Cohen/Mainzer has represented clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to individuals in the prosecution and defense of virtually every type of business, employment, professional liability, labor, environmental, securities, real estate and insurance litigation in federal and state courts throughout the country, as well as in appellate matters. In addition, we have represented clients in prosecuting or defending claims arising out of mergers and acquisitions, public and private offerings, and breach of fiduciary duties or disclosure obligations under federal and state law.
We have significant experience litigating financial services related issues, including client disputes, employee/distributor/ consultant disputes, interpretation of swap agreements, mortgage finance and securitization matters and regulatory investigations and proceedings by the SEC, FINRA and state regulatory agencies. Our expertise in the investment management industry gives us a significant advantage in litigation involving this industry.
We pride ourselves on our ability to resolve disputes economically and expeditiously. Where possible, we seek to create or seize opportunities to resolve disputes without the expense and time commitment associated with litigation and trial. We know that litigation may not always be the preferred alternative and, when appropriate, counsel our clients to seek resolution of disputes through informal negotiations and alternative dispute resolution processes.
We recognize that litigation is a coercive tool to achieve a business goal: i.e. the continuation of negotiation by other means.