Liskow’s Commercial Litigation practice is known for our wide-ranging expertise, strategic and effective motion practice, and achieving successful results for our clients. While we are typically able to resolve disputes via pre-trial motions and/or favorable settlements, we’re also known as tough, relentless, and effective trial lawyers.
We represent clients in federal and state courts at the trial and appellate levels, and in administrative agency proceedings as well as in the full range of alternative dispute resolution forums – arbitration, mediation, and private-party negotiations.
Our commercial litigation team routinely draws on the knowledge of our colleagues in any of the dozens of areas of specialization within our firm as needed. Whether we’re working with lawyers who have special substantive expertise in construction, tax, securities, insurance, trusts and estates, finance or any of a host of other fields, we can bring to bear the expertise needed for even the most complex case. Complex business disputes benefit from our team approach that combines experienced leadership, strategic thinking, and a business-first perspective. That’s what Liskow delivers.
Business disputes often become bet-the-company litigation in which commercial litigation expertise and experience really matter. Our targeted pre-trial strategies, courtroom experience, unmatched knowledge of the law, excellent reputation with the judiciary, and our efficient, lean and agile teamwork serve our clients well. That is why our clients know that when a dispute arises, they need to call on us. And they do.
Clients count on us for litigating business contract and other transactional disputes
One of our foundational areas is contract and transactional disputes such as contract disputes involving construction, employment, insurance coverage, real estate and equipment leases, supply and service agreements, and commercial lending agreements, as well as real estate transactions, franchise disputes, shareholder disputes, and derivative actions. We bring our extensive experience to each dispute and devise targeted strategies to resolve each matter as efficiently, effectively, and favorably as possible, often in advance of trial via successful pre-trial practice and/or pre-trial strategies that position the case for a favorable settlement.
Resolving complex business tort, quasi-contract, and unfair trade practice disputes
We are highly experienced in cases involving the full range of business tort, quasi-contract, and unfair trade practice claims. These come in many forms: fraud, negligent misrepresentation, tortious interference with contract or business relations, improper use of trade secrets, libel, slander, abuse of rights, breach of fiduciary duty, unjust enrichment, detrimental reliance, and others. Cases involving state unfair trade statutes can be particularly threatening to our clients due to the statutory provisions for recovering treble damages and attorney’s fees, and we have successfully defended such claims for decades.
Other areas of exceptional strength
We also have deep expertise in labor and employment, professional liability, director and officer liability, intellectual property, securities litigation, disputes involving wills, trusts, and estates, complex collection disputes, warranty claims and redhibition, creditor disputes, and bankruptcy. Because such disputes often have overlapping issues, our clients benefit from our multidisciplinary approach, another Liskow strength. For instance, a company that is seeking bankruptcy protection may also encounter the need to pursue or defend allegations for corporate mismanagement and/or breach of director and officer duties as well as the need to deal with issues related to indemnities and/or insurance coverage. We have attorneys with expertise in each of these areas; we don’t “learn as we go.”
“Liskow & Lewis is the total package of expertise, responsiveness, and cost-effectiveness, and they are great people as well.” – Best Law Firms Client Comment, 2024
“I have had the pleasure of working closely with several members of the Liskow & Lewis commercial litigation team, and I can attest to their professionalism, expertise, and commitment to delivering timely and succinct legal advice. They have consistently demonstrated a deep understanding of the complexities involved in commercial litigation matters, particularly with the local rules in state and federal court.” – Best Law Firms Client Comment, 2024