Whenever you are considering initiating litigation against a person or a business entity, or if you find yourself on the receiving end of a lawsuit, it is critical to have a lawyer who is familiar with the procedures, customs, and processes of the New York courts. You want a lawyer with courtroom experience because, to be successful in commercial litigation, your lawyer must be able to plan the litigation from the inital meeting through trial. In addition, the knowledge that you are represented by an experienced litigator who is willing and able to take issues to court adds substance to your side of the pre- and post-litigation bargaining process.
Past and present clients include:
- A commercial lender in an action against another lender for breach of an inter-creditor agreement
- Members of the 1969 World Series Champion New York Mets in an action under New York’s right-to-publicity statutes against a clothing manufacturer who had used and exploited their names and likenesses for commercial purposes. We obtained summary judgment on liability — in a decision that was reported on page one of the New York Law Journal — and obtained a favorable settlement
- Beer wholesalers in a federal test case in response to an antitrust challenge brought by the New York attorney general to the distribution practices of major beer brewers and their wholesalers
- Developers of an affordable housing project in New York City against their insurance company, which had denied coverage for the property when it burned to the ground. In a decision reported on page one of the New York Law Journal, we obtained summary judgment as to liability, and then, at trial, won the case during the opening statement
- A manufacturer of high-tech diagnostic equipment in connection with our efforts to obtain the recovery of their diagnostic equipment
- Buyers and sellers of corporations, businesses and real property for claims ranging from fraud to breach of the agreements to sell those assets