Commercial Litigation

No matter the industry or conflict, litigation is a risk to any business. Time, opportunity, and reputation hang in the balance. When litigation cannot be avoided, businesses need legal counsel that can guide them through the dispute.

Taft’s Commercial Litigation team consists of more than 220 nationally and internationally recognized attorneys. We offer our clients a wealth of experience in the law and in the courts in which we practice, as well as a passion for using our experience to help solve client problems.

Our litigators represent public and private companies, municipalities and government bodies on a local, national and international scale. We are experienced with the full range of litigation issues that businesses encounter.

We regularly appear before tribunals throughout the United States. We know the courts, their personnel, and the jury pools from which fact finders are drawn. While we are prepared to aggressively try cases to verdict, alternatives like mediation may provide a more cost-effective solution to solving a problem. Our litigators have represented clients and acted as mediators and arbitrators in all forms of alternative dispute resolution forums.

We also work to minimize the risks and exposure of doing business in today’s litigious world. Our attorneys work with our clients to define, assess, and minimize litigation risks and to develop programs to help them comply with specific contractual requirements and with the laws and regulations that affect their business.

Our group is top-ranked by Best Lawyers in America for litigation in a variety of practice areas. We are also top-ranked by Chambers USA for commercial litigation in Indiana, Minnesota, and Ohio. Our litigators are recognized individually by Best Lawyers in America; Chambers USA; Ohio, IllinoisIndiana, and Michigan Super Lawyers; and Benchmark Litigation.

Our Commercial Litigation attorneys focus on:

  • Advertising claims.
  • Antitrust.
  • Appellate.
  • Aviation litigation.
  • Bankruptcy.
  • Breach of contract / Unjust enrichment.
  • Business torts (i.e., tortious interference / negligent misrepresentation).
  • Business emergencies.
  • Class action and multi-party litigation.
  • Commodities.
  • Condemnation litigation.
  • Construction claims and design contracts.
  • Contracts.
  • Corporate and finance.
  • Crisis management.
  • Derivative actions.
  • E-Discovery.
  • Education / school.
  • Environmental.
  • Employment litigation.
  • Estate and trust litigation.
  • Equitable remedies.
  • First amendment and media law.
  • Foreign corrupt practices act and international anti-corruption.
  • Franchise law.
  • Fraud.
  • Government relations.
  • Health care fraud and abuse.
  • Insurance coverage litigation / bad faith.
  • Municipal law.
  • Patent and trademark litigation.
  • Permit disputes.
  • Personal injury / wrongful death (both plaintiffs and defendants).
  • Professional malpractice.
  • Real estate.
  • Securities.
  • Shareholder and partner meetings.
  • Sports litigation.
  • Tax controversy and litigation.
  • Unfair competition.

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    by Best Lawyers® 2024
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