Shopoff Cavallo & Kirsch LLP attorneys handle a variety of disputes, big and small. Our areas of expertise include:
- Partnership and Corporate Dissolution
- Fraud and Breach of Contract
- Wrongful Termination
- Real Estate Disputes
- Securities Litigation
SC&K represents individuals and companies in business disputes of all kinds–from internal ownership disputes to employee claims to business fraud between competitors. Ideally, we can help a client avert litigation, but if a lawsuit is unavoidable, SC&K knows how to initiate or defend legal claims as quickly and efficiently as possible. Attorneys’ fees are increasingly central to business disputes, and SC&K specializes in carefully managing our own fees, as well as minimizing exposure to opposing fee claims.
- Patent Infringement and Inventorship Disputes
- Copyright and Trademark Infringement
- Antitrust and Unfair Competition
SC&K handles any and all intellectual property disputes and unfair competition claims (which are increasingly connected), from patent infringement to trademark and marketing disputes. We offer “big firm” work product, experience and strategy at small firm prices by leanly staffing cases, and considering each and every decision and expenditure on the basis of value to the case. This is no small matter, as intellectual property disputes are the new lifeblood of “big firm” billing, and SC&K can handle such disputes for as little as 25% of the fees and costs incurred at large firms.
- Attorney Malpractice and Fee Disputes
- Fiduciary and Trustee Negligence
- Engineering and Programming Negligence
- Accountant Malpractice
As specialization increases, business are more reliant than ever on professionals. But managing these relationships can be tricky. High hourly rates and mission-critical projects create high expectations, which are often not met. Unlike business deal that are managed by contracts and deliverables, professionals often charge by the hour and either cannot or will not guarantee results. SC&K knows how to evaluate claims of professional negligence and disputes over fees, and can litigate efficiently and effectively where necessary. SC&K is not afraid to sue law, accounting or consulting firms, and we also regularly defend professionals from accusations of negligence or improper billing. SC&K believes that representing both side of such disputes gives us insight that neither plaintiff’s firms nor defense firms can offer.