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Berkman Henoch partners, Joseph E. Macy, Donna A. Napolitano and Associate, Kaitlyn Costello successfully defeated Plaintiff’s motion to amend his complaint, alleging federal civil rights, filed in the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York in the matter of Philip Williams v. Town of Hempstead et al., Docket CV-16-1992. The plaintiff has alleged that the Town removed his house in violation of his Due Process rights. (Click Here For The Decision)


Berkman Henoch successfully prosecuted a writ of prohibition and obtained an injunction prohibiting County Comptroller, George Maragos, from auditing the operations of the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter. Maragos, who had issued a broad-ranging subpoena to the Town, sought to investigate all aspects of the shelter’s operations and practices. On behalf of the Town, Berkman Henoch successfully argued that pursuant to the Nassau County Charter the Comptroller’s jurisdiction was limited to an examination of the Shelter’s balance sheet and budget. Partner, Joseph E. Macy represented the Town. (Click Here For The Decision)


Berkman Henoch partners, Joseph E. Macy and Donna A. Napolitano successfully defended at trial, Nassau County, the Nassau County Police Department and several individual officers in a federal civil rights trial before United States District Court, Eastern District of New York in the matter of Robert Isley v. County of Nassau, et. al., Docket CV - 11- 5228. The plaintiff had alleged that in responding to repeated telephone calls to the police 911 system, members of the Nassau County Police had unlawfully entered his residence and exercised excessive force in securing his arrest, thereby causing him to sustain serious, permanent injuries. At the conclusion of a six day trial, the jury returned a verdict for the defendants.

Partner Bruce J Bergman has been recognized among the first recipients of the 2017 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, for which less than five percent of Marquis Who's Who listees qualify.

We are pleased to announce that effective January 1, 2016 Donna Napolitano has become a partner of the Firm.

Partner Bruce J. Bergman, author of the four-volume treatise Bergman on New York Mortgage Foreclosures, has been named New York City Litigation - Real Estate "Lawyer of the Year" in the 20th edition of the Best Lawyers in America.

Partner Bruce J. Bergman Interviewed March 2015 By Channel 12 News On Mortgage Law And Legislation. (Click Here For Interview)

Partner Bruce J Bergman quoted as mortgage foreclosure authority in New York Law Journal article July 10, 2015 (Click Here For Article)

Partner Bruce J. Bergman quoted as foreclosure authority in Newsday article July 12, 2015 (Click Here For Article)

Partner Bruce J. Bergman interviewed as foreclosure expert by Long Island News Radio 103.9 on July 14, 2015, subject, statute of limitations in foreclosure actions

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Berkman, Henoch, Peterson, Peddy & Fenchel, P.C. provides exceptional legal representation to institutional, corporate, municipal and individual clients in Long Island, the New York metropolitan areas and well beyond. Although our roots go back many years, we are a young and aggressive law firm. Founded in 1982, our firm has grown to nearly 50 attorneys and a support staff of over 100. We attract energetic lawyers who thrive on the challenges generated by our dramatic growth. The firm is united in our commitment to quality service, consistent communication and measurable results.

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We don't consider these to be mere buzzwords. To us, these are the principles that have guided our firm since its formation. Berkman Henoch has a track record of nearly 30 years of proven results for our clients. We attribute our success to our experience, a deep understanding of the issues involved in our practice areas, and the honed legal skills our clients have come to expect and we believe they deserve.

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