Business Litigation

The seasoned trial attorneys in the Business Litigation Group at Donovan Hatem LLP work closely with their clients – cultivating a thorough understanding of their clients’ business to achieve the best possible outcome when disputes arise.

Our Business Litigation Group offers invaluable expertise in recognizing when settlement would be preferable to trial, and when the client would be better served by resolving a dispute in court. When trials are necessary, the Group delivers with a team of litigators with decades of trial experience in state and federal courts, as well as state and federal regulatory agencies. The Business Litigation Group has successfully handled a wide range of matters, from nuisance claims to serious disagreements that can threaten the viability of an enterprise.

Commercial Litigation

Covering all areas of business disputes including various breach of contract actions, securities law claims and disputes, construction litigation, real estate transaction disputes, defense of directors and officers, and compensation and employment issues, including non-compete, non-disclosure and non-solicitation agreements, as well as employee duty of loyalty claims.

Intellectual Property Litigation

Representing clients in actions involving intellectual property rights with emphasis on trade dress, patent and trade secret, copyright and trademark cases.

Family-Owned and Closely-Held Corporations

Representing parties in shareholder, contract and business disputes, including actions involving the rights of partners and minority shareholders, accounting for profits, fiduciary duty claims, and freeze-out actions.

Financial Institution Litigation

Representing banks, mortgage companies, credit unions, and credit card issuers in matters involving compliance with state and federal lending laws, including consumer credit class action litigation, fair credit reporting, fair debt collection, unfair acts/practices, truth-in-lending, financial privacy and other commercial disputes.

Real Estate Litigation

Representing property owners and developers concerning commercial real estate and shopping mall issues and disputes of all types.

White Collar/Criminal Litigation

Defending individuals in criminal and civil trials and appeals, and representing witnesses before federal and state grand juries. Handling white collar crime matters, including economic crimes, health care overbilling and receivables claims, tax fraud, and securities fraud.