Firm Profile

Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney was founded in 1996 by senior trial lawyers dedicated to using their decades of big firm litigation experience to represent clients faced with sophisticated and demanding legal issues effectively and responsively in a collegial small firm setting. Because we have maintained our focus, we have attracted important matters for significant clients throughout the world as well as excellent lawyers to join us.

Our firm is known internationally for expertise in commercial litigation, employment law, partnership disputes, and banking and letter of credit law. Our partner, John Kenney, is a highly regarded and sought after counsel in the defense of business crimes and government investigations. Other areas of substantive expertise include litigation involving insurance coverage, financial institutions, products liability, intellectual property, real estate, entertainment, internet and computer law, environmental law, construction disputes and contested trusts and estates matters.

On the model of British barristers, we act as litigation counsel for clients referred to us by other lawyers who know us from personal experience or by reputation within the Bar. Our lawyers have extensive trial and appellate experience and have been successful at every level of the federal and state courts in New York and many other jurisdictions, and in numerous arbitrations, mediations and administrative proceedings.

We are frequently recommended as counsel to clients, often executives, with disputes involving large corporations, financial services organizations or the government, or when there is a dispute between major businesses or institutions that regular corporate counsel cannot handle for client conflict or business reasons. We are often recommended as New York counsel to out of state and overseas clients and we take pleasure in guiding them through what can appear to be the dense thicket of New York law and practice.

We are proud to have been selected as the New York City member of LEGUS, an organization of law firms throughout the United States and around the world.

A significant part of our practice is negotiating and drafting executive employment agreements and severance arrangements, partnership documents, shareholder agreements and other basic business arrangements. Our senior partners also act as business and personal advisers to a variety of executives and entrepreneurs.

In the final analysis, our greatest attribute is the quality of our lawyers. Our commitment to the legal profession is characterized by distinguished academic records, publications on legal topics, and extensive bar association and public service. A recent colleague is now a United States District Judge.

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