Business & Commercial Litigation
Our attorneys are dedicated to providing high quality, cost effective and pragmatic business-oriented solutions to commercial litigation matters. We handle a wide range of business disputes including partnership disputes, shareholder disputes, breach of contract, business/partnership dissolution cases, and issues related to covenants not to compete. Our attorneys appear before state and federal courts and administrative agencies throughout the state.
Our ability to utilize the expertise of our corporate department allows us to maximize our efforts on our client’s behalf, to contain costs and enhance our effectiveness. We utilize arbitration and mediation as appropriate means of dispute resolution. Our attorneys are regularly engaged in regulatory matters, insurance coverage issues, contractual disputes and other business litigation matters.
Employment Litigation Defense
Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. attorneys are regularly engaged in the defense of employers in the full range of litigated matters. We also regularly represent employers in front of state and federal regulatory agencies.
Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. attorneys are experienced in the full range of representation of contractors, subcontractors, owners, architects, engineers and construction managers. Our attorneys are regularly engaged in construction contract and subcontract drafting and review, breach of contract issues, contract and worksite risk management assessments. Firm attorneys have extensive experience in handling the defense of alleged OSHA and other regulatory violations as well as construction defect and negligent design claims. We regularly provide training and assistance in claims handling, risk management, contract administration and document preparation. Firm attorneys are also regularly engaged in property development and acquisition, as well as real estate and equipment financing and leasing.
We are experienced in filing and handling the defense of payment claims, mechanics’ liens, payment and performance bond claims, as well as litigation and backcharge disputes between owners, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers, and with governmental and procurement agencies such as County of Erie, City of Buffalo, New York State Department of Transportation, New York State Dormitory Authority, and New York State Thruway Authority. Firm attorneys are also regularly engaged in mediations and arbitrations on construction related matters.
Healthcare Litigation Counseling & Defense
Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. has developed a unique multidisciplinary practice that combines the distinct insight of our health law corporate attorneys with the comprehensive regulatory and litigation experience of our healthcare litigation attorneys. Our corporate attorneys are extremely well versed in the establishment of practice groups and in risk management strategies for healthcare providers and our litigation attorneys are regularly engaged in the defense of medical professionals in malpractice, credentialing and investigative issues.
Our attorneys have extensive experience representing healthcare professionals in investigations of professional misconduct by OPMC, OPD and other regulatory bodies from inception through hearings. We have significant experience defending healthcare professionals in investigations of Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse by the U.S. Department of Justice and the N.Y.S. Attorney General’s Office. We also have extensive experience defending healthcare professionals in credentialing and licensure matters, including Fair Hearings, requests for relief from discipline and relicensing applications. We routinely coordinate the defense of licensed professionals in misconduct actions with counsel in other licensing jurisdictions. Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. attorneys also have experience in defending healthcare professionals in actions by third party payors alleging improper billing practices and breach of contract.
Administrative Regulatory Compliance
We have extensive experience in business litigation and related regulatory areas including the representation of brokers in disciplinary hearings and arbitrations involving alleged account churning and mismanagement, defense of professionals in alleged fraud actions and in matters alleging breach of fiduciary duty. The firm has acted as advisory counsel to numerous self-insured and corporate clients. In that capacity, we have advised on issues of identifying, controlling and limiting potential claims, the defense of existing suits and in obtaining appropriate insurance coverage.
The firm has successfully litigated securities actions in New York State and federal courts and in arbitrations involving issues of appropriate disclosure, classification of securities, claims of fraud and the conduct of brokers and registered representatives. We have defended brokerage firms and registered representatives in state and federal court, and in mediations and arbitrations locally and in New York City before FINRA self-regulatory organizations (SROs). In this role, we value and work with company legal and regulatory counsel in reviewing, defending and resolving claims. We have also acted as direct local counsel to an investment brokerage firm for their branch specific litigation, business and employment matters.
Business & Commercial Litigation Blog Updates
- 01/26/21: New York Civil Practice Update: Understanding Administrative Order 270.20 and the Substantive Changes to the Uniform Civil Rules for the New York Trial Courts
- 7/10/20: Examining Risk Transfer in Construction Agreements
- 6/24/20: A Whirlwind Introduction to Our New Series on Business Contracts
- 5/12/20: Finding Creative Solutions to Business Disputes During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- 3/27/20: Force Majeure: The Coronavirus Made Me Do It!