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

November 19, 2020

Six Attorneys Named “Top Lawyers” by Washingtonian Magazine - December 2020 Issue

Paula Calimafde, Michelle Chapin, Tracey Coates, Deborah Cohn, Glenn Cooper and Eva Juncker were all selected to Washingtonian's Top Lawyers list for 2020.

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Blog

The Clock is Ticking Again on Lawsuits

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted “business as usual” in many ways. People and businesses have been focusing on safety measures and efforts to maintain financial...

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Awards

For the ninth year in a row, Paley Rothman earned national and local honors in US News-Best Lawyers 2021 “Best Law Firms” rankings.

Paley Rothman is pleased to announce that 20 lawyers have been named to the 2021 Edition of Best Lawyers in America, and one attorney was named to the Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch list.

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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