Practice Areas Litigation Business & Commercial Litigation
Business & Commercial Litigation
Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman 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.

Team
headshot of team member Scott S. Allen, Jr.
Scott S. Allen, Jr. Senior Associate sallen@lippes.com 716.853.5100 x1282
headshot of team member Alessandro A. Apolito
Alessandro A. Apolito Partner aapolito@lippes.com 904.660.0020 x1516
headshot of team member James P. Blenk
James P. Blenk Senior Associate jblenk@lippes.com 716.853.5100 x1351
headshot of team member Conor E. Brownell
Conor E. Brownell Partner cbrownell@lippes.com 518.869.9500 x1427
headshot of team member Scott V. Carroll
Scott V. Carroll Partner | Team Co-Leader - Health Care scarroll@lippes.com 716.853.5100 x1368
headshot of team member Barbara Cocciolo
Barbara Cocciolo Partner bcocciolo@lippes.com 904.660.0020 x1510
headshot of team member Kellen P. Coppola
Kellen P. Coppola Associate Kcoppola@lippes.com 716.853.5100 x1235
headshot of team member Kevin J. Cross
Kevin J. Cross Managing Partner kcross@lippes.com O: 716.853.5100 x1370
headshot of team member Mark C. Davis
Mark C. Davis Partner mdavis@lippes.com 716.853.5100 x1253
headshot of team member Jonathan D.  Deily
Jonathan D. Deily Senior Counsel jdeily@lippes.com 518.462.0110 x1447
headshot of team member Adam B. Edgecombe
Adam B. Edgecombe Counsel aedgecombe@lippes.com 904.660.0020 X1505
headshot of team member Elise M. Edwards
Elise M. Edwards Associate eedwards@lippes.com 716.853.5100 x1273
headshot of team member Musa K. Farmand
Musa K. Farmand Partner mfarmand@lippes.com 904.356.6311 x1538
headshot of team member Raymond L. Fink
Raymond L. Fink Partner | Team Co-Leader - Financial Reorganization, Restructuring & Insolvency rfink@lippes.com 716.853.5100 x1344
headshot of team member Thomas J. Gaffney
Thomas J. Gaffney Partner tgaffney@lippes.com 716.853.5100 x1225
headshot of team member Robert E. Ganz
Robert E. Ganz Senior Counsel rganz@lippes.com 518.869.9500 x1424
headshot of team member Mark D.  Glastetter
Mark D. Glastetter Senior Counsel mglastetter@lippes.com 518.462.0110 x1446
headshot of team member William P. Golderman
William P. Golderman Partner wgolderman@lippes.com 518.462.0110 x1406
headshot of team member Margaret A.  Hackbarth
Margaret A. Hackbarth Of Counsel mhackbarth@lippes.com 202.888.7610 x1603
headshot of team member Carol E. Heckman
Carol E. Heckman Partner | Team Co-Leader - Indian Law checkman@lippes.com 716.853.5100 x1268
headshot of team member Leigh A. Hoffman
Leigh A. Hoffman Partner | Team Co-Leader - Automotive & Truck Finance lhoffman@lippes.com 518.462.0110 x1439
headshot of team member H. Leon Holbrook, III
H. Leon Holbrook, III Partner hholbrook@lippes.com 904.356.6311 x1530
headshot of team member Margaret A. Hurley
Margaret A. Hurley Senior Associate mhurley@lippes.com 716.853.5100 x1375
headshot of team member Darius  Keyhani
Darius Keyhani Of Counsel dkeyhani@lippes.com 202.903.0326
headshot of team member Thomas D. Latin
Thomas D. Latin Counsel tlatin@lippes.com 518.462.0110 x1423
headshot of team member Brendan H. Little
Brendan H. Little Partner | Team Leader - Asset Recievable Management & Consumer Financial Services blittle@lippes.com 716.853.5100 x1233
headshot of team member Jason Little
Jason Little Partner jlittle@lippes.com 518.462.0110 x1442
headshot of team member Benjamin F. Macaluso
Benjamin F. Macaluso Associate bmacaluso@lippes.com 716.853.5100 x1322
headshot of team member Vincent M. Miranda
Vincent M. Miranda Partner vmiranda@lippes.com 716.853.5100 x1277 / 905.319.8964
headshot of team member John A. Mueller
John A. Mueller Partner | Team Co-Leader - Financial Reorganization, Restructuring & Insolvency jmueller@lippes.com 716.853.5100 x1383
headshot of team member Sean M. O'Brien
Sean M. O'Brien Senior Associate sobrien@lippes.com 716.853.5100 x1224
headshot of team member Jennifer C. Persico
Jennifer C. Persico Partner | Team Leader - Litigation jpersico@lippes.com 716.853.5100 x1350
headshot of team member Thomas R. Ray
Thomas R. Ray Partner tray@lippes.com 904.356.6311 x1527
headshot of team member Lee M. Redeye
Lee M. Redeye Associate lredeye@lippes.com 716.853.5100 x1382
headshot of team member Bethany Ray Reichard
Bethany Ray Reichard Partner breichard@lippes.com 904.356.6311 x1536
headshot of team member Amy Habib Rittling
Amy Habib Rittling Partner | Team Leader - Labor & Employment ahabibrittling@lippes.com 716.853.5100 x1276
headshot of team member John D. Rodgers
John D. Rodgers Senior Counsel jrodgers@lippes.com 518.462.0110 x1441
headshot of team member Michael G. Rossetti
Michael G. Rossetti Office Partner-in-Charge, Washington, D.C. | Team Co-Leader - Indian Law mrossetti@lippes.com 202.888.7610 x1601
headshot of team member Richard M. Scherer, Jr.
Richard M. Scherer, Jr. Partner rscherer@lippes.com 716.218.7598
headshot of team member Tessa R. Scott
Tessa R. Scott Associate tscott@lippes.com 716.853.5100 x1321
headshot of team member Stanley B. Segal
Stanley B. Segal Of Counsel ssegal@lippes.com 518.869.9500
headshot of team member Ian A. Shavitz
Ian A. Shavitz Partner | Team Leader - Environment & Energy ishavitz@lippes.com 202.888.5963 x1602
headshot of team member William F. Sheehan
William F. Sheehan Senior Counsel wsheehan@lippes.com 518.462.0110 x1409
headshot of team member Eric M. Soehnlein
Eric M. Soehnlein Partner esoehnlein@lippes.com 716.853.5100 x1275
headshot of team member Joann Sternheimer
Joann Sternheimer Partner | Team Co-Leader - Automotive & Truck Finance jsternheimer@lippes.com 518.462.0110 x1440
headshot of team member Dennis C. Vacco
Dennis C. Vacco Partner | Team Leader - Government Investigations & Enforcement Actions dvacco@lippes.com 716.853.5100 x1255
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