Commercial and Financial Disputes

Our attorneys have been retained in bet-the-company litigation involving banking and finance, intellectual property, real estate, biotechnology, contract claims, and corporate acquisition disputes. Among our successes are the following:

Successful representation of the defendant in the largest patent damages case on record at the time.

Lead counsel in saving a family owned company that has grown to become one of the nation’s most successful food distributors from forced relocation under threat of eminent domain.

Successful recovery of a substantial settlement through threatened litigation of a claim for lost profits arising from wind-spread drift of bio-engineered plant pollen that destroyed the value of seed produced on neighboring land.

Representation of a bank against its regulator, requiring regulatory litigation, an appeal to a U. S. Court of Appeals, and ultimately passage of a law by the United States Congress specifically enforcing the specific bank’s right to re-organize.

Representation of several banks in the Farm Credit System in litigation to recover $415 million dollars of assets and in related congressional legislation.

Contract litigation over $16 million in tax liabilities arising from an acquisition dispute between two New York Stock Exchange listed companies.