Business litigation practice
How we work
Our work is thorough and pragmatic. We plan, using strong experience gained in many cases involving many industries, including but not limited to banking, gaming, construction, distribution, health care, insurance, law firms, manufacturing, non-profits, physicians, railroad and real estate.
Who we work for
Our lawyers have discreetly represented businesses, business owners, corporate officers, physicians, lawyers, public figures, officials, clubs, families, and individuals who have been harmed as well as those accused of doing harm. Moreover, the firm maintains a consistent, substantial commitment to pro bono clients in the Scranton area and throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania.
How we litigate
We identify gain and risk so you can make informed choices. Long before litigation is inevitable, we work to open as many options as possible.
Every cost in a lawsuit is an opportunity cost, an investment that might be better spent elsewhere. Our firm never forgets that, from the earliest point, to trial and beyond. The effects of litigation on your business reputation and operations can make an otherwise worthwhile lawsuit a bad use of your time and money.
That said, sometimes, the only reasonable choice is to litigate a business dispute and, if necessary, bring it to trial. We have decades of experience doing what's best to achieve our clients' goals. This includes trying cases to verdict in federal, state, civil, criminal, jury and non-jury trials.
Our experience includes a wide range of complex civil and criminal matters, in corporate and individual representations, for plaintiffs and defendants, in trials and hearings, appeals, arbitration, administrative proceedings, grand jury proceedings, class and collective actions, mediation and settlement negotiation.
This work includes: breaches of confidentiality, contract, loyalty and fiduciary duties; business ethics; business valuation disputes; closely-held entities; computer fraud; conspiracy; construction disputes; corporate freeze outs; corruption; ERISA; financial crime; fraud; gaming; intellectual property; international parties; minority shareholder oppression; multistate proceedings; noncompete agreements; RICO; shareholder litigation; tortious interference with contract; trade practices; and veil-piercing and alter ego theories.
This work involves: employment litigation, insurance coverage litigation, health care litigation, trade secrets litigation, personal injury, trademark and Lanham Act litigation, environmental litigation, unfair trade practices claims, bankruptcy litigation, IRS tax litigation, property damage litigation, and other matters.
Chair of Business Litigation Practice
Tim Polishan is Chair of the firm's Business Litigation Practice.