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Hillary H. Hughes

Business Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   24 reviews

Licensed for 24 years

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Client's Choice 2017
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Licensed for 24 years
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 2021
Updated 10/01/2022
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1998
Updated 06/28/2022

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Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
Hillary received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2017
Posted by Stephanie | July 25, 2014
Top Notch Sports, Arts and Entertainment Lawyer
Hillary Hughes was referred to me by a colleague who knew of her legal skills, and suggested that her expertise maybe helpful in our business initiatives. Initially, during my first meeting to discuss our needs, I was impressed with her ability to grasp the concepts and complexities of our vision. She offered sound legal judgment and showed her business acumens to plan a course of action. It was easy to see she would be tough-minded and direct in business situations and discussions...but also incredibly understanding and compassionate. Having worked with Hillary for nearly two years, she has demonstrated outstanding strategic planning advice geared towards the success of major projects and events. She is always thinking "big" picture in our business efforts, but detail analysis is never overlooked. I have no hesitation recommending Hillary Hughes' legal counsel...for she possesses unquestionable accountability and commitment to objectives.
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Posted by Scott | August 5, 2014
THE best
Too many amazing superlatives jump into my head when I think about Hillary Hughes! So instead of rambling about her utter brilliance and integrity, I will keep it simple. Hillary is the ONLY lawyer I will ever need - I trust her wholeheartedly. And the best part is she has become a true friend through our business relationship. If you have not hired Hillary and her team, you are wasting your money elsewhere.
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Posted by Hennesys | May 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Team!
Hillary Hughes and her team are incredibly resourceful. Hillary is professional, smart, quick thinker and overall great attorney! She helped me with an IP case and reviewed licensing agreements for me. She answered all my questions and summarized lengthy documents and synthesized it strategically leaving out all the fluff and focusing in on the details. She made it easy to understand and responds well within minutes to all my emails. It is so easy to work with her and I highly recommend her to all my colleagues.
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Posted by Key | May 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Complex Business Transaction and Negotiation
Hillary is an incredibly organized and thoughtful attorney that utilizes experience to identify and dissect potential scenarios in a negotiation. She is tactful in her approach and applies professionalism as well as an unrelenting commitment to her clients in order to reach the best outcomes. I am fortunate to have her representing me on multiple engagements.
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Posted by Rocco LiCalsi | May 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional Legal Service
Hillary provides the Scavullo Foundation complete guidance, initiates valuable and important legal service that is paramount to the existence of the mission. Hillary works tirelessly attending the needs and goals of the foundation. We are extremely grateful to Hillary.
Posted by anonymous | December 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Hillary reviewed a licensing agreement for my small business. She was knowledgeable, professional and quick to respond to my questions. I would highly recommend her - and will definitely work with her again if I have business-related questions in the future.
Posted by Lacy | August 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you Hillary!
I needed help with a sync licensing contract for the use of my music in a film. I found Hillary through the NYC bar referral service and I was happy that she was able to work with me, as she has a strong track record with entertainment law. The timeline on my project was short and I felt very relieved that Hillary was able to respond so quickly and excellently. Thank you so much!
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Posted by Diana | August 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thorough
Great experience with Hillary. Explains things so it can be completly understood and very thorough. Felt very confident that her advice was spot on without having any second thoughts or hesitation. Just what you hope your lawyer to be.
Posted by anonymous | August 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Beverage Company Owner
Ms. Hughes was incredibly professional, thorough and responsive to my legal needs. She actually reviewed a contract while on her own personal vacation and provided me immediate feedback so I met my deadlines despite her being out of office. She took the effort to articulate to me the legal requirements I needed and walked me through the contract in a way I could understand it, then made clear updates so I was legally covered. I was truly impressed with her services and would highly recommend her.
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Posted by Wendy Coakley-Thompson | August 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A True Advocate and Champion
Hillary Hughes and her team at Garvey Schubert Barer (GSB) took my case when others I'd sought to hire saw me and my case as small potatoes. She and her team delivered their expertise for me, and I have gone on to leverage the firm's services in other matters. She is measured and helps her clients to manage their expectations. Particularly, she was a calming influence as I, with GSB's and her unflagging support, navigated the daunting behemoth that is the legal system. In short, Hillary Hughes is a true advocate for her clients, and I recommend her highly.
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Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great service!
Hillary and her staff were great did a great job with my contract. They took the time to explain legal details to me. Hillary is a very knowledgeable attorney in entertainment law. I would highly recommend her and anyone in her firm!
Posted by Adam | January 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Hillary and other counsel on her team were honest with me, responsive, gave thorough explanations of various potential actions and their outcomes, and listened and heard what it was that I ultimately desired as a resolution and represented that goal for me.
Posted by Tarell | January 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Efficient !!!!
To work with Hillary is like having a family member whom just so happen to pass the bar , truthful , honest and efficient decribes my opinion of her representation . In other words she's a keeper .
Posted by anonymous | October 22, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dissolving a business agreement
I was lucky to have found Hillary to help resolve a business matter with a vaguely established partnership during the beginning stages of developing a small business. She is exceedingly thorough, sensitive, objective and does her research before advising. As we worked together I gained respect and confidence in her approach every step of the way, As a result, I gained insights and clarity in the issues I had initially grappled with that resulted in business growth. Hillary understands and respects the unique needs of women is small business in the start up stages and beyond. I highly recommend her for corporations large or small, in transition phases, or well established complaines who want to take things to the next level. I continue to ultilize Hillary anytime I need legal advice.
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Posted by Melissa | October 21, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Phenomenally talented!
I've had the pleasure of working w/ Hillary and her firm through a multitude of circumstances; I continue to be blown away by her crossfuntional expertise and direct/indirect customer focus and support! Both my clients and I are continually impressed and are pleased to refer to Hillary as a member of our "team"!
Posted by Jason | October 21, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best There Is
Hillary knows everything and anything. No matter how big or small the issue is, she is always there, day or night, weekends or holidays, to answer my calls, emails or texts, and always has a spot on view and opinion on the matter. I would recommend her to everyone (except my adversaries).
Posted by Evelyn | July 28, 2014
A great find
From our first conversation, I felt she was extremely knowledgeable and would be an asset for my particular needs. I always feel confident that she has my best interests in mind. I’ve trusted her firm with my intellectual property concerns over the past 3 years. Hillary always responds to my communication promptly, even occasionally on the weekend when the need has arisen. I’ve always been confident that she will guide me towards the best decision for each situation. She’s also made excellent referrals when I’ve had a need for other areas of legal counsel. I consider Hillary a fantastic find. I’m eternally grateful for all the work that Hillary and her team have done on my behalf.
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Posted by anonymous | November 13, 2009
Rave review for Hillary Hughes
I’ve known Hillary for 8 years (2001-2009) on both sides of work relationships, and I endorse her highly. She hired me to do a job in 2001 and was great client in a situation where many are often frazzled and frantic. This speaks to her poise and character. As I shifted careers and founded a non-profit, she offered pro bono legal services from SNR in June 2005. Non-profit start-ups can be chaotic and challenging as clients, and Hillary stood by us offering prompt, professional service, sometimes drilling deep into SNR’s staff resources on short notice to find the right lawyer to advise us on diverse and changing legal issues. She worked with us on several areas of law including performing arts contract, real estate, IP, admiralty. When we had a tough negotiation with a difficult vendor, she was serenity herself, always poised and calm. It is a pleasure to work with such a professional.
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Posted by Georgia | October 22, 2009
Great Attorney
Hillary is a bright capable attorney. She is very attentive to you needs and herself very available to you. She is knowledgeable, trustworthy, very responsive and a pleasure to work with. I recommend her without any reservations.
Posted by Cathleen | October 14, 2009
Enthusiastic Recommendation of Hillary H. Hughes
I was so impressed by Hillary's work when I first worked with her at Sonnenschein, I kept in touch with her over time to be sure that I could find her when I needed her. And that need arose when I took over the reins of an early stage company in the healthcare field. At my new company I reviewed the documents created by other attorneys who had served the company and I felt they did not have the thoroughness and attention to detail that were needed as I took the company to the next level. Fortunately, Hillary had joined a firm - Garvey, Schubert, Barer - who could support an early stage company such as mine. And the timing was perfect as we entered into a major negotiation for our first large scale contract. Successful negotiations are about attitude, aptitude, strategy, and execution and Hillary excels on all counts. She is a pleasure to work with - tough-minded but with a sense of humor even in the heat of battle. Even when not in negotiations, Hillary is always "on the case" and her follow up skills are remarkable. In addition to working with Hillary on this significant customer contract where we were responsible for all the documents, I have worked with Hillary on employment contracts, stock option documents, an offering memorandum, general corporate documents such as hardware sales, software licensing, evaluation agreements, NDA's, etc. so I can attest to her talents across a multitude of legal areas.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Foster Garvey PC
  • 2009 - Present
  • Partner
  • Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Associate
  • Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
  • 2000 - 2007
  • Associate
  • Cooperman Levitt Winikoff Lester & Newman, P.C.
  • 2000 - 2000
  • Associate
  • Barton Barton & Plotkin LLP
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Associate
  • Sherman & Basichas, LLC
  • 1997 - 1999
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Education

  • Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Emory University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993

Associations

  • Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation
  • Judge, College Television Awards
  • 2014 - Present
  • Sports Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • National Sports Marketing Network
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • The Recording Academy
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Women in Sports and Events
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • 85 Broads
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Women's Bar Association of the State of New York
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Association of the Bar of New York City
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Jewish Lawyers' Guild
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • New York County Lawyers' Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top Women Attorneys in Metro New York
  • New York Times Magazine
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Top Women Attorneys in Metro New York
  • New York Times Magazine
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top Women Attorneys in Metro New York
  • New York Times Magazine
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Chambers USA
  • 2014
  • Preeminent Women Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Top Attorney in the New York Metro Area
  • American Registry
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent 4.9 of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Preeminent Women Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • New York Area's Top Rated Lawyers
  • New York Magazine
  • 2012
  • Preeminent Women Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Top Women Lawyer in New York City
  • Avenue Magazine
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent 4.9 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent 4.9 of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Top Women Lawyer in New York City
  • Avenue Magazine
  • 2011
  • Preeminent Women Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent 4.9 of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Arbitration for Transactional Lawyers
  • Arbitration for Transactional Lawyers
  • 2005
  • Representing the Professional - How to Counsel Doctors, Lawyers and Accountants
  • Representing the Professional - How to Counsel Doctors, Lawyers and Accountants
  • 2001

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (6)
Intellectual property Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Hillary is smart, diligent, honest and trustworthy. She is an excellent attorney. I recommend her highly."
Business Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Hillary is an exceptionally thorough and experienced attorney, meticulously attentive to detail and to her client's needs. She remains a role model to me in respect of her outstanding service to her clients and her business acumen. Highly recommended."
Mergers and acquisitions Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Hillary and I were opposing counsel on an acquisition transaction by her client. Hillary was extremely knowledgeable with regard to all of the issues, very thorough in due diligence and carefully considered and responded to our comments and concerns regarding the documents. She exhibited professional courtesy while diligently and fairly representing her client's interests."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Hillary is smart, creative and diligent and has extensive and sophisticated corporate experience."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I referred her a matter years ago and the client was very well represented and pleased with Ms. Hughes."
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