Hobart Linzer resolves legal problems for middle market and Fortune 1000 companies and entrepreneurs. We approach all cases with a view toward sharing the risk with our clients, not maximizing billable hours. At the start of each engagement, we work with our client to develop a fee structure tailored to its unique situation: contingent, flat, hybrid, performance-based, or hourly. We believe that everyone wins when our incentives are aligned with our clients.
We provide balanced advice in Complex Business Litigation, Strategic Corporate Counseling and Regulatory and Internal Investigations.
Complex Business Litigation
When a business faces a dispute with millions of dollars at stake, it needs experienced counsel to effectively bring the matter to successful conclusion. We have tried and won multi-million dollar verdicts for companies in state and federal courts across the country, and have argued before state and federal appellate panels. Likewise, we frequently resolve disputes through negotiation, mediation and arbitration, avoiding the distraction and expense of drawn-out litigation and trial.
While our successes in litigation encompass a wide-array of issues, we are particularly skilled at cases involving:
- Commercial fraud
- Breach of contracts and leases
- Unfair competition
- Partnership and shareholder disputes
- Bankruptcy and insolvency-related litigation
- Complex financial instruments and arrangements
- Intellectual property disputes
- Professional negligence
- Business transactions
Strategic Corporate Counsel
Business owners and management rely on our strategic, entrepreneurial approach to providing wise legal counsel in the following areas:
- Strategic planning
- Corporate governance
- Contracts and agreements
- Mergers, acquisitions & dissolutions
- Intellectual Property: Trademarks, Copyrights and Trade Secrets
- Internet-related business and technology issues
- Executive and employment agreements
Regulatory and Internal Investigations
Criminal convictions can lead to incarceration, fines, or probation, as well as the loss or restriction of a professional license, debarment from government contracting, and other collateral consequences. The public filing of a criminal charge or regulatory action, or even a publicized criminal or regulatory investigation, moreover, can affect stock prices, professional reputations, and the like.
At Hobart Linzer, we understand that a client’s interests often are best served by proactively investigating matters that have attracted the attention of regulators or prosecutors and engaging in discreet discussions with those agencies. Our experience in conducting internal investigations allows us to stay ahead of any criminal or regulatory investigation, and our prior professional associations with federal and local law enforcement authorities facilitates frank and productive negotiations endeavored to preserve a client’s freedom, professional reputation, and future.
Where vindicating a client’s interests requires court proceedings, we also have the criminal law expertise to aggressively defend a client’s rights and the trial experience to obtain a positive result.