Commercial litigation involves various and complex problems that can arise in business and commercial relationships. Business disputes can have a costly and lasting impact, and need to be handled with both care and urgency. Van Ness Law Firm’s Commercial Litigation Department is comprised of individuals with an array of backgrounds and a range of experience in commercial law and civil litigation. The attorneys at Van Ness work to develop and employ successful strategies for pursuing claims and for minimizing exposure.

Services offered in the field of commercial litigation relate to the following:

  • Arbitration and mediation of disputes
  • Breach of contract
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Civil theft
  • Conversion
  • Class and collective actions
  • Covenants not to compete
  • Deceptive and unfair trade practices
  • Financial institutions litigation
  • Fraud claims
  • Injunctions, both temporary and permanent
  • Promissory estoppel
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Tortious interference with contractual or business relationships


Morgan L. Weinstein

Marian Kennady

David A. Friedman


Related Practice Areas

Appellate Practice


Corporate Transactions

Labor & Employment

Mediation & Arbitration

Real Property Litigation