Commercial Litigation

For our clients, litigation arises in the context of their business activity. There are times when conflict cannot be avoided. To paraphrase the adage concerning war and politics, “litigation is business by another means”. We keep your business in goals in sight when we represent you in litigation.

Strategic and Efficient Litigation.

We approach litigation strategically and efficiently with your business end in mind. We listen, we plan, we budget, we take action, and we report our progress in a timely manner. The case is your case, and we take you through the litigation process and guide you to where you want to go.

Preparation is key, and we have decades of experience litigating and preparing cases for trial to pursue business needs in state and federal courts throughout the country. Our work has covered:

Intellectual Property disputes, including:

  • Covenants not to Compete;
  • Trade Secrets
  • Copyright infringement
  • Patent Litigation

Insurance defense cases, including civil litigation matters of all sorts such as personal injury and wrongful death claims, false arrest, property damage, inadequate security, and other tort claims.

Insurance coverage disputes, including business interruption, coverage disputes and litigation concerning interpretation and scope of policy language and exclusions.

Commercial lease litigation, including CAM audit disputes, Force majeure clauses, assignment provisions, indemnification clauses, build out obligations, maintenance and capital expense provisions, restrictive covenants, parking requirements, indoor air quality matters, the rent obligation and lease interpretation on all aspects of the lease agreement

Contractual and common-law indemnification claims, including insurance contracts, fiduciary relationships, commercial contract indemnification and duties arising from other promises made in the business context.

Complex agency relationships, including partnerships, joint ventures, employment relationships, contractor relationships, and other principal / agent situations.

Director and Officer liability claims, including shareholder disputes, membership conflicts, third party claims against officers and directors.

Right-to-Know and FOIA claims and litigation, including claims arising from whistleblower claims, government contract claims, state investigation matters, and other claims concerning government activities.

Debtor/Creditor and collections matters, representing lenders and other corporate creditors, judgement creditors, note holders, corporate debtors, and other businesses in disputes concerning amounts owed in the commercial context.

Bid Protests, including federal government contract matters before the Unites States Court of Claims.

Construction Law, including:

  • Breach of Contract;
  • Construction defects and accidents;
  • Professional malpractice; and
  • Performance and Payment Bond Claims

Business Focused Legal Representation:

We make it a point to understand your business so that litigation may serve the business purpose of the litigation matter in which the client may be involved. We have substantial experience serving business clients in the following industries:

  • Food Service and Hospitality
  • Non-Profit Educational Institutions
  • Medical Services
  • Veterinary Services
  • Software Development
  • Linguistics
  • Government Contracting
  • Governmental Risk Pools
  • Waste Disposal and Management
  • Broadcast Companies
  • Construction Management
  • Architects and Engineers