This practice group handles a wide variety of complex cases and represents a diverse group of clients in disputes arising in all areas of the firm’s practice. Our trial attorneys frequently litigate cases in federal and state courts and government agencies, and appear in administrative proceedings, arbitration and other forums for alternative dispute resolution. The litigators’ skills and experience are enhanced by those of the attorneys in other practice groups of the firm.
Paley Rothman has long been a leader in general business and business tort litigation, focusing on finding innovative solutions to complex corporate disputes. We have significant experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in litigation involving shareholder and partnership control issues, breach of fiduciary duty, waste of corporate assets, fraud, conversion, conspiracy, negligence and related civil causes of action.
The scope of services provided by our litigation lawyers includes:
- Complex commercial litigation, including insurance business torts, loan defaults, breach of contract and entity ownership and entitlement
- General civil litigation
- Construction litigation
- Bankruptcy litigation on behalf of both creditors and debtors
- Securities litigation
- Employment litigation and employment-related claims, including wrongful discharge, defamation, covenants not to compete and breach of employment contract
- Estate litigation, including will caveat proceedings and contested guardianships
Our attorneys have substantial appellate experience representing clients in appellate courts in Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia and in several federal appellate circuits. Collectively, the members of the Litigation practice group have handled hundreds of appeals in a myriad of matters in these jurisdictions (see Appellate Practice Group).