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While the threat of a lawsuit is part of doing business, litigation can, unfortunately, have a significant impact on your operations and bottom line. At Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck, LLP, our trial lawyers and litigation team work closely with corporate executives, business owners, and in-house general counsel, to help clients navigate the complex and high-stakes legal issues that threaten to drain their resources and disrupt their business operations. KDV understands what is at stake and considers all potential outcomes and approaches before proceeding to court, including deciphering the appropriate venue and potential alternative dispute resolutions available to best fit our clients’ needs. The KDV approach is to carefully evaluate each client’s interest and build a litigation plan that best suits their individualized needs.  

KDV’s commercial litigation team prides itself on working collaboratively to offer our clients the best problem-solving approach in the most efficient and cost-effective manner for each case, to reach the economic objectives of our clients.  

Handling a Broad Range of Business Disputes 

Our litigation team regularly represents private businesses, public corporations, sole practitioners, partnerships, public entities, and municipalities in a wide array of commercial litigation matters, including:  

Business Litigation 

Our experienced trial lawyers are admitted to practice throughout 24 states in the nation and manage litigation matters in both state and federal courts throughout the country, including The Delaware Court of Chancery. KDV proudly provides the knowledge and expertise to tackle any commercial litigation matter in its jurisdiction and beyond as many of our attorneys are licensed in multiple jurisdictions. KDV has 12 offices in Pennsylvania, Illinois, Florida, New York, California, and New Jersey. We aim to match the attorney with the most knowledge, expertise and location needed to effectively address the needs of each client. Our trial team regularly handles trial and appellate matters in state and federal courts throughout our footprint as well as arbitrations and administrative tribunals. Through its broad footprint, the KDV trial lawyers offer multijurisdictional capabilities with an equal commitment to quality and individualized attention regarding the allegations, liability lawsuits, and disputes facing your business. Our trial lawyers are adept at recognizing the multifaceted and challenging concerns facing your company and pursuing them diligently and efficiently to a favorable outcome.  

KDV understands and appreciates the challenges facing businesses in litigation including the costs associated with the same. At KDV we strive to consider all potential outcomes and approaches before proceeding to court, including deciphering the appropriate venue 

Antitrust Litigation

At KDV, we understand how allegations of antitrust violations can impact a company’s bottom line. Our capabilities include the representation of clients in private antitrust actions and in matters brought by government agencies, including state attorneys general. We can handle antitrust cases that involve everything from disputes between two competitors to defense of consumer class actions and cases involving monopolization claims and allegations of vertical restraints.

Construction Litigation

Our construction litigation services offer a strong complement to the transactional, administrative, and compliance counsel provided through KDV’s robust construction law practice. When legal disputes arise in connection with construction-related matters, our commercial litigators stand up to defend the rights of our clients.

We regularly litigate construction law cases on behalf of general contractors, subcontractors, trade contractors, and materials suppliers among others.

Shareholder & Partnership Disputes

Whether your business is a small partnership, a mid-sized closely-held corporation, or a Fortune 500 company, serious disputes can arise between shareholders and business partners or corporate directors that require court intervention. Each KDV commercial litigation attorney is well-versed in matters necessary to protect the rights of partners, shareholders, directors or the business entity itself in all types of shareholder and partnership disputes.

Class & Collective Actions

Class and collective actions involve complex legal and factual issues requiring a team of experienced attorneys. The lawyers at our firm are well positioned to handle these high-risk, high stakes cases. We defend clients in a diverse range of class action and collective action cases, including cases that involve discrimination, data breaches, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Wage & Hour

Employers of all sizes and shapes are at risk for wage and hour claims brought under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and its state counterparts. The attorneys at KDV have decades of collective experience advising and defending employers who find themselves the target of wage and hour investigations and enforcement proceedings initiated by the U.S. Department of Labor and state labor departments. We also defend employers against wage and hour lawsuits filed by their employees in state and federal court.

