Governmental and Criminal Litigation

Helbraun Levey’s Litigation Group is comprised of practical and insightful attorneys who regularly advocate before New York’s local, city, state and federal governmental and administrative agencies. Working in the hospitality industry exposes our clients to oversight from various agencies and we aid our clients in navigating criminal and civil issues—both simple and complex—in order to develop real and lasting strategies.

Our attorneys have a vast array of experience in dealing with law enforcement agencies, and our attorneys have intimate knowledge of the procedure and process of our adversaries. Whether you are a target, person of interest, or a witness to any criminal investigation, being conducted by any criminal agency, our attorneys are here to assist you by providing personalized, individual attention. Often times we represent clients who are being investigated by law enforcement and we can provide assistance in the prevention of arrest and prosecution, avoiding potentially damaging media attention.

In addition, we assist many clients in preventing criminal liability in the area of compliance by developing and implementing internal compliance programs designed to avoid problems before they result in formal investigations.

New York Police Department/Fire Department of New York Violations

Bar and restaurant owners and their employees are often visited by the New York Police Department (NYPD) and the New York Fire Department (FDNY) and receive summonses to appear for alleged violations of state and local laws, which require appearances in the Summons Arraignment Part (SAP) of various courts throughout the City of New York. These tickets may be written to the corporation, to owners, managers or employees, and can result in fines, jail time and a criminal record if not properly handled. It is crucial, when any governmental agency comes knocking on your door, that you obtain knowledgeable criminal counsel immediately.

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Commercial and Business Litigation

Helbraun Levey’s Litigation Group implements a customer service based approach that examines the larger picture when litigating commercial and business disputes. In order to be successful, our attorneys work with our clients to develop a litigation strategy with an in-depth understanding of each client’s business goals, both short term and long term. Armed with an […]


Employment/Wage and Hour Litigation

Developing clear employment practice policies is crucial to preventing — or minimizing the likelihood of — labor and employment problems within your business.  


Landlord/Tenant Disputes

Landlord/tenant issues are likely to arise at some point during a business’s lifecycle. Helbraun Levey’s litigation team handles all aspects of commercial landlord/tenant litigation – both tenant and landlord side.

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