Commercial Litigation



In the business world, litigation management is a critical component of any strategy for success. The decision to litigate – and whether, when and how to launch, defend or settle actions – depends on a delicate calculus, with the company’s marketplace, opportunities and profitability – perhaps even the future of the enterprise – hanging in the balance. 

Well attuned to these trade-offs, Wilson Elser’s commercial litigators provide clients with innovative and timely strategic counsel to help them make better-informed decisions, resolve complex legal challenges and achieve specific business goals. We draw on deep resources and a national footprint to handle large, multijurisdictional and complex cases that often rise to “bet the company” status. 

Wilson Elser maintains offices in or near most major U.S. markets, giving our clients ready access to what is in effect an integrated national litigation team. Familiar with local legal contours, inclusive of judges and their courts, our attorneys bring deep insight and experience to client matters.

Our commercial litigators are seasoned and pragmatic. Each litigator has a well-established track record of successfully defending clients in and out of the courtroom as well as demonstrated finesse in meeting client objectives through arbitration or in other types of dispute-resolution forums. 

Wilson Elser’s litigators have the breadth and depth of experience to effectively serve large, well-established enterprises and small, entrepreneurial organizations. General counsel, risk managers and other key members of businesses often call on us to provide innovative legal strategies or execute focused litigation within designated time frames and budgets. At the same time, companies with limited exposure to intense litigation rely on us to supply critical legal experience to defend against a lawsuit or hone legal documents to withstand potential challenges. 

Our attorneys are particularly adept at handling delicate negotiations between firmly entrenched parties. We understand that in certain circumstances, our clients cannot envision coming to terms with an adversary. We can provide clear-headed advice and a range of options to help bridge the chasm so dueling parties can reach agreements and avoid protracted fights that can easily distract from running businesses successfully. 

Our firm combines the triple benefit of our ability to devise superior legal strategies; professional support that can handle broad research as well as small and large-scale document processing; and technology that can streamline communication and facilitate case management.