Patrick McCormickPartner
(631) 738-9100 ext. 308

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Patrick McCormick heads the firm’s Litigation & Appeals practice, which is known for taking on the most difficult cases.  He also serves as General Counsel to the firm.

Patrick litigates all types of complex commercial and real estate matters and counsels clients on issues including contract disputes, disputes over employment agreements and restrictive and non-compete covenants, corporate and partnership dissolutions, trade secrets, insurance claims, real estate title claims, mortgage foreclosure, and lease disputes.  His successes include the representation of a victim of a $70 million fraud in a federal RICO action and of a prominent East End property developer in claims against partners related to ownership and interest in a large-scale development project.

Patrick also handles civil and criminal appeals. Representing clients in both federal and state court, he has argued numerous appeals, including three arguments at the New York State Court of Appeals — the state’s highest court.  His appellate work includes a successful appeal of a lower court order resulting in an award of legal fees and interest for our client, a major lending institution.

Additionally, Patrick represents national commercial shopping centers, retailers, and publicly traded home builders in commercial and residential landlord-tenant matters including lease and contract drafting and review, eviction proceedings, rent collection, lease violations, security deposits, habitability issues, and environmental matters.

As Dean of the Suffolk Academy of Law, Patrick is responsible for the legal curriculum of one of the largest voluntary bar associations in New York State.  His own diverse legal career makes him uniquely suited to understand the educational needs of the lawyers of Suffolk County.  Prior to entering private practice, Patrick served for four years as an Assistant District Attorney in the Bronx, where he prosecuted felony matters and appeals and conducted preliminary felony and homicide investigations at crime scenes.

Fordham University, B.A.
St. John’s University School of Law, J.D.

New York
United States District Court, Southern District of New York
United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
United States Supreme Court

Boards, Associations, and Leadership
Dean, Suffolk Academy of Law
Board of Directors, Suffolk County Bar Association
Board of Directors, Immediate Past President, Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS)
Board of Directors, Developmental Disabilities Institute (DDI)
Past Co-Chair, Suffolk County Bar Association Appellate Practice Committee
Associate Member, Long Island Builders Institute (LIBI)
Alexander Hamilton Inn of Court
Past Adjunct Professor of Law, Hofstra University, Maurice A. Deane School of Law

Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating
2017 – New York Super Lawyers – Metro Edition
2016 – New York Super Lawyers – Metro Edition
2015 – Leadership in Law Award, Long Island Business News
2015 – New York Super Lawyers – Metro Edition
2014 – New York Super Lawyers – Metro Edition
2013 – New York Super Lawyers – Metro Edition
2011 – Who’s Who in Commercial Real Estate Law, Long Island Business News