Find Lawyers in Stamford, Connecticut for Commercial Litigation
John W. Cannavino is a Principal in Cummings & Lockwood's Litigation Group and is based in the Stamford office. He brings over 40 years' of broad-based experience to his litigation and trial practice, representing both plaintiffs and defendants. He has extensive experience in complex commercial litigation, including securities litigation; litigation between investors and hedge fund managers; insurance coverage disputes; corporate, partnership, and limited liability company disputes and di...
John F. Carberry is a Principal in Cummings & Lockwood's Litigation Group and is based in the Stamford office. John has over a quarter century of experience representing creditors in state and federal courts, including bankruptcy court. He serves as a Special Master, Attorney Trial Referee, Arbitrator and Fact Finder for the Connecticut Superior Court in Stamford. John also serves as Principal-in-Charge of the Stamford office, the Firm's General Counsel, Loss Prevention Partner and Pro Bo...
Michael P. Kaelin is a Principal in Cummings & Lockwood's Litigation Group, and Family Office and Closely Held Business Group. Mike represents individuals, fiduciaries and businesses in commercial, employment, employee benefits, probate, trusts and estates, conservatorship, guardianship, and investment disputes, including wrongful discharge and discrimination claims, will contests, fiduciary removal proceedings, contested accountings, fee disputes, construction proceedings, undue influenc...
David T. Martin is a Principal in Cummings & Lockwood's Litigation Group and is based in the Stamford office. Dave's practice focuses on complex commercial litigation in both state and federal courts. Dave is the author and general editor of the LexisNexis Practice Guide: Connecticut Contract Litigation. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation as well as in Connecticut and New England Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in Business Litigation. He has represented b...
Paul Slager represents plaintiffs in cases stemming from catastrophic events involving medical malpractice, violent crimes, serious accidents, defective consumer products and sexual abuse and harassment. He also represents individuals pursuing whistleblower actions, where an individual or company has defrauded the government, and represents small businesses and individuals on a contingent fee basis in significant business disputes. His cases are designed to balance injustices and cause import...
William N. Wright is a Principal in Cummings & Lockwood's Litigation Group and is based in the Stamford office. Will primarily practices in the areas of commercial litigation and trust and probate litigation, and was recognized as among the “Ones to Watch” by The Best Lawyers in America in 2021. He represents individuals and institutional clients in a broad range of matters, including contract and partnership disputes, employment actions, trust and will contests, probate appea...
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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