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Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Complicated Disputes Require Sophisticated Advocates: There's a reason our litigators have been identified among the Top 100 Attorneys in the New York Metro Area and are repeatedly selected by business litigators statewide to lead the New York State Bar Association's Commercial and Federal Litigation Section. Simply put, our litigators get the job done. When you've been sued or when your business has been wronged, you need an experienced and practical advocate to make the legal system your ally, to understand what matters to your business and to achieve success – either in the courtroom or at the negotiation table. Our litigators do just that.

Our Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Group aggressively represents clients in the state and federal courts, administrative tribunals, arbitrations and in alternate dispute resolution forums of all kinds. We have the business and securities knowledge and legal skills that help our clients achieve their goals. Equally important, our litigators have the respect of the adversaries and judges before whom they practice. For example, New York's Chief Judge recently selected one of our partners to serve on his select Commercial Division Advisory Council. We earn this unparalleled reputation for experience and excellence in business litigation through our hard work, our devotion to our clients' goals and our commitment to achieve practical solutions.

Focused On Your Bottom Line: We understand that business litigation is first and foremost about business – YOUR business. At every stage of a case, we will work with you to make sure that our approach is designed both to achieve your litigation goals and help you compete in the business marketplace.

The Premier Firm For Commercial Division Litigation: Few, if any other, firms have the depth of experience and reputation for excellence in NY State Commercial Division litigation – New York's specialized court for handling sophisticated business disputes. Our litigators regularly appear in Commercial Division matters in New York, Westchester, Nassau, Kings and Queens Counties. Our partners have chaired the NY State Bar's Committee on the Commercial Division for the past ten years. One of our partners serves on the New York County Commercial Division Advisory Group and one of our partners served on Chief Judge Lippman's Task Force on Commercial Litigation. If you have been sued or are thinking of bringing an action in New York's Commercial Division, we have the skills, knowledge and experience to guide you effectively and successfully.

Experience and Success In All Types of Business Disputes: We have the experience to handle the broad range of disputes you or your company may face. Recent successful engagements include representation of:

  • Private Equity Funds and their operating businesses in a range of business disputes with suppliers. See THSH's private equity litigation capabilities.
  • Hedge funds that were aggressively pursued by investors and the Trustee in the Madoff Bankruptcy.
  • A major sports apparel manufacturer in a dispute with a key competitor over rights to sell merchandise bearing a well-known athlete's name.
  • Leading beverage distributors in dealer termination cases.
  • Audit Committee members accused of breach of fiduciary duty in a shareholder derivative action.
  • Controlling shareholders of a closely held corporation who fought off an attempt at judicial dissolution by minority shareholders.
  • A hedge fund investment manager accused of breach of fiduciary duty.
  • The seller of a consumer products business in dismissing a $50 million indemnification claim brought by a private equity purchaser.
  • A law firm accused of malpractice in connection with its representation of a general partner in a real estate limited partnership. See litigation-legal malpractice defense.
  • A manufacturer of altitude training systems in a patent infringement jury trial.
  • A foreign energy company in connection with the enforcement of an international arbitration award.

Governmental, Regulatory and Internal Investigations: In addition to our business litigation practice, our partners have substantial experience in defending against governmental and regulatory investigations. Our success in these representations stems from a combination of the knowledge our partners have gained from their own government service at the SEC and practical financial industry acumen gained from working with professionals on both the buy and sell side and the accountants and experts who service them. Our lawyers represent registered investment advisers, broker-dealers, and other securities industry professionals and officers and directors of publicly-held companies in connection with enforcement investigations and examinations conducted by the SEC, FINRA, the CFTC, and the offices of the United States Attorney and State Attorneys General. We also regularly conduct internal investigations on behalf of companies, audit committees and outside auditing firms.

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