Commercial and Corporate Litigation

Over the decades, our commercial and corporate litigators have earned an outsized influence on the shape of the law. Our litigations in the courthouse have yielded a legion of officially reported decisions, many of which have been cited in law reviews and judicial decisions.

We represent clients from a variety of industries, including the financial services, technology, manufacturing, real estate, health care, entertainment and construction sectors, in commercial and business disputes at the trial and appellate levels throughout the country. Spanning a broad spectrum from multi-billion dollar companies to successful emerging businesses, each of our clients faces unique difficulties requiring a nimble, creative and tenacious response. We thrive on these challenges.

Our seasoned litigators represent companies and their officers, directors and owners in disputes arising from complex corporate and financial transactions involving:

  • management duties and corporate control battles
  • mergers and acquisitions, class action and derivative lawsuits
  • business appraisal rights proceedings
  • indenture enforcement
  • contract claims
  • RICO litigation

The firm’s litigation team litigates securities-related disputes involving more industry-specific subject matters such as credit default swaps, sub-prime loans, collateralized debt obligations, commercial and residential mortgage-backed securities, and auction-rate securities. We also prosecute and defend cases involving complex contractual claims and a wide array of business torts including:

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

Our firm is well known for its significant experience representing investment funds and other firms in the financial services industry. We are engaged by these clients to handle commercial disputes including those involving complex financial instruments, investment strategies, asset purchases, partnership disputes, corporate dissolutions, real estate transactions and many other types of matters.

We also boast 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 and FINRA.  Our arbitration experience extends to major international arbitral bodies in London, Paris and elsewhere, including the International Chamber of Commerce, the International Centre for Dispute Resolution and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law.

We have handled hundreds of arbitrations as advocates or arbitrators—disputes involving commercial, corporate and securities law as well as complex employment and construction-related disputes. We have extensive experience in a variety of financial industry arbitrations, representing 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-related matters.

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