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Business Litigation

When Hodgson Russ clients become involved in legal and business disputes, the number one priority of our Business Litigation Practice is to protect their legal rights and commercial interests. Our attorneys manage each case as both a legal and business problem and always aim to resolve every matter in the way that is most beneficial to the client.

Hodgson Russ litigators represent a diverse array of clients including domestic and international businesses and individuals in commercial disputes of all types, including, among numerous others, antitrust; bankruptcy; condemnation; construction; contract; corporate; drug; energy; environmental; False Claims Act relator and defense; federal and state income taxation; health care compliance, fraud, and abuse; insurance defense and subrogation; intellectual property; labor and employment; pension and ERISA; professional liability; real estate and finance; real property tax assessment; securities; state sales and use taxation; other taxation; telecommunications; transportation; utility regulation; and white-collar crime.

Our large team of litigators has included many former judicial law clerks from trial and appellate courts in both the state and federal systems, including a former law clerk for a United States Supreme Court justice, a former United States attorney, former assistant United States attorneys, and many attorneys with extensive valuable experience in business, politics, public service, and government.

Hodgson Russ attorneys have extensive experience representing clients in state and federal courts as well as alternative dispute resolution forums such as mediation and arbitration. We regularly represent clients in contested proceedings, including trials, arbitrations, administrative hearings, motions, and appeals. Hodgson Russ represents clients in litigation throughout the country, and we regularly practice before the New York, Florida, and New Jersey trial and appellate courts, the federal district courts, and the U.S. Courts of Appeals. Our litigators also represent clients before nearly all New York State administrative agencies and various federal agencies, including the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Our attorneys have also appeared before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Tax Court, and the Court of International Trade. Regardless of the setting, our attorneys are prepared, aggressive, and ready to advance each client’s cause in a most favorable and cost-effective manner.

Our Business Litigation Practice also provides counseling and conducts corporate compliance programs, seminars, and other educational offerings to assist clients in assessing potential risks and legal exposures before disputes occur. These services allow clients to evaluate, manage, and head off situations that might result in litigation.

Hodgson Russ has been awarded prestigious "Best Law Firms" Metropolitan Tier 1 rankings by Best Lawyers/U.S. News & World Report in the Commercial Litigation category and five additional business litigation categories.