Virtually every business entity must grapple with commercial litigation, whether as plaintiff or defendant, ranging from routine contract disputes to complex cases that threaten a company’s viability. In today’s global economy and information-laden world, complex litigation has become more time-consuming, expensive and distracting than ever before. Day Pitney’s Complex Commercial Litigation practice, consisting of more than 45 attorneys in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York, is primed and ready to handle all such complex business disputes on behalf of multinational, national and local businesses in the Northeast and elsewhere. From initial notice of a dispute through final resolution – whether by trial, appeal or alternative dispute resolution such as mediation or arbitration – our trial lawyers partner with our clients to define strategic objectives, develop an efficient and cost-effective plan to meet them, and implement that plan to achieve the best possible resolution with the least expenditure of resources in the shortest amount of time possible.
Our experience, results and commitment to client service have generated loyal and successful relationships in which our clients rely on us to handle complex litigation in the following areas:
Day Pitney’s skilled appellate lawyers handle complex appeals and proceedings across the country in any court including the U.S. Supreme Court, every U.S. Court of Appeals and the highest courts in several states. Clients turn to us for our knowledge and experience in the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First, Second, and Third Circuits and appeals courts in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey and New York.
Day Pitney’s Construction practice is comprised of lawyers skilled in both the transactional and litigation aspects of construction projects. Our lawyers advise clients on the distinct, yet interrelated, issues that often arise in the construction setting including financing, tax, real estate transactional, zoning, municipal, commercial and environmental law.
Day Pitney represents creditors, including financial institutions, banks, mortgage companies, automobile lenders and retailers, credit card companies, and collection companies in disputes brought under state and federal consumer protection laws, as well as defending them against common-law claims. That representation includes the defense of individual and class actions.
From implementing a document review protocol for a single subpoena response to the establishment of a company-wide litigation hold plan, Day Pitney has your DP Discovery solution. The Day Pitney eDiscovery Team creates and implements practical solutions for clients from Fortune 500 companies to individual cases. We can also create practical company-wide data preservation or litigation hold plans, consult on data retention issues and strive to keep discovery proportional and under control.
Day Pitney’s Environmental and Land Use attorneys are experienced in all facets of environmental issues and real estate development. Since the 1970s, we have successfully defended clients in major toxic tort cases, including large class action and multiparty suits.
Day Pitney's Probate Litigation and Controversies practice group consists of both litigators and trust and estate lawyers, all of whom have extensive experience in contested probate matters. Our attorneys handle any and all matters related to probate litigation including: trust, estate, fiduciary and heir litigation, breach of fiduciary duties, lack of capacity and undue influence. We work hand-in-hand with our colleagues in the firm's Individual Clients department, which is one of the largest and most sophisticated in the country, drawing upon their technical estate planning, estate administration and tax experience to give our clients unique advantages in avoiding and pursuing litigation. This team approach maximizes the likelihood of success for our clients. We also have extensive experience in all forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution as well as in state and federal appellate practices.
The trial lawyers in Day Pitney’s Real Estate Litigation practice group have years of experience representing corporations of every size and individuals in their real estate-related disputes. The group provides clients with both a multijurisdictional resource and the "local knowledge" that is so critical to successfully pursuing or defending real estate disputes.
Day Pitney is a leader in securities litigation, including securities class actions and derivative litigation, securities arbitration, regulatory enforcement proceedings and white collar criminal prosecutions. Public and private companies and their officers and directors, broker-dealers, investment advisors and accounting firms count on our defense strategies for major securities fraud litigations, including many subject to the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.