New York City Commercial Litigation Attorneys
In today’s complex and competitive business environment, there is always the potential of disputes, which could become a costly and disruptive lawsuit. At the same time, legal action may be necessary to enforce the rights of an enterprise. Regardless of the circumstances facing your business, it is essential to have the advice and guidance of a seasoned commercial litigation attorney.
Since 1985, Scaffidi & Associates has been called upon to provide legal strategies, both offensive and defensive, to a wide range of businesses across multiple industries. Our legal team routinely represents clients in all types of litigation in the state and federal courts. Founded on a principle to always put the best interests of clients first, we have a well-earned reputation for achieving successful outcomes whether through arbitration, mediation or litigation.
What is Commercial Litigation?
Generally, commercial litigation refers to any type of litigation, dispute, or controversy relative to business issues. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Contract Disputes/Breach of Contract
- Tortious Interference
- Shareholder and Partnership Disputes
- Breach of Fiduciary Duty
- Employment Disputes
- Nondisclosure and Noncompete agreements
Although commercial litigation frequently arises in the context of contract law, businesses can be harmed when another party engages in any type of unethical or unlawful practice. At Scaffidi & Associates, our trial experience encompasses straightforward civil litigation cases as well as complex, multi-party, multi-jurisdictional litigation.
The Commercial Litigation Process
Although many commercial litigation cases can be resolved through a negotiation, when a settlement cannot be reached, a lengthy court proceeding may be necessary. Commercial litigation cases typically involve a series of steps, including:
- Pretrial proceedings
- Potential settlement
We act as honest brokers in assessing the merits of each case and are comfortable representing both plaintiffs and defendants. We have extensive experience in all phases of litigation, particularly discovery, which involves the exchange of information that is pertinent to the case. This includes third-party depositions, interrogatories, or subpoenas.
Our legal team leverages its knowledge of procedural and substantive law, and exceptional negotiating skills, to resolve these matters expediently. We are highly adept at conducting due diligence, interviewing and preparing witnesses, and utilizing e-discovery and the latest courtroom technology. Above all, we bring to bear exceptional legal writing and oral argument skills that are essential for prevailing at trial.
Commercial Litigation Remedies
Determining economic damages in commercial litigation depends on the circumstances of the case and the nature of the business. By collaborating with a respected network of experts in economics, statistics, accounting, valuation, and financial analysis, we conduct a comprehensive damages analysis. Our objective is to help our clients recover lost profits that considers both present and future value. If the losses were the result of unlawful conduct, it may also be possible to recover punitive damages.
Additionally, other remedies may be available, including specific performance and injunctive relief. Specific performance is a court order requiring a party to a lawsuit to take a specific action when monetary compensation is not an option, for example, delivering goods or services pursuant to a contract. Injunctive relief, such as temporary restraining orders or temporary or permanent injunctions, may also be obtained either in addition to or in lieu of monetary damages.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
In addition to our considerable experience in the state and federal courts, our litigators are also highly skilled in various methods of alternative dispute resolution, provided that this approach is in the client’s best interest. Whether through arbitration, mediation, or summary trials, we pursue strategies that are tailored to the needs of each client.
New York Commercial Litigation Attorneys
At Scaffidi & Associates, we are keenly aware that a protracted lawsuit can be costly and has the potential to damage a company's reputation in the marketplace. With this in mind, we are committed to providing comprehensive risk management strategies in order to avoid disputes.
At the same time, our experienced trial attorneys are prepared to litigate any matter in state and federal courts.
By taking the time to understand our clients’ objectives, we design tailored solutions to an array of legal challenges. When you are involved in a high stakes dispute, our dedicated advocates will protect your interests. Call our office, or complete the contact form on our website, for an evaluation of your case.