Hinman, Howard & Kattell, LLP

Established in 1902

Practice Area: General Civil Practice, Agencies, Both Trial 12 more areas of practice + 12 more

Attorneys at This Firm 55 + attorneys view all
Attorney Awards
AV Preeminent

Hinman, Howard & Kattell, LLP

Serving Binghamton, NY view address

Serving Binghamton, NY view address

Attorney Awards AV Preeminent

About Hinman, Howard & Kattell, LLP

Our Binghamton, New York, office is the headquarters for Hinman, Howard & Kattell. With over 180 attorneys and staff, we are a thriving place to work. Our attorneys span all practice areas, and our dedicated staff are regularly complimented by our clients for their courtesy and knowledge. We attract people who want to provide high-quality services to their clients while still working in a collegial atmosphere. Our clients range from international...

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Our Binghamton, New York, office is the headquarters for Hinman, Howard & Kattell. With over 180 attorneys and staff, we are a thriving place to work. Our attorneys span all practice areas, and our dedicated staff are regularly complimented by our clients for their courtesy and knowledge. We attract people who want to provide high-quality services to their clients while still working in a collegial atmosphere. Our clients range from international corporations to family-owned businesses to individuals seeking wills and house closings.

With our location in Central New York, our attorneys provide high-quality legal services throughout the state in a more cost-effective manner than our big city counterparts. We often travel to our satellite offices and to our clients' offices to provide the superior service for which we have become known. We also continue to serve all aspects of the Binghamton community's legal needs. In fact, HH&K has regularly been named the number one law firm by the Press & Sun Bulletin's Reader's Choice awards.

Our Binghamton office is located in the heart of downtown Binghamton at 80 Exchange Street in the historic Security Mutual Building. Artists and architectural students routinely visit the building to take in the views of the Broome County Courthouse and downtown Binghamton and to study the architecture of the building itself.

Our area has a variety of cultural and sporting events, and boasts miles of hiking, biking, and skiing trails within a short drive. Binghamton and the surrounding area are home to the Tri-Cities Opera Company, the Cider Mill Playhouse, the Firehouse Stage Theater, the Know Theater, the Roberson Museum and Science Center, the Binghamton Mets (AA baseball team), and the Binghamton Senators (AHL hockey team).

Binghamton is also home to the Dick's Sporting Goods Open professional golf tournament. Each year, HH&K sponsors the Saturday round of the tournament by offering free tickets to the community through the 'Enjoie the Day on HHK' program.

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Areas of Law

  • General Civil Practice
  • Agencies
  • Both Trial
  • Appellate Practice
  • Corporate Law
  • Real Estate
  • Banking Law
  • Probate
  • Labor And Employment
  • Tax Law
  • Insurance
  • Negligence
  • Municipal Bonds
  • Condemnation
  • Utility Law

Client Reviews

  • 3.8/5.0 17 reviews
  • 71% client recommended 12 recommendations
  • Communication

    3.9/5.0
  • Responsiveness

    3.8/5.0
  • Quality of Service

    3.8/5.0
  • Value for Money

    3.6/5.0
  • Martin J. Kane 1 of 2 reviews  read all

    5.0/5.0 submitted on 09/24/13

    True Professional. Read more

    True Professional.

    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Responsiveness

      5.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      5.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

      5.0/5.0

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  • Timothy R. Johnson 1 review

    5.0/5.0 submitted on 11/08/10

    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Responsiveness

      5.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      5.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

      5.0/5.0

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  • Lauren E. Allu 1 review

    5.0/5.0 submitted on 04/11/10

    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Responsiveness

      5.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      5.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

      5.0/5.0

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  • Robert H. Wedlake 1 of 3 reviews  read all

    5.0/5.0 submitted on 10/14/12

    Mr. Wedlake is easy to communicate with, never makes you feel rushed and always make you feel like you are his first priority. He is easy to talk to... Read more

    Mr. Wedlake is easy to communicate with, never makes you feel rushed and always make you feel like you are his first priority. He is easy to talk to and doesn't use legal-ease in his conversations making it easy for everyone to understand his explanations and the legal aspects of the conversation.

    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Responsiveness

      5.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      5.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

      5.0/5.0

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  • Michael S. Sinicki 1 review

    4.5/5.0 submitted on 04/04/11

    Sharp and a great attorney for the dads. This guy knows the law better than anyone and he will know your case better than you when you go to trial. Read more

    Sharp and a great attorney for the dads. This guy knows the law better than anyone and he will know your case better than you when you go to trial.

