Andrew D. Hart

ANDREW D. HART is a partner in the New York office of Sidley Austin LLP. Mr. Hart’s practice involves the representation of a wide range of clients in disputes arising out of lender-debtor relationships, real estate transactions, the issuance and underwriting of debt, equity, and commercial insurance as well as a variety of other commercial and contractual relationships. He has represented clients in complex litigation matters at both the trial and appellate levels in federal and state courts throughout the United States as well as in various arbitral forums.

Representative matters include:

Representation of a real estate investment trust in multiple actions brought in New York state and federal courts to enforce the terms of a commercial mezzanine loan agreement.
Representation of a brokerage house in prosecuting a lawsuit brought in New York state court to enforce the terms of a software license.
Representation of a group of hedge funds in prosecuting nationwide litigation to enforce the terms of a commercial loan agreement secured by property located throughout the United States.
Representation of a real estate investment trust and its officers in prosecuting a lawsuit brought in New York state court to enforce the terms of a commercial loan agreement secured by property located in New York City.
Representation of bank in prosecuting a lawsuit brought in New York state court to enforce the terms of a commercial loan agreement secured by property located in New York’s Hudson Valley.
Representation of an insurance company in prosecuting premium dispute in a lawsuit brought in New York state court against a hospital.
Representation of an insurance company in prosecuting premium dispute in lawsuits brought in New York state court and Florida federal court against a major transportation company.
Representation of an insurance company in prosecuting premium dispute in a lawsuit brought in New York federal court against a multinational construction company.
Representation of an insurance company in defending multiple coverage disputes brought in Oregon federal court by the owner of a national restaurant chain.
Representation of an accounting firm in arbitration of partnership dispute brought by a former employee.

Mr. Hart maintains an active pro bono practice representing clients in various civil and criminal proceedings. As a member of the firm’s Capital Litigation group, Mr. Hart currently represents a client on death row in Alabama in state post-conviction proceedings.

Prior to joining the firm in 2005, Mr. Hart served as a clerk to the Honorable A. Richard Caputo of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Complex Commercial Litigation, 2) Insurance/Reinsurance Disputes, 3) Business Torts, 4) Contract Litigation, 5) Financial Institutions Litigation and 6) Real Estate Litigation
Law School Villanova University School of Law ,J.D., 2004
Admitted Year 2005
Education University of Vermont,B.A., 2001
Bar Member / Association New York State Bar Association
Most recent firm Sidley Austin LLP
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