Best Lawyers for Commercial Litigation in Maine, United States

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John J. Aromando was awarded 2020 "Lawyer of the Year" in Elasticsearch.PracticeArea

John J. Aromando

Pierce Atwood LLP
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
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David E. Barry was awarded 2020 "Lawyer of the Year" in Elasticsearch.PracticeArea

David E. Barry

Pierce Atwood LLP
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
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Peter W. Culley was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Peter W. Culley

Pierce Atwood LLP
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Environmental Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - ERISA
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Jared S. des Rosiers was awarded 2020 "Lawyer of the Year" in Elasticsearch.PracticeArea

Jared S. des Rosiers

Pierce Atwood LLP
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Insurance Law
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  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Insurance Law
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  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Copyright Law Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Litigation - Labor and Employment Education Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Arbitration Litigation - Intellectual Property Civil Rights Law
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  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Appellate Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Construction Arbitration
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Jotham D. Pierce, Jr. was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Jotham D. Pierce, Jr.

Pierce Atwood LLP
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Commercial Litigation Construction Law Mediation Bet-the-Company Litigation
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  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Banking and Finance Mediation Litigation - Real Estate
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Neal F. Pratt was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Neal F. Pratt

Pierce Atwood LLP
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Construction Law Insurance Law Commercial Litigation
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Eric J. Wycoff was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Eric J. Wycoff

Pierce Atwood LLP
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation

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Commercial Litigation Definition

General commercial litigation involves virtually every type of dispute that can arise in the business context, including breach of contract cases, partnership/joint venture disputes, class actions, business torts, civil RICO claims, breach of fiduciary duty allegations, and shareholder issues. Successful commercial litigators need to be able to assess the merits of a dispute and scale either a prosecution or defense that fits the legal and business needs of the client. Efficiency, creativity, and sound judgment are critical for intelligently positioning these disputes, whether they are “bet-the-company” cases or more discrete matters. In addition, while all cases must be litigated with an eye toward ultimately trying them, seasoned commercial litigators understand that at all times they must strive to achieve the best possible result at a reasonable cost.

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.

Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

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General commercial litigation involves virtually every type of dispute that can arise in the business context, including breach of contract cases, partnership/joint venture disputes, class actions, business torts, civil RICO claims, breach of fiduciary duty allegations, and shareholder issues. Successful commercial litigators need to be able to assess the merits of a dispute and scale either a prosecution or defense that fits the legal and business needs of the client. Efficiency, creativity, and sound judgment are critical for intelligently positioning these disputes, whether they are “bet-the-company” cases or more discrete matters. In addition, while all cases must be litigated with an eye toward ultimately trying them, seasoned commercial litigators understand that at all times they must strive to achieve the best possible result at a reasonable cost.

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.