We view our role in business and commercial litigation as legal partners to and problem solvers for our clients. LLF takes a team approach to litigation. Together with clients we plan legal strategies balancing creative legal options with practical concerns to determine how to help your company prevail in the prosecution or defense of business disputes. Our goal is for the team to create a strategy to “win” each litigation for you and to execute the agreed upon strategy.
LLF provides the highest quality representation in state and federal trial courts, in appellate courts at all levels in arbitration.
We Assist Clients With Litigation in a Wide Variety of Areas, Including:
- Business and Real Estate Contracts
- Business Tort Claims
- Collective Actions
- Partnership, LLC and Corporate Disputes
- Trademark and Copyright Actions
- Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition Matters
The litigation team at Lichter Law Firm has earned the respect of judges and of other attorneys as superior trial lawyers and aggressive client advocates. Most importantly, our attorneys enjoy the respect of clients. We take great pride in practicing with integrity and in our meticulous preparation and readiness to try the case leading our clients to favorable results at trial or through negotiated settlements.
Lichter Law Firm’s commercial litigation clients vary in size from start-up companies and entrepreneurs to multi-million dollar corporations. We have represented an international trade association of software publishers, a billion-dollar importer and distributor of alcoholic beverages, a private equity and investment banking firm, a multi-million dollar national mattress manufacturer and distributor as well as many private individuals. Due to our vast experience and creative problem solving, we are able to help clients resolve complex commercial disputes from real estate issues to contractual matters to business disputes.
Litigation Representative Matters
|Litigation||A group of high profile South Florida investors were awarded a $6.3 million judgment against George Rod Timinsky, a self proclaimed developer who defrauded the investors then skipped town with their money. The investors brought the case to the U.S. Attorney's office, and Mr. Timinsky was eventually indicted and plead guilty. He was sentenced in 2014 to more than eight years in prison and restitution.|
|Litigation||Lichter Law Firm is one of the co-lead plaintiffs counsel in nearly 4,000 arbitrations brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act which are pending before the American Arbitration Association. The arbitrations allege that Darden and five of its brands, Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Longhorn Steakhouse, Seasons 52 and Bahama Breeze forced current and former servers and bartenders at Darden, to work off the clock, failed to pay the required minimum wage and overtime.|
|Litigation||David Lichter, along with co-counsel Trief & Olk and Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf LLP, filed one of the earliest complaints in this federal multidistrict litigation pending against numerous banks, related to the banks’ reordering of debit card transactions to increase overdraft fees. The firm participated in many of the cases, including those against Bank of America (settled); Wachovia (now Wells Fargo), Citizens Bank (settled), PNC Bank (settled) JP Morgan Chase (settled) and Citizens Financial Group (settled).|
|Litigation||In the case, Arizmendi v. BankAtlantic, the firm is co-lead counsel in a state court collective action alleging that BankAtlantic, formerly one of the largest regional banks in the state and now owned by BB&T, improperly manipulated and re-sequenced overdraft transactions to maximize its fees at the expense of its customers.|