Our attorneys have decades of experience presenting and defending matters in litigation in federal, state and administrative courts and agencies.
Our firm’s Commercial Litigation attorneys regularly prosecute or defend multiple interrelated lawsuits with numerous plaintiffs and defendants, class actions and multi-district litigation. Our litigation attorneys have experience in all types of business disputes, including contract issues, business torts, Uniform Commercial Code issues, distribution and franchising, antitrust, competition, business dissolutions, professional liability, fiduciary issues or and related, general business disputes.
Commercial litigation attorneys have experience and regularly appear in all levels of state and federal courts across the region.
We represent corporate officers, directors and shareholders in litigation, including management and corporate control issues, shareholder rights, employment and non-compete agreements, and financial transactions and insurance coverage. The Group is also trained and experienced in all forms of alternative dispute resolution.
Our attorneys remain committed to zealously pursing our client’s interest in litigation, while remaining open to alternative dispute resolution vehicles such as Arbitration and Mediation. We recognize that the goal of all disputes is prompt, efficient, and successful resolution, and we work closely with clients to develop a focused strategy that resolves matters expeditiously and economically.
Labor & Employment
Our attorneys provide daily labor and employment counsel to employers ranging from preventative advice, in-services and training, to litigation. We advise clients in routine and complex discrimination and other employment-related issues, including litigating restrictive covenant cases involving non-compete, non-solicit and trade-secret claims.
Most importantly, we work to increase the effectiveness of employment policies and practices, minimize the risk of legal challenges, and maximize the defensibility of employer’s actions. Once a dispute arises, our litigation attorneys bring to bear all firm resources and experiences to resolve a matter quickly. Labor & Employment attorneys have defended employers in single and multiple plaintiff litigations and alternative dispute resolution proceedings in all levels of administrative, state, and federal courts.
We work with corporate clients to bring employment disputes to effective and cost-efficient resolutions.
Construction Accident, Construction Defect & Surety Bond
We have experience in every facet of construction litigation on behalf of contractors, owners, builders, architects, engineers and other associated professionals in defense of construction defect claims, constructions site injuries, property damage and delay claims.
In the construction defect arena, our team has successfully litigated cases involving allegations of negligent design, engineering and construction in matters ranging from individual residences to large scale commercial developments.
Bodily injury claims within the construction risk field are often catastrophic. We have the skills to properly evaluate and litigate these matters that typically involve the interplay between tort law and state and federal regulations as well as the relationship between the insurance and contractual issues and the underlying liability and damage claims.
Employment Law, Municipal & Public Entity
We defend governmental bodies and private employers in every aspect of employment-based litigation.
We handle matters involving sexual harassment, sexual orientation, race discrimination, Title VII, various federal and state statutes, including the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination and Employment Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, and the New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act.
We are fully prepared to aggressively mount a defense at every phase, from the initial claim, administrative agency filings, through federal court litigation. At the same time, we recognize the business realities faced by our clients.
The awareness of business realities informs both our litigation strategy and our efforts to insure that our clients achieve their business goals in a manner consistent with state and federal law. To this end, we review existing employment policies and practices to help clients minimize litigation risk.
We understand the nuances of public entity law and its interplay with state and federal constitutional protections. We successfully represent municipalities and governmental agencies against claims involving constitutional violations of every nature.
Coverage, Excess & Appellate
Our coverage experience includes all aspects of defense litigation. We provide evaluations, opinions and litigation representation involving Declaratory Judgment actions, enforcement of exclusions, limitations of coverage and policy triggers.
As counsel to our excess carriers, our attorneys provide time sensitive evaluations of case value, excess exposure and verdict value, demand and accept the tender of the defense from the primary carrier and immediately substitute in as defense counsel at trial.
Our Appellate practice is available to carriers and defendants who may be dissatisfied with a trial result or defending a trial result. Our Appellate experience informs our firm’s trial and motion practice to help obtain the best results up front.