Commercial litigation is one of the Firm's areas of strength. Our attorneys have litigated the full spectrum of business disputes. We represent domestic and international companies in a broad range of matters, including in contract, business tort, entertainment, partnership, and real estate litigation.
We have substantial experience handling disputes among commercial parties. Our clients include entities in financial services, manufacturing, entertainment, not-for profit, and real estate.
As part of our approach, we take the time to learn about and understand our clients' business and commercial activities, policies and mandates, while interacting with employees on both the management and legal sides. We draw on this knowledge to serve our clients' needs in an informed and particularized fashion. This is reflective of our overall emphasis, which is to avoid over-lawyering and to deal directly with the individuals having information and responsibility for a particular matter.
We have appeared in every level of court and aggressively pursue our clients' interests. At the end of the day, we are trial attorneys dedicated to presenting or defending our cases in the courtroom.
We represented a motion picture producer at trial on claims involving life story rights, which resulted in a favorable outcome for our client.
We obtained a multi-million dollar award in a AAA arbitration for an executive and shareholder of an investment adviser in which the Arbitrator construed a shareholders' agreement to require that the company pay the highest possible price for our client's shares.
We defended a television network against claims based on the interpretation of an output agreement and obtained dismissal of various parties and claims.
We obtained judgment on behalf of a children's animated programming production company against a foreign entity in an action based on breach of a licensing agreement, and engaged in proceedings abroad to enforce the judgment.
We successfully defended a real estate partnership in a contract and securities fraud action involving what was then the largest cooperative conversion in the State of New York.
We represented a jewelry designer in a trademark and trade dress dispute over the rights to a luxury watch and achieved a positive resolution.
We obtained the denial of an application for a preliminary injunction and other equitable relief by a participant in a managed care program, which resulted in the withdrawal, with prejudice, of all claims against our client.