Commercial / Business Litigation

Our firm prosecutes and defends a wide variety of commercial and business claims in state and federal courts, and before arbitration panels. These cases may be pursued on the basis of breach of contract or fiduciary duty, tortious interference, unjust enrichment, or a variety of statutory claims. The fact patterns differ widely, but typically the stakes are quite high.

By way of example, our firm defended an international hotel company against a multi-million dollar breach of contract action brought by a manufacturer of in-room service bars. After a lengthy trial, we obtained a defense verdict. In another case, our firm successfully defended a prominent publicly traded company in a complex partnership dispute through trial and appeal. In the arbitration context, our firm successfully represented an international resort in multi-million dollar claim involving the application of St. Lucian law. And in one remarkable case, we successfully defended a commercial claim when the plaintiff brazenly committed witness tampering during trial.

Not all of our clients are large companies or partnerships. In many cases we represent individuals who have been victims of unsavory business practices, fraudulent dealings, unwarranted foreclosure proceedings, or even civil theft. We are frequently retained to assist in the enforcement or defense of significant money judgments. And in recent years we have become the law firm of choice for individual homeowners that find themselves embroiled in byzantine boundary disputes.

One prominent portion of our litigation practice is devoted to the field of professional negligence including legal malpractice, an area of the law that often combines both contract and tort principles. We have achieved great success holding prominent law firms accountable for mistakes that caused millions of dollars in damages.

Because commercial and business disputes take so many forms, we try to be creative with our fee arrangements to meet the needs of our clients. Depending on the circumstances we may be able to offer reasonable hourly rates, contingency fee arrangements, or a combination of both.