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Commercial Litigation

Levatino|Pace LLP has a deep relationship with numerous businesses, companies, entrepreneurs who have thriving and active businesses. This has resulted in the firm’s attorneys developing considerable experience handling commercial disputes that often arise in the business world. The firm’s commercial litigation practice encompasses all aspects of commercial relationships, including disputes involving the Uniform Commercial Code, contracts, business dissolutions, shareholder disputes, derivative claims, adversary claims in bankrupty, receivership, securities fraud, buyouts and other financial arrangements.

Corporate Litigation

Levatino|Pace represents clients in litigation involving public and closely held corporations and corporate officers, directors and shareholders. This includes litigation involving management and corporate control issues, mergers and acquisitions, shareholder appraisal rights, contract disputes, employment agreements, covenants not to compete, financial transactions and insurance coverage disputes. We also represent partnerships, partners and sole proprietors in similar types of commercial litigation.

In addition to our commercial litigation practice in the state and federal courts, our lawyers handle declaratory judgments, preliminary injunctions, alternative dispute resolution, arbitrations, mini-trials and mediation proceedings. Our representation of our business and corporate claims in this area involves the following:

  • Real Estate Disputes

  • Partnership Disputes

  • Business Tort and Contractual Disputes

  • Fraud Cases

  • Misappropriation of Trade Secrets

  • Business Torts Litigation

  • Consumer Protection Litigation

  • Contractual Commercial Litigation

  • Energy and Environmental Litigation

  • Healthcare Litigation

  • Insurance Litigation

  • Technology Litigation

  • Labor & Employment Litigation

  • Nonsubscriber Defense

  • Bankruptcy Litigation

Franchise Litigation

Levatino|Pace represents both franchisors and franchisees in disputes arising out of their business relationships, including claims for trademark infringement, breach of the franchise agreement and fraud, as well as actions for preliminary and permanent injunctive relief in connection with the termination of the franchise relationship.

Consumer Protection Litigation

Our lawyers handle lawsuits against businesses for violation of various state consumer protection laws in connection with the advertising and merchandising of their products and services.

Real Estate and Tax Assessment Litigation

Our lawyers have represented businesses in cases involving land use issues, including easements and condemnation, and have been involved in tax sale disputes with local governments, as well as disputes relating to the financing of real estate transactions. The firm also has a substantial practice representing both small and large businesses against municipalities, challenging real estate tax assessments on grounds of improper rates and ratios and improperly assessed valuations.

Injunction Practice

Levatino|Pace appear in both state and federal courts to obtain injunctive relief for the firm’s business clients. The firm has represented businesses in a variety of proceedings seeking injunctive relief including restrictive covenants, letters of credit issues, protection of collateral, franchise terminations, public and private nuisance claims, and theft of trade secrets and other proprietary business information.

Bankruptcy Litigation

Our lawyers are familiar with litigating in bankruptcy court and have filed various adversary lawsuits to protect his clients’ interests in bankruptcy to avoid being affected by the bankruptcy discharge allowed pursuant to federal law.


Our lawyers have represented state court appointed receivers involving insurance and securities. Representation has encompassed general representation of the receiver in court as well as asset recovery claims for the receivership estate. Such litigation has assisted such receivers in the recovery of substantial assets for the benefit of the receivership estate.

For More Information

For more information, please contact Steven C. Levatino.

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