Practice Area - Commercial and Business Litigation
Aside from our specialty areas in white collar criminal defense and
antitrust, we're also experienced in assisting clients in commercial
and business litigation.
If you were to engage us prior to formal litigation being filed, we
would typically recommend that you try to find some way to resolve
your dispute short of litigation. While we are happy to file or
defend your case, we feel that the serious decision to start
litigation is much like the decision to undergo surgery: only do it
if you have to.
Our role as your lawyers is to get you the best result for the least
money, and, as most businessmen know, the cost-benefit analysis that
should be undertaken prior to the decision to litigate can yield a
variety of options. Because of our experience and involvement in
clients' selection of various options, we can provide added value by
helping you understand not only the monetary value of a prospective
resolution, but also the practical consequences of choosing a
And even if our pre-litigation efforts at compromise fail, we are
constantly attuned to the ebb and flow of the litigation, and we
always advise our clients when we feel it might be a strategically
opportune time to take another shot at a resolution short of trial.
If you ultimately decide to litigate, our extensive experience in
the federal courts throughout the country and in the Georgia state
court system is an important factor to consider in your selection of
counsel. In the commercial and business arena, we have been
successful in providing effective legal representation to parties in
cases involving such matters as corporate breakups, theft of trade
secrets, ERISA, Federal False Claims Act, violations of employment
agreements, securities fraud and copyright and trademark
We take great pride in our ability to advance our client's case
through our brief-writing by seeking to dismiss a case at an early
stage in the proceedings or, if unsuccessful, presenting a motion
for summary judgment at the end of the case if the record supports
Though we are a small firm, we are accustomed to litigating against
the larger firms in most of our cases. We feel that we perform the
tasks of marshalling evidence and preparing briefs or trying cases
as well as our larger rivals, and our success rate bears this out.
In fact, we often have greater trial experience than out larger and
better known adversaries. We believe that in preparing a case for a
dispositive motion or trial, it's not the size of the firm that
matters, it's the quality of the lawyer.