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Davidoff Hutcher & Citron LLP was established in 1975 and has developed into a multidiscipline, full-service practice that handles legal and lobbying matters, from the routine to the complex. The firm's experience in traditional legal services and government relations enables us to address each client's specific concerns with a perspective and approach simply not offered by most other New York firms.

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DHC Legal Partners

Behind a tremendously successful law firm is a dedication to excellence that starts with the firm's senior partners. Meet Larry Hutcher, Sid Davidoff and Jeffrey Citron.

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Our firm has a long standing history of delivering elegant service that permeates every facet of our legal process from the first visit to the law firm to the eventual outcome of the case. You can expect our firm to handle each aspect of your case with care and consideration, and you will feel the experience that our staff has from its combined years of handling legal endeavors.

We are Davidoff Hutcher & Citron, and with that name comes the comfort and security of knowing that from our senior partners down to our legal associates you will be in excellent hands. We invite you to meet our attorneys.

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THOMAS MOHEN JOINS DAVIDOFF HUTCHER & CITRON LLP

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Administrative Law

Our administrative lawyers assist public and privately held businesses in navigating both the State and Federal regulatory environment. Lawyers in our administrative law group are widely known in New York City for effectively handling a vast range of matters from applications for business licenses and permits to responses to governmental bid solicitations and requests for proposals. Our administrative lawyers also regularly represent clients before City, County, State and Federal governmental agencies and administrative tribunals as well as in violation and enforcement proceedings. Our administrative lawyers also counsel clients on issues involving zoning and land use issues as well as assisting in the approval processes for real estate development and improvements in New York City. Our administrative lawyers in Albany and Long Island similarly practice before a wide array of governmental agencies, boards and commissions.

Our administrative lawyers effectively navigate clients through New York's government agencies to promptly and effectively to achieve their business objectives.

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Divorce & Family Law

Our divorce and family lawyers have a long and proven track record of assisting celebrities, high net- worth individuals and high net-worth families with a variety of matrimonial and custody legal needs and issues. Our expertise covers everything from pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, to divorce and child custody and pet custody to cohabitation and domestic partnership agreements, civil unions and all other family law related matters. Our divorce lawyers and family lawyers work to fully understand our clients' unique situations and provide them with the best options to meet their obligations and move forward. Our divorce and family law practice stands apart from other law firms specialized in this area because of our full team of lawyers with experience in all areas of law that affect personal and family matters. Our divorce lawyers and family lawyers provide prompt, cost effective legal advice and guidance to overcome challenging and complex situations.

Our family lawyers and divorce lawyers discreetly and effectively assist celebrities, high net-worth individuals and their families with major transitions in their lives.

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Bankruptcy Law

Lawyers in our bankruptcy practice group are well known throughout New York and nationally for the legal services and results they provide. Unlike other law firms with bankruptcy practices, we represent all parties in a bankruptcy dispute and proceeding. Our clients are individuals as well as public and private corporations and businesses. Our bankruptcy lawyers have vast experience representing clients in cases under Chapters 7, 11 and 13 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. Our bankruptcy lawyers also handle creditors' right cases and represent secured and unsecured creditors, creditors' committees, landlords, investors and fiduciary representatives. Our bankruptcy lawyers litigate and negotiate all aspects of bankruptcies, restructurings, corporate workouts and reorganizations.

Our bankruptcy lawyers offer a full range of legal services to all involved in bankruptcy proceedings and disputes.

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Commercial Litigation

Our litigation practice group is our firm's largest department and one of the leading commercial litigation practices in New York. Our seasoned litigation lawyers act as aggressive advocates for our clients. Our commercial litigation lawyers have vast experience in a variety of venues including State and Federal courts, administrative tribunals, regulatory agencies, arbitration and alternative dispute forums. Commercial litigators in our group represent clients ranging from high net-worth individuals to leading privately held businesses of all sizes across a broad range of industries and subject matters.

Our seasoned commercial litigators act as aggressive advocates to achieve our clients' goals and business objectives.

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Construction Law

Lawyers in our construction practice group provide counsel and legal services to both public and private entities in all aspects of construction. From drafting of initial proposals and contracts, through contract administration and zoning, to post-construction litigation and dispute resolution we handle every aspect of construction law from start to finish of a project. Our construction lawyers represent owners, developers, investors, lenders, contractors, subcontractors, architects and design professionals as well as insurers and bonding companies in commercial, industrial and residential construction transactions throughout New York State. Our construction lawyers represent clients across a wide spectrum of large and small projects and transactions relating to new construction, modifications, renovations and existing structures. Construction lawyers in our practice also understand the intricacies of negotiating and litigating construction law disputes to achieve our clients' business objectives.

