Joseph M. Heppt

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in New York, NY

The Heppt Law Office, PLLC
 | 260 Madison Avenue, 8th FL
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 212-973-0839
Fax: 212-973-0891
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1987
Education: Brooklyn Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (60%),
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (20%),
  • Securities Litigation (10%),
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (10%)
Attorney Profile

Joseph M. Heppt is the founder of the Heppt Law Office, PLLC, located in New York, New York and Garden City, New York. He handles a wide range of business litigation, arbitration and other matters for clients throughout the state, including issues involving breach of contract, partnership disputes, trademark and copyright infringement, securities arbitration, executive compensation and severance, commercial arbitration, noncompete agreements and regulatory investigations.

Mr. Heppt earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from St. John's University in 1977. He subsequently attended Brooklyn Law School and was awarded his Juris Doctor magna cum laude in 1986. While in law school, he was a member and Executive Notes Editor of the Brooklyn Law Review. Prior to founding his own firm, Mr. Heppt was an associate at two well-known New York City law firms and then served as assistant general counsel at Ernst & Young LLP from 1994 to 1999. Admitted to practice in New York, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

In order to keep abreast of current developments in his fields of practice, Mr. Heppt is an active participant in several professional organizations, including the New York City Bar Association and the Nassau County Bar Association. He is also a past member of the Litigation Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York as well as a past member of that organization's Professional Discipline Committee and Professional Responsibility Committee.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business Litigation (60%): Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

Intellectual Property Litigation (20%)

Securities Litigation (10%)

Employment Litigation (10%): Employment Law - Employer

Focus Areas

Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Employment Law - Employer


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Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2018

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About Joseph Heppt

Admitted: 1987, New York

Professional Webpage:


  • Magna Cum Laude, Brooklyn Law School, 1986

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Professional Discipline Committee Association of the Bar of New York City , 2006
  • Association of the Bar of New York City, 2002–Present
  • Association of the Bar of New York City, 1994–Present
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Litigation Committee
  • New York State Bar Association, 2002–2006
  • Professional Liability Committee
  • Professional Responsibility Committee
  • Professional Discipline Committee
  • New York City Bar (Litigation Committee, Professional Responsibility Committee)

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Member and Executive Notes Editor, Brooklyn Law Review, Brooklyn Law School, 1984-1986
  • "An Alternative To Throwing Stones, A Proposal For The Reform of Glass - Steagal."


  • Represented a fragrance company located in New York in a trademark infringement action against a large corporation that had adopted a name very similar to our client's. After trial, obtained a permanent injunction forcing the defendant to change it's name.
  • Represented a limited partner in an action against the general partner claiming breach of fiduciary duty and fraud.  After a lengthy arbitration, obtained a $4 million judgment against the general partner.

Representative Clients:

  • Michael Kors Aedes de Venustas Andrew Garret, Inc. Greenpoint Bank BRE Properties Ernst & Young Cerberus Capital Robert Manufacturing ICD Holdings, Inc. Fordion Packaging H3 Sportgear, Inc.

Educational Background:

  • St. John's University, B.F.A., 1977

Industry Groups

  • Nassau County Bar
  • New York City Bar
Office Location for Joseph M. Heppt

260 Madison Avenue
8th FL
New York, NY 10016

Phone: 212-973-0839

Fax: 212-973-0891


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Last Updated: 7/11/2018

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