Business Litigation, Mediation and Arbitration

We are business lawyers who specialize in resolving disputes to achieve your goals without employing one-size-fits-all strategies.

An inevitable part of business is dealing with disputes -- whether with competitors, customers, employees, former employees, vendors, or other businesses. But when faced with a dispute, conflicting goals and emotions often overwhelm rational decision making and lead to expensive mistakes. Most lawyers can posture and argue dramatically in court, but lawyers who provide real value in business litigation need to provide more than a courtroom performance -- they must also understand how their clients do business, how the other party makes decisions, and the pressures presented by a business dispute. They must understand the real (rather than the apparent) motivations of the parties. And they must be willing to predict an uncertain future.

What makes us outstanding litigators? We do not pretend to distinguish ourselves from other lawyers based on dramatic courtroom performances. Instead, we help business owners make sense, not war, by focusing on the fact that litigation is about business. We know that a good business result is ultimately more satisfying than abstract “justice”. We do not get carried away by the glamour of the fight -- instead, we help our clients analyze and focus on what is best for their business. We help them evaluate potential risks and rewards and develop effective strategies for achieving an optimal net result for the business with a minimum of risk and expense. We assess costs in terms of time and distraction from business as well as legal fees. We know that over 95% of all business disputes end in a settlement, and we navigate the justice system to obtain negotiated results that are most advantageous in terms of the alternatives. And, in those rare instances when a dramatic courtroom performance is necessary, we can deliver on par with the most accomplished advocates.

Our litigators have been at the forefront of using the alternative dispute resolution opportunities presented though arbitration and mediation, as well as the more traditional process of litigation.

Focus Areas

  • Breach of contract
  • Fraud
  • Mechanic’s liens
  • Mortgage foreclosures
  • Employment litigation
  • Unfair competition
  • Real estate
  • Landlord/tenant rights
  • Minority shareholder rights and strategies
  • Business valuation issues
  • Partnership disputes
  • Bankruptcy