Commercial Litigation

The Commercial Litigation practice group represents real estate developers, business owners, executives, contractors, subcontractors, property owners, title companies, municipalities, banks, individuals and families in a wide variety of matters, and the attorneys in the Litigation practice group have a broad base of experience involving multiple disciplines and complex legal issues.

The Litigation practice group provides legal expertise on a full range of business related disciplines as well as other traditional areas of civil litigation in both the federal and state judicial systems, including:

  • Breach of contract
  • Corporate, shareholder and partnership disputes
  • Construction litigation
  • Real property and title litigation
  • Estate litigation
  • Employment
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor’s Rights
  • Tax litigation
  • Insurance coverage
  • Securities litigation
  • Class actions

The firm is also frequently asked to provide counseling to its clients to avoid litigation from the onset. In this regard, the Litigation Practice group’s attorneys are also experienced in arbitration, mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

    New York State Appellate Division Affirms Order Vacating Judgment of Foreclosure in Tax Lien Foreclosure Action Thereby Preserving Lender’s $4,000,000.00 Mortgage

    Our client is the holder of a $4,000,000.00 mortgage on a commercial building in Yonkers, New York, which mortgage was in default. Simultaneously with our client’s mortgage foreclosure action, a tax lien foreclosure action was pending, in which our client was allegedly served.

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    DDWWW Welcomes a New Partner

    DDWWW is pleased to announce that STEVEN SCHOENFELD has joined the firm as a partner in the litigation practice group. Steven has more than 20 years’ experience in commercial, corporate, financial, real estate, bankruptcy, intellectual property litigation and related counseling. Previously a partner in the New York offices of Torys L.L.P., Dorsey & Whitney L.L.P. […]

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    New York State Appellate Division Vacates Mechanic Lien Foreclosure Judgment and Dismisses All Claims Against Surety, Property Owner, and General Contractor

    A construction materials supplier to a sub-contractor filed mechanics liens and sued our clients the surety, the general contractor and the owner to foreclose the liens, and to recover on payment bond claims.  The plaintiff sought recovery for $1,000,000.  The Supreme Court dismissed all payment bond claims and granted partial judgment on one of the […]

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    New York State Court of Appeals Affirms Dismissal of A $45 Million Fraud Action Against Title Insurance Underwriter

    A purchaser of mortgages sued our client, a title insurance underwriter, for alleged fraud relating to the sale of those mortgages on the secondary market.  The Plaintiff sought recovery of $45 million in damages.  Following the Supreme Court’s denial of a motion to dismiss, Lee S. Wiederkehr and Michael J. Schwarz obtained an order from […]

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