Business and Commercial Litigation

We have a broad range of experience prosecuting and defending commercial and business claims in federal court, state court, including the Commercial Division of the New York State courts, and appellate courts.  We also routinely represent clients in arbitrations before the American Arbitration Association (AAA), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and other arbitral forums.

We aggressively pursue our clients’ interests without losing sight of the bottom line.

Our litigation and trial skills, in depth knowledge of the rules of procedure in federal and state courts, as well as our experience before a countless number of judges in New York and the surrounding metropolitan area have enabled us to achieve extraordinary results in litigations large and small, and have made us counsel of choice for many out-of-state law firms seeking local counsel.

Our substantive litigation experience includes disputes involving contracts, corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, trademarks, domain names, real estate, fiduciaries, securities, broker-dealers, trade secrets, restrictive covenants (including non-compete and non-solicitation agreements), employment, insurance coverage, bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, collections, the Uniform Commercial Code, civil RICO, fraud, antitrust, administrative law and Article 78, construction, and defamation.

Representative Matters

  • Represented publicly traded Chinese corporation in action brought by former director alleging violations of New York’s whistleblower statute, defamation, fraud and breach of contract.  The trial court denied former director’s motion for injunctive relief and dismissed all claims except for breach of contract.  On appeal, the Appellate Division, Second Department, dismissed remaining contract  claim.  Click here to read the decision.
  • Defended member of a limited liability company in seven related lawsuits alleging misappropriation of approximately $50 million.  After four years of  litigation and a seven day trial, obtained dismissal of all claims against our client in addition to sanctions against party found to have unlawfully hacked into our client’s e-mail account.  Click here to read the Special Referee’s Report.  Click here to read the Trial Judge’s Decision affirming the Report.
  • Represented search engine optimization (SEO) firm against claims for breach of contract and fraud claim brought by former customer.  SEO counterclaimed for unpaid fees.  Following a three day non-jury trial, the trial judge dismissed customer’s claims in their entirety, and awarded SEO firm the full amount of its unpaid fees plus attorneys’ fees.  Click here to read the decision.

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