Litigation

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Success in litigation requires the right balance of negotiation, strategy, preparation, and courtroom presence. Ruberto, Israel & Weiner’s litigators have extensive experience in employment issues, complex commercial matters, banking and securities, intellectual property disputes, and construction matters.

We have a proven track record and hands-on expertise in all aspects of effectively representing our clients. Our attorneys have deep experience trying cases to conclusion in federal and state courts in multiple jurisdictions, including jury and non-jury trials as well as appearing in front of administrative judges and regulatory bodies.

We advise clients through detailed and practical cost/benefit analyses of the economic value of cases. When appropriate, our attorneys will recommend alternative methods of resolving conflicts, such as arbitration or mediation settings. Our litigation team is adept at cost-effective management of both large, complex cases and less complicated matters.

CONTACT

Are you facing a dispute? Yes, we can help. For more information, contact Bradley Croft, Litigation Group Chair, at (617) 742-4200 or blc@riw.com.

ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Where conditions allow, we minimize costs and potential business disruption by helping parties resolve business disputes through mediation, arbitration, and mini-trials. Additionally, members of our team serve as mediators and arbitrators, providing greater depth and insight into the process.

BANKING, LENDING, & FINANCE

We have represented banks and other lenders in all areas relating to banking, lending, and finance litigation, such as lender liability claims, loan default litigation, and sub-prime lending issues.

COMMERCIAL DISPUTES

We represent clients in all aspects of general business litigation and real estate related litigation including partnership and corporate break-ups.

CONSTRUCTION

Our construction industry team offers expertise in all areas of construction law including the Miller Act, state public bid statutes, perfection of bond claims and mechanic’s liens, and breach of contract disputes. We pursue claims and represent owners, architects, developers, contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers on public and private construction projects.

CORPORATE & PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY

RIW litigates claims of fraud, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, unfair trade practices, and fraudulent conveyances. We represent parties in malpractice cases involving accountants, attorneys, and other professionals.

EMPLOYMENT & DISCRIMINATION

We counsel employers in all areas of employment law including compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws. Our attorneys defend claims for wrongful termination; violation of employment contracts; defamation; FLSA; and discrimination before state and federal courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD).

SECURITIES

Our attorneys have extensive knowledge of the securities industry and its products, such as derivatives, commodities, options, and mortgage backed securities. We provide skilled defense of national, regional, and local broker-dealers against arbitrations, civil actions, and regulatory investigations and complaints involving violations of state and federal securities laws, common law fraud, unsuitability, and churning. We routinely make appearances in federal and state courts and before regulatory bodies such as the SEC, FINRA, state securities regulators, and various arbitration panels and mediators.

TECHNOLOGY & INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

We represent clients in technology business and intellectual property disputes including non-competition agreements, commercial contracts, licensing, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights, and patents.

Our trial team of Christopher Litterio and Michael Duffy recently won a jury verdict for an international consulting firm in an employment wage and hour action. 

We secured an important jury verdict for client L.E.K. Consulting, LLC in a gender discrimination case. Click here for more details.