We represent businesses of all sizes and individuals in counseling and litigating a broad range of civil and commercial matters. Among the many substantive issues we have tackled are disputes involving contract rights, fraud allegations, trade secrets, shareholder rights, trademark and trade dress rights, unfair competition, franchise issues, real estate, broker-client relationships, attorney-client relationships and other corporate matters. Our trial practice also involves appearing before administrative agencies and arbitrators. We work closely with each client to review all case strategic and budget decisions to achieve the desired result in a fair and economical manner.
We believe that successful dispute resolution advances business objectives efficiently. The stakes in litigation are often high, and it can be a lengthy and emotional experience. In each case, we develop a strategy designed to cut to the heart of the matter. We believe our adversaries recognize a well-prepared and focused advocate, which leads to better settlements, or, alternatively, to a better presentation at trial.
Real estate litigation requires experienced professionals who understand sophisticated deal, financing and ownership structures and the unique rules and regulations that apply to real estate and secured transactions in order to help clients achieve their objectives in the most efficient manner possible. We offer clients an integrated, business-minded approach to proactively address their legal needs.
Whether our clients are seeking to ensure adequate security, restructure financial obligations, recover secured or unsecured assets, modify the relationship of debt and equity, manage and enhance assets, or acquire new assets at adjusted cost basis, we have the skill set, experience, and access to legal resources necessary to help our clients maximize their opportunities and avoid unnecessary risks.
The firm has broad experience in every aspect of Appeals. Appellate litigation requires a completely different set of skills from those of even the most successful trial lawyers. An attorney’s ability to depose an opposing expert, select a jury, or control the flow of evidence at trial, is not a gauge for a persuasive and successful appellate presentation on appeal, where research, analysis, and sharp writing are the strengths most often rewarded. An appeal may encompass criminal appeals, matrimonial and family law appeals, commercial appeals, real estate appeals, and estates, trusts, and wills appeals.
We have been recognized for our high ethical standards and have wide-ranging experience with issues such as guardianship, the formation of trusts, fiduciary conflict of interests, preserving disputed assets, prudent investor issues, tortious interference with expectancy, will contests, and filing disputed claims against estates in state and federal courts.
Partnerships & Shareholders
We provide counseling and litigation services in connection with shareholder and partnership disputes in both public and closely held businesses. Issues range from shareholder agreement interpretation to derivative claims and petitions for dissolution.