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We resolve complex commercial disputes using innovative tactics and pragmatic solutions.

Eyes on the Prize

Our litigation team never loses sight of what our clients want to achieve and the best way to get there. We look at each matter with fresh eyes, offer frank and honest counsel, and devise a path forward that is proportional to our clients’ exposure and avoids unnecessary expense. We develop sensible approaches to ediscovery, and position clients for the best possible outcomes while preparing for potential challenges.

Avoiding litigation can be the most effective strategy and the most practical solution. We always assess the potential for alternative dispute resolution (ADR). When ADR is in our clients’ best interest, we achieve desirable settlements, rather than engage in expensive and protracted litigation and trial. In fact, many of our cases arrive at swift, cost-effective conclusions through mediation and arbitration to the benefit of our clients.

With deep experience in New York State courts, as well as in federal courts across the country, many of our litigators are ranked among the best in New York and the United States. Steven J. Shore, the firm’s Managing Partner and co-head of its Business Litigation Practice, is selected to the “Top 100: New York – Metro Super Lawyers” list year after year. Our winning cases are often notably complex and high profile. For example, Partner Mark Zauderer, who is widely quoted in professional and business journals, represented Richard Grasso, former chief of the New York Stock exchange, in a suit brought by the New York State Attorney General.

Our experience in court and finesse at the negotiation table have earned us the trust of Fortune 500 companies, corporate banks, significant investors, and top-tier law firms in the United States and abroad. Our litigators regularly coordinate and collaborate with international clients and legal teams on matters impacted by U.S. law and/or subject to multijurisdictional laws and regulations. Prominent law firms retain Ganfer Shore Leeds & Zauderer on complex disputes to add our focused energy, decades of perspective, and notable skills to their litigation teams. We are also regularly retained by out-of-state law firms to counsel and assist their clients litigating in New York courts.

The Work

Our business litigation practice represents a wide variety of clients including major financial institutions, real estate developers, professional and financial services firms, and a diverse array of companies, from privately owned businesses to multinational corporations.

We represent clients in a variety of commercial disputes:

  • Partnership and shareholder rights
  • Corporate governance disputes
  • Breach of contract
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Fraud
  • Legal and accounting malpractice
  • Licensing/franchise disputes
  • Family estate disputes
  • Banking and lender liability
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Unfair competition/trade secrets
  • Indemnification/contribution claims
  • Intellectual property

Our Business Litigation practice is led by Steven J. Shore and Mark C. Zauderer.