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  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Commercial Litigation Labor Law - Management Employment 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 Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
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  • Location:
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Securities
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation International Mergers & Acquisitions
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  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • 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
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  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental
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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:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Troy, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lansing, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Commercial Litigation Gaming Law Administrative / Regulatory 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
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  • Location:
    Lansing, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Banking and Finance Insurance Law Litigation - ERISA Health Care Law
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  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Banking and Finance Law Litigation - Bankruptcy Litigation - Banking and Finance
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  • Location:
    Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Litigation - Real Estate
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  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Novi, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Troy, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Labor and Employment Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Insurance
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  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Commercial Litigation Trusts and Estates
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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:
    Litigation - Antitrust Mediation Litigation - Securities Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • 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
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  • Location:
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Banking and Finance Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Troy, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Litigation - Real Estate Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Lansing, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Insurance Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Commercial Litigation Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Antitrust Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Litigation - Real Estate Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Mediation Litigation - Labor and Employment Commercial Litigation Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Arbitration
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  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Banking and Finance Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Farmington Hills, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Municipal Law
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  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Banking and Finance Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
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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
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  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Labor and Employment Labor Law - Management Employment Law - Management
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  • Location:
    Rochester, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Insurance
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  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Bet-the-Company Litigation Mediation
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  • Location:
    Rochester, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate
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  • Location:
    Rochester, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Troy, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Commercial Litigation Mediation Arbitration Bet-the-Company Litigation
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  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation 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:
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Bankruptcy
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Insurance Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - ERISA
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Technology Law Commercial Litigation
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:
    Commercial Litigation Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Real Estate
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:
    Health Care Law Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Real Estate Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    Southfield, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Troy, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Southfield, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Bankruptcy Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
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  • Location:
    Lansing, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Southfield, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Troy, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
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:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate 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:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Commercial Litigation Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Litigation - Construction Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Bet-the-Company Litigation 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.