During the past forty plus years, as our practice of complex construction litigation grew, so did our involvement in the area of commercial litigation – disputes between and among businesses and sophisticated individuals. These disputes involve corporate break-ups, disputes among the owners of partnerships and small corporations, breach of contract disputes. In such cases, we have been able to achieve very successful results on behalf of our clients at a fraction of the costs spent by the opposing parties represented typically by much larger law-firms.
For a number of years in Colorado, I handled the defense of securities cases in NASD arbitrations and Federal Court litigation throughout the central and western United States. These cases related to violations of NASD, AMEX, and NYSE regulations, the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, and the Colorado Securities Act involving issues of corresponding broker liability, 10b(5) claims, suitability issues, negligence, fraud and deceptive trade practices.
In the late 1980’s and early 1990’s I oversaw a team of attorneys and their support staff handling complex litigation for the Resolution Trust Corporation dealing with governmental consolidation of failed lending institutions, loan workouts, foreclosure litigation, deficiency claims, denial of loans, defamation of credit and government seizure of property under the drug enforcement laws. I both defended and prosecuted substantial claims on behalf of lending institutions and the United States Government.