Patrick Mackey concentrates his practice in the area of commercial litigation, representing individuals and
businesses in contract disputes, intellectual property disputes, and real estate disputes. Mr. Mackey also has
experience handling litigation matters related to business torts, construction disputes, mechanics liens, and wills
and trusts. He has argued various matters before the Appellate Division of the State of New York Supreme Court
and New York State Court of Appeals.
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The following are examples of matters that Mr. Mackey has served clients in:
- Obtaining the dismissal of a lawsuit brought against a general contractor client who was sued for allegedly
installing pipes in a newly constructed condominium building in a deficient manner. The lawsuit was dismissed
because the plaintiff’s breach of contract causes of action were barred by the applicable statue of limitations
and because the plaintiff’s cause of action for negligence was barred by the economic loss doctrine, which
forbids the awarding of tort damages in cases where a contract existed between the parties.
- Obtaining a judgment on behalf of a landlord who sued a tenant because the tenant caused significant
damage to a rental property by causing a mercury spill.
- Obtaining a generous settlement on behalf of a widow who was initially denied payment of death benefits
from her deceased husband’s life insurance provider.
- Inducing the voluntary dismissal of a large claim brought against an estate by providing the claimant with a
factual and legal summary that clearly outlined the weaknesses of the claimant’s claim and the frivolous
nature of the claim.
- Securing a settlement in an amount slightly below $500,000 against a local municipality on behalf of a general
- Obtaining the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by an individual who used fraudulent means to hide real property
from his wife during a divorce proceeding and sued to reclaim title to the property once the divorce was
- Secured a court order granting summary judgment on behalf of a defendant/tavern owner and dismissing a
lawsuit brought against the tavern owner for negligence by establishing that the plaintiff/patron is unable to
prove that the tavern owner had a legal duty to protect him from being physically assaulted and injured by