As part of the Firm’s Financial Litigation services, we have represented state-chartered banks in complex action involving state court foreclosures, corporate bankruptcy and insurance insolvency laws, as well as trustees of large national bank holding corporations in multi-district litigation involving officer and director liability, accounting malpractice and interrelated Chapter 11 bankruptcy liquidation issues. We have represented an international telecommunications company in an action against a joint venture involving non-compete and licensing agreements and complex procedural and jurisdictional issues, an Owner/Developer in construction lien/bond litigation involving a $60 million project involving allegations of defects, disputed change orders and other accounting issues, as well as a consortium of foreign nationals against Federal agencies to recover more than $3 million in seized funds.
The Firm also routinely handles disputes involving sophisticated real property, mortgage, judgment and lien foreclosures, corporate and partnership disputes or dissolutions, and matters involving collections on behalf of creditors, landlords, trustees and receivers in State and Federal courts.
Our Financial Litigation team routinely handles matters for financial institutions, including litigation surrounding a bank’s obligations and duties in receiving payment orders and making fund transfers under the UCC and applicable banking statutes and regulations, property escheat, garnishment, filing and litigating interpleader actions, litigation of terms and conditions of accounts, domestic and international interbank agreement disputes, bank fraud, including international wire transfer fraud, lender liability, litigation of tax avoidance schemes and bank’s role therein, negligent misrepresentation in making lender disclosures to clients and third-party lenders, fraud investigations, compliance consulting, as well as commercial and residential foreclosures.
Our attorneys have served as lead counsel on hundreds of cases surrounding claims of property damage ranging from storm loss to total losses as a result of fire. Our experience with the daily activities and requirements during the adjustment of a claim of loss allows us to work with our clients in moving forward toward resolution of a claim, or to identify all potential defenses in support of a denial or avoidance of coverage. Our attorneys are highly experienced in working with our clients in the investigation of suspicious claims, which has served to allow our clients to effectively uncover fraud or material misrepresentations. As part of our Property services to carriers, our Property attorneys regularly handle: Civil Remedy Notices of Insurer Violation & Consumer Complaints filed with the Department of Financial Services; Coverage Opinions; Breach of Contract Actions; Declaratory Judgment Actions; Bad Faith & Unfair Claims Handling Practices; Litigation Avoidance Practices.
As part of its representation of sellers, buyers, agents, brokers, developers, lenders, landlords, tenants, inspectors, investors, and contractors in transactional matters the Group also represents these same clients in a variety of real estate litigation matters, including foreclosures, eminent domain, evictions, liens and title insurance claims. Because time is usually of the essence in real estate disputes, our lawyers strive to provide clients with quick and decisive resolutions.
Whether the Real Estate Practice Group is managing the acquisition or disposition of real property or conducting large scale litigation it prides itself on understanding not only our client’s short term goals but just as importantly its long term goals. This in turn provides our clients with the peace of mind that today’s decision has been made with tomorrow in mind.