Civil Litigation

Zuckerman Spaeder LLP has the depth and breadth to handle and resolve the broad array of civil disputes that arise out of national and international business activities. Complex commercial disputes, class actions, “bet-the-company” lawsuits, private securities actions, insurance coverage litigation, professional malpractice claims, and bankruptcy litigation are but a sample of the types of cases our firm has litigated for its clients, both as plaintiffs and defendants. Our civil litigation practice and its lawyers consistently have been recognized for our client services, including most recently by U.S. News & World Report, which recognized Zuckerman Spaeder as a nationally rated firm for commercial, securities, regulatory enforcement, and bankruptcy litigation.

We are courtroom lawyers who have successfully tried numerous civil cases to judgment in federal and state courts and in arbitrations. But we are also keenly aware that litigation is a means, not an end, to achieve our clients’ legal and business or personal objectives. We are committed to working with our clients to develop strategies and tactics that reflect what the client hopes to achieve from the litigation.

Our clients often face risk on multiple fronts: civil, criminal, and regulatory. We have significant experience navigating such parallel proceedings and approach them with well-planned strategies that ensure that each proceeding is conducted in a manner that considers its impact on the other.

Zuckerman Spaeder understands that civil litigation can be costly. We regularly work with our clients to define case-specific objectives designed to allow the matter to be handled within the client’s financial constraints. Where appropriate, we’re also comfortable with engagement terms that are alternatives or modifications of the traditional hourly fee model of legal services.

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