Kramer & Frank’s litigators and trial attorneys provide cost-effective and result-oriented dispute resolution while recognizing the real world context in which commercial and fiduciary disputes arise. We practice before state and federal trial and appellate courts, represent clients in mediation and arbitration, and pursue other forms of alternative dispute resolution.
Our attorneys have represented clients in an extraordinarily broad range of disputes. These include, for example, general and complex breach of contract, fraud and other commercial cases between businesses, fiduciary and trust litigation involving local and national financial institutions, ERISA class actions focused on the management of 401(k) plans, and whistleblower cases regarding federal procurement and grants.
Kramer & Frank’s Commercial and Fiduciary Litigation Group seeks to understand our clients’ needs and interests, not just their disputes. As a result, our approach is different from most firms:
- Kramer & Frank recognizes that the vast majority of civil cases settle before trial. In light of this, we focus on two objectives. We litigate to be prepared to win at trial and to posture the case for an expeditious and favorable settlement. Our clients, of course, make the ultimate decisions whether to litigate or settle. We strive to ensure they have desirable choices.
- Kramer & Frank understands that every case is different. Unlike Kramer & Frank, some firms simply follow a routine used in every case; they file motions, undertake discovery and bluster. They do so without considering whether any of this actually advances their clients’ interests. Kramer & Frank believes its clients deserve better. We thoughtfully and pragmatically analyze how we can exploit each stage of a dispute or litigation to bring a favorable and expeditious resolution. We do not treat any client, or their dispute, as routine.
- Kramer & Frank does not advise clients to fight aggressively when the ultimate result may be to destroy valuable, or potentially valuable, business relationships with presently-adverse parties. Kramer & Frank understands many situations require finesse, not blind advocacy.
Simply stated, Kramer & Frank’s Commercial and Fiduciary Litigation Group provides superior dispute resolution services for fees that are modest in comparison to our competitors. We offer hourly billing and contingent fee arrangements.