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How We Help Our Clients

The Long Island-based Commercial Litigation and family business dispute lawyers 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 award-winning 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.

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Case Studies

Substantiating Malice, As an Exception to the Economic Interest Defense, Is Increasingly Difficult

Weeks before then-President George Bush defeated presidential candidate John Kerry, Dan Rather narrated a 60 Minutes piece on CBS assailing President Bush’s service in the Texas Air National Guard.  Subsequent to President Bush’s re-election in November 2004, Mr....

Divided Loyalty: Damages For Employee Disloyalty Claims 

At first blush, two principles regarding the loyalty due to a current employer from an employee seem irreconcilable: On one hand, an employee owes his employer complete loyalty; on the other, an employee may incorporate a competitive business prior to departure from...

What to do When a New York Based Client Gets Sued Out of State

In E3 Innovation Inc., et al. v. DCL Techs. Inc., et al., No. CV-21-01141-PHX-DWL, 2021 WL 5741442 (D. Ariz. Dec. 2, 2021), the United States District Court for the District of Arizona recently dismissed an action for lack of personal jurisdiction against three...

PGA Capital LLC v. Toman – Defendants Do Not Have an Easement in Their Former Waterfront Lot

As seen in the New York Law Journal Upon the efiled documents numbered 37-50; 52-55; and 58, it is ORDERED that plaintiff PGA Capital LLC’s motion for an order pursuant to CPLR §3212 granting summary judgment pursuant to RPAPL 1501(1), canceling and discharging the...

Insights

Layups Are Limited to Basketball Courts, Not Supreme Court

Layups Are Limited to Basketball Courts, Not Supreme Court

When thinking about proving the bigger picture of liability on a motion for summary judgment, an experienced attorney knows that it is vital not to lose track of technical prerequisites to what is, after all, the request for ultimate relief without trial.  Even when a summary judgment motion is...

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Mechanic’s Liens and Construction Law in New York

Mechanic’s Liens and Construction Law in New York

In the gameshow “The Price Is Right,” if a contestant bids over the price of the item, they lose the whole game.  Mechanic’s liens have a similar restriction – if a contractor or subcontractor claims the value of their work is higher than it is, then the owner can bring an action to vacate...

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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 E. Weber

Morgan E. Weber

Counsel

Sonia A. Russo

Sonia A. Russo

Counsel

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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