Litigation Overview

Eisinger, Brown, Lewis, Frankel & Chaiet, P.A.’s Litigation Department is actively engaged in civil litigation involving sophisticated and complex matters in both State and Federal courts and administrative proceedings. The Litigation Department attorneys are not only experienced trial lawyers, but savvy business advisors capable of helping our clients observe and understand all relevant issues pertaining to a particular case from different perspectives.

Our attorneys have experience in many areas of litigation including, without limitation:

  • General commercial and corporate,
  • Insurance coverage,
  • Covenant enforcement,
  • Creditors’ rights,
  • Real property,
  • Construction defect,
  • Construction lien,
  • Landlord-tenant,
  • Commercial evictions,
  • Shareholder disputes for closely held corporations,
  • Shareholder derivative actions,
  • Foreclosure actions (real and personal property),
  • Quiet title actions,
  • Theft and conversion of property,
  • Commercial fraud,
  • Breach of contract
  • General business disputes.

In addition, they have handled appellate cases involving the above issues in State and Federal courts.

Because we represent both defendants and plaintiffs, our attorneys have developed keen insights and experience.  We fully understand and anticipate the objectives and tactics of opposing counsel, giving our clients a number of distinct advantages.

We believe – and our clients agree – that our approach to litigation and dispute resolution is an asset to our clients. Our attorneys offer experience and in-depth knowledge across a wide range of industries, and determine our clients’ specific needs and the broader implications of any dispute.

The Role of the Litigation Professional

The role of the civil litigation professional is challenging and diverse. Since civil litigation is an adversarial process, litigation attorneys and paralegals must be on their toes and prepared respond to actions undertaken by the opposing party and counsel.

The lifespan of a lawsuit can range from several months to several years. Complex civil litigation often takes years to from pre-suit investigation through trial/settlement.

Discovery is the longest and most labor-intensive stage of civil litigation. Contrary to the image portrayed by television, civil litigators spend little time in trial; most time is devoted to the discovery stage of litigation and pre-trial preparation.

Unlike criminal prosecution, civil actions are brought in order to recover monetary damages or to recover a right. Civil litigation usually involves disputes of private law issues between individuals, businesses or non-profit organizations, and sometimes governmental entities.