Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Complex business and commercial litigation
  • Arbitration, mediation, and other alternative dispute resolution proceedings
  • Transnational litigation and coordinating with foreign counsel
  • Real Estate Litigation
    • Joint venture and development disputes
    • Broker and Lender liability
    • Breach of representations and warranties, construction defects
  • Financial services
    • Securities litigation and enforcement
    • Breach of contract, fiduciary duties
    • Corporate buy-outs
  • Intellectual property infringement
    • Patents, trademarks and unfair competition
    • Copyright, digital technology infringement
    • Misappropriation of trade secrets
  • Corporate, shareholder, and partnership disputes
  • Employment law defense, including sexual harassment, discrimination, and wrongful termination
  • Insurance claims coverage, business torts, and defense

Corporate

  • Acquisition of corporate shareholdings or assets and divestitures
  • Formation and structuring of corporations, partnerships, and other business entities
  • Shareholder & partnership agreements
  • Private equity financing
  • Private securities placement
  • Debt financing
  • Venture financing
  • Production, supply, and distribution agreements
  • License and technical assistance agreements
  • R & D, nondisclosure, and non-compete agreements
  • Executive and employee agreements

Real Estate

  • Real estate capital markets
  • Community association law
  • Construction law
  • Commercial real estate transactions
  • Real estate finance

Financial Services

  • Private equity
  • Alternative investments and funds
  • Banking business and public finance
  • Restructuring and creditors’ rights
  • Capital markets and structured products
  • Fund formation and finance

Intellectual Property

  • Trademarks & domain names
    • Domestic and international trademarks prosecution and registration
    • Domain name and internet use
    • Pre-litigation enforcement
    • Licensing, assignments, and other commercialization
  • Patents and trade secrets
    • Due diligence audits
    • Prior art searches and validity analysis
    • Protection and enforcement of patent rights
    • Trade secrets protection and enforcement
    • Nondisclosure & confidentiality agreements
  • Trademarks & domain names
    • Domestic and international trademarks prosecution and registration
    • Domain name and internet use
    • Pre-litigation enforcement
    • Licensing, assignments, and other commercialization
  • Patents and trade secrets
    • Due diligence audits
    • Prior art searches and validity analysis
    • Protection and enforcement of patent rights
    • Trade secrets protection and enforcement
    • Nondisclosure & confidentiality agreements

Life Sciences

  • Biotechnology and stem cells
  • Medical devices

Energy

  • FERC and related regulatory matters
  • Renewables, energy efficiency, and storage
  • Regulatory framework and environmental policy

Information Technology and Software

  • Privacy and data protection
  • Computer software, internet, mobile, and new media applications

International Law

  • International Business Transactions and Transnational Litigation
  • Counseling foreign clients on market entry and doing business in the U.S. including corporate, tax, M & A, and contract law
  • Transnational litigation in federal and state court
  • Hague Convention procedures for service, evidence, and discovery
  • Conduct of discovery with German, Spanish, and French documents

Government Relations

  • Energy and environment
  • Budget
  • Defense
  • Healthcare
  • Financial services
  • Transportation
  • Infrastructure
  • Congressional investigation and oversight
  • Homeland Security Policy