HH’s experienced team of litigators represent clients across a wide variety of industry areas. A key focus of this practice is general commercial litigation cases for corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, joint ventures, commercial landlords/tenants, and other entities and individuals involving defense and prosecution of such claims as breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, negligence, and tortious interference with contract, as well as violations of state and federal laws concerning trade secrets, unfair competition/deceptive trade practices, Uniform Commercial Code disputes, and mechanics lien claims (defense and prosecution). Beyond those cases, we also represent clients in tort actions ranging from assault/battery, to defamation, to negligence.
We regularly provide litigation services and support to the Firm’s corporate clients when controversies arise, and are frequently engaged by institutions seeking authoritative and experienced litigation counsel – both to handle their litigation and trials, but also to assist with merit-based restructuring of deals and in contract drafting consultation for maximum litigation avoidance and containment terms within those important deal documents.
The firm’s commercial litigators also regularly handle a broad array of other matters, including banking disputes, commercial collections, corporate control actions, officer and director liability issues, and trade freedom and interference disputes. We pride ourselves not only on our skilled representation before judges and juries, but also on our tireless efforts to help clients avoid litigation altogether or to resolve contested matters at the earliest possible juncture. Resolving disputes efficiently requires a deep understanding of our clients’ businesses and commercial objectives, as well as experience structuring transactions outside of the litigation context. Bringing together this understanding and experience, we have a track record for merits-based dispute resolution before litigation arises, or at the very earliest stages of litigation, with creative deal restructurings.
In the current economic environment, HH is acutely aware of the financial repercussions that litigation can create for its clients. We are not “generic” litigators who follow a “one-size-fits-all” approach to dispute avoidance and resolution. Instead, we recognize that every client and every case is unique and requires a creative approach aimed at an efficient resolution calibrated to the client’s particular goals and objectives. We are each pragmatic problem solvers, always looking for ways to advance our clients’ interests without creating crushing legal bills that would overtake the value of the litigation. Using the strength of our carefully-crafted legal position as leverage, we engage our adversaries in merits-based settlement discussions early and often, pursue mediation, and look relentlessly for “outside-the-box” approaches for narrowing or eliminating the dispute by consent.