Who We Are

Kane Kessler’s Litigation practice group is comprised of exceptional trial and appellate attorneys with the knowledge, experience and judgment to navigate clients through the most complex commercial disputes.  The Litigation practice group represents a wide array of clients in all stages of litigation, from investigation and commencement of a lawsuit through trial and appeal.

What Makes Us Different

Efficiency:  We are cognizant of the drain on resources that legal disputes can entail. We work closely with clients to manage disputes proactively and position them to achieve the most effective outcome.  We carefully staff our cases to provide our clients with efficiency, predictability and cost effectiveness without ever compromising the quality of our work.

 Experience: Our litigation attorneys have deep knowledge, sophistication and decades of experience.  While we strive to resolve disputes before trial, our litigation team is adept at trying cases.  We have conducted trials in more than 25 state and federal courts throughout the country, and we have frequently appeared before state and federal appellate courts and the United States Supreme Court.  In addition to traditional litigation, we routinely represent our clients in mediations, arbitrations and other alternative dispute resolution venues.

 Responsiveness: Kane Kessler litigation attorneys treat each matter with uncompromising dedication.  Understanding your business, goals and needs is essential, and respecting your time and resources is a top priority.  We involve our clients in all phases of a litigation to ensure seamless communication so that they can fully evaluate the ramifications of their case.


What We Do

Contract Disputes

  • Acquisition and merger agreements, asset purchase agreements and earnouts
  • Contract formation/shareholder, operating and partnership agreements
  • Licensing agreements and royalties
  • Dealership and distribution agreements
  • Agency and other entertainment industry disputes
  • Insurance

Business Torts

  • Misappropriation of confidential information/trade secrets
  • Tortious interference with business relations
  • Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
  • Fraud

Employment Litigation

  • Restrictive covenants, noncompete and nonsolicitation provisions
  • Employment contracts and severance agreements
  • Wrongful discharge
  • Discrimination, harassment and hostile work environment claims
  • WARN Act
  • ADA claims
  • Federal wage and hour law
  • Pre-litigation investigations

Corporate Litigation

  • Shareholder and derivative disputes
  • Dissolution and winding up of business entities (corporations, partnerships, LLCs)
  • Majority/minority shareholder conflicts
  • Government and regulatory investigations
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • False Claims Act
  • Internal investigations
  • Whistleblower claims
  • Risk Assessment and case management

Intellectual Property

  • Misappropriation of trade secrets
  • Copyright infringement
  • Trademark infringement
  • Domain name disputes
  • Licensing disputes
  • Patent Litigation

Real Estate

  • Contracts of Sale
  • Commercial leases
  • Brokerage commissions
  • Fraudulent transfers
  • Construction disputes
  • Mechanics liens
  • Developers/contractor disputes
  • Partitions
  • Coop/Condo/managing agent disputes
  • Violations of real estate consumer protection statutes

First Amendment

  • Libel and slander
  • Right of privacy
  • Right of publicity

Products Liability

  • Consumer products
  • Design and manufacturing defects
  • Warranty claims
  • Class actions

Family Law

  • Divorce
  • Custody and visitation
  • Child support, maintenance and alimony
  • Pre and post-nuptial agreements
  • Post-judgment modifications
  • Relocations

Medical Malpractice

We are cognizant of the drain on resources that legal disputes can entail. We work closely with clients to manage disputes proactively and position them to achieve the most effective outcome. 

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