Affiliated Offices
NEW YORK CLEVELAND WASHINGTON DC CHICAGO

Practice Areas

By focusing solely on complex litigation matters we are able to leanly staff each matter. With the right range of talent and experience, our approach allows Kaufman & Company to provide quality, cost-effective representation. In addition to complex commercial disputes of all sorts, we focus on the following areas:

Financial Services

We represent a range of clients including banks and other financial institutions, brokers, insurance companies, investment companies, investment managers and advisors, and trustees, in the Financial Services Industry on claims including:

  • breaches of fiduciary duty
  • breaches of contract
  • unsuitable investments
  • breaches of the duty of loyalty and self-dealing
  • mortgage fraud
  • breaches of trustee obligations
  • consumer class actions

Real Estate

We represent a wide range of clients including real estate developers, joint venture partners, public agencies, contractors, design professionals, commercial landlords and tenants, and property owners, in the Real Estate industry on claims involving:

  • development agreements
  • joint venture agreements
  • earn-out agreements
  • operating agreements
  • construction projects
  • commercial leases
  • design service agreements
  • other real estate transaction agreements
  • land use
  • eminent domain and inverse condemnation

Breach of Contract

We represent both businesses and their constituents in bringing and defending high stakes actions involving the interpretation and enforcement of contracts, including written, oral or implied contracts. We have extensive experience involving breach of contract and commercial litigation cases arising from:

  • joint venture relationships
  • partnership and shareholder agreements
  • stock purchase, sale and transfer agreements
  • noncompete agreements
  • trade secret/confidentiality/non-disclosure agreements
  • development agreements
  • earnout agreements
  • employment agreements
  • licensing agreements
  • sales and services agreements
  • major manufacturer supplier agreements

Intellectual Property

We represent individuals and corporations in prosecuting claims of:

  • patent infringement
  • copyright or trademark infringement
  • theft of trade secrets, including claims of unfair competition

Professional/Fiduciary Liability

We represent both plaintiffs and defendants in high damages claims for breach of professional standards or fiduciary duty involving:

  • lawyers
  • managing members and partners
  • directors and officers
  • accountants
  • trustees
  • physicians
  • engineers
  • actuaries
  • architects
  • construction designers
  • tax advisors
  • other professionals