Philip T. Simpson
Partner and General Counsel
Phone: (212) 603-6302 Fax: (212) 956-2164
Philip T. Simpson is a Partner in the Firm's Litigation & ADR and Real Estate Departments, and is General Counsel to the Firm on matters of professional responsibility and ethics. His practice is focused on commercial litigation and contested estate matters, with emphasis on real estate, business relations, fraudulent practices, and unfair competition. Mr. Simpson litigates cases in State and Federal Courts at the trial and appellate level and before the American Arbitration Association and private arbitration panels.
Mr. Simpson regularly advocates for clients in disputes concerning real estate transactions, contested estate matters, commercial landlord/tenant matters, and real estate owning partnerships, partnership and closely-held corporate disputes, and commercial disputes where allegations of fraud or other wrongdoing are claimed. He also has considerable experience representing clients in litigation over secured and asset-based loans, and representing clients in coop and condominium disputes. Drawing on his experience in revising New York's guardianship statutes, Mr. Simpson represents family members in proceedings to appoint guardians for adults.
Areas of Practice:
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana
U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
Indiana University at Bloomington School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana, 1977
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1984
M.P.A., Master of Public Administration
Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, 1973
- The Indiana Business Takeover Act Indiana Law Journal, 1977
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Association of Bar of City of New York
Mr. Simpson serves as a panelist on Surrogate Decision-Making panels under the New York State Commission on Quality of Care for the Mentally Disabled. He served on the New York City Bar Association's committee on Legal Problems of the Mentally Ill, where he chaired the subcommittee that prepared the City Bar's comments on New York’s adult guardianship law. He also served on the City Bar’s Environmental Law committee, where he chaired a subcommittee that prepared the City Bar’s comments on the draft Environmental Impact Statement for hydrofracking.
Past Employment Positions
- Queens County District Attorney's Office, Trial Assistant
- New York City Human Resources Administration, Policy-Analyst