Abraham Havkins (Abbie)


MassachusettsNew JerseyNew York


New York - Manhattan

40 Exchange Place Suite 1600

New York, NY 10005

New York - Long Island

1305 Franklin Avenue Suite 301

Garden City, NY 11530

Practice Areas

Alternative Dispute Resolution


Premises Liability

Product Liability

Professional Liability


Abbie is a Partner in the firm’s Manhattan office. Abbie is an accomplished and diversified litigator, he focuses his insurance coverage practice litigating insurance coverage disputes and counseling insurance companies, insurance agents, brokers and third-party administrators on a variety of insurance policies issues, including errors and omissions, directors and officers, commercial general liability, environmental, professional liability and fidelity policies. Abbie advises insurance companies, claims administrators, insurance agent and brokers on all coverage issues including those involving excess insurance, extra-contractual liability, policy language, conflict of laws, reinsurance, co-insurance, rescission, misrepresentation and the interplay of other insurance clauses. He has been featured in the national media discussing insurance coverage issues, including Moneyline, National Public Radio, Investor’s Business Daily, the New York Law Journal, regional newspapers and local television stations.

Abbie’s practice encompasses claims involving unfair competition, breach of contract, partnership and corporate disputes, breach of fiduciary duty claims, trusts and estates litigation, trade secrets and unfair and deceptive business practices, as well as attorney, accountant, insurance brokers and agents errors and omissions. Abbie also handles the defense of property damage actions, class actions, real estate disputes, securities fraud claims, subrogation claims and tort actions including product liability matters. He also handles commercial transactions particularly those involving small business owners and insurance agents and brokers. Abbie is experienced in alternative dispute resolution.

Court Admissions

  • Massachusetts Bar
  • New Jersey Bar
  • New York Bar
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Claims
    U.S. Supreme Court


  • University at Albany, B.A., magna cum laude, 1979
  • Boston University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1982