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Goldberg Segalla represents local, regional, national and international businesses – including Fortune 500 companies and not-for-profit organizations – in all types of commercial transactions and disputes.

Our lawyers are highly experienced in complex business litigation and commercial transactions, enabling us to efficiently assess and counsel businesses in their day-to-day operations. In addition, our commercial trial attorneys have successfully litigated cases in state and federal courts throughout the United States as well as in administrative proceedings, arbitration and mediation. We have also represented businesses in negotiations and transactions across the country, as well as in numerous foreign jurisdictions.

This team is recognized among the elite practices in the United States in the 2015 Chambers USA directory for Litigation: General Commercial in Upstate New York. The directory noted Goldberg Segalla acts for “a variety of prominent clients throughout the USA,” and clients interviewed by the Chambers editors remarked that Goldberg Segalla is “extremely focused on getting to the end result quickly, inexpensively, and effectively” and “very good at adapting to our business model.”

Our experience includes:

  • Complex commercial and business litigation including contract disputes, business tort and unfair competition claims and intellectual property litigation
  • Drafting and interpreting commercial agreements and resolving disputes regarding licensing, construction, distribution, franchising, mergers, acquisitions, sales, divestitures and joint-venture matters
  • Debtor/creditor relations, including collection, insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings
  • Commercial real estate holdings, including sales, purchases, leasing, financing, development, SEQRA, environmental compliance and liability, zoning and foreclosure actions
  • Corporate governance, including advising boards of directors in connection with fiduciary obligations, and advising shareholders, partners, and owners in all aspects of shareholder, partner, and owner agreements and disputes
  • Not-for-profit and charitable laws and regulations, including formation, tax exempt status and financing
  • Advising professional service firms (including physicians, medical groups, law firms, accounting firms, architects and surveyors) in all aspects of their operations, professional licensing, operation agreements, and owner and contractual disputes and dissolution
  • Corporate and estate tax planning, wealth planning, and succession planning involving wills, estates, trusts, and succession agreements
  • Corporate transactions involving structure, formation, and financing business entities and expansion
  • Representation of lenders and borrowers in numerous aspects of business entity capitalization, financing and loan workouts

Articles Authored by Lawyers at this office:

Protecting Small Businesses: President Obama Signs PACE Act to Limit Definition of "Small Employer"
Caroline J. Berdzik,Jennifer M. Mannion, October 30, 2015
On October 8, 2015, President Obama signed the Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees (PACE) Act, which will block the scheduled expansion of the definition of “small employer” under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). PACE, which was passed by a rare unanimous vote in the Senate, will...

DOJ and CPSC File Rare Civil Penalty Lawsuit Against Retailer Alleging Misrepresentation of Status and Late Reporting 
Aaron J. Aisen,Cheryl A. Possenti,Paul C. Steck, May 14, 2015
In a rare move, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have filed a lawsuit seeking civil penalties against Michaels Stores Inc., and its subsidiary, Michaels Stores Procurement Co. Inc., one of the largest arts and crafts retailers in the United States....

OSHA Citations Vacated Due to Consumer Products Exception
Stefan A. Borovina, March 16, 2015
In a recent decision, the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC) vacated two citations against a construction company relating to portable fire extinguishers kept at a jobsite. The first citation was for failing to include the extinguishers in its hazard communication program. The...

Do You Know Where Your Beer Was Born?: Anheuser-Busch brews litigation with deceptive marketing
Joseph M. Hanna, March 13, 2015
Anheuser-Busch, the world’s leader in beer production, is the target of public scorn for its alleged misleading labels and unfair marketing tactics. In the past two years, consumers have brought as many lawsuits against the brewer for false advertisement. Consumers are claiming that two...