Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution
A beacon of clarity when it matters most
Burns & Levinson creates opportunities and solves problems for our clients through aggressive negotiation and the effective and efficient use of litigation and all forms of alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration. Our litigators have years of experience and proven success representing clients in a wide array of disputes, including complex, high-stakes business matters. When disputes need to be brought to trial, our litigators have extensive courtroom experience to try cases to verdict and handle all appeals.
Whether we initiate an action or defend our clients’ interests, we always follow the same guiding principle: we take a strategic and practical approach to dispute resolution with the goal of achieving optimal results quickly and cost effectively.
Our attorneys have wide-ranging expertise handling business disputes, including cases involving contract claims, banking and financial institutions, directors’ and officers’ liability, employment law, non-competition agreements, trade secrets, real estate, intellectual property, class actions, partnership and shareholder disputes, securities, federal and state tax litigation, unfair and deceptive trade practices, and white collar criminal defense.
Our Employment team advises clients about all aspects of the employment relationship, from pre-hiring considerations through separations, layoffs and terminations. We counsel employers on strategies for maximizing the effectiveness of their human resource function by avoiding litigation, while navigating the maze of state and federal regulations now governing employers’ actions. We assist our clients in developing policies and procedures that assure compliance with governing laws and contracts. In addition, we develop and implement effective training programs for managers and staff. If disputes arise, our employment litigators handle all aspects of the proceedings in order to effectively and efficiently resolve the dispute on behalf of our clients. We also represent individuals in disputes involving employment matters such as discrimination, wrongful termination, workplace harassment and executive compensation.
Government Investigations & White Collar Crime
Our Government Investigations & White Collar Crime Group helps clients navigate challenging criminal and civil proceedings. We represent companies, firms and individuals in federal and state criminal proceedings, including grand jury and administrative agency investigations, brought to enforce criminal, civil or administrative laws and regulations. We have particular experience in cases involving business or financial fraud, computer fraud and abuse, bank, healthcare, securities and tax fraud, and environmental prosecutions. Our attorneys also conduct internal corporate investigations to evaluate and defend suspected illegal conduct and regulatory compliance issues.
Intellectual Property Litigation
Our Intellectual Property Litigation Group helps companies protect and defend their valuable intellectual property rights through patent litigation, post-grant reviews, trademark and copyright infringement actions, and trade secret misappropriation suits.