Resolving Healthcare Disputes
The nature and complexity of commercial disputes will often differ, but the enterprises engaged in them have a common need: to resolve them as quickly as possible while expending as few resources as practicable. We never lose sight of the fact that business disputes are disruptive and costly to our clients, and it is our responsibility to find the most efficient means possible to reach a positive outcome and help them get back to business.
As advocates and counselors, we succeed by combining knowledge of our clients’ businesses with expertise in the law and the art of advocacy. Our experience and foresight leads to sound assessments of risk, accurate estimates of costs, and, where possible, favorable settlements.
We have experience resolving a diverse range of adversarial matters, including:
- Breach of contract matters, including corporate and partnership disputes
- Insurance coverage disputes, including challenging benefit denials and defending civil insurance fraud allegations
- Business tort litigation, including litigation between and among commercial competitors and employer-employee disputes
In addition to traditional litigation services, we also give day-to-day advice to clients in matters that are not in litigation, including regulatory compliance, claim avoidance, risk management, damage control, and the protection of confidential and proprietary information.
Skillful Appellate Advocacy When the Law is on the Line
Our appeals practice springs from the recognition that trial court judges, regulators, or even legislatures are not infallible. When we represent a client in a trial-level court, our goal is to persuade the judge or jury to agree with our view of the evidence and the facts. In an appellate court, such as the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division or the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, our job as appellate attorneys is to convince the panel of judges hearing the legal dispute of our clients’ particular view of the law.
What this means to our clients is that our focus is bringing the sharpest analytical and legal advocacy skills to bear, armed with an in-depth understanding of the substantive law in play, the rules of appellate procedure and an independent, unbiased analysis of the trial court record. In both the federal and state appellate courts, we have obtained a substantial record in defending our clients’ successes in healthcare lawsuits at the trial court level and reversing improperly made decisions when the lower courts committed legal errors, in both cases ensuring our clients’ legal rights are upheld.
We frequently serve as primary counsel on appeals, handling matters from initial notice to final argument, both in cases where we were involved in the initial litigation and cases where another firm handled the proceedings below. In addition, given our focus on healthcare issues, we often assist other attorneys with specific, discrete aspects of appellate practice.