Commercial Litigation

The objective of litigation lies in obtaining the best possible result for the client. This clear goal guides every one of our experienced and skilled litigators. Sometimes the desired result can be obtained without filing a lawsuit; at other times, a suit is the best or only choice. Once the adversarial process begins, our experienced litigation lawyers - accustomed to winning - proceed aggressively.

There are no “paint by number” solutions. Instead, our litigators employ creative strategies and tactics designed to achieve the client’s ultimate objective in the particular piece of litigation. Our clients receive representation suited to the results they want, whether that is to fend off a strike suit; recover damages resulting from a complex breach of contract; or defend against RICO claims.

Strategic planning starts before a client files suit or formally responds to a suit filed against him. Choosing the right course of action or type of defense can often be the crucial element in bringing the litigation to a successful conclusion in the shortest period of time. In making these choices, we often draw upon the skills and knowledge of colleagues in other departments.

Our litigators are known and respected for tenaciously pursuing claims and defenses on our clients’ behalf. Our efforts have often resulted in groundbreaking verdicts for our clients, in successful defenses, and in extraordinary settlements. Indeed, our department head has even been credited with creating the genre of litigation now known as “lender liability.”

Whether working to expand the boundaries of existing law or simply interpreting and applying the law as it stands, our litigators pursue each case with the same dogged determination and inspired creativity. We employ skill and talent to benefit our clients in almost every field of commercial litigation.

Recent client cases have involved:

  • Antitrust claims
  • Aviation law
  • Bank fraud
  • Breach of contract
  • Class action suits (plaintiffs and defendants)
  • Constitutional challenges to state, county and municipal laws and land use restrictions
  • Corporate governance disputes
  • Defamation, privacy, and trade disparagement
  • Environmental claims
  • Insurance bad faith
  • Legal malpractice
  • Lender liability
  • Patent litigation
  • Real estate and public access disputes
  • Representation of municipal and government employees in tort actions RICO claims
  • Securities fraud and brokerage disputes
  • Shareholder, partnership and governance disputes
  • Tax controversies and tax fraud
  • Trademark and unfair competition

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