Over 35 years, Richard Hamburger has built a successful Long Island focused practice, concentrating on business litigation, municipal and non-profit law, professional ethics, discrimination in employment, and the resolution of disputes arising out of real estate contracts, development proposals and land use determinations. He has earned Martindale-Hubbell’s highest AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating. Before entering private practice, Mr. Hamburger served as law clerk at the New York Court of Appeals, the State’s highest court, and as an assistant district attorney in Manhattan. Mr. Hamburger is a long-time member of the New York State Bar Association Committee on Professional Ethics and the Magistrate Merit Selection Panel for the U.S. District Court – Eastern District of New York, and is a fellow of the New York Bar Foundation. He is also a co-founder and 25-year trustee of the Long Island Children’s Museum, and a former Trustee of Federal Defenders of New York. Mr. Hamburger formerly chaired the Judicial Screening Committee of the Suffolk County Bar Association and the Village of Northport Zoning Board of Appeals.