Arbitration, a widely known and used alternative dispute resolution (ADR) process, is often favored by parties who are seeking to avoid traditional litigation in New Jersey’s court system, and the Court has held arbitration clauses to a high standard. However, the Court has also made it clear that if mandatory arbitration clauses do not clearly advise parties that they are waiving their right to a trial by jury, those clauses will be held unenforceable.
Hoagland Longo handles complex commercial litigation for public and private clients in a broad range of industries including financial services, insurance, real estate, pharmaceutical, construction and manufacturing. We routinely handle disputes in the state and federal courts involving:
- contract disputes
- insurance coverage actions on behalf of insurers
- business torts
- unfair competition
- civil fraud
- shareholder/partnership disputes
- securities law violations
- restrictive covenant and trade secret violations
- real estate disputes, and
- commercial disputes brought under the Uniform Commercial Code.
Our commercial litigation group also has substantial experience representing clients in a wide range of litigation and contested matters affecting the financial services industry including commercial foreclosures, debt recovery actions, employment-related claims, fiduciary claims, and bankruptcy proceedings.
We also provide clients with litigation counseling and risk assessment and work closely with them to achieve the best possible outcome in every matter. We have counseled clients on their document retention polices and compliance programs, and provide seminars on timely issues affecting our clients' businesses. While we have substantial trial experience, we explore alternative dispute resolution opportunities such as mediation and arbitration if warranted, and work to achieve success in each case in the most cost effective manner.