Andrew T. Coyle, Esq.
Andrew has over 3 years of Judicial Clerkship experience working for Federal and State Court Justices. Following his invaluable experience working alongside Judges, Andrew joined respected Manhattan law firms where he dedicated his career to representing the interests of clients in a large variety of matters including, but not limited, to pharmaceutical anti-trust cases in federal court, commercial disputes between large commercial landlords, matrimonial proceedings, grandparents seeking visitation, and in emerging legal issues involving non-biological/non-adoptive parents seeking standing to seek custody and visitation.
His dedication, hard work, and success in the practice of law has been recognized by Super Lawyers which has continuously selected him to the New York Metro Rising Stars list for his excellence in the practice of law from 2018 through 2020. Each year, this distinction is given to no more than 2.5% of the lawyers in New York State.
Longing to serve the community he grew up in, Andrew has headquartered his office in Syracuse, New York. In addition to serving Upstate New York, Andrew represents clients in New York City and in New Jersey.
Andrew graduated with a 4.0 GPA from Cornell University with a B.S. in Industrial Labor Relations. He then obtained a juris doctorate, magna cum laude, from Brooklyn Law School. While in law school, Andrew served as an Associate Managing Editor of the Brooklyn Law Review.
Andrew's judicial experience involved working for Hon. David Saxe, J.S.C., of the Appellate Division, First Department and Hon. Gabriel W. Gorenstein (M.J.), of the Southern District of New York. He then served as an Assistant Law Clerk to Hon. Deborah A. Kaplan, J.S.C., of the New York County Supreme Court who presided over solely matrimonial and domestic relations cases. Andrew's first-hand experience working alongside respected Justices allows him to provide unique and effective representation to his clients.
- Prevailed in an appeal in the Appellate Division, First Department, of a decision denying a pre-answer motion to dismiss claims for tortious interference and unjust enrichment in an action brought by commercial real estate agents. See L.I. City Ventures LLC v. Sismanoglou, 158 A.D.3d 567 (1st Dep’t 2018). A favorable settlement was reached upon prevailing on the appeal.
- Prevailed on a summary judgment motion resulting in the dismissal of breach of contract claims asserted by hospitality managers against the Time Hotel. See Bowery Hospitality Group LC v. Regency Rest. LLC, Index No. 653479/2016, 2019 N.Y. Misc. LEXIS 6158 (Sup. Ct., N.Y. Cty. Nov. 15, 2019).
- Defeated a summary judgment motion and a motion to vacate an order on behalf of a condominium association in an action to recover homeowner association fees. See Board of Managers of the Fleur de Lis Condominium v. Cecelia Duque, Index No. 712793/2015 (Sup. Ct., Queens Cty. July 22, 2019).
- Achieved a favorable settlement on behalf of the Plaza Hotel in a litigation against an industrial linen cleaner. See Long Island City Laundry v. Sahara Plaza, LLC, Index No. 650240/2016 (Sup. Ct., N.Y. Cty.).
- Represented the Plaza Hotel in connection with multiple disputes with commercial tenants.
- Defeated an application for a Yellowstone Injunction in relation to a commercial landlord-tenant dispute. See Creative Eyewear, Inc. v. Metropolitan Two Realty LLC, Index No. 704311- 2017 (Sup. Ct., Queens Cty. July 7, 2017).
- Obtained a preliminary injunction securing full satisfaction of any potential judgment in an intentional fraudulent conveyance action, which eventually resulted in a favorable settlement. See Warshaw Burstein v. Walter Melvin, Index No. 653391/2019 (Sup. Ct., N.Y. Cty. Dec. 24, 2019).
- Achieved a favorable settlement for a real estate broker in a dispute over commissions with a real estate sales person. See Leben v. Delta Commercial Real Estate, Inc., Index No. 500252/2016 (Sup. Ct., Kings Cty.).
- Drafted motion papers in support of habeas petitions on behalf of parents seeking to recover biological children who were improperly implanted into the wrong mother during IVF treatments.
- Drafted motions on behalf of non-biological, non-adoptive putative parent seeking to establish standing for custody and visitation with a child.
- In a pharmaceutical anti-trust case, successfully wrote a motion to compel that resulted in a waiver of attorney-client privilege and work product protection. In re Lidoderm Antitrust Litigation, 14-md-02521 (N.D. Cal.). Subsequent to this favorable decision, the case settled for $166 million.
- Provided pro bono representation on behalf of a rabbi who was the victim of a hate crime.
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, New Jersey
Awards: Prince Scholarship, Centennial Grant, Dean’s Merit, Charlotte B. & Morris Fishman Family Scholarship, Joseph J. Bernstein and Judge Jonas H. Bernstein Memorial Scholarship, American Bankruptcy Law Journal Student Prize;
Activities: Brooklyn Law Review: Associate Managing Editor 2011-2012; Legal Services of New York Bankruptcy Assistance Project, Court Advocates Project
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, Bachelor of Science, Industrial Labor Relations, January 2008; Honors: Dean’s List (all semesters)
Article, Inside NY Limits on Creditor Use Of Confessions Of Judgment, Law360.com, https://www.law360.com/articles/1250645/inside-ny-limits-on-creditor-use-of-confessions-of-judgment (Mar. 9, 2020).
Written Materials for Continuing Legal Education Webinar, The Child’s Cell Phone: The Bane of Every Parent’s Existence, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, New York Chapter (May 18, 2020).
Note, Finding a Better Analogy for the Right of Publicity, 77 Brook. L. Rev. 1133 (2012).