Litigation is a zero-sum proposition—winning is what matters. When our clients become involved in business disputes, our attorneys focus on what a win looks like for the client—a negotiated resolution mitigating the client’s expense and exposure, a message to the market, a principled conclusion. Our attorneys manage each case from both a legal and business perspective, seeking creative solutions to complex problems. Zealous advocacy is the hallmark of Hodgson Russ’ business litigation practitioners.

Hodgson Russ represents a diverse array of clients, including domestic and international businesses and individuals, in commercial disputes of all types in courts throughout the United States and international arbitration forums. Whether it be state courts, federal courts, appellate courts, administrative agencies, or alternative dispute resolution forum, Hodgson Russ is there, fighting for its clients.

In addition to our courtroom experience, our litigators have extensive experience conducting arbitrations before JAMS, the American Arbitration Association, the American Health Law Association, the International Chamber of Commerce, FINRA, and Corte Civil y Mercantil de Arbitraje (CIMA). And we routinely appear before 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.

As an outgrowth of our litigation experiences, our Business Litigation attorneys also provide counseling and conduct 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 prevent situations that might result in litigation.

Areas of Concentration

  • Banking and Commercial Finance Disputes
  • Breach of Contract 
  • Business Torts
  • Class Actions
  • Consumer Finance Defense Litigation
  • Dealership and Wholesale Financing 
  • Fraud and RICO 
  • Insurance Coverage 
  • Pension and ERISA
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Restrictive Covenants, Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition
  • Securities
  • Shareholder, Member, and Partner Disputes and Dissolution 

Our Business Litigation Practice is recognized by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business.


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