Kagan Stern has a diverse commercial litigation practice representing businesses and individuals in a variety of complex business disputes.  Our attorneys have extensive trial experience, appearing in federal and state courts, as well as before administrative agencies and arbitration panels, throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Virginia, as well as across the country.  Examples of cases Kagan Stern attorneys have handled include:

Business Contract Disputes:

  • Asset purchase agreements
  • Service contracts (e.g., IT services, professional services, and other services)
  • Licensing agreements
  • Bank loans
  • Construction contracts
  • Parts distribution agreements
  • Broker agreements
  • Insurance contract and coverage disputes
  • Settlement agreements
  • Enforcement of arbitration provisions

Business Ownership Disputes:

  • Operating agreements and stockholder agreements
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Partnership/membership disputes
  • Fiduciary duty

Other Business Torts and Claims:

  • Intentional interference with contract and economic relationships
  • Defamation, libel, and slander
  • Consumer protection act claims
  • Product liability claims
  • Privacy claims
  • Lender liability claims (e.g., Equal Credit Opportunity Act, consumer protection)
  • Trade secrets and other intellectual property claims
  • Unfair competition
  • Negligent and intentional misrepresentation and concealment
  • Civil conspiracy
  • Civil RICO and other fraud claims
  • False Claims Act
  • Fair Housing Act
  • Fair debt collection practices

The attorneys at Kagan Stern understand that litigation generally should be an option of last resort because litigation can be expensive, risky, and a distraction for executives and employees of any business.  To this end, Kagan Stern attorneys serve as valued business advisors to clients well before litigation arises by advising clients on various risk mitigation strategies and ways to avoid claims, as well as ways to better position themselves to prevail in litigation if litigation becomes necessary. 

When litigation is necessary, Kagan Stern attorneys zealously represent clients until the case is finally resolved, whether that is through a negotiated resolution, dispositive motion, jury or bench verdict, panel ruling, or appeal.  In all cases, regardless of whether the claim is worth millions of dollars or it is more modest in nature, our attorneys aim to be cost-effective.  We conduct early case assessments and evaluations to advise clients about respective strengths and weaknesses of the case so that clients can make informed business decisions about proceeding or not proceeding with litigation, including the potential costs and risks associated with the litigation.  This assessment and reassessment process continues throughout the entirety of the proceeding in close collaboration with clients to account for new developments.  Our attorneys understand that the overall objectives of the client remain paramount at all times and it may be necessary to consider other business interests beyond the litigation when developing a litigation or negotiation strategy.