Commercial & Tort Litigation
The firm has a wide and varied base of experience in civil litigation matters. The firm has handled complex commercial matters worth millions of dollars across multiple industries. The firm’s experience ranges from representation of individual directors, bankruptcy trustees, receivers, international banks and corporations.
Each partner, associate or paralegal working on a client’s matter understands the singular importance of resolving the dispute in the client’s favor. In order to best represent the client’s interest and obtain the most favorable outcome it is crucial that our attorneys and staff understand how to resolve disputes at every level. The firm can resolve disputes through litigation, arbitration, mediation or negotiation.
The best way to resolve a dispute favorably for our client is to be better prepared than the opposition and to assume that the case must proceed to trial for a final resolution. Many lawyers do not take this approach; rather, they take a short-term approach and focus on only the tasks at hand. But preparing for all potential outcomes and understanding the strengths, weaknesses, tricks and traps of the client’s case and the opponents’ strategy will undoubtedly produce the best results in the long run. Methodical preparation and consistent effort are essential to successful dispute resolution.
“Life is really simple,” said Confucius, “but we insist on making it complicated.” Complex multi-million dollar cases are never simple. But in many cases, the best result is usually achieved by focusing on the little things and reducing the case to its simplest form. Better preparation and understanding of the facts and law allows our talented advocates to simplify the client’s position so that the case is presentable, persuasive and compelling. The result? Happy clients and successful results.
But while the firm will go the extra mile in its preparation and understanding of the client’s case, each of the lawyers here are practical. There are some cases that are unlikely to be winnable. If we consider it in our client’s interest to recommend settlement, we will do so. If the client should go to trial, then we go to trial. Successful dispute resolution requires a healthy dose of cost-benefit analysis and risk assessment.
With respect to specific areas of litigation, the firm has successfully handled a number of different types of litigation, including:
- Securities fraud
- Director & officer liability (both defense and plaintiff)
- Accounting malpractice
- Legal malpractice
- Business fraud
- Commercial contract disputes
- Lanham Act and deceptive advertising
- Sarbanes-Oxley compliance
- Civil RICO
- Class action
- Bankruptcy-related litigation (i.e., preference and fraudulent transfer claims)