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Freiberger Haber LLP
420 Lexington Avenue
Suite 300
New York, NY 10170


Complex Litigation Attorney

In today’s competitive landscape, complex litigation can be an expensive disruption to a corporation, partnership, small business or trust. Such litigation adversely affects an entity’s operations and its human capital. The stakes are very high. The parties are willing to spare no expense and spend all the time necessary to protect their rights. For this reason, complex litigation is considered to be very demanding on the parties and the attorneys.

The lawyers of Freiberger Haber LLP have extensive experience with complex litigation in NYC and New York and have obtained multiple successful conclusions.  The firm will use its experience to design comprehensive solutions to minimize the catastrophic risk of loss associated with complex litigation, and take vigorous action to protect clients’ rights and achieve their goals.

Complex litigation involves more difficult and challenging legal and factual issues than what is typically found in an ordinary lawsuit.  Complex lawsuits are often brought in state and federal courts, and in alternative dispute resolution proceedings such as mediation and arbitration. The firm handles a wide range of complex matters, including:

  • Business and Commercial Disputes
  • Officer and Director Liability Defense
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Creditors’ Committee Litigation
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Class Action Defense
  • Fraud and Deceptive Practices
  • Trusts and Estates Disputes
  • Internal Investigations and Corporate Governance

These cases involve multiple parties and witnesses, significant documentation, and complicated data. A successful outcome often depends upon being highly organized, analytical and detail-oriented, as well as having the endurance to navigate what can be a lengthy engagement.

Notably, technology plays an important role in complex litigation. The firm uses technology to provide its clients with the most cost-efficient and effective legal representation possible. Freiberger Haber LLP leverages its use of technology with years of experience litigating complex cases in NYC. By relying upon technology-assisted review during discovery coupled with technology at deposition and trial, the firm has the capacity to present evidence in a manner that can enable its clients to prevail in these high-stakes cases.

What are complex litigation cases?

Complex litigation cases typically involve:

  • Multiple parties – Cases with many plaintiffs, defendants, and third parties involved.
  • High stakes – Lawsuits involving claims for substantial dollar amounts.
  • Technical expertise – Subject matter requiring extensive expert testimony on specialized topics.
  • Mass disputes – Class action lawsuits aggregating similar claims of many individuals.
  • Extensive discovery – Huge volumes of documents, depositions, and discovery disputes.
  • Reputational risks – Lawsuits involving sensitive proprietary or damaging information.
  • Multijurisdictional – Lawsuits spanning across different states and court systems.
  • Long duration – Cases lasting many months or years until resolution.
  • Coordinated proceedings – Litigation with related suits in various courts that require coordination.
  • Bankruptcy – Lawsuits involving companies in bankruptcy add complexity.
  • Foreign parties – International parties make cases more complicated.

The most complex cases often have multiple overlapping factors making the litigation challenging.

What are 3 alternatives to litigation?

Three alternatives to litigation include:

  1. Negotiation – The parties directly negotiate a settlement without formal proceedings.
  2. Mediation – A neutral third-party mediator facilitates negotiations between the parties.
  3. Arbitration – A private arbitrator handles the dispute and issues a binding decision.
  4. Early neutral evaluation – An expert gives a non-binding assessment of the dispute to guide settlement.
  5. Mini-trial – Each party presents a condensed version of their case to executive decision-makers.
  6. Summary jury trial – The parties present abbreviated arguments to a jury who gives a non-binding opinion.

Avoiding litigation saves time and money but requires both sides to compromise. An attorney can advise on the best option.

What are the two broad categories of litigation disputes?

There are two main categories of legal disputes that are resolved through litigation:

Civil Litigation – Civil cases involve private disputes between individuals or organizations. Examples include contract breaches, personal injury, and property damage claims. The remedies sought are usually monetary damages.

Criminal Litigation – Criminal cases involve prosecuting those accused of committing a crime against the state or society. Examples include theft, assault, and fraud. The remedies sought are conviction and criminal penalties.

Within these frameworks there are many specific types of cases like employment litigation, intellectual property litigation, and medical malpractice litigation under civil law and drug offenses, white collar crimes, and violent crimes under criminal law.

The core division is between civil remedies (compensation) and criminal punishment, even though some acts can generate both kinds of cases.

What are the differences between arbitration and litigation?

Some key differences between arbitration vs. litigation include:

  • Forum – Arbitration uses private arbitration hearing, litigation uses public courts.
  • Process – Arbitration is less formal, with streamlined procedures and rules of evidence.
  • Speed – Arbitration is typically faster, as it avoids the full trial process.
  • Costs – Arbitration may be cheaper due to shorter process and less discovery.
  • Discovery – Litigation typically allows more expansive discovery like depositions.
  • Evidence rules – Stricter evidence rules apply in litigation vs. arbitration.
  • Decision maker – A judge or jury decides in litigation, an arbitrator in arbitration.
  • Finality – Arbitration decisions are often binding with limited appeals, litigation allows full appeals.
  • Privacy – Arbitration is private, whereas litigation is public.

The abbreviated process makes arbitration preferable when a quick, cost-effective resolution is needed. Litigation takes longer but permits fuller evidence discovery and appeals.

Contact Our New York Complex Litigation Lawyer

“Bet-the-Company” litigation can dramatically affect the viability of any business. By understanding your industry and business exigencies, the firm provides robust and cost-effective strategies to resolve high-risk disputes. We will also help you proactively address the reputational risks inherent in complex litigation.

Freiberger Haber LLP delivers sophisticated representation, personal attention, and economic solutions to its clients involved in complex litigation disputes throughout New York.  Freiberger Haber LLP will work closely with you to attain just and expedient resolutions to the most intricate issues and enable you to focus on maintaining the continuity of your business, partnership, or trust. Contact us today for a consultation!

Freiberger Haber LLP helps clients throughout NYC and the greater New York area with their complex litigation and business litigation needs. 

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