Practice Areas

Litigation: Business

Paley Rothman’s litigation group handles a wide range 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 they also appear in administrative proceedings, arbitration and other forums for alternative dispute resolution.

Paley Rothman has long been a leader in general business and business tort litigation, 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.

Our attorneys have substantial experience representing clients in appellate courts in Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia and in several federal appellate circuits. Attorneys in the litigation practice group have handled hundreds of appeals in various matters in these jurisdictions (see also Appellate Practice Group).

The services provided by Paley Rothman’s litigation attorneys include the following:

  • Complex commercial litigation, including insurance business torts, loan defaults, breach of contract and entity ownership and entitlement
  • Title insurance claims defense
  • 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
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News

June 25, 2020

Ryan Spiegel Provides Commentary for Succession Communications Article on What Corporate Communicators can Learn From Municipal COVID-19 Crisis Communications.

Ryan Spiegel provided commentary for an article titled: "What Can Corporate Communicators Learn From Municipal COVID-19 Crisis Communications?," by Liam Davitt, published on SuccessionCommunications.com on June 23, 2020.

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Blog

Maryland Businesses with 50+ Employees – Don’t Forget to Submit Your Sexual Harassment Disclosure Survey by July 1

Maryland businesses with 50 or more employees must submit their first Sexual Harassment Disclosure Survey to the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights by July 1, 2020.

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Awards

2020 Best Law Firms badge

For the eighth year in a row, Paley Rothman earned national and local honors in US News-Best Lawyers 2020 “Best Law Firms” rankings.

2020 Best Lawyers badge

Paley Rothman is pleased to announce that 17 lawyers have been named to the 2020 Edition of Best Lawyers in America.

Glenn Cooper was named to the Top 10 Washington D.C. Super Lawyers list. Nine other attorneys were named to the 2020 Washington D.C. Super Lawyers list and four were selected 2020 "Washington D.C. Rising Stars."

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