Commercial Litigation

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Litigation can be a stressful proposition. It helps to have exceptional counsel by your side. We have litigated cases before state and federal trial and appellate courts throughout the region with outstanding results. Our advocacy also extends beyond the courtroom where we routinely represent clients in arbitration, mediation and administrative proceedings.

commercial disputes

Litigation is not the answer to every commercial dispute but when you must litigate you can depend on us to assert your rights aggressively in court. If you are the target of litigation, we can help safeguard the business you have worked hard to build.

We have represented plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of commercial disputes, including those arising from breach of contract, unfair competition, mergers and acquisitions, construction defects, shareholder disputes and tax contests.

Our attorneys work closely with our clients to develop a litigation strategy focused not only on a legal “win” but that also recognizes the long term interests of the operating business.

shareholder disputes

Disputes between business owners are often particularly acrimonious and complex. We have deep experience litigating these disputes and are familiar with their difficulties and nuances. Our transactional experience allows us not only to be more effective litigators but lets us construct complex settlement and “business divorce” structures that work.

mergers & acquisitions

Buying or selling a business can be profitable and rewarding. It can also give rise to potentially devastating litigation. Unlike many litigation-only boutiques whose attorneys must spend billable time educating themselves on the nuances of a sale or acquisition, our transactional experience allows us to deliver powerful advocacy quickly and less expensively.

We have successfully secured injunctions and substantial recoveries for clients when transactions have resulted in disputes.

unfair competition & misappropriation of trade secrets

A company’s employees are often its greatest assets but a high level employee that misappropriates trade secrets or violates a non-compete or non-solicitation agreement can destroy value overnight. Preventing irreparable damage requires fast and decisive legal measures. We have assisted clients in securing the return of stolen trade secrets and obtaining injunctions prohibiting former employees from unfairly competing.

arbitration

In a binding arbitration, the parties agree to submit their dispute to a private person, typically an attorney or former judge, and to be bound by that person’s decision. Binding arbitration is sometimes required by contract and can be less expensive, less public and faster than traditional litigation. Our attorneys can review options for dispute resolution and advise on whether arbitration advances the client’s overall objectives. If arbitration is required, our attorneys have the experience necessary to aggressively represent the client’s interest throughout the process.

A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.

Robert Frost