Find Lawyers in West Hartford, Connecticut for Commercial Litigation
Craig Raabe joined the partnership in 2016 from a large, regional law firm, where he previously served as the chair of the litigation department. Mr. Raabe has tried many complex civil and criminal cases. He is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America© since 2006 (Copyright by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC), most recently in six disciplines: Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Antitrust, Regulatory/Environmental...
David Shaiken offers over 30 years of experience representing clients in a wide range of industries, with a focus on creditors’ rights, commercial bankruptcy, fraudulent transfer and commercial litigation, business dissolution, arbitration and mediation. In addition, David has served for more than 15 years as a commercial arbitrator and mediator, and is a member of the Register of Voluntary Mediators at the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Connecticut, Hartford Divisio...
Mark Shipman’s practice is focused on complex corporate and real estate litigation, litigation, administrative law and regulatory matters. He also handles complex land use transactions. A graduate of the University of Connecticut (B.A. 1959) and its School of Law (LLB 1962). He was Managing Partner and Chairman of the Litigation Department at Schatz & Schatz, Ribicoff & Kotkin in Hartford, Connecticut, where he practiced for thirty (30) years. From 1992 to 1995 Mr. Shipman serve...
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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