Find Lawyers in Cedar Rapids, Iowa for Commercial Litigation
Practice Area Overview
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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Kevin J. Caster is an Attorney and Senior Vice President at S&I whose work focuses on construction litigation. Kevin is a frequent lecturer regarding topics related to construction law, real estate development and standards for professionals in those industries. As a member of the Iowa State Bar Association, Kevin is currently serving on the Construction Law Section Council. Kevin belongs to the American Bar Association where he is a member of Construction Industry Forum. Kevin is an Alli...
Robert D. Houghton is an Attorney and Senior Vice President at S&I whose work focuses on litigation, primarily medical malpractice defense and products liability. Bob is listed in the Best Lawyers in America in Medical Malpractice Law and Product Liability Litigation. Bob is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, is a Master in the Dean Mason Ladd Inns of Court, and is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, the Defense Research...
Mark L. Zaiger is an Attorney and Senior Vice President at S&I whose practice focuses on labor and employment law, trade secrets, commercial lawsuits, non-compete cases and federal court litigation. Mark is listed in Best Lawyers in America for Labor and Employment Law and Commercial Litigation and is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers. He serves as Chair of the Federal Practice Committee, U.S. District Court and of Iowa Legal Aid&rsquo...
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