Commercial litigation is often complex and requires the division of responsibilities among a team of experienced attorneys.
Our Commercial Litigation Department consists of attorneys in the Litigation Department who are highly experienced in commercial litigation matters. Each attorney brings a separate set of distinctive skills to the team and uses these skills to achieve the best possible results for our clients.
Many of our trial lawyers have MBAs, accounting and business backgrounds. Our high level of business sophistication is evident in the way we practice law. The legal decisions we help our clients make are often financial ones as well. They are strategic ways we help our clients minimize risk and commercial litigation costs while maximizing income.
The group’s vast knowledge and depth of experience has been applied to a variety of disputes:
- Securities litigation
- Defamation, privacy and communications law
- Employment disputes arising out of the employer/employee relationship
- Claims arising out of restrictive covenants
- Breach of contract
- Shareholder disputes
- Bad faith claims
- Constitutional law/civil rights violations
- Preliminary and permanent injunctions
- Construction contract disputes
Our clients include individuals, limited liability companies (LLCs), limited liability partnerships (LLPs) corporations, contractors, minority and majority shareholders, employers, non-profits and government entities who have experienced a host of legal problems leading to commercial litigation.
We assess each of our clients’ legal and business needs individually and tailor our approach to serve their best interests. Sometimes forceful commercial litigation is the best way to protect our clients’ interests, ultimately leading toward trial. Other times, negotiating an early settlement resolves the matter in a cost effective manner and is the preferred approach.
In connection with claims arising out of breach of contract or breach of fiduciary duty, we may seek damages for unpaid invoices, lost profits, positive damages, attorney’s fees or other damages as allowed under the Uniform Commercial Code.
To best meet clients’ needs, our Commercial Litigation Department has developed a team approach, such that in major cases one partner is in a leadership role, supported by at least one associate and one paralegal. Our trial team has the enormous benefit of being able to draw upon the depth of knowledge in certain areas of the law from lawyers who practice in other sections of the firm, but who do not go to court and try cases. Our Litigation Department is led by Department Chair Robert D. Schaub.
The decision of whether or not to hire an attorney is often a financial one. Many times people only seek a lawyer’s advice when significant resources have already been spent and more are at risk. Consulting with an attorney, however, is a cost-effective way to protect your interests. Your lawyer can recommend strategies that minimize the risk of litigation, helping you structure negotiations and make decisions in a way that is best for your business.