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Keeping Litigation Lean
In the costly, risky, and often chaotic world of litigation, the optimal litigation strategy for one problem may be unsuitable for another. That’s why our Litigation Practice Group approaches business disputes by working closely with clients to gain an early understanding of the specific controversy. From there, we’re able to devise an effective case management strategy, propose the most economical approach, and execute it efficiently. And by appropriately staffing, we ensure that we’re working within our clients’ expectations – without sacrificing superior results. And by consulting with our other practice groups, the Litigation Practice Group has the full resources to aggressively pursue and promote our clients’ interests.
Litigation Practice Group expertise and resources:
- Commercial litigation representation on the trial and appellate levels in both state and federal court
- Arbitration and mediation proceedings throughout the United States
- Contract disputes; commercial torts; shareholder disputes and minority shareholder rights cases director, officer and employee fraud and breach of fiduciary duty claims
- Claims regarding theft of proprietary business information and unfair trade practices
- Securities litigation (including SEC investigations, 10-b5 claims and shareholder derivative actions)
- Lawsuits concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation and termination of employment, covenants not-to-compete and other employment-related matters
- Lawsuits concerning mergers and acquisitions; real estate acquisition, disposition, lease and construction matters; insurance coverage disputes
- Injunction and other emergency proceedings
- Day-to-day handling of pleadings, discovery, pre-trial, trial, and appeal of commercial disputes
The litigators at PFS know that early, hands-on, client-involved management of business disputes is the only way to achieve economical results in business litigation. We strive not only for excellence, but for excellence at an acceptable cost.
Phil Reed chaired the firm’s Litigation Practice Group from 2007 to 2021. He represented businesses—large, mid-size and small—as well as business owners and entrepreneurs, in litigation in state and federal […]
Jonathan Goodman has been a partner in the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. Jonathan has more than two decades of experience litigating complex commercial cases for his clients in state and […]
Jordan Finfer is a partner in the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. Jordan has extensive experience advising entrepreneurs, owners, investors and executives at privately held companies in a myriad of matters, […]
Tom French is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. Tom represents clients in state and federal court in commercial matters involving breach of contract, environmental disputes, bid contests, […]
Elizabeth L. Archerd is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. Liz has assisted in partnership disputes, employment litigation, landlord-tenant disputes, and commercial class actions, among other areas. Every […]
Erin Altman is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. Erin has represented clients in state and federal court in commercial matters involving breach of contract, civil Racketeer Influenced and […]