    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Responsiveness

      4.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      5.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

      4.0/5.0

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  • Matthew A. Vitanza 1 of 2 reviews  read all

    1.0/5.0 submitted on 07/10/15

    We took on Mr. Vitanza as our lawyer for the closing of the house I purchased. We chose him because he was our creditor's lawyer and it just seemed ea... Read more

    We took on Mr. Vitanza as our lawyer for the closing of the house I purchased. We chose him because he was our creditor's lawyer and it just seemed easier. HOWEVER, Mr. Vitanza is very unwelcoming. Did not respond to ANY of my phone calls to him, refused to email me back, and blatantly disregarded my role (THE BUYER) in this process. DO NOT take him as your attorney if you can avoid it. I can't believe he has been in practice so long.

    • Communication

      1.0/5.0
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      1.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      1.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

      1.0/5.0

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  • Hinman, Howard & Kattell, LLP

    5.0/5.0 submitted on 08/29/11

    Very professional, speedy and would definitely use them again. Read more

    Very professional, speedy and would definitely use them again.

    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Responsiveness

      5.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      5.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

      5.0/5.0

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  • Hinman, Howard & Kattell, LLP

    5.0/5.0 submitted on 04/08/11

    I have used other law firms for real estate needs and found a significant positive difference with this law firm. Read more

    I have used other law firms for real estate needs and found a significant positive difference with this law firm.

    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Responsiveness

      5.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      5.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

      5.0/5.0

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  • Hinman, Howard & Kattell, LLP

    4.8/5.0 submitted on 03/09/10

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    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Responsiveness

      5.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      5.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

      4.0/5.0

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  • Hinman, Howard & Kattell, LLP

    4.0/5.0 submitted on 05/03/13

    Professional
    Responsive
    Thorough
    Reassuring
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    Professional
    Responsive
    Thorough
    Reassuring

    • Communication

      4.0/5.0
    • Responsiveness

      4.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      4.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

      4.0/5.0

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Peer Reviews

  • 4.6/5.0 342 reviews
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.6/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.6/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.5/5.0
  • Communication

    4.6/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.6/5.0
  • Kimberly M. Kostun 1 review

    5.0/5.0 by a Judge on 12/18/09

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Legal Experience

      5.0/5.0

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  • Dennis P. Sheehan 1 of 21 reviews  read all

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 04/01/13

    As a managment attorney that has several matters with Mr. Sheehan, I have always found him well-prepared, a skilled advocate and reasonable. Read more

    As a managment attorney that has several matters with Mr. Sheehan, I have always found him well-prepared, a skilled advocate and reasonable.

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Legal Experience

      5.0/5.0

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  • Kenneth S. Kamlet 1 of 13 reviews  read all

    5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 03/29/13

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Legal Experience

      5.0/5.0

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  • Leslie Prechtl Guy 1 of 14 reviews  read all

    5.0/5.0 by a Principal on 03/06/13

    Leslie Prechtl Guy is an excellent attorney. She is extremely knowledgeable in many areas of the law, particularly medical malpractice and hospital la... Read more

    Leslie Prechtl Guy is an excellent attorney. She is extremely knowledgeable in many areas of the law, particularly medical malpractice and hospital law. She commands the respect of her colleague, and is adversarial while always being courteous and professional. She is excellent at conducting depositions and when I was a new attorney she taught me most of what I presently know. Her ethics are impeccable and I recommend without qualification for the highest ratings

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0

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  • Kelly L. Wright 1 of 11 reviews  read all

    5.0/5.0 by a Government Counsel on 04/11/16

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Legal Experience

      5.0/5.0

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  • Lillian L. Levy 1 of 14 reviews  read all

    5.0/5.0 by a Judge on 03/18/13

    Lillian is one of the premier transactional attorneys currently practicing in this community. Read more

    Lillian is one of the premier transactional attorneys currently practicing in this community.

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Legal Experience

      5.0/5.0

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  • Ronald L. Greene 1 of 21 reviews  read all

    5.0/5.0 by a Judge on 05/13/11

    Ron is an extreme capable attorney. Read more

    Ron is an extreme capable attorney.

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Legal Experience

      5.0/5.0

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  • Robert H. Wedlake 1 of 19 reviews  read all

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 04/19/13

    Rob is an outstanding attorney in many way. He shares his expertise freely with other members of the Bar. Read more

    Rob is an outstanding attorney in many way. He shares his expertise freely with other members of the Bar.

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Legal Experience

      5.0/5.0

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  • Kenneth F. Tomko 1 of 12 reviews  read all

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 04/20/13

    Ken is an outstanding attorney in many way, HP is a mention to his fellow attorneys and is an acknowledged expert in transactional law Read more

    Ken is an outstanding attorney in many way, HP is a mention to his fellow attorneys and is an acknowledged expert in transactional law

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Legal Experience

      5.0/5.0

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  • John E. Jones 1 of 16 reviews  read all

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 04/29/13

    John is outstanding practitioner. He is responsive to inquiries from fellow attorneys, knows his law cold and always is cordial. A great attorney! Read more

    John is outstanding practitioner. He is responsive to inquiries from fellow attorneys, knows his law cold and always is cordial. A great attorney!

