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Do you need an experienced litigation attorney?

An experienced litigation attorney should be used to commence a lawsuit against someone, or to defend against an action when a business or individual is sued by someone else in Orange County, NY.

The Orange County, NY litigator will manage all phases of the litigation from the initial case assessment, investigation, pleadings, discovery, motion practice, hearings or trial, settlement negotiations, court conferences, trial, and if necessary, appeals.

Our attorneys routinely handle civil, and commercial litigation matters involving issues such as matrimonial and family law, intellectual property, personal injury, real property, tax certiorari, environmental issues, commercial disputes, civil disputes, construction, and contracts. We pride ourselves on aggressive advocacy which leads to successful outcomes.

Here are some examples of litigation:

  • Real Property Litigation can arise regarding a breach of the purchase and sale agreement, or a breach of warranty.  Sometimes parties have a legal dispute about the return of a down payment, construction defects, or title issues.  Litigation can also occur surrounding challenging tax assessments on parcels of land.
  • Commercial:  Business disputes typically involve breaches of contracts and/or breaches of fiduciary duties, including shareholder or member disputes, mergers or acquisitions gone sour, a competitor attempting to interfere with the business, or a customer or supplier failing to fulfill obligations.
  • Personal Injury:  Personal injury litigations involve any type of accident or injury, such as those from a car accident, a slip and fall, a dog bite, a construction accident, or medical malpractice.
  • Employment and Discrimination Employers can face litigation from employees on a variety of topics, including contract disputes, challenges to non-compete agreements, allegations of wrongful termination, and sexual harassment and discrimination claims.
  • Trusts and Estate: Surrogate courts resolve disputes involving challenges to Wills, kindship, assets ownership, guardianship appointments, and beneficiaries and terms of Trusts.
  • Environmental:  The Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act are just two examples of laws that help protect the environment and may be implicated in a lawsuit regarding contamination.
  • Construction and Mechanics Liens:  When construction workers are not paid for the work performed on a job, a lien can be used to protect the contractor’s interests and help pressure the job owner to pay the outstanding bill.
  • Intellectual Property:  Litigation is sometimes necessary to protect intellectual property, such as registered trademarks and copyrights, from being used improperly by others or from claims of infringement.
  • Matrimonial and Family Law: From divorce to custody and child support issues, many families require an attorney to assist them and represent them in court to ensure they are treated fairly and that all potential issues are resolved.
  • Municipal and Land Use:  Litigation disputes can arise around development, including challenges involving issues of zoning and planning and state and federal regulatory compliance.
  • Tax Certiorari:  If you disagree with the assessment on your commercial property, litigation may be necessary to formally challenge the assessment in the hopes of having it decreased.

If you considering whether to file a lawsuit, or if you have been sued and don’t know where to turn, you can contact us for more information.

This is not intended to be legal advice.  You should contact an attorney for advice regarding your specific situation.  


Kelly Pressler is a partner concentrating on general civil litigation and complex commercial litigation, including contract litigation, municipal litigation and probate litigation, and alcoholic and beverage law.
  • She can be reached by phone at 866-303-9595 toll free or 845-764-9656 and by email.
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