Our construction lawyers offer a full range of legal services to all parties involved in all phases of the construction cycle.

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Employment Law

Our New York employment lawyers represent management of both publically and privately held businesses in all facets of employment law. We focus on providing guidance and assisting our clients with establishing strong employment training, policies and procedures to avoid costly mistakes and reputation damage associated with regulatory violations and employment litigation. Our employment lawyers educate and train clients to minimize exposure to liability. Our employment lawyers are also experienced in representing management in employment litigation matters before State and Federal courts, administrative agencies and in alternative dispute resolution proceedings. Our employment lawyers work promptly and cost effectively to achieve our clients' business objectives.

Our employment lawyers offer a full range of labor and employment law services to comply with regulatory requirements and minimize exposure to liability.

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Fashion Industry Law

As New York lawyers located in one of the fashion capitals of the world, we have a long history of representing top name brands, leading entrepreneurs, investors and the consultants that work on behalf of the fashion industry. Our fashion lawyers represent top brand owners, leading local, national and global retail stores and outlets, designers, consultants, investors, modeling agencies, promotional institutions and the associations and institutions associated with the fashion industry. With our multidiscipline law practice approach, our fashion lawyers counsel and provide a vast array of legal services including formation and day-to-day operations, employment matters, license and distribution agreements, real estate and leasing agreements, financing, investment, letters of credit, registration and protection of copyrights, trademarks and patents and litigation. Our fashion lawyers have the experience to meet our clients' objectives in a prompt and cost effective manner.

Our lawyers assist recognized leaders in the fashion industry with all of their legal needs.

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Restaurant & Hospitality

Lawyers in our restaurant and hospitality practice group assist owners of restaurants, hotels, nightclubs and fitness centers with all of their legal business needs. We are one of the leading law firms in New York City that handle restaurant and hospitality matters and disputes. Our restaurant and hospitality lawyers have significant industry knowledge and experience in licensing and leasing matters, and operation agreements and shareholder agreements. Our restaurant and hospitality lawyers regularly advise on business formation and day-to-day operations, employment matters, commercial leases, government licenses and permits, construction contracts, trademark and service marks, celebrity endorsements, merger and acquisitions as well as disputes, violation and enforcement proceedings, bankruptcies and reorganizations. Our restaurant and hospitality lawyers truly offer a one-stop shop for all New York City restaurant, nightclub, hotels and fitness center legal needs.

Our restaurant and hospitality lawyers assist owners, operators and managers of iconic New York City establishments to obtain, meet and comply with their legal business needs and obligations in a prompt and cost effective way.

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Land Use Law

We have one of the leading land use practice groups in New York City and Long Island. Our land use lawyers represent clients including property owners, developers, investors, architects, engineers, construction companies, homeowner associations, co-op boards and public authorities. Our land use lawyers provide a full range of zoning and land use legal services such as permits, variances, landmark authorization, zoning amendments, as well as development rights and transfers. Our multi-departmental group is made up of lawyers with administrative, bankruptcy, construction, corporate, government relations, litigation, real estate, and outdoor advertising experience. In particular, our distinguished government relations group provides clients with important access to State and local elected officials in New York City and Long Island as projects move through the public review process. This differentiates our land use practice apart from other land use lawyers. Our land use lawyers pride themselves on assisting clients in overcoming complex government review and approval hurdles to get projects done.

Our land use lawyers offer a full range of legal services to navigate real estate projects of any size through the complex government review and approval process in a timely cost effective manner.

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Health Law

Lawyers in our healthcare practice group represent a broad spectrum of New York public and private healthcare and health services providers. Our clients include physicians, hospitals, diagnostic and treatment centers, ambulatory surgery centers, inpatient and outpatient facilities, nursing home and care facilities, academic institutions, associations and businesses serving the healthcare industry. Our healthcare lawyers provide a full range of transactional, litigation and regulatory legal services. Our healthcare lawyers regularly advise on practice formations, professional and facility licensing, privacy issues, health law and regulatory compliance, financing and sale of practices, litigation, regulatory defense and alternative dispute resolution as well as contractual and employment matters. Our healthcare lawyers with significant industry knowledge and experience, assist our clients in operating their businesses in a highly regulated environment.

Our healthcare lawyers offer a full range of legal services to healthcare providers in a highly regulated and constantly changing industry.

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Government Relations

Our government relations group is one of the best known in New York State. In addition to being a full service law firm, we are one of New York's premier lobbying firms. Our multi-disciplined government relations practice enables us to address each client's specific needs not offered by most other government relations firms. Our government relations lawyers and lobbying professionals are located in our New York City, Albany, Long Island and Washington, DC offices.

