Henry J. Bergman

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Henry J. Bergman’s practice focuses on litigation involving all aspects of real estate.  Beyond this area, he concentrates on general civil trial and appellate litigation, construction law, real estate transactions and bankruptcy matters.  He has a further specialty in transactions and litigation involving artworks.

Henry acts as general counsel to several local and international enterprises and appears regularly before state and federal courts, administrative tribunals, arbitration panels and mediators on behalf of property owners and managers, tenants, developers, brokers, construction managers, contractors, lenders, investors, manufacturers.  He also works with, among others, art dealers and insurers on matters concerning valuation.

Prior to joining Moses & Singer, Henry spent thirteen years as the partner in charge of real estate litigation at a prominent New York firm specializing in the representation of major real estate interests. 

He also served as an Assistant Corporation Counsel of the City of New York from 1978-1980 and on the boards of not-for-profit organizations.

Representative Matters

  • Recovered multi-million dollar additional rent overcharges for tenants in complex arbitrations and litigations.
  • Represented retail debtors in bankrupcty proceedings and lease sales.
  • Negotiated retail leases with special zoning, landmarks and other land use requirements.
  • Advised tenants and landlords on ADA, asbestos and environmental issues.
  • Represented tenants and contractors in buildout cost and other construction and Lien Law disputes.
  • Represented brokers and principals in contracts and fee disputes.
  • Represented retail tenants and developers on land assemblages.
  • Represented business operators in compliance with wage and hour laws, human rights and other employment matters.
Biography

Henry J. Bergman’s practice focuses on litigation involving all aspects of real estate.  Beyond this area, he concentrates on general civil trial and appellate litigation, construction law, real estate transactions and bankruptcy matters.  He has a further specialty in transactions and litigation involving artworks.

Henry acts as general counsel to several local and international enterprises and appears regularly before state and federal courts, administrative tribunals, arbitration panels and mediators on behalf of property owners and managers, tenants, developers, brokers, construction managers, contractors, lenders, investors, manufacturers.  He also works with, among others, art dealers and insurers on matters concerning valuation.

Prior to joining Moses & Singer, Henry spent thirteen years as the partner in charge of real estate litigation at a prominent New York firm specializing in the representation of major real estate interests. 

He also served as an Assistant Corporation Counsel of the City of New York from 1978-1980 and on the boards of not-for-profit organizations.

Education
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D.)
  • Brooklyn College (B.A., magna cum laude)
Bar/Court Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • New York
Representative Matters
  • Recovered multi-million dollar additional rent overcharges for tenants in complex arbitrations and litigations.
  • Represented retail debtors in bankrupcty proceedings and lease sales.
  • Negotiated retail leases with special zoning, landmarks and other land use requirements.
  • Advised tenants and landlords on ADA, asbestos and environmental issues.
  • Represented tenants and contractors in buildout cost and other construction and Lien Law disputes.
  • Represented brokers and principals in contracts and fee disputes.
  • Represented retail tenants and developers on land assemblages.
  • Represented business operators in compliance with wage and hour laws, human rights and other employment matters.