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Key Matters

Commercial Litigation

  • Represented one of the world’s largest brewing companies in litigation against a contractor after a fire caused millions of dollars in damage to a brewery
  • Represented a technology company in breach-of-contract litigation concerning work on telecommunication paths
  • Represented the owner of a valuable collection of baseball memorabilia in litigation involving auction rights
  • Represents numerous clients with respect to non-compete, non-solicit, and misappropriation of trade secrets issues

Product Liability/Mass Torts

  • National counsel for one of the world’s largest food and flavorings companies in chemical exposure and product liability litigation involving alleged catastrophic injuries, wrongful death, and other claims
  • Represented one of the world’s largest manufacturers of recreational vehicles in product liability case concerning injuries sustained by a minor passenger on watercraft

Catastrophic Injuries

  • Regularly represents a large electric utility in tort litigation involving alleged catastrophic injuries, wrongful death, and other claims
  • Member of trial team that successfully attained a complete defense verdict in favor of a large electric utility in electrocution litigation involving allegations that catastrophic injuries resulted from the utility’s maintenance of distribution lines in violation of the National Electrical Safety Code’s horizontal clearance standards

Commercial Foreclosures, Receiverships and Workouts

  • Regularly represents the U.S.’s largest special servicer of commercial mortgage loans in foreclosure and breach-of-guaranty proceedings against commercial borrowers of all types
  • Regularly secures the appointment of a receiver to manage real property and other assets

Real Estate Litigation

  • Successfully represented a large homebuilder in litigation against a municipality involving the municipality’s refusal to provide final approval to a housing development
  • Successfully defended a large electric utility in temporary restraining order proceeding brought by landowner alleging irreparable harm from trespass

Appropriation/Eminent Domain

  • Regularly represents a large electric utility in transmission line construction projects involving condemnation

Insurance Litigation

  • Regularly represents long-term disability plan sponsors and insurers in ERISA and non-ERISA denial and termination of benefits cases

Probate/Trust Litigation

  • Regularly represents executors, trustees, beneficiaries, and other interested parties in probate and trust litigation of all types

Intellectual Property Litigation

  • Represented a large manufacturer of water coolers in dispute over false and misleading advertisements circulated by its chief competitor, the result of which was the competitor’s removal of the offending advertisements from circulation