Directors & Officers

Cognizant of the tremendous legal exposure corporate directors and officers face in today’s business environment, KDV’s attorneys are committed to protecting clients in director and officer liability actions. We combine deep litigation experience with an in-depth understanding of corporate governance matters to defend the wide array of claims made against corporations and their officers and directors.

Employment Practices Defense

Employment disputes can expose businesses and other organizations to costly litigation. We counsel and represent businesses, insurance carriers and their insureds in all aspects of employment practices liability defense litigation, from employment discrimination to sexual harassment to wrongful discharge.

Professional Liability Defense

Our lawyers have decades of experienced resolving disputes involving all types of errors and omissions (E&O) coverage issues and disputes. We aggressively litigate coverage disputes through trial and appeal and represent clients in professional liability matters before state and federal administrative agencies.

Securities Litigation

KDV’s litigation team regularly defends individuals, corporate officers, registered representatives, and member firms before securities regulators in a wide variety of enforcement matters. If you find yourself facing allegations from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), we will represent you at every step of the enforcement proceedings from the time of the initial inquiry, through the formal investigation — we handle responses to administrative subpoenas for documents and “on-the-record” testimony — and through the “Wells” process. If the SEC case moves forward, we will work hard to protect your interests during settlement negotiations, pre-trial hearings, administrative hearings, and at federal trial, if necessary.

Restrictive Covenants, Trade Secrets & Other Types of IP Litigation

We represent clients in courts throughout the country in corporate and intellectual property disputes. The wide-ranging broad experience of the KDV litigation team includes defending business interests in matters related to misappropriation of trade secrets, restrictive covenants, employee raiding, and departure of key employees. We work closely with our corporate and intellectual property practice area colleagues to provide continuity of representation to a client base that includes early-stage startups to Fortune 500 multinational corporations.

Real Estate Litigation

Whether you are an individual landlord, a homeowners’ association, a large property management company, or a publicly-traded Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), a KDV commercial litigation attorney will fight hard for your interests.  

We routinely assist such clients with litigating real estate disputes, such as:

  • Landlord-tenant matters (residential and commercial)
  • Purchase/sale matters
  • Wrongful eviction defense
  • Co-ownership disagreements
  • Nondisclosure claims
  • Condominium issues
  • Tenancy-in-common issues
  • Title actions
  • Partition actions
  • Boundary disputes
  • Lease conflicts

Creative, Thorough and Effective Litigation Strategies to Achieve Success in High-Stakes Commercial and Business Disputes

Our litigators regularly represent clients in complex business matters. Because our litigation team works from 13 offices throughout the country, KDV’s commercial litigation attorneys are able to handle cases on a multi-jurisdictional levels while at the same time providing individualized attention to each and every client.  

Whether you or your company are facing the threat of civil litigation, the prospect of criminal or civil investigations and enforcement by regulators, or unwanted public scrutiny, the litigation lawyers at KDV offer creative, timely and strategic counsel to help you in your pursuit of a successful resolution. 

We will work closely with you and your in-house team to collaboratively develop litigation strategies that are mindful of available resources. We are committed to always acting in your best interest as we seek favorable results through settlement negotiations and alternative dispute resolution avenues, when feasible.

Contact a Commercial Litigation Attorney Today to Discuss Your Dispute Resolution Options

We understand the challenges associated with commercial disputes and work hard to reach results outside the courtroom through private settlement negotiations and mediation or arbitration whenever feasible. However, when there is no choice but to pursue remedies in court, we have both the litigation skills and reputation for fierce advocacy required to protect your interests at trial.

If you or your company are confronted with a matter that requires the skills of experienced trial counsel, we invite you to contact the commercial litigation team at KDV today. Our litigators have earned a reputation for being fierce advocates for the interests of our commercial clients. 

