COMMERCIAL LITIGATION


We draw on more than 50 years of combined successful trial experience to provide strategic legal counsel and aggressive advocacy to resolve disputes as efficiently as possible.  Whether through early case assessment, alternative dispute resolution, aggressive motion practice, focused discovery or, when it serves our clients’ objectives, trial, we strive to obtain the best results that are driven by, and consistent with, our clients’ business objectives.  Our experience in high-stakes business disputes encompasses a wide range of industries, including, among many others, banking, construction, education, financial services, insurance, manufacturing, publishing, professional services, and real estate, and we routinely handle complex matters in state and Federal trial and appellate courts across the country.  

 

Our clients range from local business owners and individuals to Fortune 500 companies and their officers and directors - and our trial experience ranges from straightforward contract disputes to the most complex commercial matters that involve the intersection of multiple legal doctrines in multiple jurisdictions, including “bet-the-company” litigation.  Our experience and knowledge of numerous industries enables us to quickly get up to speed and render informed opinions about the potential risks and rewards of various dispute resolution strategies, and allows us to make timely strategic decisions to maximize our client’s success.  Our depth of knowledge and experience, preparation, and courtroom skills set us apart from the competition.  

 

On behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants, we have successfully tried or settled scores of cases involving:

 

- Banking and Lender Liability

 

- Business torts

 

- Construction matters

 

- Contract and UCC disputes 

 

- Corporate directors’ and officers’ liability

 

- Corporate, partnership, and ownership disputes

 

- Cybersecurity

 

- Dealer and franchise litigation

 

- Employment matters 

 

- Fiduciary matters

 

- Insurance coverage disputes 

 

- Intellectual property disputes

 

- Manufacturing and distribution

 

- Professional liability

 

- Real estate litigation 

 

- Shareholder disputes, derivative actions, and fiduciary claims

 

- Trade secrets, non-disclosure, and unfair competition claims

 

We have earned high regard among peers in the legal community for our integrity and professional excellence, and our reputation helps us to achieve great results and serves our clients well in the settlement of their disputes.  Although we are aggressive, determined, and formidable advocates, other lawyers view us as fair.  However, when mediation or arbitration is ineffective in resolving a business or commercial lawsuit, we are well-prepared to take the case before a judge or jury.   We are committed to achieving the best possible results for our clients whether that means providing thoughtful and insightful business advice in order to minimize the risk of litigation, resolving a matter by settlement, negotiating an acceptable financial resolution, or taking a complex case to trial.