New York Law Firm

Commercial & 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, may lead to civil litigation which entails the use of courts or arbitrators for adjudication.

For plaintiffs involved in civil litigation, the objective is to right a wrong, honor an agreement, or to obtain compensation for an injury.  On the other hand, defendants seek to aggressively protect their rights in opposing a plaintiff’s claim and may want to assert a counterclaim.

Hiring a qualified civil litigation attorney is crucial in achieving a successful outcome in your case.  We represent individuals, partnerships, shareholders and corporations in the following types of cases:

Business Related Litigation

  • Breach of contract
  • Dissolution or breakup of a business
  • Unfair business practices
  • Business disputes
  • Trade secrets
  • Non-compete covenants
  • Breach of warranties
  • Mechanics’ liens
  • Employment litigation
  • Fraud

Real Estate and Construction Litigation

  • Real estate zoning and land use litigation
  • Landlord-tenant litigation
  • Construction defects
  • Premises liability

Estate Litigation

Administrative Law

Preliminary and Permanent Injunctions

We 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 represent clients before administrative agencies, alternative dispute resolution proceedings such as mediation or arbitration, jury or court trials in state and federal courts as well as proceedings before appellate courts.  We help clients prepare their cases 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 court may be the best or only option.

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

If your legal dispute has risen to the level of civil litigation, the law office of Siegel & Sitler is ready to help.