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Commercial Litigation

Applying unique insight into the judicial system to deliver results for our clients.

It takes more than aggressive advocacy and trial experience to make a successful commercial litigation attorney. It takes the ability to look at the larger picture—to see the client’s business goals, then develop and implement a legal strategy that furthers their immediate and long-range objectives. The commercial litigation attorneys at Farrell Fritz include former prosecutors and judicial law clerks, giving our firm a broad understanding of the judicial system. This background, combined with years of working with some of Long Island’s and the New York region’s leading corporations, has produced a team of seasoned litigation attorneys with unique insight into the workings of the judicial system and a practical understanding of the business issues impacting litigation.

The commercial litigation practice at Farrell Fritz encompasses a broad array of business disputes. The firm litigates commercial cases arising under federal and state statutes as well as matters involving general principles of contract and business law. We regularly represent clients in partnership and shareholder disputes; prosecute and defend restrictive covenants, including non-compete agreements; and litigate claims for breach of contract, business torts, antitrust, unfair competition, and trade secret misappropriation.

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  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

    Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) has become a popular way for businesses to resolve differences without lengthy and costly court proceedings. Our commercial litigation attorneys represent clients in arbitration, mediation and other types of ADR. Several Farrell Fritz litigators also serve on ADR panels in the metropolitan New York area. We counsel our clients at the pre-litigation stage to prepare them for every possibility and to involve them in a process that encourages parties to work together to develop creative solutions to business disputes.

  • Appellate Practice

    Farrell Fritz frequently represents clients in state and federal appellate court matters, appearing regularly before the New York State Court of Appeals and Appellate Divisions as well as the United States Court of Appeals.

  • Attorney Professionalism

    The firm advises and represents lawyers and law firms on ethics and professionalism matters, grievances, and malpractice, as well as in law firm breakups.

  • Banking Litigation

    Banking litigation has long been a staple of the commercial litigation practice at Farrell Fritz. We represent commercial banks, savings banks, credit unions, and other financial institutions in disputes arising under the Uniform Commercial Code and federal and state laws and regulations as well as regularly enforce commercial loan agreements, defend lender liability claims, and litigate a broad variety of contract disputes.

  • Corporate Governance Litigation

    Farrell Fritz represents public and private companies, not-for-profit organizations, and municipalities in matters relating to their obligations under federal and state laws and regulations.

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  • Insurance Litigation

    Farrell Fritz represents insureds in litigation involving primary, excess, and umbrella coverage issues related to professional liability, general liability, and property/casualty policies. Our attorneys represent clients involved in coverage disputes involving directors and officers liability policies, and defend insurance agents and brokers against errors and omissions claims.

  • Intellectual Property Litigation

    Farrell Fritz litigates trade secret, copyright, and trademark cases in federal and state court and advises clients on issues relating to the licensing of intellectual property such as computer software.

  • Real Estate Litigation

    The firm’s deep roots in the Long Island real estate community give us a singular insight into real estate litigation. We litigate a broad variety of real estate disputes, including brokerage claims, title and boundary disputes, construction disputes, specific performance claims, disputes involving restrictive covenants and other recorded instruments, commercial lease disputes, adverse possession claims, and partition actions.

  • White-Collar Criminal Defense

    Several of our business litigation attorneys are former federal and state prosecutors who use their experience to defend individuals and corporations in white-collar criminal proceedings and to counsel clients who may be the subject of ongoing investigations. We also represent clients in other criminal matters in state and federal courts.

