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Business Litigation: Where Clarity, Professionalism, and Attention to Detail Matter

Clarity, Professionalism, and Attention to Detail are more than just words; they are the pillars upon which we build our approach to business litigation here in New York. These principles are not mere buzzwords but the guiding forces behind our legal expertise. We firmly believe that they play a pivotal role in delivering effective legal representation and securing favorable outcomes for our clients.

Clarity: Effective Communication in Complex Matters

Professionalism: Building Trust and Credibility

Attention to Detail: A Cornerstone of Effective Advocacy

Conflict Mitigation, Early Case Resolutions, and Alternative Dispute Resolution

At The Law Offices of Zachary A. Westenhoefer, we understand that business litigation can be a costly and time-consuming endeavor. Our commitment to our clients goes beyond traditional litigation; we believe in exploring alternatives to resolve disputes efficiently, saving both time and resources. Litigation should be the last resort, and we advocate for conflict mitigation, early case resolutions, and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) whenever possible.

Conflict Mitigation

What is Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)?

ADR is a set of processes and techniques used to resolve disputes outside of the traditional courtroom setting. It provides parties with more control over the resolution process and can often lead to faster, more cost-effective solutions.

Mediation: A Collaborative Approach

Mediation is a form of ADR where a neutral third party, the mediator, facilitates discussions between the parties in conflict. The mediator helps identify common ground and encourages open communication. This process is highly collaborative and encourages compromise. Mediation is often most appropriate when preserving business relationships is a priority, or when the parties wish to have more control over the outcome.

Arbitration: A Binding Decision

Arbitration is another form of ADR where an impartial arbitrator or panel of arbitrators reviews evidence and arguments presented by both sides and makes a binding decision. It is a more formal process than mediation and can be quicker than traditional litigation. Arbitration is most suitable when a final and binding decision is needed, and both parties agree to accept the arbitrator's judgment.

We recognize that each dispute is unique, and our experienced legal team excels at assessing the specific circumstances and advising our clients on the most suitable approach. Whether it's seeking amicable resolutions, pursuing mediation or arbitration, or filing suit and litigating in a court of law, we are committed to achieving the best outcomes for our clients while preserving valuable business relationships. Business Litigation">Contact us today to discuss your legal matter and explore how we can assist you finding a resolution in your favor.

Common Causes of Action in New York Business Litigation

There are literally hundreds of different causes of action that are recognized under New York law. The following list is comprised of some of the more common causes of action in business law. It should not at all be considered an exhaustive list of the types of business litigation we handle.

Account Stated

Breach of Contract

Breach of Fiduciary Duty

Breach of Implied Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing

Breach of Warranty

Conversion of Business Property

Deceptive and Unlawful Trade Practices


Fraud in the Inducement

Fraudulent Misrepresentation

Misappropriation of Trade Secrets

Negligent Misrepresentation

Promissory Estoppel

Quantum Meruit

Tortious Interference with Contract

Tortious Interference with Prospective Business Advantage

Trade Disparagement (Commercial Disparagement or Defamation of Goods)

Unjust Enrichment

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