PRACTICES

Business Litigation

Business Disputes Among Owners
Whether the owners of an entity are members of an L.L.C., partners, shareholders, or another type of relationship, disputes may arise concerning the ownership and management of the business. Our attorneys are experts in analyzing such disputes for our clients and litigating them successfully if litigation is the best strategy.

Business Torts
Lawyers with the firm have successfully prosecuted and defended businesses in a wide range of business tort litigation. The firm’s experience encompasses tortious interference, anti-trust, declaratory judgment, civil conspiracy, unfair business practice, and many other claims that consistently arise in the course of operating and managing a business.

Exclusivity Contracts
Virtually all business litigation will relate to, and likely depend on, the language and provisions of a contract. We have successfully handled contract-based litigation spanning industries and circumstances. In addition, firm attorneys are adept at evaluating contract language and negotiating on the basis of those evaluations. We are intimately familiar with, and have created law concerning, all varieties of contract issues, including factual and equitable contract defenses, the enforceability of arbitration provisions, choice of law and venue, parol evidence, the statute of frauds, and many more.

Financing Agreements
Our attorneys have extensive experience representing businesses and their principals and spouses in work-outs and litigation with lenders. We have negotiated multiple successful work-outs and also successfully defended against actions brought by lenders.

Insurance
Businesses face a myriad of insurance issues. We advise clients on every aspect of these issues, including coverage disputes, taking insurance companies to court for vexatious refusal to pay claims, analyzing notice provisions found in all insurance policies, and considering potential third-party claims against insurance agents. Whether insurance issues are the primary claims or are ancillary to defending or prosecuting other aspects of a lawsuit (i.e., declaring a duty to defend and a duty to indemnify or responding to reservation of rights letters), we work to resolve insurance issues in our client’s favor.