Best Lawyers for Commercial Litigation in Rhode Island, United States

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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 Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Construction Law Litigation - Real Estate
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John E. Bulman was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

John E. Bulman

Pierce Atwood LLP
  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction Mediation Arbitration
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  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Trademark Law Commercial Litigation Copyright Law Construction Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Corporate Governance Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
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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:
    Environmental Law Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
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  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Securities Litigation - First Amendment Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate
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  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property
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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:
    Health Care Law Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
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  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Trusts and Estates Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Environmental
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Mark A. Pogue was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Mark A. Pogue

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

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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.