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Commercial Disputes

Disputes come in all shapes and sizes, and in today’s global economy, they can play out across state borders and into all corners of the world. With lawyers positioned in the United States, Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Middle East, our practice is a trusted resource for clients with commercial disputes. From breach of contract claims and supply chain delays to sale and transactional disputes, our team assists and guides clients on matters involving some of the world’s fastest-growing industries, emerging issues, and changing policies.

The geographic reach of our practice and deep experience of our lawyers enable us to provide clients with a clear vision and multifaceted understanding of the issues that matter most to their business. Our commercial disputes practice carefully matches clients with highly skilled lawyers with industry experience to ensure our clients’ toughest challenges are met with an engaged, knowledgeable, and appropriately sized team that is best positioned to meet their needs. With thoughtful, deliberate strategies, our lawyers provide practical steps to avoid or resolve disputes, often before the need for litigation arises.  But if going to court cannot be avoided, we zealously protect and advance our clients’ interests through each stage of the litigation process, including at trial. We also work with our clients to resolve disputes through negotiated settlements, mediation, or other business-focused alternative dispute resolution techniques. 

What Sets Us Apart

Clients tell us that our lawyers not only understand but anticipate their business concerns in a way that sets us apart from other law firms.  We think about our clients’ issues the way they think about them, which includes, assessing the impact of a particular dispute on both short- and long-term business priorities, key customer relationships, and the company’s treasury. Avoiding unnecessary, distracting, and expensive academic debates, we prioritize engaging with clients to ask the right questions and examine issues through their business lens to develop practical and effective strategies to efficiently resolve their commercial disputes.

Our team litigates and arbitrates cases in almost every industry and market sector, including:

Who We Are

Our practice was named the 2023 Commercial Litigation “Law Firm of the Year” by the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” survey. Leading industry publications and entities also have recognized our commercial disputes lawyers as some of the foremost practitioners in their field, and a select group are fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the American Law Institute, and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. Publications such as Chambers and Partners and U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” regularly recognize our lawyers at the top of their field globally. BTI Consulting Group also has named our practice a “standout” in its annual “Litigation Outlook” survey. While we are proud of these recognitions, our greatest satisfaction comes from helping clients meet the challenges that they face and resolving disputes in an ever-evolving business landscape.

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