Civil Litigation

Abraham Lincoln said it well: “Never stir up litigation. A worse man can scarcely be found than one who does this.”

Litigation should be a last resort because it is expensive, time-consuming, and stressful for our clients. We work hard to resolve disputes amicably before our clients must turn to the courts.

But if it comes to that, we are ready. Our litigation strategy is laser-focused on trial. In our experience, our clients obtain the best settlement outcome when the other side realizes that we are ready and willing to take the case to verdict.

 

Types of Cases:

  • Litigation against the federal government
  • Litigation on behalf of the federal government
  • Breach of contract disputes
  • Law firm dissolution matters
  • Breach of fiduciary duty and civil fraud cases
  • Non-compete provisions
  • Real property disputes

Representative Matters:

Litigation Against the Federal Government 

  • Represented federal government contractors in False Claims Act cases, including those facing parallel criminal investigations
  • Represented federal government employee in Privacy Act case following publication of Office of Inspector General investigative report
  • Represented private landlord in dispute against federal government related to commercial lease in Court of Federal Claims

Litigation on Behalf of the Federal Government 

  • Achieved dismissal of civil claims on behalf of a high-ranking federal government official alleged to have violated constitutional right of a former government employee

Breach of Contract Disputes

  • Represented LLC members in dispute over management and sale of hotel properties
    Won jury verdict in trial in federal court for former retail executive sued over real estate transaction
  • Prevailed in arbitration for legal technology company suing customer for breach of contract following two-day evidentiary hearing
  • Represented LLC in case claiming fraudulent conveyance of ground lease
  • Represented LLC member in lawsuit by other member arising out of sale of condominium building
  • Represented sub-contracting company in lawsuit against primary federal government contractor who violated contractual obligation to pay consultation fees

Law Firm Dissolution Matters

  • Won jury verdict in favor of law firm partner who was sued following departure from her law firm, as well as prevailed on all counterclaims
  • Represented law firm partner during dissolution of law firm, in anticipation of possible litigation

Breach of Fiduciary Duty and Civil Fraud Cases 

  • Defended owner of overseas construction company against claims by business partner of civil fraud and breach of fiduciary duty
  • Successfully represented LLC members against claims of breach of fiduciary duty related to management and sale of hotel properties
  • Defended Fortune 500 insurance company against claims of tortious interference of contract and civil conspiracy claims

Non-Compete Provisions

  • Represented government contractor in arbitration over breach of non-compete provision
  • Represented several clients in disputes involving non-compete clauses and other employment agreement issues

Real Property Disputes

  • Represented LLC in commercial lease dispute
  • Represented commercial landlord in breach of lease case against federal government

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