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Business Litigation

The firm’s business litigation practice is local, regional and national in scope and includes dispute resolution, negotiated settlements, appeals and trial representation. We represent business entities and individuals in commercial disputes in federal and state court; including cases involving fraud, lender liability, securities, shareholder disputes, contracts, employment issues, Article 2 and Article 9 Uniform Commercial Code matters, and franchise, probate, real estate, bankruptcy and insolvency issues.

Our litigation practice includes a significant focus on intellectual property issues such as trade secrets, trademark and licensing infringements, copyrights, publicity rights, internet law, and pricing and marketing practices.

The firm routinely assists parties in negotiating early settlements and resolving business disputes and bankruptcy controversies through Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), rather than traditional litigation. ADR can resolve disputes in a manner that protects the participants’ privacy and allows ongoing business and personal relationships to be maintained. Our attorneys handle arbitrations before the American Arbitration Association, JAMS (Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services, Inc.), and other authorized providers of such services. The firm has arbitrated virtually every type of business, commercial, and real estate dispute; and is frequently involved in drafting ADR provisions carefully tailored to meet specific client needs.