Commercial Litigation

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COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

General commercial litigation involves virtually every type of dispute that can arise in the business context, including breach of contract cases, partnership/joint venture disputes, class actions, business torts, civil RICO claims, breach of fiduciary duty allegations, and shareholder issues.

We assess the merits of a dispute and scale either a prosecution or defense that fits the legal and business needs of the client. Efficiency, creativity, and sound judgment are critical for intelligently positioning these disputes, whether they are “bet-the-company” cases or more discrete matters. In addition, while all cases must be litigated with an eye toward ultimately trying them, we understand that at all times we must strive to achieve the best possible result at a reasonable cost. 

We litigate cases in state and federal courts and private arbitrations and administrative hearings. Proceedings involve business-to-business disputes or any number of government agencies. Understanding the motivations and outlook of each of the litigation participants is important for determining weak points to exploit and strong points that will persuade the audience in question.

We develop and implement a creative legal approach to each individual problem, efficiently focus on the key legal and factual issues, and master and manage the various aspects of these complex matters. 

In the current challenging economic climate, we understand we need to keep costs in check. We are open to alternative fee arrangements. We focus on limiting the scope of discovery to save costs.

Whether the “death of the billable hour” is ultimately realized, the keys to our success will continue to be strong client relationships, thought leadership, practical management skills, deep experience, and personal commitment. 

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