Banking and Financial Litigation

Our litigation practice includes representing both commercial lenders and borrowers and we understand the requirements and approaches to secured lending and financing.  The firm handles a wide variety of arbitration and trial matters for banks and individuals in litigation and provides professional services to those who provide or receive financial services.

Commercial Real Estate Transactions

Our Commercial Real Estate Transaction practice focuses on helping you plan, negotiate and close deals utilizing the skills and strategies learned in our history of transactional work-outs.

We represent buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants, lenders, borrowers, brokers and all other parties involved in commercial real estate matters.  For real estate transactions such as the purchase, sale or exchange of property, we can assist with negotiations, and prepare and can review all necessary documents.

We prepare, review and negotiate numerous types of property leases.  We have extensive experience in construction law practice; helping professionals from all areas of the construction industry effectively structure transactions and efficiently resolve disputes.

Construction Litigation

We bring and defend all types of construction claims on behalf of owners, developers, contractors, subcontractors, construction managers, suppliers, manufacturers and design professionals.  Our services have included:

  • Representing design professionals, contractors and owners in litigation.
  • Representing clients in construction cases including nursing homes, shopping centers and large developments.
  • Litigating design and construction defects.
  • Representing clients in insurance and other coverage claims.
  • Litigating and arbitrating construction disputes.
  • Representing clients in federal and state construction litigation claims.
  • Representing clients in private construction claims.

Fiduciary/Trust Litigation

We have extensive trial experience with trusts, estates and conservatorships, comprising our fiduciary litigation practice.  We frequently represent individuals, families, beneficiaries, personal representatives, trustees, guardians, non-profit entities, banks and trust companies when fiduciary claims arise, and can provide valuable counsel to fiduciaries about their duties in order to assist them in avoiding future claims.  We are experienced in handling diverse and complex fiduciary litigation issues involving:

  • Breach of fiduciary duty.
  • Challenges to fees and commissions.
  • Challenges to investment decisions and results.
  • Conservatorship issues.
  • Removal of fiduciaries.
  • Surcharge of fiduciaries.
  • Interpretation of wills.
  • Issues involving charitable trusts and foundations.
  • Beneficiary disputes

We believe that trust and estate litigation requires skilled and experienced counsel that can understand and appreciate both the intricate and often complex legal and financial issues involved as well as the delicate and often emotional nature of these cases.  Our attorneys have the experience and the expertise, and are committed to providing our clients with the highest level of personal service, while maintaining the utmost discretion.

Government Contracts Litigation

We have the experience in the contracting process, including negotiations, contract performance, contract claims and litigation therefore allowing us to provide complete counseling and litigation services to clients involved in contracts with federal government agencies.

Non-Competition, Non-Solicitation and Non-Disclosure Enforcement

Our non-competition, non-solicitation and non-disclosure enforcement experience begins with representing clients who seek to protect themselves from unfair competition by individuals who might wrongfully appropriate customers, clients, vendors and suppliers or who might misappropriate trade secret information or seek to solicit away employees.  Our work includes drafting provisions for employment contracts and other agreements, as well as litigating claims of clients against individuals or companies that have violated non-compete, non-solicitation and non-disclosure agreements.

Class Action Litigation

We have extensive experience in Class Action Litigation, beginning with identifying the class action claim, assembling the class and successfully negotiating a settlement or trying the case and winning judgment awards.  Class-action lawsuits are an important and valuable part of the legal system when they permit the fair and efficient resolution of legitimate claims of numerous parties by allowing the claims to be aggregated into a single action against a defendant that has allegedly caused harm.