Tamika N. Hardy concentrates her practice on litigating employment, commercial and banking disputes in federal and state courts as well as before various state and federal administrative agencies.
Tamika represents employers and property owners, including corporations, municipalities, small businesses, not-for-profit agencies, and indemnified employees, in matters involving claims of employment and/or housing discrimination, harassment and retaliation as well as violations of restrictive covenants, trade secrets and confidentiality agreements in federal and state courts, and before various administrative agencies. In addition to litigating these matters, Tamika regularly conducts internal investigations and provides preventive advice and strategies as well as pre-litigation counseling on various types of employment matters, including restrictive covenant, trade secret, confidentiality agreement, breach of contract, harassment, discrimination, and retaliation cases.
Tamika represents corporate entities, officers, directors, partners and shareholders in corporate disputes, including breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, tortious interference with contract, and dissolution disputes.
Tamika represents banks, credit unions, loan servicers, private lenders, title companies, financial institutions and other creditors in breach of contract, commercial note enforcement proceedings, commercial foreclosure, debtor and creditor issues, title disputes and other tort and business claims regularly brought by or against banks. She has particular experience handling the foreclosure of non-performing mortgages, reverse mortgage litigation, mortgage fraud claims, lender liability issues and debt enforcement proceedings. Tamika also evaluates non-performing and defaulted loans to provide advice regarding risk and potential exposure related to future enforcement and collection litigation. She also handles litigation involving guarantors on corporate debts in judgment proceedings, including drafting and responding to restraining notices as well as conducting and defending informational deposition regarding debtors’ assets.
While in law school, Tamika interned at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s New York District Office. She also was an associate Mulligan Editor on Fordham’s Moot Court Board and a member of Fordham’s Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal.
Tamika was elected as Treasurer of the National Bar Association’s (“NBA”) Labor and Employment Law Section and to the NBA’s Women Lawyers Division Board for 2018-2019. She will also serve as a member of the NBA’s National Convention Committee and the NBA Region II Convention CLE Subcommittee for the NBA’s Annual Conference in New York City in 2019. The National Bar Association is the nation’s oldest bar association of African-American attorneys, jurists and law students.
Active in the local bar, Tamika was vice president of the Amistad Long Island Black Bar Association from 2011-2013 and is currently the Chairperson its CLE Committee.
Tamika was awarded a NYSBA Labor and Employment Law Section Diversity Fellowship for 2018 – 2020. The Fellowship is designed to attract emerging leaders in the field and increase the diversity of the Section membership and within the NYSBA.
Tamika is an active member of the Long Island Women’s Collaborative. She was Co-Chairperson of the 2018 Annual Women’s Leadership Conference Event Committee and will serve as Co-Chairperson again in 2019.
She also participates on the firm’s pro bono team, where she represents the indigent in landlord-tenant disputes, and the firm’s Women’s Initiative Committee.
Recognized for her commitment to the legal profession and her community, Long Island Business News named Tamika one of Long Island Business News’ 40 Rising Stars and in 2018 granted her the Leadership in Law Associate Award.
926 RXR Plaza
Uniondale, NY 11556-0926
New JerseyCourt Admissions
United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
United States District Court for the District of New JerseyBar Affiliations
National Bar Association
Amistad Long Island Black Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
Suffolk County Bar AssociationEducation
Fordham University School of Law, Juris Doctor
Franklin & Marshall College, B.A.