Litigation

General Commercial Litigation

Successful commercial litigation representation requires sophisticated expertise in such areas as business, finance, investment, accounting and legal practices.  Resolution of these disputes involves intricate valuations, complex fact patterns and liabilities, and related concerns such as insolvency, international law or even criminal implications. Whether defending class action claims or pursuing damages incurred in multilayered business disputes, our attorneys have the skills and depth of experience to protect clients’ interest and assets.

Our clients include high net worth individuals, closely-held and publicly-owned corporations, lending institutions, partnerships and sole proprietorships in all aspects of business litigation.

Our Commercial Litigation Group has successfully handled significant matters involving breach of contract, fraud and unfair competition, actions for partnership and shareholder dissolutions, legal malpractice, securities violations and all other business torts.

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  • Prevailed in an action seeking to judicially foreclose on a 52 acre golf course and collect a deficiency of $12,600,000.
  • Obtained summary judgment and award of attorney’s fees on behalf of Tucana Telecom N.V., a European distributor of network diagnostic equipment, in a dispute with publicly traded company who brought action in California to enjoin a pending lawsuit in Belgium.
  • Represented DreamWorks Animation, Inc. in defending numerous federal and state securities fraud and derivative claims resulting from the company’s restatement of earnings based on home video sales of Shrek 2.
  • Successfully defended the chairman and chief executive officer of a major financial institution in numerous class, derivative and other actions seeking hundreds of millions of dollars of damages.
  • Represented three mutual funds, on behalf of 10,000 shareholders, in the recovery from banks and trust companies of assets looted by the funds' officers and directors.
  • Successfully defended a European multinational media conglomerate in a trade secret misappropriation case brought by one of the largest publicly-owned computer software companies.
  • Negotiated a settlement of a multimillion-dollar securities fraud case involving an investment in a computer related business.
  • Appointed as the Receiver by the U.S. District Court, upon the recommendation of the Securities and Exchange Commission, in two securities fraud/Ponzi scheme cases.  One involved the multimillion-dollar sale of diamonds and coal leases. The other involved the sale of $40 million of interests in Oklahoma and Texas oil and gas wells to 2,000 investors
  • Obtained an arbitration award in favor of five defendants in connection with an arbitration demand by a large corporate plaintiff seeking over $4 million in actual damages. The plaintiff also sought punitive damages based on allegations of breach of fiduciary duty, interference with prospective economic advantage, breach of contract and other claims.
  • Secured an arbitration award in a legal malpractice action resulting in our clients recovering an amount equal to approximately 90% of the more than $500,000 in fees incurred with four law firms. The award helped our clients avoid a far larger malpractice judgment. 
  • Obtained a preliminary injunction restraining the dissolution of two LLCs that each owned significant and complicated assets.   The matter successfully settled later, on the night before the commencement of a complex arbitration proceeding involving those LLCs, and greatly affected the fate of numerous others.
  • Successfully represented a major creditor in the bankruptcy of a large corporation in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, recovering substantial sums due to the creditor and favorably resolving many complex contract issues.
  • Achieved the dismissal, with prejudice, of a large commercial lawsuit against a manufacturer from the People’s Republic of China and successfully defended the dismissal on appeal.
  • Successfully prosecuted and defended lawsuits in trial and appellate courts on behalf of a large Taiwan bank involving breaches of loan agreements, resulting in a substantial eight-figure judgment in favor of the client and a substantial recovery.
  • Arbitrated a complex case involving the breach of a licensing agreement for a large international pharmaceuticals corporation against another major pharmaceuticals corporation. A substantial eight-figure verdict resulted and the damages were paid in full with interest.
  • Successfully obtained writs of possession on behalf of aircraft finance companies and banks to obtain possession of aircraft owned by defaulting borrowers, resulting in full recovery of amounts due under the loans.
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