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Business & Commercial Litigation
Lippes Mathias LLP's Business and Commercial Litigation Team has a long history of representing clients in all types of business-related disputes and litigation. Our attorneys regularly handle disputes across a broad range of industries for public and closely held corporations, as well as for corporate officers, directors and shareholders. Representative clients include those in manufacturing, private equity firms, financial services, energy, real estate development, healthcare, and many more. Whether you or your business requires assistance in a typical business dispute or a complex multi-million-dollar fraud claim, our attorneys have the broad range of experience to assist you in devising a strategy that best suits the issue at hand. Regardless of the type of dispute, our team prides itself on effectively and efficiently staffing and handling each matter with a creative approach. 

Our attorneys regularly practice in state courts, federal courts, and alternative dispute resolution forums across the country and handle all areas of corporate litigation, including, but not limited to the following types of matters:

  • Breach of contract; 
  • Earn-out disputes;
  • Business torts;
  • Brach of fiduciary duty;
  • Tortious interference;
  • Shareholder oppression;
  • Partnership disputes
  • Shareholder derivative;
  • Contractual indemnification;
  • Construction; and
  • Judicial dissolution. 

Recent representative matters include the following:

  • Defending an individual in a tortious interference claim related to a failed real estate development in federal court.
  • Assisting a financial services company to secure a multi-million settlement related to a UCC dispute over collateral in federal court.
  • Representing an engineering and technologies company in an earn-out dispute before a panel of arbitrators. 
  • Assisting a member of a limited liability company dissolve a limited liability company through an action for judicial dissolution. 
  • Representing a real estate investment firm in an action related to an alleged breach of a purchase and sale agreement in federal court.
  • Assisting a financial services company obtain a judgment and pierce the corporate veil in a breach of contract claim.
  • Representing a shareholder in a derivative action obtain an injunction in state court against a business partner who was alleged to have breached their fiduciary duties to the company.

headshot of team member James P. Blenk
James P. Blenk Partner 716.853.5100 x1351
headshot of team member Conor E. Brownell
Conor E. Brownell Partner 518.462.0110 x1427
headshot of team member Brendan F. Conley
Brendan F. Conley Associate 716.853.5100 x1322
headshot of team member Kevin J. Cross
Kevin J. Cross Managing Partner | Chairman | Executive Committee 716.853.5100 x1370
headshot of team member Jonathan D.  Deily
Jonathan D. Deily Senior Counsel 518.462.0110 x1457
headshot of team member Adam B. Edgecombe
Adam B. Edgecombe Counsel 904.660.0020 X1505
headshot of team member Thomas J. Gaffney
Thomas J. Gaffney Chief Operating Officer | Partner | Team Leader - Construction Litigation 716.853.5100 x1225
headshot of team member Hon. Carol E. Heckman (Ret.)
Hon. Carol E. Heckman (Ret.) Partner | Team Co-Leader - Indian Law | Team Leader- Alternative Dispute Resolution 716.853.5100 x1268
headshot of team member Kevin P.  Hickey
Kevin P. Hickey Counsel 518.462.0110 x1423
headshot of team member H. Leon Holbrook III
H. Leon Holbrook III Partner 904.660.0020 x1530
headshot of team member Margaret A. Hurley
Margaret A. Hurley Partner 716.853.5100 x1375
headshot of team member Brendan H. Little
Brendan H. Little Partner | Team Leader - Consumer Financial Services Litigation 716.853.5100 x1233
headshot of team member Sean M. O'Brien
Sean M. O'Brien Senior Associate 716.853.5100 x1224
headshot of team member Caitlin E. O'Neil
Caitlin E. O'Neil Senior Associate 716.853.5100 x1246
headshot of team member Jennifer C. Persico
Jennifer C. Persico Partner | Executive Committee | Team Leader - Litigation 716.853.5100 x1350
headshot of team member Bethany Ray Reichard
Bethany Ray Reichard Partner 904.660.0020 x1536
headshot of team member John D. Rodgers
John D. Rodgers Senior Counsel 518.462.0110 x1441
headshot of team member Richard M. Scherer, Jr.
Richard M. Scherer, Jr. Partner | Team Leader - Business & Commercial Litigation 716.218.7598
headshot of team member Tessa R. Scott
Tessa R. Scott Senior Associate 716.853.5100 x1321
headshot of team member Sabrina Marcos Smith
Sabrina Marcos Smith Associate 904.660.0020 x1546
headshot of team member Dennis C. Vacco
Dennis C. Vacco Partner | Executive Committee | Team Leader - Government & State Attorneys General Investigations 716.853.5100 x1255
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