Our Litigation Department has achieved outstanding results in both federal and state courts for our clients, who range from individuals and start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.
For more than a century, our litigators have provided excellent representation, marked by sensitivity and responsiveness to our clients’ goals. Our experience and depth enable us to take cases through trial and appeal, but we also recognize the value to our clients of resolving cases quickly through settlement and alternative dispute resolution.
Our business litigation expertise covers all areas of the business world. We have represented clients in a broad array of commercial disputes, from disagreements involving interpretation of contracts, stock ownership, and mergers, to claims of fraud and unfair competition. Our intellectual property cases involve trademark, trade dress, copyright, trade secret, and patent rights. We regularly bring expeditious administrative actions and lawsuits to recover domain names for our clients. Our clients’ employment cases involve discrimination and wage and hour claims in court and before administrative bodies. Other cases include trust and estate disputes and real estate matters, such as leasing, sale, and construction defect claims.
Whatever business dispute you face, let us help you resolve it.
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