Litigation is a reality – or, at least, a very real threat – to any company doing business today. Therefore, companies need not only be able to access knowledgeable, experienced litigators when the possibility of litigation arises, but figure out what steps are necessary to prevent litigation before it happens.
The members of Schenck, Price, Smith & King’s Commercial Litigation practice group possess a commodity prized among its corporate clients: years of experience trying, not merely litigating or managing, corporate disputes. In fact, five of our litigators have earned the New Jersey Supreme Court’s prestigious designation as Certified Civil Trial Attorneys. Only a small percentage of attorneys in New Jersey have the requisite trial experience and have passed the rigorous exam required to receive this distinction. If a business is facing “bet the company” litigation, there is no substitute for an experienced trial attorney.
Our attorneys have successfully tried fraud claims, partnership disputes, oppressed minority shareholder disputes, contract claims, real estate claims, collection claims and a wide array of other complex and challenging commercial disputes. Our litigation clients include Fortune 500 companies, some of the largest public entities in New Jersey, as well as prominent, privately held companies and foundations. For our clients that are closely-held or family-held businesses that have lean, or no, in-house legal capabilities, they can depend on our team of litigators to help manage litigation from inception through resolution. We offer a realistic assessment of the costs and benefits of litigation. Our attorneys pride themselves on spending whatever time is necessary to learn the products, sale practices, accounting practices, marketing strategies and nuances that are critical to a business, and we understand how those matters are impacted by litigation.
Equally important, when litigation can be so expensive and labor-intensive, we work with our clients to take the steps necessary to forestall the need for litigation – before it arises.
We know that clients are constantly thinking about their business, and recognize how important litigation – and its repercussions – can be to the business owner. So we treat that litigation as if our clients’ business depends on it – because, frequently, it does.
Our full service litigation practice, comprising more than one-quarter of the firm’s attorneys, encompasses all aspects of litigation, including:
Experience counts for a lot, but when a business faces litigation, nothing speaks louder than results. Following is a sampling of successes we have achieved for our clients. We: