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Litigation & Arbitration

          Because we understand that sometimes our clients are compelled to protect their personal and business interests through litigation, GB Law Group offers Litigation & Arbitration assistance as part of our Private Client Services practice.  In that respect, we represent clients in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels, in domestic and international arbitration settings, at administrative hearings, and before various boards and commissions.  Our attorneys have argued in Connecticut and New York trial courts, before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the Connecticut Appellate Court, and various administrative tribunals.  We represent our clients in business litigation, collections actions, real estate litigation, foreclosure matters, landlord/tenant cases, bankruptcy matters, personal injury cases, worker's compensation cases, and family law matters.  In terms of litigation, we are very selective in the cases that we accept: our goal is to protect our clients by compromise where possible, and litigation only when necessary.

          The depth and breadth of the firm’s Litigation & Arbitration practice is a clear reflection of our varied client base.  For our business clients, we offer representation in litigation matters ranging from complex contract disputes to business tort defense.  The firm also represents individuals in matters such as business dissolution actions, contract disputes, and real estate litigation.  Depending on the nature of the claim and the parties involved, the firm may undertake representation on either the plaintiff or the defense side.  The experience garnered from this approach gives our attorneys a critical understanding of both sides of the litigation arena, an understanding which allows for effective representation regardless of a client’s particular litigation posture.

          At the outset of all cases, we work with clients to identify goals, develop a plan, evaluate the likelihood of success, and assess the anticipated costs of pursuing a particular strategy.  It is our belief that spending this extra time at the beginning of a matter ultimately saves our clients valuable time and money in the long run.  In that regard, whenever the circumstances of a particular matter so permit, we explore all available arbitration and mediation programs as alternative means of dispute resolution.
The following are examples of some of the areas covered by our Litigation & Arbitration practice: 
Contract Disputes:
We represent both businesses and individuals in commercial cases relating to consumer goods and products, service contracts, real estate agreements, and home improvement contracts.
Real Estate Litigation:
We represent lenders, borrowers, developers, and investors in matters such as mortgage and lien foreclosure actions; complex construction litigation; breach of real estate contract and fiduciary duty claims; lawsuits between purchasers and sellers; brokerage disputes relating to deposits and commissions; land use litigation; boundary disputes between neighbors; and issues giving rise to title claims, including adverse possession claims, quiet title issues, and slander of title lawsuits.
Landlord/Tenant Matters:
We represent commercial and residential property owners in all types of disputes with tenants, including evictions, breach of lease cases, failure to repair, and other similar matters.
Foreclosure, Consumer Finance & Creditors' Rights:
We represent both borrowers and lenders in workouts and litigation cases. We pursue actions on notes, mortgages, guarantees, and other instruments, enforce foreign and domestic judgments, challenge fraudulent transfers, and foreclose mortgages and liens.  We also represent both creditors and debtors in adversary proceedings under federal laws such as the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), as well as various state and common laws such as the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act (CUTPA), the Connecticut Unfair Insurance Practices Act (CUIPA), and general predatory lending laws.
Business Litigation:
We represent clients in dissolutions of business relationships, joint ventures, or limited liability companies.  We represent both plaintiffs and defendants in cases involving fraud or other corporate malfeasance.
Employment Litigation:
We litigate all types of employment-related actions, from employment contract claims to suits for wrongful discharge and employment discrimination.  We also counsel clients on being proactive so as to mitigate future litigation risks, offering legal advice on how to structure severance arrangements and how to develop effective internal policies.
Personal Injury & Workers Compensation:
We bring personal injury, medical practice, wrongful death, and worker's compensation cases on behalf of our clients who are injured in connection with automobile accidents, construction mishaps, defective products, property defects, workplace accidents, and professional malpractice.
Appellate Practice:
We represent both appellants and appellees in state and federal appellate courts.  We are retained in cases where we have previously served as trial counsel as well as in cases where another practitioner has brought the matter to a conclusion at the trial level and we are then asked to represent the client on appeal.  In such instances, we immediately undertake a thorough review of the trial portion of the file so that we may confer with trial counsel and present our arguments on appeal in the most efficient and effective manner possible.