Complex Commercial and Civil Litigation

Prior to recommending or initiating litigation, or for that matter developing the strategy of a defense, the lawyers at Richmonds apply their experience in both evaluating the strengths of the claims and defenses and just as importantly, seek to anticipate what it will take to achieve the desired result. We fully understand that litigation can be costly, time-consuming, and uncertain. As a result, while we are trained and ready to appear before any tribunal, we always provide at the outset a realistic evaluation of the matter at hand. We also understand that litigation is stressful and that no one likes to be accused of wrongdoing. Our thoughtful and analytical approach is intended to put our clients at ease and relieve anxiety while we take on the responsibility. Our litigation practice includes all forms of construction and business litigation, commercial real estate disputes, business torts, professional negligence, employment matters, litigation in the United States Bankruptcy Court, and in proceedings before state and federal administrative agencies.

Representative Matters:
Representation of large international seafood processor in arbitration proceedings before the American Arbitration Association, against client's former part time CFO and Controller concerning client's allegations of fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and tortious interference with client's advantageous contractual relations.

Representation of Committee of Unsecured Creditors of large international computer manufacturer in complex international insolvency proceedings pending in Nassau Bahamas and in the United States District Court for the District of New York.

Successful representation of mechanical contracting company in negotiations with secured creditors and subsequent article 9 sale of assets. Subsequent representation of purchaser of assets and client's former principals in dispute with client's surety over propriety of sale of client's assets, including certain accounts receivables.

Representation of commercial landlord in arbitration proceedings against international retail clothing chain concerning dispute over common area maintenance charges.

Representation of local architectural firm in software piracy claim asserted by publisher of cad software.

Representation of sellers of large regional power plant in claims for breach of contract against purchasers and in regard to claims by purchasers for breach of warranty.