Our broad based litigation practice includes the prosecution and defense of matters on behalf of partnerships, corporations, significant lenders, real estate developers and individuals before State and Federal courts, as well as government, regulatory and enforcement agencies. Experience has brought us a broad realm of cases including all types of business and real estate litigation, Article 78 Proceedings, general corporate work, partnership disputes, lender liability litigation, corporate dissolutions and class and derivative suits.
We regularly advise and counsel clients as to the cost benefits, time frame and merits of litigation versus potential settlement. We also closely monitor matters and advise our clients as to the choices of equitable and legal remedies available to them.
Litigation is not always resolved at the trial level and, sometimes, cases must be appealed to challenge a decision of the lower court. Our attorneys are well-versed in appeals that cover a wide array of substantive legal areas and often involve novel legal theories, significant sums of money, or unsettled legal issues.
The firm’s attorneys have successfully pursued or defended numerous appeals in federal and state appellate courts, and possess the requisite experience and sophisticated brief writing and oral advocacy skills to handle appeals on behalf of our clients.
The firm represents a diverse clientele in all aspects of complex business and commercial litigation. Our litigators and the firm’s corporate lawyers team up to deliver favorable, results-oriented outcomes for our clients. In every matter, our goal is to achieve the most favorable outcome for our clients in the most efficient manner possible. Because many disputes cannot be resolved privately, our lawyers are ready, willing, and able to prepare a case for judicial determination and advocate as zealously as necessary.
The firm handles a wide range of business litigation matters, including:
- Fraud and Misrepresentation
- Breach of Contract
- Tortious Interference
- Breach of Fiduciary Duty
- Shareholder Disputes
- Partnership Disputes
- Business Dissolution or Breakup Disputes
- Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices/Consumer Fraud
- Securities Litigation
- Securities Fraud
- Ponzi Schemes
- Director & Officer Liability
- Professional Liability
- FINRA (formerly NYSE and NASD) Arbitration
- Civil RICO
- Labor and Employment Litigation
Civil Rights and Constitutional Law
The United States Constitution and a number of federal, state and local laws prohibit governmental agencies, public officials, law enforcement, businesses, and employers from discriminating on the basis of race, religion, gender, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. Individuals have a right to be free from arbitrary and capricious action by government, and the firm represents those whose civil rights, including freedom of speech, religion and association, and the rights to privacy, equal protection and due process, have been infringed upon. In addition, lawsuits are often filed challenging the constitutionality of federal and state statutes and local law.
The firm’s attorneys have successfully handled, and are passionate about, civil rights litigation, and have the necessary experience and skill to represent clients in matters involving constitutional law.
Class Action Litigation
A class action is a type of lawsuit in which a large group of people who were injured by similar misconduct join together in a single proceeding to prosecute a case against the wrongdoers. Our practice focuses on litigation that has the potential to achieve enduring effects and have a positive impact on large segments of the public. Within the class action arena, we focus our practice on cases involving consumer fraud and deceptive trade practices and securities fraud and shareholder litigation, while also handling whistleblower actions.
Real Estate Litigation
The firm represents a diverse clientele in all aspects of complex, commercial real estate litigation. Our real estate litigators and the firm’s transactional lawyers, who have vast experience with and knowledge of the real estate business, its players, and the relevant contracts, team up to deliver favorable, results-oriented outcomes for our clients. In every matter, our goal is to achieve the most favorable outcome for our clients in the most efficient manner possible. Because many disputes cannot be resolved privately, our lawyers are ready, willing, and able to prepare a case for judicial determination and advocate as zealously as necessary.
The firm handles a wide range of real estate litigation matters, including:
- Fraud and Misrepresentation
- Breach of Contract
- Construction Litigation
- Commercial Landlord and Tenant Disputes
- Premises Security and Liability
- Purchase, Sale, and Financing Disputes
- Mechanic’s Liens
- Land Use and Zoning
- Quiet Title Actions
- Deed and Covenant Restrictions
- Adverse Possession
- Eminent Domain and Condemnation
- Property Tax Appeals and Assessment Challenges
- Easement Disputes
- Valuation Litigation and Disputes
- Broker Commission Disputes
- Cooperative and Condominium Disputes