Find Lawyers in Orange, Connecticut for Commercial Litigation
Courtney A. George is a principal and chair of Cohen and Wolf, P.C.'s Employment & Labor Group. She is also a member of the firm's Physicians Practice, Litigation, Municipal and Appellate Groups. Resident in the firm's Bridgeport office, Ms. George practices in the areas of employment and labor law and commercial litigation. She represents private and public employers in employment litigation, contract negotiations, and counseling. Ms. George has defended employment and workers compensati...
Vincent M. Marino is co-chair of Cohen and Wolf's MunicipalGroup and is a principal in the Land Use & Zoning, Litigation, and Bankruptcy Groups. Mr. Marino is resident in the firm's Orange office, and has an extensive legal practice administering zoning, planning and wetland matters before municipal land use boards and commissions. Mr. Marino practices in state and federal court handling complex disputes for individuals, businesses and municipalities in the areas of municipal law, commerc...
David B. Zabel is a principal in Cohen and Wolf's Litigation,Employment & Labor, Municipal, Bankruptcy and Legal Ethics Groups. Resident in the firm's Bridgeport office, Mr. Zabel has extensive experience in complex commercial litigation in federal and state courts, arbitration proceedings, including representing policyholders in coverage disputes with insurers, real estate litigation, disputes involving closely held businesses, business torts, probate litigation, municipal litigation and...
Commercial Litigation Definition
Litigation increasingly occurs in various venues, from state and federal courts to private arbitrations and administrative hearings. Proceedings can involve business-to-business disputes or any number of government agencies. Understanding the motivations and outlook of each of the litigation participants is important for determining weak points to exploit and strong points that will persuade the audience in question. During the past decade, commercial litigators have seen a dramatic uptick in multidistrict and inter-disciplinary litigation, making the stakes higher, the cases more complex, the parties more numerous and the discovery more complicated and unwieldy. Firms that are able to develop and implement a creative legal approach to each individual problem, efficiently focus on the key legal and factual issues, and master and manage the various aspects of these complex matters will be the busiest in the years to come.
In the current challenging economic climate, commercial litigators are under increasing client pressure to keep costs in check, which has both sides testing the efficacy of alternative fee arrangements and the scope of reasonable discovery. Whether the “death of the billable hour” is ultimately realized, the keys to a commercial litigator’s success will continue to be strong client relationships, thought leadership, practical management skills, deep experience, and personal commitment.
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