Find Lawyers in Potomac, Maryland 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.
Lane Hornfeck has been referred to as a “polite pit bull” and a “piranha in pumps.” Creative yet shrewd, Lane distills complex legal and factual issues quickly and sets up the chessboard strategically to provide clients with needed leverage to resolve disputes efficiently and cost-effectively, in order to protect their bottom line. Given the current COVID-19 environment, clients more than ever depend on her innovative and practical approach to resolving disputes outsid...
Alison Graham helps clients navigate commercial and residential real estate disputes. As an experienced litigator, Alison presents her arguments with confidence and composure. She stands her ground even in the most complex disputes or when facing a less than favorable set of facts. In her practice, Alison assists individuals and organizations involved in landlord-tenant and contract disputes involving housing discrimination, property contamination and defects, broker misconduct, mortgage frau...
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