International Business Litigation

National & International Transnational Matters

In many cases, litigation occurs because of serious problems in business relationships. Business disagreements arise every day and when they cannot be resolved through negotiation or arbitration proceedings, business litigation can be used as a way to remedy the situation.

Business Litigation Law includes evaluating, handling and solving contractual and tortuous claims before State and Federal courts, administrative agencies, mediators, and arbitrators.

Examples of business litigation cases include, but are not limited to:

  • breach of contract or fiduciary duty
  • unfair competition
  • employer/employee disputes
  • abuse of trust
  • violation of intellectual property rights
  • tortuous interference with contractual relationships
  • violation of agreements limiting competition
  • consumer fraud

A business litigation case has usually three steps:

  • The first step, is to evaluate the strength and weaknesses of the case, after conducting proper legal research;
  • The second step, it is crucial in order to prepare the most effective strategy for the case and, at the same time, try to discuss about the case with the other party in order to reach an agreement;
  • Finally, if the resolution efforts failed, it is essential to prepare for trial; this is generally done through interrogatory, depositions, or other pre-trial motions.

Corporate litigation and commercial litigation

The Uniform Commercial Code, was first published in 1952 and has been revised numerous times throughout the years.

The Uniform Commercial Code has been adopted by all 50 states of the U.S. (with some modification in some States), the District of Columbia, and the American territories.

Commercial transactions have become progressively international and businesses are frequently engaged in legal disputes arising out international commerce, trade, or sales that cross international boundaries. International Business Litigation is the only option to resolve claims when the parties are unable to settle them through mediation or arbitration proceedings.

With offices in New York City and New Jersey, Bertollini & O’Reilly, is a Litigation Law Firm representing private clients a corporations in International Business Litigation Cases.

Our Attorneys have a unique background and experience for handling even the most complex transnational matters.

Simone Bertollini is one of the very few Italian Lawyers in New York with full legal education in both Italy and the United States. Simone has an extensive experience in both civil and criminal cases in New York and New Jersey Courts. He is fluent in English, Italian and Spanish.

Paul O’Reilly is also a member of both the New York and New Jersey Bars, and has handled hundreds of civil litigation cases in the past 10 years. Paul has also substantial appellate experience.

Cases we handle

Our attorneys have the knowledge and skills to take National and International litigation cases  involving Italian Business Law and its application in the United States, due to many years of litigation experience in New York and New Jersey.

Our firm handles commercial litigation cases including, but not limited to:

  • Cases arising out of contracts between U.S. corporations and Italian companies
  • Breach of contract cases
  • Enforcement of foreign judgments, enforcement of mediation settlement agreements
  • State and Federal Appeals
  • Enforcement of national and international arbitral awards
  • Foreign intellectual property disputes

Furthermore, we work with local Italian Lawyers in collecting U.S. judgments in Italy.

Our Attorneys have a deep understanding of the International Business Litigation doctrines, such as forum non conveniens, personal jurisdiction, and conflicts of laws issues.