Litigation

Pearson & Schachter represents our clients in commercial and business, insurance, construction, breach of contract, telecommunications, employment, and real estate litigation.

Commercial and Business Litigation

Pearson & Schachter’s Commercial Litigation practice includes the representation of clients in domestic and international business disputes in courts and arbitration proceedings in the United States, Canada, and Asia. These cases often involve contract disputes and claims of commercial fraud and include, for example, construction, real estate, and commercial lending disputes, as well as business torts and bankruptcy adversary proceedings.  Pearson & Schachter provides strategic advice and appreciate that our clients have broad business needs and concerns to be taken into account in litigation and arbitration.

Insurance Litigation

Pearson & Schachter provides comprehensive representation involving insurance and insurance-related issues.   Pearson & Schachter represents and counsels clients with respect to insurance matters involving bad faith litigation, claims, unfair competition clauses, construction defect claims, directors and officers liability, environmental liability and professional liability.  Pearson & Schachter also defends clients against claims of breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing and related statutory claims.  Pearson & Schachter pursues and defends bad faith claims based on the law of various jurisdictions in cases brought in both state and federal court.

Construction Litigation

Pearson & Schachter’s construction practice includes contract interpretation; payment claims; disputes among owners, contractors, subcontractors, and consultants; disputes relating to scope of work changes; differing site conditions; environmental issues; subrogation claims; complex insurance coverage issues; condominium rights; easements and condemnation matters; delay and disruption claims; construction defects and design deficiencies.

Breach of Contract Litigation

A breach of contract lawsuit is one of the most common disputes for a business or property owner.  These suits can arise from a written or oral partnership agreement, a purchase and sale agreement, a lease, or other business contract. Pearson & Schachter has the experience to negotiate, arbitrate, or take your breach of contract issue to trial.  Pearson & Schachter assesses your claim and defense to help you make the necessary decisions when weighing the merits of litigation versus your business objectives.

Telecommunications

Pearson & Schachter has experience representing telecommunications providers, including long distance companies, wireless service providers, and private carriers. Our experience in telecommunications law includes federal, state and local legal and regulatory policy, as well as resolution of disputes among carriers and their customers through negotiation, arbitration, and litigation. In addition, Pearson & Schachter is called upon to counsel our clients with respect to subscriber agreements, pole attachments and conduit use, and proposed business transactions.

Employment Litigation

Pearson & Schachter’s Employment and Labor Litigation practice provides full-service litigation and dispute resolution representation.  We have litigated a wide range of employment and labor cases including race, gender, age and disability discrimination and retaliation cases, federal and state whistleblower cases, and employment-related tort cases, as well as disputes involving non-competition agreements and restrictive covenants, breach of fiduciary duty and minority shareholder oppression, tortious interference, misappropriation of trade secrets, and general breach of contract.  Pearson & Schachter also has experience representing clients in administrative matters, including professional licensing, civil infraction, tenure and OSHA proceedings and investigations.

Real Estate Litigation

Pearson & Schachter has significant knowledge and experience to help you defend a lawsuit involving property or a real estate project, and help you achieve your goals and fight for your interests in court. Pearson & Schachter has handled different types of real estate litigation, including breach of contract, breach of lease, specific performance, ownership disputes, partnership disputes, partition, quiet title, neighbor disputes, commercial landlord/tenant matters, boundary disputes, adverse possession, easement and right of way lawsuits, real estate fraud litigation and other real estate cases.

Pearson & Schachter clients include real estate developers, property owners, real estate investors, brokers, property managers, homeowners associations, contractors and construction companies, architects and architectural firms and others.