Our litigation attorneys are experienced and compassionate, while also being aggressive and tenacious. We know the litigation process can be stressful and intimidating. Our attorneys are here to help guide you through litigation whether the case settles or goes to trial. 

Our lawyers have handled hundreds of trials, arbitrations and mediations.  We litigate a broad range of disputes, involving businesses and individuals in the areas of employment, commercial/business matters, real estate, intellectual property, domestic relations, securities, construction and personal injury matters. 

Business Litigation

We regularly represent businesses involved in disputes over contracts, construction, banking, uniform commercial code (UCC), partners and shareholders, fiduciary duty, and related matters. Our business clients are small and large, as well as local, regional, international, and publicly traded. In addition to representing business clients in litigation, our lawyers are often asked to advise business clients on how to avoid disputes or assess litigation risk. We take pride in the long-term relationships that we have developed with the businesses we represent and find that strategic planning to minimize risk is vital. We have represented our business clients in courts and arbitration proceedings locally, regionally and nationally.

Employment Litigation

Cohen Kinne maintains a very active employment litigation law practice throughout Massachusetts. We are highly regarded for our representation of employers and employees in every kind of workplace dispute, including discrimination suits, employment contract disputes, wage and hour claims, cases concerning the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and many more. We handle employment matters in all state and federal courts in the Commonwealth, and before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD), and other administrative agencies. Whether our clients are employers or employees, we routinely provide advocacy in an area that has become increasingly complex and that changes rapidly. We have a thorough understanding of these laws, which helps us guide you through the most practical and efficient solutions. Because we represent clients on both sides of the employer-employee relationship, we have the advantage of insight into risk assessment and litigation strategy from both perspectives.

Intellectual Property Litigation

Whether you are a well-established business or an entrepreneur with a new idea, we can assist with trademark, copyright and other intellectual property disputes. While people often associate intellectual property attorneys with big firms in major metropolitan areas, we are proud to provide top-quality IP services right here in the Berkshires. Because of the expansive reach of business in today’s global market, we have represented our clients in IP matters in business centers in the United States and abroad, including New York, Washington, D.C., California, Europe, Asia, and South America.

Securities Litigation

Our lawyers have represented investors large and small in the mishandling of their investment accounts. We represent clients across the country and internationally, in arbitration proceedings and court, in suitability claims, broker misconduct, fraud, churning, and breach of fiduciary duty claims.

Construction Litigation

Construction projects are often the subject of disputes, as conflicts frequently occur among contractors, subcontractors, vendors, customers, and other stakeholders. We have decades of experience representing all parties involved in construction disputes before, during, and after the completion of a project.

Trade Secret and Noncompetition Litigation

In a competitive marketplace, trade secrets may be one of the most valuable assets a company possesses. Businesses need to protect these assets and respond swiftly and effectively when their secrets are at risk. Our litigation attorneys are well-versed in responding to crisis situations when trade secrets or customers have been misappropriated. Obtaining quick resolution through negotiation, or an immediate court injunction to stop loss of customers or employees, is one of the most valuable services we offer.

Real Estate Litigation

We handle a wide range of real estate matters, including acquisition and development, land use, easements, zoning, environmental, and title disputes.

Personal Injury Litigation

A personal injury can profoundly impact an individual’s life. It can cause physical and emotional pain, disrupt a person’s livelihood, and lead to costly medical bills. Our team strives to help our clients through the difficulties of recovering from a personal injury. We represent personal injury victims in a range of claims, including motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall claims, assault claims, and dog bite injuries.

Domestic Relations Litigation

Domestic relations proceedings can be some of the most stressful events in a person’s life. In addition to our experience with the legal complexities of family law cases, our team understands the high stakes involved and emotional toll that such litigation can take. Our attorneys assist clients in divorce proceedings, child custody proceedings, parenting plans, guardian ad litem proceedings, and other family law disputes.
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