Civil Litigation

It is not uncommon for individuals or businesses to find themselves involved in a legal dispute with another party. Disputes of this nature, such as a breach of contract, typically fall under what is known as civil litigation which entails the use of courts or arbitrators for adjudication.

For plaintiffs involved in a civil litigation matter, the objective is to right a wrong, honor an agreement, or to obtain compensation for an injury.  Defendants in a civil litigation matter will want to aggressively protect their rights in opposing the plaintiff’s claim.

Whether you are a plaintiff or defendant, hiring a qualified civil litigation attorney is crucial in achieving a successful outcome in your case.

Our civil litigation lawyers have represented plaintiffs and defendants as individuals, partnerships, shareholders and corporations in the following types of business related matters:

  • Preliminary and permanent injunctions
  • Non-compete and non-solicitation covenants
  • Dissolution or breakup of partnerships
  • Unfair business practices
  • Defamation
  • Breach of Contract
  • Fraud
  • Business disputes
  • Trade secrets
  • Breach of warranties
  • Employment litigation in the financial services industry

Our civil litigation attorneys work closely with clients to evaluate their potential claims or defenses related to the commercial, professional, employment, or personal dispute that is the subject of litigation. We can represent clients before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), regulatory bodies, alternative dispute resolution proceedings such as mediation or arbitration, and in court.  We help clients prepare their case and counsel them on steps and procedures involved.  A skilled civil litigation attorney can help clients leverage their negotiating position to reach a beneficial settlement which may be the most appropriate and economical manner of handing certain cases.  However, when a dispute cannot be resolved satisfactorily, taking a case to arbitration or trial may be the best or only option.

When required, our civil litigation attorneys will engage and work closely with experts including investigators, accountants, economic impact analysts, and other relevant professionals. 

Contact Us for Experienced Advice

If your legal dispute has risen to the level of arbitration or civil litigation, our attorneys are ready to help. Contact our office to discuss.

Attorney Brent Burns assists clients throughout the New York City Metro area. We represent all of Manhattan and the surrounding area, including but not limited to Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Yonkers, Bronx, Westchester, Long Island City, Sunnyside, Astoria, Ridgewood, Flushing, Jersey City, Hoboken, Union City, Weehawken, Secaucus, North Bergen, Nassau County, Suffolk County, Hudson County, NY, NJ.