Corporate Ownership Disputes – Representation of parties to dissolution of closely held corporations, alleged breach of buy-sell agreements, and valuation of minority rights.
General Contract and Business Torts – Forty years of experience in a full scope of commercial litigation, involving court side trials and approximately twenty jury verdicts. Experience with litigation under the Anti-Kickback Act and regulations related to the sale of medical supplies. Arbitrator in matters concerning the termination of franchises for non-payment of royalties and other alleged defaults under the franchise agreement, with defenses of fraud, coercion, violations of obligations of good faith and fair dealing, and statutory violations; valuation of fire damage to vessel; breach of equipment supply contract; lack of investment suitability and churning; transportation services contract; and termination of entertainment contract.
Valuation Matters – Experience in valuation matters involving:
Real Property – foreclosures; bankruptcy cram downs and Chapter 11 plan approvals; and tax appeals involving major developments, including a nuclear power plant, and on behalf of municipalities
Business Valuations – franchise litigation, stockholder and minority owner rights, closely held corporations, and divorce litigation
Sample of Industries (non-inclusive) – Quick serve, fast casual and casual restaurant industry; wines and spirits; beer; non-alcoholic beverages; wholesale food distribution; special loan servicers; various types of real estate and asset based lenders; loan syndications; real estate developers and general construction contractors; manufacturers and distributors of helicopters, electronics, power turbines, welding equipment and consumables, optometric and general surgical equipment, and medical devices and supplies; steel manufacturers and importers; maritime shippers from Asian markets; aircraft leasing and financing; broker/dealers and investment customers; physician and legal practices; fitness center, real estate, and educational services franchises; hospitals and medical supply purchase portals; luxury yacht manufacturers and importers; dairy products; wholesale baked goods; franchised and non-franchised hotels; telecommunications; trust administration;