Litigation

New York and New Jersey Litigation Attorneys

Attorneys at Pierce & Kwok LLP have a decade of experience investigating, evaluating and resolving complex business disputes through discussion, negotiation, and, if necessary, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and/or litigation. Our attorneys have, via hundreds of state and federal litigations, demonstrated the full range of command required in a wide variety of cases including unfair competition, defamation, unauthorized use of IP and/or trade secrets, breach of contract, and the full spectrum of unfair business practices from fraud and false advertising through allegations of misrepresentation.

We represent both individuals and businesses, largely in New York City’s five boroughs, but also across all of New York State, New Jersey, California, and the District of Columbia, in state, federal, civil, criminal, landlord tenant, administrative, regulatory, and appellate courts.

At Pierce & Kwok LLP,  the real difference is honest and direct discussion, creative solutions, and utilizing balanced means designed to reach those ends. We’ll let you know what your claim is worth, its likelihood of success, and how much time and money it will take to get there.  Clients regularly reach out to us frustrated and confused as to their rights and the correct path forward. Reach out and a consultation will enable you to make informed decisions about you matter.  Also, feel free to call in for immediate answers to your legal questions.

Guidance With All of Your Legal Service Needs in New York and New Jersey.

We represent both plaintiffs and defendants and  across a broad spectrum of financially and personally significant disputes. Our experienced, collaborative legal team’s knowledge and capabilities cover:

Ranging from breach of contract cases to sharholder/partner disputes, allegations of fraud and unfair competition, misuse of trade secrets and a wide variety of adversarial corporate dissolutions.

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New York labor law offers a regularly shifting maze of regulatory requirements. So much so that the state’s labor department often oversteps their boundaries. We have successfully tried and won cases in front of the departments labor judges.​

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Construction disputes often represent their own particular brand of complexity and multiparty relationships. We recurrently and aptly handle these matters and have represented all sides including numerous contractors, subcontractors, architects, and property owners.​

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Disputes and litigation have the potential to seriously disrupt the operation of your business. We have more than 20 years of combined experience handling legal matters for entrepreneurs and small to medium-growth private-sector businesses, including both internal and external disputes. 

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We regularly counsel clients on their rights and obligations under a relevant insurance policy. Insurance companies have an aversion to paying out on claims. Don’t be bullied. We recognize that almost no one has read their various insurance policies through. We know how to locate pertinent terminology within them and use that to acquire your monies.

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  • Federal Intellectual Property Litigation: We’ve successfully resolved numerous disputes between parties concerning Trademark and Copyright ownership and infringement, including arguing in front of the The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
  • Regulatory and Administrative Appearances: Ask us about your matter with the NYC Department of Health, Department of Buildings, the State Liquor Authority, or the Department of Consumer Affairs. From restaurant letter grades to the threat of license revocation, we’ve skillfully worked through a huge breadth of client violations in New York’s seemingly endless array of regulatory departments.
  • Landlord/Tenant Litigation: Residential and Commercial landlord tenant disputes are most often resolved in relatively efficient summary proceedings that require knowledgable negotiation in order to find a successful resolution without spending unwarranted amounts of money. We regularly appear and settle these cases in New York and Kings Counties. And, if necessary, we will take your case to trial.
  • Construction litigation: Construction disputes often represent their own particular brand of complexity and multiparty relationships. We recurrently and aptly handle these matters and have represented all sides including numerous contractors, subcontractors, architects, and property owners.
  • City of New York Commission on Human Rights: NYC has its own heightened legal standard when it comes to actionable human rights that may be either inadvertently or even volitionally violated. We’ve represented a diverse set of individuals and business before the Commission in these cutting edge cases.
  • Real estate litigation: Focused in the New York market, we work with people facing title disputes, boundary issues, neighboring construction interferences, nuisance matters, as well as the complex universe of co-op and condominium litigations.
  • Appellate work: Interlocutory Appeals, Appellate Division appeals, NY Court of Appeals, and Federal Appeals. Sometimes even judges make mistakes. Your matter may not end with the first trial.Reach out if you don’t like a judgement if you think there’s been an error.
  • Alternative dispute resolution (ADR): From non-binding mediation to contractual required mandatory arbitration. We’ve represented clients in the mandatory mediation parts of New York’s Supreme Court as well as several cases in front of the American Arbitration Association.

Pierce & Kwok LLP

We are Litigators by Trade, but Only if Absolutely Necessary.

While we’re able to handily won both state and federal trials, decided by both judges and juries alike, we shrewdly work to avoid litigation and seek out resolution through resolve, negotiation, and leverage. The ultimate goal is always to 1) Protect our client’s interests and 2) Do it as cost-efficiently as possible. We’ll work tirelessly to keep your matter from the courts. But if we must, we’re trial lawyers, well-schooled in the art and angles of the complex processes and filings in a full-tilt litigation.

To schedule a consultation please contact us by telephone or email. If nothing else, you’ll receive an immediate set of highly useful, and hopefully relieving, information.