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  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
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  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction Construction Law Litigation - Real Estate Land Use and Zoning Law
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John E. Bulman was awarded 2019 "Lawyer of the Year" in Elasticsearch.PracticeArea

John E. Bulman

Pierce Atwood LLP
  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Mediation Arbitration Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Governance Law Litigation - Environmental
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Michael J. Daly was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Michael J. Daly

Pierce Atwood LLP
  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Environmental Law
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  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Commercial Litigation Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Securities Litigation - First Amendment Bet-the-Company Litigation
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Christopher H. Little was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Christopher H. Little

Pierce Atwood LLP
  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction
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Brooks R. Magratten was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Brooks R. Magratten

Pierce Atwood LLP
  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Health Care Law
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  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation
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Mark A. Pogue was awarded 2019 "Lawyer of the Year" in Elasticsearch.PracticeArea

Mark A. Pogue

Pierce Atwood LLP
  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Individuals Labor Law - Union Labor Law - Management Employment Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Privacy and Data Security Law Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Civil Rights Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Health Care Law Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Administrative / Regulatory Law Litigation - Labor and Employment
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  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Appellate Practice Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Litigation - Banking and Finance
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  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment Commercial Litigation Labor Law - Management

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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.
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.