Commercial Litigation is the Foundation of our Practice
Our experienced attorneys have litigated many commercial litigation disputes in many different jurisdictions. We are keenly aware that no business profits from engaging in commercial litigation. It is often necessary, however, for businesses to defend themselves, or to vindicate their rights, in litigation.
We have handled commercial litigation for our clients related to:
- contract disputes
- construction and project disputes
- vendor disputes
- UCC actions
- dealer and franchise litigation
- fiduciary litigation
- business torts
- unfair competition claims
We approach each case with the awareness that business purposes must govern the strategy and tactics we choose. This means understanding our clients’ businesses and the context in which the dispute arises, reducing disruption to business teams, assisting in-house counsel with investigations in a practical way, and projecting fees in detailed budgets that we commit to meeting. Our clients get detailed strategy at each stage of the case, and we update our strategy, and our tactics, continually, to adjust to reality, and to control it. Our goal in every commercial litigation matter is straightforward: the effective, efficient resolution of the dispute considering all business objectives.
Fees that Won’t Bet-the-Company
Because we are a boutique litigation firm, our fees for commercial litigation are rational and value-based. Not every case is a bet-the-company proposition. In commercial litigation, the dispute is the problem. Your law firm’s fees shouldn’t become the problem.
We Litigate With Our Clients’ Interests in Mind
We draw on our expertise in commercial litigation to evaluate each matter early, to assist with our clients’ investigations, to prevent additional exposure, and to determine whether an early resolution is appropriate. Based on our significant experience, we identify the cases where an early resolution is the right approach, and we bring the matter to a conclusion swiftly and efficiently.
Where early resolution is not appropriate, or not possible in a reasonable range, we litigate. We assist our clients in identifying, gathering, and evaluating the necessary internal investigation materials without unduly burdening them. We use targeted discovery to define and dissect claims. We use dispositive motions to dispose of claims, including motions to dismiss, motions for judgment on the pleadings, and motions for summary judgment. We oppose class certification in class actions, based on our development of the evidence through discovery.
We don’t just litigate for the sake of litigating. At each stage of each matter, we evaluate our strategy and our tactics critically, with our clients’ perspectives in mind, and we link our strategy to our clients’ objectives and to client value. Our clients have interests in resolving disputes efficiently, reducing exposure to liability risk, and reducing litigation distractions to business teams. Our clients also have interests in discouraging chronic meritless litigation and in defending their lawful practices. We define our litigation strategy, keeping all of our clients’ interests in mind, and we continually measure performance, and revise our strategy as those interests change.