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The expertise of the litigation department of the Firm is extremely broad, including sophisticated business litigation, contract and commercial disputes, real estate litigation, consumer credit and banking law, construction matters, employment law, executive compensation disputes, and accounting and other professional malpractice matters. Our litigators have a well established record of success before the trial and appellate courts at the local, state and federal levels, as well as before the various administrative agencies and arbitration/mediation forums.
Our litigators adopt a common sense approach to litigation - be exceedingly thorough; investigate all pertinent facts; be prepared; and allow sufficient time to fully grasp the unique nuances of a client's objectives and strategic interests. The Firm is mindful of the fiscal realities of protracted litigation and encourages its clients to explore alternative avenues before resorting to litigation. In those instances where dispute resolution cannot be achieved in a manner suited to a client's objectives and strategic interests, however, our experienced litigators are prepared to marshal and engage the full range of resources available in order to construct and aggressively pursue a litigation strategy most likely to achieve the desired outcome. Through skillful communication and powerful advocacy, the Firm endeavors to achieve each client's objective in an effective, cost-efficient manner.
Corporate and General Litigation
Our clients call upon our litigation group with respect to corporate matters including complex contractual relationships and issues involving ownership and governance such as contests for corporate control and disputes among shareholders, partners and co-venturers. The Firm represents a varied roster of corporate and commercial clients including major franchise automotive dealerships with respect to matters involving the "Big Three" American automotive manufactures. Our litigators take an active role in advising our clients and assisting our corporate practice group in examining litigation exposure and devising strategies both in anticipation and avoidance of litigation and in contemplation and preparation for litigation.
Real Estate, Land Use and Commercial Landlord/Tenant
The firm represents some of the largest and most prominent private and institutional landlords, property owners and asset managers of commercial office, industrial and retail properties throughout the New York metropolitan area, in connection with a wide range of real estate related litigation, with a sub-specialty in commercial landlord/tenant disputes. We also have extensive experience representing national title insurance underwriters agents, and landowners in disputes and litigation involving title to and use of real property. The Firm also represents clients in land use disputes issues involving local and state governments and administrative agencies.
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