PRACTICE AREA - Commercial and Corporate Litigation

Commercial and Corporate Litigation

Kleinberg Kaplan’s business litigators represent clients in high-stakes commercial and corporate litigations in New York and throughout the country, at both the trial and appellate levels. Our clients span a broad range of industries including the financial services, technology, manufacturing, real estate, health care and construction industries. From successful small businesses to multi-billion dollar companies, we provide valuable service and thoughtful representation to our clients with respect to commercial and business disputes involving their partners, industry competitors, service providers, employees, customers and others. Our commercial litigators prosecute and defend cases involving complex contractual claims and a wide array of business torts, including:

  • tortious interference with business relationships
  • breach of fiduciary duty
  • fraud
  • defamation
  • misappropriation of trade secrets
  • unfair competition

As a natural extension of our significant experience representing hedge funds and other institutions in the financial services industry, Kleinberg Kaplan regularly handles many types of commercial disputes including those involving complex financial instruments, investment strategies, asset purchases, partnership disputes, corporate dissolutions, real estate transactions and construction projects.

At Kleinberg Kaplan, our seasoned litigators represent companies and their officers, directors and owners in disputes arising from complex corporate and financial transactions. These litigations typically involve management and corporate control contests, mergers and acquisitions, class action and derivative lawsuits, business appraisal rights proceedings, contract and fraud claims, indenture enforcement and RICO litigation. Some disputes deal with more industry-specific subject matters such as credit default swaps, sub-prime loans, CDOs and auction-rate securities.


In addition to traditional litigation, Kleinberg Kaplan has a robust arbitration practice with significant experience before all major U.S. arbitration bodies, including:

  • the American Arbitration Association
  • JAMS
  • the New York Stock Exchange

We also practice before major international arbitral bodies in London, Paris and elsewhere such as the International Chamber of Commerce and the International Centre for Dispute Resolution affiliated with the American Arbitration Association. Having handled hundreds of arbitrations, either as advocates or arbitrators, we have arbitrated disputes involving commercial, corporate and securities law and complex employment and construction-related disputes. Our litigators are particularly experienced in a wide variety of financial services arbitration, having represented investment advisory firms, broker-dealers, principals, traders, customers and individual and institutional investors in matters relating to claims of churning, unauthorized trading, unsuitability, failure to diversify, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud and other investment matters.



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