Practice Group Leadership
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Partner Torrance, CA
Co- Managing Partner, Orlando, FL Office,
Co-Chair of Health Care/Managed Care Practice Group
Orlando, Florida
Partner Torrance, CA
Attorney New York, New York , White Plains, NY
Partner Hackensack, New Jersey
Co-Managing Partner, Fort Lauderdale, FL Office,
Co-Chair Financial Services Practice Group
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Partner Orlando, Florida
Attorney Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
Of Counsel Orlando, Florida
Attorney Orlando, Florida
Attorney Hackensack, New Jersey
Attorney Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Attorney Hackensack, New Jersey , New York, New York
Partner Woodbury, New York , New York, New York
Partner Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Of Counsel New York, New York
Partner Woodbury, New York
Partner San Francisco, California
Attorney Hackensack, New Jersey
Of Counsel San Francisco, California
Attorney New York, New York
Of Counsel Hackensack, New Jersey
Co-Managing Partner of the Blue Bell office Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
Partner Los Angeles, California
Of Counsel Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Partner Los Angeles, California
Partner Torrance, CA
Partner Hackensack, New Jersey , Washington, D.C.,
Managing Partner of Sonoma Office
Co-Chair of Real Estate Practice Group
Sonoma, California
Attorney Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Co-Managing Partner of Philadelphia Office Philadelphia, Pennsylvania , Hackensack, New Jersey
Partner
Co-Chair of the Cannabis Law Practice Group
Woodbury, New York
Attorney Dallas, Texas
Partner Fort Lauderdale, Florida , New York, New York
Co-Managing Partner of Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck
Diversity and Inclusion Committee Member
Woodbury, New York
Partner
Co-Chair of Insurance Coverage & Litigation Practice Group
New York, New York , Westport, CT
Managing Partner, Connecticut Office,
Co-Chair of Labor & Employment Practice Group
Westport, CT , New York, New York
Managing Partner of
San Francisco and Oakland Offices
Co-Chair of Real Estate Practice Group
San Francisco, California , Oakland, CA
Special Counsel San Francisco, California
Partner Torrance, CA
Attorney New York, New York
Attorney Hackensack, New Jersey
Partner Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Co-Managing Partner of
Westchester Office
White Plains, NY , New York, New York
Partner Woodbury, New York
KDV General Counsel
Co-Chair, Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice Group
New York, New York
Partner Chicago, Illinois
Of Counsel Fort Lauderdale, Florida , Tampa, Florida
Attorney Fort Lauderdale, Florida , Orlando, Florida
Co-Managing Partner of
New Jersey Office
Chair, Commercial Litigation
Hackensack, New Jersey , Washington, D.C.,
Attorney Woodbury, New York
Partner
Co-Chair of Construction Practice Group
Woodbury, New York
Attorney Hackensack, New Jersey
Of Counsel Torrance, CA
Partner Dallas, Texas
Attorney Woodbury, New York
Co-Managing Partner of Philadelphia Office
Chair of Consumer Financial Services Practice Group
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Partner Torrance, CA , Los Angeles, California
Co-Managing Partner of Long Island Office
Co-Chair of Construction Practice Group
Woodbury, New York
Partner Hackensack, New Jersey , New York, New York
Attorney Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Partner
Co-Chair of Professional Liability Practice Group
New York, New York , Woodbury, New York
Attorney Oakland, CA
Partner,
Co-Chair of KDV’s Women’s Initiative
Diversity & Inclusion Committee Member
Woodbury, New York , New York, New York
Of Counsel San Francisco, California
Co-Managing Partner of the Blue Bell office
Co-Chair of Health Care/Managed Care Practice Group
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
Attorney Hackensack, New Jersey
Of Counsel San Francisco, California
Partner
Co-Chair of Professional Liability Practice Group
Hackensack, New Jersey
Attorney Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Attorney Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Of Counsel White Plains, NY
Partner Hackensack, New Jersey
Partner Torrance, CA
Partner Torrance, CA
Attorney Philadelphia, Pennsylvania , Hackensack, New Jersey , White Plains, NY
Co-Managing Partner of
New Jersey Office
Chair of Maritime Practice Group
Hackensack, New Jersey , Washington, D.C.,
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