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Legal Experience

      5.0/5.0

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      Firm Details

      Year Established
      1902
      Firm Size
      76
      Representative Clients
      Crawford & Company; Columbian Mutual Life Insurance Co.; Energy East Corp.; Maines Paper & Food Service, Inc.; Newman Development Group, LLC; Petr-All Petroleum Consulting Corp.; Pizza Hut; Binghamton Mets, Inc.; Community Bankers Association of New York State; Astoria Savings & Loan Association; Colban Funding, Inc.; Rhinebeck Savings Bank; Putnam Savings Bank; Gouverneur Savings Bank; BSB Bank & Trust Co.; International Business Machines Corp.; Security Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York; New York State Electric & Gas Corp.; Universal Instruments Corp.; Mobil Oil Corp.; Preferred Mutual Insurance Co.; William H. Lane, Inc.; Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital, Inc.; United Health Services, Inc.; A. Lindsay & Olive B. O'Connor Foundation; Town of Fenton; Kradjian Enterprises; Chubb Group; Wilber National Bank; Lockheed Martin; Mirabito Fuel Group; Sanmina Corp.; Binghamton Giant Markets, Inc.; JP Morgan Chase; EIT.
      Representative Clients
      APPROVED ATTORNEYS FOR: Lawyers Title Insurance Corp.; Title Guarantee Co.; First American Title Co.

      Contact

      Phone: Click to View Phone # 607-723-5341

      Fax: 607-723-6605

      Website:

      Firm Address:
      Hinman, Howard & Kattell, LLP 700 Security Mutual Building, 80 Exchange Street,
      P.O. Box 5250,
      Binghamton, NY 13902-5250
      U.S.A.

      Office Hours:
      • Monday 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
      • Tuesday 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
      • Wednesday 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
      • Thursday 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
      • Friday 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
      Office Hours:
      • Monday 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
      • Tuesday 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
      • Wednesday 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
      • Thursday 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
      • Friday 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM

      Other Offices

      • Boynton Beach Office 4600 North Ocean Boulevard, Suite 206, Boynton Beach,
        Florida
      • Jupiter Office 4600 Military Trail, Suite 212, Jupiter,
        Florida
      • Concord Office 20 Warren Street, Suite 5, Concord,
        New Hampshire
      • Saddle Brook Office 250 Pehle Avenue, STE 2, Saddle Brook,
        New Jersey
      • East Greenbush Office 573 Columbia Turnpike, Suite A, East Greenbush,
        New York
      • New York Office 825 Third Avenue, Suite 229, New York,
        New York
      • Oneonta Office One Ford Avenue, Oneonta,
        New York
      • Syracuse Office 224 Harrison Street, Suite 500, Syracuse,
        New York
      • White Plains Office 707 Westchester Avenue, Suite 407, White Plains,
        New York
      • Scranton Office 321 Spruce Street, Suite 705, Scranton,
        Pennsylvania
      • Boynton Beach, Florida Office: 4600 North Ocean Boulevard, Suite 206, 33435. Telephone: 561-276-1008. Fax: 561-272-2793.
      • Concord, New Hampshire Office: 20 Warren Street, Suite 5, 03301. Telephone: 603-369-4555. Fax: 603-369-4388.
      • East Greenbush, New York Office: 573 Columbia Turnpike, Suite A, 12061. Telephone: 518-708-6065. Fax: 518-898-9020.
      • Jupiter, Florida Office: 4600 Military Trail, Suite 212. Telephone: 561-784-6945. Fax: 561-348-9404.
      • New York, New York Office: 825 Third Avenue, Suite 229. Telephone: 646-863-8510. Fax: 646-863-8509.
      • Oneonta, New York Office: One Ford Avenue, 13820. Telephone: 607-432-5331. Fax: 607-432-2683.
      • Saddle Brook, New Jersey Office: 250 Pehle Avenue, STE 2, Park 80 West - Plaza 2, 07663-5834. Telephone: 201-254-3280. Fax: 201-254-3279.
      • Scranton, Pennsylvania Office: 321 Spruce Street, Suite 705, 18503. Telephone: 570-558-5931. Fax: 570-558-5936.
      • Syracuse, New York Office: 224 Harrison Street, Suite 500, 13202. Telephone: 315-473-9414. Fax: 315-473-9421.
      • White Plains, New York Office: 707 Westchester Avenue, Suite 407, 10604. Telephone: 914-694-4102. Fax: 914-694-4510.

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