Our government relations lawyers and lobbyists help clients navigate the legislative and government processes to achieve business objectives.

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Intellectual Property

Lawyers in our New York intellectual property practice group are dedicated to protecting and maximizing the value of our client's intellectual property assets. We offer a full range of intellectual property legal services including copyright, patent and trademark, licensing, trade secret and unfair competition prosecution. Our intellectual property lawyers work with artists, entrepreneurs and businesses across a large range of industries including engineering, entertainment, fashion, healthcare, medical and dental device, music, nutrition, optics, pharmaceutical, science, sports, technology, and telecommunications businesses.

Our intellectual property lawyers offer a full range of services related to copyright, trademark and patent law to help our clients protect and effectively manage their Intellectual property assets.

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Outdoor Advertising

Lawyers in our outdoor advertising practice group assist real estate property owners, small businesses, non-profit and governmental agencies, advertising firms, media and marketing companies with all their outdoor advertising legal needs. We are one of the leading law firms in New York City that handle outdoor advertising matters and disputes. Our outdoor advertising lawyers have significant industry knowledge and experience in all legal, commercial, enforcement, financial, permitting, regulatory, zoning and strategic issues relevant to New York City billboard advertising and all outside promotion and display advertising. Our outdoor advertising lawyers regularly advise our clients on compliance with New York City zoning and administrative codes. Our advertising lawyers, with their regulatory and enforcement knowledge and experience, represent clients in the courts and before the Environmental Control Board and other governmental and regulatory agencies.

Our advertising lawyers offer a full range of legal services to the outdoor advertising and promotional industry in New York City.

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Real Estate Law

Lawyers in our real estate practice group represent property owners, purchasers, developers, landlords and tenants, investors, lenders, construction companies, architects and brokers. Our real estate lawyers provide a full range of legal services related to the purchase, sale, leasing, development, financing, joint venture, use and management of real property. Our seasoned real estate lawyers have vast experience representing parties on all sides of real estate transactions from start to finish. Our real estate lawyers pride themselves on assisting clients to overcoming hurdles and complete transactions in a prompt, effective manner.

Our real estate lawyers offer a full range of legal services to all parties involved in commercial and residential real estate transactions as well as in real estate disputes of every description.

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Corporate Law

Our New York corporate lawyers represent both publically and privately held clients on a full range of business matters. Our corporate lawyers counsel clients in every aspect of corporate law from formation, day-to-day operations, regulatory compliance and governance to financing, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, sales and initial public offerings. Our corporate lawyers focus on our clients' business to provide necessary guidance to meet their business objectives.

Our corporate lawyers offer a full range of legal services to achieve our clients' goals and business objectives.

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Trusts & Estates Law

Lawyers in our New York Trusts and Estates practice group counsel and assist high net-worth individuals and their families with all of their estate planning needs. With proper advance planning through wills, healthcare proxies, gifting, trusts and other legal mechanisms, our Trusts and Estates lawyers ensure that clients' wishes are carried out with minimum tax consequences. Our Trusts and Estates lawyers assist family businesses and family offices with a wide range of estate and tax related matters as well as setting up charitable foundations and trusts and in the handling of their administration. Our Trusts and Estates lawyers are also experienced in litigating in State and Federal courts, Surrogate's Court, U.S. Tax Court and representing clients before the Internal Revenue Service.

Our Trusts and Estates lawyers provide effective estate planning and tax advice to help ensure that clients' dreams and wishes are realized.

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Commercial Banking & Finance Law

Our commercial banking and finance lawyers assist financial institutions, real estate investment trusts and other lenders in a wide range of commercial transactions. Lawyers in our commercial banking and finance law group have vast experience and knowledge of the banking industry regarding regulatory compliance issues and other current issues impacting the industry. Our commercial banking and finance lawyers regularly represent clients in all phases of commercial transactions including lending, structured finance and securitization, creditors' rights in bankruptcy, as well as dispute resolution and litigation matters. Our commercial banking and finance lawyers also counsel clients on complex commercial real estate financing and securitization transactions for a wide range of assets.

Our seasoned commercial banking and finance lawyers represent financial institutions and other lenders in all phases of commercial transactions.

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Locations

New York

605 Third Avenue
New York, N.Y. 10158
T 212.557.7200
F 212.286.1884

Long Island

200 Garden City Plaza, Suite 315
Garden City, N.Y. 11530
T 516.248.6400
F 516.248.6422

Albany

Government Relations

150 State Street
Albany, N.Y. 12207
T 518.465.8230
F 518.465.8650

Washington, D.C.

Government Relations
1211 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
T: 202.347.1117
F: 202.638.4584