Commercial Litigation

The firm has been named one of the best Ohio law firms in commercial litigation, and every partner in the firm is recognized as a Super Lawyer in this area.

We represent both plaintiffs and defendants. When representing plaintiffs, we will consider alternative or contingent fee arrangements.

Our clients include Fortune 500 companies, private companies, major financial institutions, venture capital firms, hedge funds and fund managers, investors and investment advisors, real estate developers, investment bankers, court-appointed receivers, corporate officers and directors, physicians and hospitals, accountants and other professionals.

Noteworthy Representations

Obtained $30.5 million all-cash settlement on behalf of class of approximately 55,000 Ohio small businesses in dispute over Waste Management’s billing practices.
Defended publicly-traded natural-gas-holding company and its board of directors in litigation with the company’s former CEO and Chairman of the Board.
Represented Fortune 500 national retail company in $27 million contract dispute with international management consulting firm regarding the value of the services provided and results achieved.
Defended Century City entertainment company in federal lawsuit seeking to prevent an $85 million merger based on restrictions in a licensing agreement.
Represented investment corporation in federal lawsuit against its former officers and directors claiming fraud and breach of fiduciary duty.
Defended venture-capital firm’s designee, serving on corporate board of directors, and obtained dismissal of breach of fiduciary duty claims brought by corporate creditors.
Defended CFO of national retail chain against lawsuits asserting securities fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and conspiracy claims.
Represented investment banker in lawsuit against his former partners concerning his separation from the firm they founded.
Defended international financial institution in lender liability suit, and obtained dismissal by motion.
Litigation counsel to receiver for entities with recovery rights to treasure from the S.S. Central America, which sunk off the coast of South Carolina in 1857 carrying several tons of gold.
Represented franchisee trucking company in dispute with its franchisor arising out of criminal misconduct by company’s president.