Our nationally recognized Litigation department serves as counsel to numerous national and international companies, businesses, government entities, and individuals involved in disputes at the federal, state and local court levels.
We are highly skilled in such diverse areas as commercial litigation, insurance defense, tort defense, employment litigation, environmental litigation and professional liability (including medical, dental and legal malpractice), and we leverage that experience on a daily basis to achieve the desired outcome for our clients.
Our Commercial Litigation department covers all corporate and general commercial issues. It is an area distinguished by an unusually high risk exposure for clients, and includes matters involving anti-trust, environmental, patent infringement, breach of contract, civil RICO and other commercial claims, as well as securities fraud, shareholder and franchise disputes, white collar crime and emergent situations such as injunctive relief proceedings. Our highly skilled attorneys have an excellent track record of achieving favorable results and minimizing risk for our clients.
Highly regarded based on an outstanding reputation, our clients include several of the nation's largest insurance companies, as well as public entities and major corporations involved in self-insurance programs. We have defended hundreds of public and private entities in a wide range of cases and are currently on the liability defense panels for several Joint Insurance Funds (JIFs) and Municipal Excess Liability Joint Insurance Funds (MELs).
Our familiarity with a wide array of medical issues enables us to analyze and develop winning case strategies and successfully defend clients in professional liability, general liability and malpractice claims. We have extensive experience defending healthcare institutions, physicians in general practice, specialists, nurses, occupational and physical therapists, aides and medical technicians. We also defend claims against emergency medical technicians, paramedics and first responders, including both public employees and employees of non-profit hospital service corporations.
Personal rights litigation can be emotionally charged, and often involves the extensive use of technical and medical experts. Our attorneys are highly skilled in the defense of tort litigation involving such areas as product liability, premises liability, personal injury, civil rights and high exposure auto claims.
Labor & Employment
When workplace conflicts arise, we collaborate with our Labor & Employment attorneys to achieve resolution on behalf of both private and public sector clients. We represent them in grievance arbitrations, and defend them against claims alleging discrimination, civil rights violations, wrongful discharge, sexual harassment, and wage-and-hour disputes, as well as claims filed under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and other state and federal employment-related legislation.
Businesses and corporations in New Jersey face many unique environmental challenges due to our state’s extensive shoreline, wetlands, rivers and lakes, industrial sites, and sewage treatment and solid waste disposal locations. Our attorneys counsel clients regarding all aspects of environmental laws and regulations, including those governing wastewater treatment, storm water management and hazardous and solid waste management. With our in-depth knowledge and experience in regulatory compliance we are able to assist clients in avoiding the substantial liabilities that can be incurred from regulatory violations. We also represent clients in environmental claims involving land use and real estate transactions.