Commercial Litigation

New York Attorney Representing Individuals and Entities in Business Disputes

Even the most basic commerical transaction can expose an indiviudual or corporation to litigation risk. When a conflict arises in the commercial world, it can have drastic consequences on an individuals or business' financial future. Ask any business person involved in a substantial litigation and they will tell how you expensive and unpredicable a process it can be. That is why Michael Jagiani, Esq. takes a reasoned and measured approach to business disputes with a focus on the bottom line. However, in the event litigation is required and you need to take legal action to protect your business interests, Michael Jagiani, Esq. is skilled in litigating commercial disputes in the New York courts. He will work diligently on your behalf to assist you in seeking a solution that meets your needs.

Cases We Handle

At Jagiani Law Office, PLLC we routinely rerpesent businesses and individuals in a wide range of commerical matters with a focus in the contruction and real estate fields. The types of cases we litigate routinely involve construction claims, commerical disputes, partnership and employment disputes, commericial landlord tenant and real estate claims.

Construction Disputes

While most businesses use contracts, some industries rely on contracts more heavily than others. For example, construction projects typically involve multiple contracts, and issues often arise as to how the terms of a contract should be interpreted. For instance, disagreements may arise over whether work falls within the scope of a contract, or whether delay damages should be imposed for a failure to complete a project in a timely manner. Issues can also arise due to defects caused by faulty construction or a failure to obtain the permits or documents needed to complete a project. In some cases, one party may completely default on its obligations under a contract, drastically harming the other parties working on the project. If you are involved in a construction dispute, it is essential to retain a New York commercial litigation attorney who is familiar with how this industry works. Michael Jagiani, Esq. has experience litigating many construction claims including those involving mechanics liens, construction defect claims, contractual disputes, labor law claims and collection actions.

Real Estate Litigation

Real estate disputes often involve potential high dollar exposure as even relatively small properties in the New York City area are valued in hundreds of thousands if not millions of dollars. Litigation can emanate from almost any kind circumstance involving real property. Disputes often arise from breach of purchase agreements, leases and other real estate related documents. Disagreements can also arise where partners no longer agree on the management of a co-owned property thus necessitating a partition action. As real estate litigation often involves nuanced laws and regulations, it important to retain a attorney who is familiar with the real estate industry. Michael Jagiani, Esq. has represented individuals, investors and real estate brokers in many real estate related claims.

Contract Litigation

The evidence needed to prove damages in a commercial dispute depends upon the specific claims alleged. The majority of commercial litigation cases in New York arise out of breaches of contracts, however. In New York breach of contract cases, to recover damages, the injured party must prove that both parties knowingly and willingly entered into a contract, and the contract contained essential terms. The party seeking damages must then show that the other party to the contract materially breached the contract, resulting in losses. Damages can include lost profits, the cost of obtaining another party to complete the obligations under the contract, or the loss of a business asset or venture. A skilled commercial litigation attorney in New York can assist you in pursuing the full extent of the damages that you may be able to recover.

Commercial Landlord-Tenant Disputes

There are seemingly countless commercial properties in New York, and commercial landlords rent many of these properties to commercial tenants. While a carefully drafted lease can avoid many landlord-tenant disputes, leases are not always comprehensive, and issues can arise in determining how specific provisions should be interpreted or which party is obligated to perform certain tasks under a lease. Additionally, in some cases, a landlord or tenant may simply ignore their obligations under the lease, resulting in a breach. Common examples of a breach of a landlord-tenant agreement that may require legal action include a failure to pay rent, a failure to maintain a property in a habitable condition, and a retaliatory eviction.

Consult a Skilled Commercial Litigation Attorney

Michael Jagiani, Esq. at Jagiani Law Office, PLLC has years of experience litigating cases on behalf of individuals and businesses in state and federal courts. Jagiani Law Office, PLLC is located in downtown Manhattan and serves Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties. You can reach us at (212) 907-1410 or through the online form to schedule a confidential consultation to discuss your case.