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  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - ERISA
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  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management Commercial Litigation Labor Law - Management
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Dennis M. Barnes was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Dennis M. Barnes

Barris, Sott, Denn & Driker, P.L.L.C
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Banking and Finance
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation International Mergers & Acquisitions
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Sports Law Antitrust Law
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  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Oil and Gas Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental Commercial Litigation
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Eugene Driker was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Eugene Driker

Barris, Sott, Denn & Driker, P.L.L.C
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Troy, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lansing, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Administrative / Regulatory Law Government Relations Practice Gaming Law Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Southfield, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Bankruptcy
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lansing, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Real Estate Health Care Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - ERISA Insurance Law Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Troy, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Commercial Litigation Litigation - Bankruptcy Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Novi, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Troy, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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Peter M. Kellett was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Peter M. Kellett

Dykema Gossett PLLC
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Antitrust Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lansing, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Administrative / Regulatory Law
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Daniel J. LaCombe was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Daniel J. LaCombe

Barris, Sott, Denn & Driker, P.L.L.C
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Troy, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Trusts and Estates Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - ERISA
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lansing, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Labor and Employment Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Real Estate Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Mediation Litigation - Labor and Employment Arbitration Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - Banking and Finance
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Farmington Hills, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Municipal Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Banking and Finance
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Todd R. Mendel was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Todd R. Mendel

Barris, Sott, Denn & Driker, P.L.L.C
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Rochester, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Commercial Litigation Litigation - Labor and Employment Labor Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Rochester, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Insurance
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Commercial Litigation Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Rochester, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Rochester, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Troy, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Litigation - Real Estate Bet-the-Company Litigation Mediation Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Troy, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Troy, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Bankruptcy Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - ERISA Insurance Law Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Technology Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Troy, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Banking and Finance Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Novi, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lansing, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Health Care Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Litigation - Real Estate Criminal Defense: White-Collar Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Southfield, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Troy, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Southfield, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Bankruptcy
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lansing, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Southfield, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction
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Stephen D. Turner was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Stephen D. Turner

Clark Hill PLC
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Environmental Appellate Practice Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation
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Reginald M. Turner, Jr. was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Reginald M. Turner, Jr.

Clark Hill PLC
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Municipal Employment Law - Management Commercial Litigation Government Relations Practice Litigation - ERISA Litigation - Labor and Employment Labor Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Troy, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Construction
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James L. Wernstrom was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

James L. Wernstrom

Clark Hill PLC
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Municipal Commercial Litigation
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Timothy D. Wittlinger was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Timothy D. Wittlinger

Clark Hill PLC
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction
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Morley Witus was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Morley Witus

Barris, Sott, Denn & Driker, P.L.L.C
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice
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  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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Sharon M. Woods was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Sharon M. Woods

Barris, Sott, Denn & Driker, P.L.L.C
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Construction Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - Securities Litigation - Real Estate

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Practice Area Definition

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.
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.