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Manhattan’s competitive business landscape increases the potential for disputes. When business disputes rise to the level of litigation, having an experienced commercial litigation attorney is essential. If your business faces a conflict or needs to enforce its rights under an agreement, turn to Levy Goldenberg LLP. Our firm is a leading business litigation practice with an impressive track record of success in arbitration and court proceedings throughout Manhattan and the other four boroughs. Many disputes can and should be resolved through negotiations to avoid the costs of a protracted legal battle. When litigation becomes necessary, our trial-ready lawyers know their way around the courtroom. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation.

Representing New York Businesses in Commercial Litigation

Commercial litigation often involves contract disputes but may also arise when a business suffers losses due to another party’s misconduct. We have extensive experience prosecuting and defending a wide range of commercial disputes, including:

Whether your business faces a contract dispute or complex commercial litigation, you can trust our team to provide strategic representation. We are comfortable with methods of alternative dispute resolution such as mediation and arbitration, administrative proceedings, and in state and federal court. Rest assured, we have the skills and resources to protect your interests in any form.

Our Commercial Litigation Firm

At Levy Goldenberg, we tailor our approach to each client’s needs and choose efficient solutions, whether pre-trial settlement or trial. Although reaching negotiated settlements to business disputes can be more cost-effective, we are always prepared to litigate to achieve the best possible outcome. We bring to bear comprehensive knowledge of procedural and substantive law and formidable negotiating and trial skills. You can depend on our experienced commercial litigation attorneys in Manhattan to guide you through all phases of the process, including:

  • Case Evaluation
  • Investigation
  • Pre-trial negotiations
  • Potential settlement
  • Pleadings
  • Discovery – depositions, subpoenas, e-discovery, document production
  • Dispositive motions and hearings
  • Jury selection
  • Trial
  • Appeal

When you become our client, we will assess the merits of your case, weigh the pros and cons of litigating the dispute, and help you make informed decisions about the way forward. We leverage our reputation as aggressive trial lawyers to encourage parties to come to the bargaining table. If your case goes to trial and you do not obtain a favorable ruling, we will determine whether you have grounds for an appeal. Above all, we will offer you trustworthy advice and objective insights to help you achieve your objectives.

Legal Remedies in Commercial Litigation

No two cases are the same; however, the available damages and legal remedies in business litigation include:

  • Compensatory damages to recover financial losses resulting from a breach or tort, such as lost profits, royalties, or loss of market value
  • Consequential and incidental damages for financial losses incurred as an indirect but foreseeable result of the breach, including loss of use, loss of goodwill, and restitution
  • Liquidated or monetary damages for breach of contract, as long as the agreement provides for these damages
  • Punitive damages to punish the defendant’s wrongdoing and to discourage others from similar misconduct
  • Rescission to cancel the contract and release the parties from future performance
  • Reformation or a modification of the contract terms to reflect the parties’ original intent
  • Specific performance, which is a court order requiring a party to perform its contractual obligations, such as delivering goods or services, when monetary damages are not feasible
  • Injunctive relief, including temporary restraining orders or temporary or permanent injunctions, rather than awarding monetary damages
  • Attorney fees and costs are only recoverable if the contract provides for them

At Levy Goldenberg, we collaborate with a respected network of valuation experts and financial professionals to conduct a thorough damages assessment to help our clients recover their present and future losses.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Our commercial litigators have a proven history of achieving positive outcomes at trial, but we often encourage clients to consider alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration. Mediation is an informal process that can help the parties reach an agreement and preserve their business relationship. Arbitration is a private process, less

Contact Our Experienced Manhattan Business Litigation Attorneys

Commercial litigation involves complex factual and legal issues, and an unfavorable outcome can jeopardize your business. The best way to protect your interests is to have the informed representation Levy Goldenberg provides. Contact our Manhattan office today to get started with a seasoned commercial litigation attorney.