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Highly Skilled New York Litigation Attorney Specializing in Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury and Real Estate Matters

Situations that require legal intervention arise on a daily basis, and most people will find themselves in need of the assistance of an attorney at some point in their lives. If you need an attorney to protect your interests during litigation or to complete a transaction, it is vital to hire an attorney who is experienced in navigating the complexities of the New York legal system. Attorney Michael Jagiani is a seasoned attorney who vigorously enforces his clients’ rights. As a New York commercial litigation lawyer, he represents clients in complex commercial disputes including those involving the construction industry, commercial landlord tenant, contractual claims and property boundary disputes. Likewise, he represents seriously injured plaintiffs in personal injury lawsuits where he leverages his years of experience defending such cases on behalf of corporations and insurance companies.

He strives to help each client achieve the best possible result under the circumstances in an assertive and efficient manner. Mr. Jagiani’s office is conveniently located in downtown Manhattan, and he regularly represents residents of Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island. He also represents clients in the surrounding suburbs of Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester counties.

Commercial Litigation

The nature of disputes that arise in the business world are typically more complicated and multi-faceted than disagreements between individuals. They usually require the assistance of an aggressive attorney who is adept in handling complex cases. It is also common for business transactions, construction projects, and commercial real estate transactions to give rise to issues long after the contracts are signed. Construction projects and commercial real estate dealings, in particular, can be fraught with contractual disputes, and breach of contract claims are a frequent basis for litigation. Retaining a commercial litigation attorney in New York who understands the nuances of this area of law can make a huge difference to your business.

Under New York law, to recover damages in a breach of contract claim, your attorney must first prove the existence of a contract. In cases involving written contracts, this should be easy to do, but when contracts are oral or implied, matters may become more complicated. After establishing the contract, your commercial litigation lawyer must prove that the other party materially breached the contract and that you suffered damages as a result. While these elements seem relatively straightforward, contractual disputes are often contentious if the parties disagree on the meaning of terms in the contract or what constitutes a material breach. If the contract in question does not specify which damages are owed in the event of a breach, this issue can be disputed as well. If you own a business or commercial real estate, and you are involved in contract litigation or need assistance with any other dispute, it is vital to retain a New York commercial litigation attorney who will work diligently to help you pursue your desired outcome.

Personal Injury

Injuries can arise in countless ways, but they are typically caused by the negligence of one or more parties. Car accidents, slip and falls, and defective products are common causes of injuries. If you suffered injuries in an accident, you have the right to seek compensation from the party that caused your harm. Compensation may cover your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and other objective and subjective costs and losses. Most personal injury lawsuits are based on a theory of negligence. Under New York law, to recover on a negligence claim, a plaintiff’s attorney must first prove that the defendant owed the plaintiff a duty of care. Once a duty is established, they must then show that the defendant breached the duty, either by doing something that should not have been done or failing to do something that should have been done.

If your attorney can prove that the defendant breached a duty, they next would need to show that the breach caused your injury. While the breach does not need to be the sole cause of your injury, it must be a substantial factor in bringing about your harm. Lastly, your attorney must prove that your injuries caused quantifiable damages. It is not uncommon for a defendant in a personal injury case to argue that the injured party was at least partly at fault for causing his or her own harm. Under New York law, however, if an injured party is found to be negligent, it will only reduce the damages that they recover in an amount equal to the percentage of their negligence.

Real Estate

In addition to serving clients as a New York commercial litigation lawyer and asserting the rights of accident victims, Michael Jagiani can guide them through property transactions. When it comes to real estate matters, one of the easiest ways to avoid the need for future litigation is to make sure that the initial transaction is handled correctly. Transactions are completed via an agreement to buy and sell real estate, which is a contract between the purchaser and the seller. Thus, it is essential to retain an attorney who can draft a contract that contains all of the necessary provisions regarding each party’s duties and includes terms addressing the proper procedures for remedying any material breach. The contract also should state the damages to be imposed in the case of a breach. Once the contract is complete, the buyer’s attorney will order a title report to identify any defects in the title that need to be addressed before the completion of the transaction.

Hire a New York City Attorney Ready to Protect Your Interests

When the need for legal assistance arises, it is essential to choose an attorney with the knowledge to handle the nuances of your case, as well as the passion to assertively advocate on your behalf. Michael Jagiani has years of experience litigating cases on behalf of individuals and businesses in New York state and federal courts. Mr. Jagiani also has substantial experience representing both buyers and sellers in commercial and private real estate transactions, and he understands the importance of closing deals efficiently. Mr. Jagiani’s office is conveniently located in downtown Manhattan, and he regularly represents residents of Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island. He also represents clients in the surrounding suburbs of Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester counties. You can contact Mr. Jagiani at 212.907.1410 or via the online form to schedule a free and confidential meeting with a commercial litigation lawyer in New York or discuss a personal injury claim or property transaction.

Meet the Attorney
Michael Jagiani, Esq.

Michael Jagiani, Esq. is the principal of the firm and is a highly experienced litigation attorney. He has worked for several large law firms in New York City and has been admitted to the New York State Bar since 2001. He represents businesses and individuals in wide range of matters in both state and federal courts. He has extensive experience litigating complex matters including those concerning commercial disputes, construction claims, real estate transactions, employment disputes, and personal injury.

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