02 Aug What is “Complex Litigation”?
Our firm views litigation as a tool to help our clients navigate financial crisis through the smart use of litigation. Our philosophy is simple: Offer you sophisticated legal work that will have a substantial impact on your life while always keeping an eye on the bottom line.
Our cases are complex and involve serious financial harm.
We realize every dispute is important to our clients, whether it is a lawsuit by a consumer against a bank or large corporation or a complex dispute between companies.
We approach financial litigation with the goals always in mind. We have the experience to handle a wide range of financial and business disputes, including
- breach of contract actions;
- claims for breaches of duty by company management;
- unfair trade practices and fraud;
- claims by investors against brokers and financial advisers;
- disputes between and among the owners of closely-held companies.
North Carolina’s Business Court
We have experience handling business matters in North Carolina’s state and federal courts. We have also handled several important cases, including jury trials, in North Carolina’s specialized Business Court. There are several categories of business disputes that may be designated “complex business cases” and assigned to the Business Court. Unlike ordinary state court cases, each Business Court case has a specially assigned judge who carefully considers all aspects of a case. There are specialized rules that we are familiar with.
Our team is adept in Business Court practice, and help our clients chose not only the best strategy, but the best forum for their case.
Our unique combination of complex litigation and bankruptcy skills allow us to comfortably handle lawsuits that arise in the course of bankruptcies.
Although lawsuits are not usually a part of most bankruptcies, sometimes a debtor may bring a lawsuit, or other times have a lawsuit brought against them. Not all bankruptcy attorneys are experienced litigators, and sometimes even experienced litigators can find navigating complex litigation in bankruptcy court difficult.
Because we are litigation attorneys, we have the experience to represent clients in adversary proceedings and other insolvency related litigation. We often defend companies and individuals in preference, fraudulent transfer and other avoidance actions that are commonly used by debtors against creditors that have received payments before the debtor’s bankruptcy filing. We also served as special counsel for debtors who are bringing claims against creditors and are looking for lawyers with bankruptcy litigation experience. We work hard to resolve these matters, but do not hesitate to aggressively fight for our clients.
Class actions and group lawsuits can address fraud and unfair practices more effectively in a single case when it simply would not be cost-effective for one person to bring suit.
Our firm has successfully represented individual consumers who have been harmed by the unfair, fraudulent, deceptive or predatory conduct or banks and other large corporations.
But, in some cases it is more effective if a group of consumers, or a class of consumers, can attack the conduct in one lawsuit. Class actions and group lawsuits can address fraud and unfair practices more effectively in a single case when it simply would not be cost-effective for one person to bring suit. Our firm handles a limited number of class actions as part of our mission to have a distinctive, lasting and substantial impact on consumers.