Our litigators have decades of experience advising business partners, shareholders and executives in partnership disputes, shareholder battles and business divorces. Our lawyers have worked with partners, shareholders and executives to efficiently resolve conflicts when the goals of the owners no longer align. We can help you reshape the business to your advantage, and if negotiations fail, then through mediation, arbitration or litigation, we get you to the finish line - helping preserve emotional and financial investments made in your company.

Our clients include closely held businesses, family businesses and leading professional practice partnerships, including dental, medical and accounting firms. Many well-known law firms, as well as departing members of prominent law firms, have also turned to us when they confront their own business divorces.

Herrick's Litigation Department is a full-service practice comprised of a talented group of attorneys with broad based, extensive experience in all phases of litigation and dispute resolution in state and federal courts, as well as arbitration forums. Our significant depth and talent allow us to assemble teams that collaborate across multiple practice groups to support our clients through trial, verdict and appeal. Our litigators understand your business and industry, and we maximize efficiency by using lean teams that fully utilize our lawyers' talents.

Our demonstrated trial experience also lets us effectively navigate disputes through various forms of alternative dispute resolution, in order to avoid potentially costly litigation. Our effectiveness is further enhanced by our substantial experience using early case assessment programs, which help us develop practical and cost-effective plans that anticipate the many paths litigation may take.

We are recognized leaders in New York State court litigation, including our strong appellate practice. Our lawyers are consistently recognized for excellence by major legal publications including The New York Law Journal, The New Jersey Law Journal, Chambers USA’s Leading Lawyers for Business and Legal 500.

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