Litigation

Litigation

Practice Group Description

    Aggressive, experienced litigators who know how to reach the finish line efficiently and with integrity.

    Our litigators are commercial trial lawyers at the core, and are called upon by national and global companies and financial institutions, and their directors and officers, to navigate effectively through all sorts of business disputes. 

    Aggressive, experienced litigators who know how to reach the finish line efficiently and with integrity.

    Our litigators are commercial trial lawyers at the core, and are called upon by national and global companies and financial institutions, and their directors and officers, to navigate effectively through all sorts of business disputes.  We deliver an unmatched ability to field a team of uniquely skilled litigators without the shackles of bureaucracy experienced at much larger firms.  While we understand that pursuing a trial or appeal may be the only avenue of recourse in certain matters, our litigators recognize that there are often multiple solutions to any given business controversy.  We employ practical and insightful case solutions in addition to progressive billing strategies to achieve our clients' goals.  Our clients appreciate that we staff matters leanly, but appropriately.  We also pride ourselves in employing the latest technology in evidentiary presentation, electronic discovery, and case management.  We typically match our skills in our matters against, or in tandem with, the nation's largest law firms.

    Through our years of achieving successful results, we have built a strong and impressive stable of financial institutional clients, including a long roster of national and regional banks, lenders, and hedge funds that rely on our practice group for banking and lending litigation, defense of “lender liability” claims, and prosecution of fraud claims.  Our client roster also includes large-cap, mid-cap and closely-held corporations; bankruptcy creditor and equity committees; court-appointed trustees and receivers; governments; and well-heeled investors and individuals.  Recent matters for these clients include multi-million dollar contract disputes, prosecuting mortgage fraud claims on behalf of lenders, pursuing and defending claims against officers and directors for breach of fiduciary duties, representing a state government in recovering the costs of removing asbestos in office buildings and other facilities, litigating contested probate and accounting proceedings, and insurance coverage disputes for our clients.

    We have tremendous experience nationwide litigating credit facilities, participations, guarantees, security agreements, mortgages, and letters of credit, and are expert in securing emergency provisional remedies, such as temporary restraining orders, orders of attachment or replevin, injunctions, and receiverships, usually on an accelerated basis, resulting in significant, expedited recoveries, immediate security, or quick dispute settlements.  We handle the full panoply of general business disputes, including stockholder agreements in closely-held businesses, contractual royalties, franchise agreements, employment agreement restrictions amid unfair competition or similar claims, validity of commercial lease provisions.  Our litigators also prosecute and defend business tort claims as well as those for intentional fraud and concealment, negligent misrepresentation, professional malpractice, and fraudulent conveyances.

    Coordinating our efforts with the Bankruptcy & Restructuring Practice Group, we have many years of experience in effectively representing clients who require a blend of bankruptcy and litigation expertise.  We are skilled in handling the entire range of bankruptcy-related litigation, including disputes over preferences, fraudulent transfers, letters of credit, applications for relief from the automatic bankruptcy stay, requests to utilize cash collateral (often handled on an “overnight” basis), reclamation proceedings professional fees, and attempts to assume or reject executory contracts or leases.