Professionals

Charlotte A. Biblow

Environmental

Partner
Uniondale

Kathryn C. Cole

Commercial Litigation

Partner
Uniondale

Patrick T. Collins

Bankruptcy & Restructuring

Partner
Uniondale

Matthew D. Donovan

Commercial Litigation

Partner
New York City

Brian C. Doyle

Commercial Litigation

Partner
Water Mill

Peter A. Mahler

Business Divorce

Partner
New York City

John P. McEntee

Commercial Litigation

Partner
Uniondale

Domenique Camacho Moran

Labor & Employment

Partner
Uniondale

Kevin P. Mulry

Commercial Litigation

Partner
Uniondale

Jason S. Samuels

Construction

Partner
Uniondale

James M. Wicks

Commercial Litigation

Partner
Hauppauge

Aaron E. Zerykier

Construction

Partner
Uniondale

Peter B. Zlotnick

Commercial Litigation

Partner
New York City

John C. Armentano

Land Use & Municipal

Counsel
Hauppauge

Michael J. Healy

Bankruptcy & Restructuring

Counsel
Uniondale

Franklin C. McRoberts

Commercial Litigation

Counsel
Uniondale

Darren A. Pascarella

Bankruptcy & Restructuring

Counsel
Uniondale

Paige D. Bartholomew

Commercial Litigation

Associate
Uniondale

Kyle Gruder

Land Use & Municipal

Associate
Water Mill

Joshua M. Herman

Commercial Litigation

Associate
New York City

Steven J. Lee

Construction

Associate
Uniondale

Viktoriya Liberchuk

Commercial Litigation

Associate
Uniondale

Hamutal Lieberman

Commercial Litigation

Associate
New York City

Alexander Litt

Commercial Litigation

Associate
New York City

Recent Blog Posts

CAN A NON-SIGNATORY BE COMPELLED TO ARBITRATE CLAIMS?

Your client who was just subpoenaed to provide documents in an arbitration, advises you, but with confidence says “But we…

January 11, 2019

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Insurers Must Defend Claims Brought By Hulk Hogan: Intentional Tort Deemed “Accidental” Occurrence

To welcome the New Year, we venture outside this blog’s traditional realm of commercial division practice and procedure to reflect…

January 04, 2019

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Money Can Buy You Shares in A Company But It Can’t Buy You Preliminary Injunctive Relief

A preliminary injunction is one of the available provisional remedies, namely, equitable relief entered by a court prior to a final…

December 27, 2018

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December 27, 2018

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Articles & Advisories

Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts (4th ED.) Edited By Robert L. Haig

James M. Wicks, partner, wrote this book review. Four years ago, I reviewed Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts (3d…

November 16, 2018

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Be Prepared to Upgrade to Commercial Division 2.0—at Least in Westchester County

The Commercial Division is world-renowned for its efficiency and innovativeness when it comes to proposing and adopting new and amended…

August 20, 2018

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State’s Battle Against Firefighting Foam Intensifies

A new lawsuit, letters from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) to Superfund and brownfield sites across…

July 26, 2018

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So, Where Is the Promised Disclosure Program for Household Cleaning Products?

State Environmental Regulation In his 2017 State of the State address, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that the…

May 24, 2018

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Cuomo Budget Proposal Threatens Brownfield Cleanup Program

Tucked into the fiscal year 2019 budget released on January 16 by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo is a proposal that,…

March 22, 2018

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Business Divorce Cases of 2017 Focus On Oppression, Valuation and LLC Issues

New York courts last year decided an impressive array of business divorce cases involving closely held corporations, partnerships, and limited…

February 16, 2018

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How Government Can Help Coasts Adapt to Climate Change

Many of the subjects that I discuss in this column relate in one way or another to climate change. This…

November 30, 2017

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Court Address Key Issues In Business Divorce Cases of 2016

Last year New York courts decided a number of important cases involving business divorce and related litigation between co-owners of…

February 15, 2017

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Value Added by A CCM and Attorney

Like many other Certified Construction Managers (CCM) my construction career started in the trenches with “boots on the ground,” building…

November 04, 2016

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LLCs Dominate Business Divorce Cases of 2015

It’s been over 20 years since legislatures in New York and across the nation gave birth to the limited liability…

February 01, 2016

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News

Molloy College names new chairman, board member

John P. McEntee, partner at Farrell Fritz, P.C., was named as new chairman of Molloy College’s Board of Trustees last month after…

July 25, 2018

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The Rockville Centre Lions Club to Honor Farrell Fritz Partner Kevin Mulry

The Rockville Centre Lions Club will hold its annual Dinner in the Dark event on May 4 at Rockville Links Club to…

April 20, 2018

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Absent with Leave: Paid Family Leave has begun in NY, but questions remain

Paid Family Leave has begun in NY, but questions remain Paid Family Leave took effect in New York at the…

January 22, 2018

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Millennial Lawyers Explain Why They Flock to New York’s Midsize Firms

January 18, 2018

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40 yrs. later, rivals’ ugly Model Wars are back in fashion

James Wicks, partner at Farrell Fritz was mentioned in an article from New York Post in the September 8, 2017…

September 11, 2017

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Ex-East Hampton Chief Sues Mayor, Police Commissioner

August 25, 2017

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Ex-police chief sues East Hampton Village mayor, trustee

August 24, 2017

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Technology on Trial

Judges, attorneys have mixed views on IT in the courtroom. James Wick is quoted in this article: James Wicks, a…

March 28, 2017

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LexBlog Leaders: Peter Mahler Builds an Engine with Zeal

Peter Mahler discusses his impetus for launching the New York Business Divorce blog, how it has contributed to his business success…

September 12, 2016

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Who’s Who in Women in Professional Services – Kathryn C. Cole

Kathryn “Katy” C. Cole is counsel in Farrell Fritz, P.C.’s commercial litigation practice group and a founding member of the…

August 25, 2016

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Press Releases

Farrell Fritz Promotes Jaclene L. D’Agostino and Darren A. Pascarella to Counsel

Farrell Fritz is pleased to announce the promotions of Jaclene L. D’Agostino and Darren A. Pascarella to Counsel effective January…

December 27, 2018

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Viktoriya Liberchuk of Farrell Fritz Receives Prestigious NYSBA Scholarship

Farrell Fritz congratulates Viktoriya Liberchuk on being selected to receive the Hon. Judith S. Kaye Scholarship. The scholarship seeks to increase the…

November 09, 2018

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Hamutal G. Lieberman and Alexander Litt Join Farrell Fritz’s New York City Office as Commercial Litigation Associates

Farrell Fritz is pleased to welcome Hamutal G. Lieberman and Alexander Litt to its New York City office as commercial…

October 01, 2018

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Farrell Fritz Welcomes Steven J. Lee to Uniondale Office as a Construction Law Associate

Farrell Fritz welcomes Steven J. Lee of Flushing to our commercial litigation practice group, where he focuses his practice on construction matters.…

July 10, 2018

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Joshua M. Herman Joins Music at the Anthology Board

Farrell Fritz congratulates Joshua M. Herman on his recent appointment to the board of Music at the Anthology (MATA). He…

March 08, 2018

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Paige D. Bartholomew of Farrell Fritz Receives Prestigious NYSBA Scholarship

Farrell Fritz warmly congratulates Paige D. Bartholomew on being selected to receive the Hon. Judith S. Kaye Scholarship. The Scholarship…

February 05, 2018

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Franklin McRoberts of Farrell Fritz Appointed to The Caumsett Foundation’s Board of Directors

Farrell Fritz warmly congratulates Franklin (Frank) McRoberts on his recent appointment to The Caumsett Foundation’s board of directors. He will…

February 02, 2018

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Daniel Bernard and Viktoriya Kruglyak Join Farrell Fritz’s Uniondale Office

Farrell Fritz is pleased to welcome Daniel R. Bernard and Viktoriya Kruglyak to its Uniondale office as associates. Daniel, a…

January 19, 2018

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Farrell Fritz Promotes Matthew D. Donovan and Frank T. Santoro to Partner

Farrell Fritz is pleased to announce the promotions of Matthew D. Donovan and Frank T. Santoro to partner effective January…

January 02, 2018

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31 Farrell Fritz Attorneys Recognized as 2017 Leading Lawyers in their Respective Areas of Practice

Farrell Fritz had a combined total of 31 attorneys selected to the 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyers and New…

September 20, 2017

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Pro Bono

Temple Sinai of Bergen County

Partner Peter Zlotnick and his family have been members of Temple Sinai of Bergen County for 20 years. In 2009, during…

August 01, 2017

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Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation

LIAF began in 1988 in typical grass-roots fashion. Five women, each of whom had a parent or grandparent with Alzheimer’s…

January 01, 2010

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Representing a Church in an Employment Dispute

Farrell Fritz lawyers have devoted their time and expertise to an area church that had been involved in a protracted…

January 01, 2010

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