Commercial Litigation

Each of Kaufman & Kahn’s partners brings over 20 years of experience to help clients weigh the costs and benefits of litigation.  Whether to commence or defend against a lawsuit is as much a business decision as a legal one.  We work persistently and persuasively to resolve disputes, by settlement if possible, by judgment if not.

A client is entitled to expect compliance with business obligations.  As much as one wants to avoid a law suit, there comes a time when a client cannot accept having rights trampled.  We represent plaintiffs whose contracts are broken, customers are taken, trade secrets are pilfered, and payments aren’t made on time or at all.

When we defend clients, we shield them from attack.  We’ve protected clients against claims of intellectual property infringement, partnership disputes, breach of contract, fraud, commercial evictions, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and a host of other allegations.  When available, we assert counterclaims to put the attacker on the ropes, and to give the client an upside in a litigation that’s been forced upon them.

At Kaufman & Kahn,we investigate and master the facts, research the applicable law, and build a strategy towards the best possible resolution.   There are at least two sides to everything, and our client’s is the one t


he judge or jury needs to hear.   We recognize that our clients are not in the business of litigating – we are.

Kaufman & Kahn brings and defends against claims in Federal and New York State courts.  We also use arbitration and mediation centers such as the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and JAMS, located throughout New York City, Westchester County, and Long Island.