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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 (including AAA, JAMS, NAM, FINRA and ICC).  Although the types of claims pursued are conventional (including  breach of contract; business torts; fraud; shareholder and partnership disputes; breach of fiduciary duty; unfair competition; tortious interference; restrictive covenants; debtor/creditor claims; and federal and state statutory claims), the industries which we serve spans a virtually unlimited-in-scope range,  including:  financial services; medical; fashion; banking; energy; health care; manufacturing; mortgage; real estate; retail; dental; technology; insurance; agricultural; cyber; marine; legal; telecommunications, etc.

Although many of our clients are immersed in complex, and sometimes bet-the-company disputes, our decades of experience in Commercial Litigation permits us to 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.

BUSINESS
DISPUTES

BREACH OF
CONTRACT

FRAUD &
FINANCIAL
MISCONDUCT

INTERFERENCE
WITH BUSINESS
RELATIONSHIPS

SHAREHOLDER
& PARTNERSHIP
DISPUTES

UNFAIR COMPETITION
IN BUSINESS

TROs &
INJUNCTIONS

RESTRICTIVE
COVENANTS &
NON-COMPETES

REAL ESTATE
DISPUTES

DEBTOR &
CREDITOR CLAIMS

CONSTRUCTION
LAW

UNPAID WAGE
CLAIMS

BREACH OF
FIDUCIARY DUTY

COMMERCIAL
LITIGATION

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...