NEW YORK COMMERCIAL
LITIGATION ATTORNEYS

How We Help Our Clients

The Long Island-based Commercial Litigation attorneys at Barnes & Barnes, P.C. pursue complex business claims in the Commercial Division of the New York State Supreme Court, Federal Court and various arbitration forums. Many of our clients are immersed in complex disputes. Nonetheless, our decades of experience in Commercial Litigation helps us deliver pragmatic strategies to achieve solutions which align with the client’s business objectives. In that regard, we achieve timely and relevant results on a cost-effective, results-oriented matter. We invite you to explore our website and learn why our sage advice and tenacious advocacy constitutes a key client asset.

DISPUTES
BETWEEN
BUSINESSES

BREACH OF
CONTRACT

FRAUD &
FINANCIAL
MISCONDUCT

INTERFERENCE
WITH BUSINESS
RELATIONSHIPS

Case Studies

An Alternative to Arbitration via Commercial Division Rule 9

In late 2018, the First Department’s decision in Daesang Corporation v. The NutraSweet Company, 167 A.D.3d 1, 85 N.Y.S.2d 6 (1st Dep’t 2018) refused to vacate a $100 million arbitration award premised upon a purported manifest disregard of law, confirming that: ...

Speed & Efficiency – The New Norm for Commercial Division Cases

With the recent adoption of new Commercial Division Rules, and several others proposed and open for public comment, practicing in the Commercial Division is likely to become more akin to Federal Courts, adding greater speed and efficiency to the litigation process. In...

CPLR 3126(3) — The Ultimate Remedy for Willful Failure to Disclose

In two opinions issued on the same day this spring, the First and Second Departments continued a trend of affirming trial court rulings striking pleadings pursuant to CPLR 3126 once a willful failure to disclose is documented.  Although the result is severe, both...

Strike – It’s Out!! Striking Unnecessary, Scandalous Pleadings Pursuant to CPLR 3024(b)

Partnership breakups are characterized by counsel as business divorces for a good reason – the venom that permeates some of the cases is largely unrivaled (excepting, of course, matrimonial practice).  A hurdle arises when irrelevant anger is included in a...

Insights

Waiving the Right to Terminate a Contract

Waiving the Right to Terminate a Contract

Waiver is the relinquishment of a known right. Sometimes waiver is explicit. Sometimes, however, waiver results from a party sitting on a breach of contract for years and not treating it as a deal-breaker until it is looking for an excuse to terminate that contract. This sort of bad faith...

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Meet The Team

Leo K. Barnes, Jr.

Leo K. Barnes, Jr.

Partner

Matthew J. Barnes

Matthew J. Barnes

Partner

Ryan J. McMahon

Ryan J. McMahon

Partner

Morgan Weber

Morgan Weber

Associate

What Our Clients Say

I was impressed with Mr. Barnes’ meticulous preparation and performance during the party depositions. Ultimately, we were required to go to trial. I was well prepared for the adversary’s cross examination and again impressed with Mr. Barnes’ courtroom skills during trial. Read more
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