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Complex Commercial Litigation


Lite DePalma Greenberg Afanador, LLC handles complex commercial litigation of all types.

The firm has handled complex commercial litigation cases in the state and federal courts, both in New Jersey and in other jurisdictions, at both the trial and appellate levels.

In addition to the firm's substantial class action and intellectual property practices, Lite DePalma Greenberg Afanador attorneys have successfully handled complex commercial litigation cases involving restrictive employment covenants, complex real estate litigation, shareholder disputes, banking and lender liability, defense of Fair Debt Collection Practices Act claims, and franchise litigation. Lite DePalma Greenberg Afanador has also represented securities investors seeking compensation, in arbitration, for losses caused by a broker's imprudent investments, churning of accounts, or other wrongdoing.

Whatever defendants throw at Lite DePalma's complex commercial litigation attorneys we are ready to meet the challenge. Contact us to see how we can help you.

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Proctor v. Alcoa, Inc. et al., No. 190040/13 (N.Y. App. Div. February 5, 2015).  Lite DePalma Greenberg Afanador thwarted a defendant’s appeal in the case of a sheet metal worker who developed terminal cancer from toxic exposures during the original construction of the World Trade Center. After the trial court denied defendant Andal Corp.’s motion for summary judgment challenging the plaintiff’s exposure testimony as well as its own liability under a corporate successorship theory, Andal appealed.  After hearing briefing and argument from Kyle A. Shamberg, the New York Appellate Division affirmed the lower court’s ruling in all respects. 

Stern v. Maibec Inc., No. 3:11-cv-03951, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 130230 (D.N.J. Sept. 11, 2013)

Veer v. Maibec Inc., No. 3:11-cv-03951, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 158247 (D.N.J. Nov. 5, 2012)

Coiro v. Wachovia Bank, N.A., No. 11-3587, 2011 WL 5196725 (D.N.J. October 31, 2011)

Ready & Motivated Minds, LLC v. Ceridian Corp., No. 10-1654, 2011 WL 831776 (D.N.J. March 2, 2011)

Ready & Motivated Minds, LLC v. Ceridian Corp., No. 10-1654, 2010 WL 2989986 (D.N.J. July 26, 2010)

May L. Walker v. Carmelo Guiffre, NJ Supreme Ct. (January 25, 2012), rejecting importation of restrictive federal fee-shifting standards into New Jersey law

State of New Jersey and its Division of Investment v. Sprint Corporation, Civil No. 03-2071-JWL (D. Kan.), reported opinions, 2008 WL 191780 (D. Kan. Jan. 23, 2008), 2004 WL 1960130 (D. Kan. Sept. 3, 2004), 314 F. Supp. 2d 1119 (D. Kan. 2004)

Deegan v. Perth Amboy Redevelopment Agency, 374 N.J. Super. 80 (App. Div. 2005) (upholding municipal adoption of redevelopment plan).

Lite DePalma Greenberg Afanador won a large condemnation settlement for a client that was displaced from its location to make way for the New Jersey Devils arena in Newark.

Lite DePalma Greenberg Afanador won a land use lawsuit that blocked construction of a proposed housing project that would have irreparably damaged the area around the Paterson Great Falls, a National Historic Landmark site.

Lite DePalma Greenberg Afanador obtained summary judgment in a protracted commercial lease dispute, including sanctions and injunctive relief against the opposing party.

Lite DePalma Greenberg Afanador a substantial settlement in securities arbitration for a client whose securities broker improperly handled her account.

Lite DePalma Greenberg Afanador participated on a team that won a substantial settlement of a fraudulent transfer case on behalf of a large Japanese insurance company.

Lite DePalma Greenberg Afanador persuaded the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey to issue an Ex Parte Order to Show Cause on an emergency basis for the benefit of an Lite DePalma Greenberg Afanador corporate client whose faithless employee was misappropriating corporate funds. With the assistance of the United States Marshals Service, Lite DePalma Greenberg Afanador quickly seized electronic and hard copy evidence from the defendant’s office in another state. Lite DePalma Greenberg Afanador's efforts led to an immediate and complete victory for the firm’s client, as the defendant agreed to leave the company and transfer his equity interest back to Lite DePalma Greenberg Afanador's client.

Lite DePalma Greenberg Afanador won summary judgment on behalf of the City of Newark in a Civil Rights Act case that arose out of a shooting by an off-duty Newark police officer. The United States District Court for the District of New Jersey dismissed all claims against the City of Newark.

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Victor A. Afanador was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© for 2024 for his work in Commercial Litigation.

Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation released a press release regarding LDG's success in withdrawing Japanese American Incarceration Artifacts from public auction.  To view this press release, click here.