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Commercial Litigation

Conrad & Scherer prides itself on its complex Commercial Litigation Practice. As the core practice area of the Firm, Conrad & Scherer has earned a noted reputation for its creative solutions and effective strategies in handling highly complex and sophisticated legal matters on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants. Conrad & Scherer has the resources, experience, and legal insight to handle the most complex factual and legal issues at any stage of the dispute.

Conrad & Scherer’s attorneys are experienced advocates in numerous forums, including state courts to federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels. The Firm is known for its handling of innovative issues and theories in high profile and high-stakes cases most often involving numerous parties. The attorneys offer a cutting edge approach to each case, thinking outside the box for highly creative solutions to address each client’s needs in the most aggressive and efficient manner.

Specialized Team Approach

When handling complex commercial matters, Conrad & Scherer provides a team-oriented and multidisciplinary approach. In order to provide its client the most comprehensive yet efficient sophisticated legal services, the Firm tailors a specific team for each case based on the litigators’ particular background, experience, and expertise. The result is a legal powerhouse that is capable of understanding the most complex of issues at any stage of litigation while dedicated to achieving for its clients the very best results.

At the heart of most complex litigation are high stakes and multiple parties each with an interest in seeing a dispute go in a certain direction. Complexity can be a desirable feature in certain types of litigation because it allows one company to gain a strategic advantage over another, less-prepared company.

The Firm has handled a selection of complex commercial matters. One type of matter, Antitrust Issues, generally involve businesses that have cornered some aspect of a market and prevented other competitors from entering that market, effectively creating monopolies. Antitrust charges may also be brought against companies that have conspired to fix prices for particular goods and services. Another matter, Violations of Securities Laws, deals with companies that may engage in convoluted or deceitful financial practices in order to gain a competitive advantage or mislead investors. They may also fail to provide proper reporting to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Further, Intellectual Property Abuses involve a company that may infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, or patents of another. Sometimes, businesses may engage in corporate espionage to acquire trade secrets illegally. Interference with Existing Contracts cases arise when a third party may attempt to prevent the two parties to a contract from fulfilling their obligations in order to gain from their failure. Lastly, Competition agreements evaluate employment contracts, which may have specific non-competition or non-disclosure clauses. Violations of these clauses can lead to complex litigation, especially if information has been appropriated and used in another company’s business practices.

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