Civil and Commercial Litigation

Smith, Buss & Jacobs commences and defends civil litigation and commercial litigation involving real estate, business disputes, contract disputes, environmental, energy, white-collar fraud, unfair competition, zoning, constitutional law, civil rights, toxic torts, contested estates, RICO claims, bankruptcy, labor, and administrative law. Our litigators have substantial trial and appellate experience in federal and state courts throughout the United States as well as before administrative agencies and arbitration panels.

We have successfully and aggressively represented our clients in complex commercial litigation and in numerous jury trials. We also prepare and defend emergency applications, including applications for preliminary injunctions, stays, attachments, seizures and other expedited relief.

We work with our clients from the very beginning to develop and present a winning trial argument. In doing so we remain cognizant of the expense of litigation and will work with you to develop a realistic budget, and to efficiently employ the latest technology to streamline data management and maximize trial presentation. Smith, Buss & Jacobs also advises clients on how to avoid litigation and on valuing litigation concerns when making day to day business decisions.