly advance the client’s case, engages in strategic motion practice and conducts effective discovery. If the case cannot be settled, Mr. Heppt has successfully tried jury trials and conducted arbitration hearings. For example, he successfully defeated a lawsuit brought by the purchaser of a coop apartment on Central Park West seeking the return of the $1.8 million contract deposit. He represented a limited partner in an arbitration brought against the general partner for breach of fiduciary duty and mismanagement. After a lengthy hearing, the arbitrators awarded the client $4 million.