Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Commercial Division Practice Guide

New York’s most complex business litigation actions are assigned to the Commercial Division within New York State’s Supreme Court. Tannenbaum Helpern’s litigators regularly appear in Commercial Division matters in New York, Westchester, Nassau, Kings and Queens Counties. This website provides updates, news, and resources to assist in navigating New York’s Commercial Division.

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Complicated Disputes Require Sophisticated Advocates

Our Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Group aggressively represents clients in the state and federal courts, administrative tribunals, arbitrations and in alternative 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.

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Commercial Division Practice Guide

New York’s most complex business litigation actions are assigned to the Commercial Division within New York State’s Supreme Court. Tannenbaum Helpern’s litigators regularly appear in Commercial Division matters in New York, Westchester, Nassau, Kings and Queens Counties. This website provides updates, news, and resources to assist in navigating New York’s Commercial Division.

View Guide

Complicated Disputes Require Sophisticated Advocates

Our Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Group aggressively represents clients in the state and federal courts, administrative tribunals, arbitrations and in alternative 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.
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