The experience of the litigation department of the Firm is extremely broad, extending from straightforward to complex disputes involving closely held and publicly traded businesses, contracts, and commercial matters, real estate, construction, consumer credit, banking, employment and executive compensation, and matters involving professional malpractice. 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. Only then can one lean forward in order to meet or exceed client expectations.
The Firm is mindful of the fiscal realities of protracted litigation. We encourage our clients to exhaust alternative avenues before resorting to litigation. Where litigation is determined to be the most effective means of achieving client objectives, our experienced litigators 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. The Firm endeavors to achieve each client’s objective in a prompt and cost-effective 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.