Notable Cases - Business Litigation

 

  • Successfully prosecuted the breach of a franchise agreement on behalf of a national franchisor and after four-day arbitration hearing obtained a two-year injunction prohibiting the franchisee from competing in its former territories.   

  • Prevailed on a motion to stay a Maryland Federal court litigation so that the issue of arbitrability could be decided in Texas by a Texas arbitration panel. 
     

  • Successfully obtained a Section 1782 Order permitting a Dutch client to obtain discovery from a US corporation to use in foreign proceedings in the Netherlands.  
     

  • Prosecuted a corporate dissolution proceeding between 50-50 shareholders in the pharmaceutical industry.  
     

  • Prosecuted internet defamation claims on behalf of corporations and public officials.  

  • Successfully represented iconic national franchisor in $3 million state court litigation claim against closely-held franchisee group.
     

  • Obtained a mandatory injunction in New York Supreme Court ordering the reinstatement of salary in a "business divorce" litigation between 50-50 shareholders.  

 

  • Successfully defeated a TRO application brought by a multi-billion dollar IT provider against two of its former employees for claims of breach of restrictive covenants.

  • Successfully prosecuted a legal malpractice claim arising from a failed 1031 Exchange, resulting in a six figure settlement.

  • Successfully prosecuted an accounting malpractice claim arising out of improper reporting of accounts, resulting in a six figure settlement.

 

  • Successfully defeated an injunction action against a departing partner from an executive search company, defending against claims of theft
    of trade secrets.

     

  • Obtained a $1.7 million jury verdict on behalf of a real estate development company in a damages inquest before a jury for accounting malpractice.
     

  • Obtained a temporary restraining order in Mississippi State Chancery Court preventing the release of a client's proprietary information.
     

Prevailed on multiple motions to dismiss for forum non conveniens in both federal and state court actions brought against assorted European litigants.
 

  • Obtained a complete defense verdict in a bench trial on behalf of international garment manufacturer against claims for past commissions exceeding half a million dollars.
     

  • Successfully dismissed on summary judgment a $3 million claim against IT service providers for theft of proprietary computer code and breach of restrictive covenants.
     

  • Defended a partner of international law firm against a multi-million dollar legal malpractice claim arising from an FDIC receivership, and prevailed on a motion to dismiss with prejudice.
     

  • Conducted three-day jury trial on a $300,000 cause of action for breach of contract and fraud in connection with a limited partnership investment in commodities trading, and obtained plaintiff's verdict plus punitive damages in excess of $1 million.
     

  • Defended a national corporation against a class action complaint under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and prevailed on a motion to dismiss.
     

  • Successfully vacated multiple default judgments against domestic and international clients in New York Federal and State court.
     

  • Prevailed on motion before the NYS Workers' Compensation Board to assert exclusive jurisdiction over $65 million personal injury action brought against an international organization whose employee who lost both legs in a land mine explosion in Somalia.

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