The lawyers at Colt Wallerstein have extensive experience litigating a variety of complex commercial cases with outstanding results for both plaintiffs and defendants.
We have represented clients in disputes with competitors, vendors, customers, shareholders and business partners. We have represented plaintiffs and defendants in cases alleging breach of contract and warranty, fraud, false advertising, unfair competition, breach of fiduciary duty, interference with economic relationships, trade libel and more. We have successfully handled dozens of disputes in which the amount at stake exceeded $10 million.
our RECENT victories
BREACH OF PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT AND BREACH OF FIDUCIARY DUTY: SUMMARY ADJUDICATION
COO filed a $30 million suit against the client and its CEO alleging breach of a partnership agreement and breach of fiduciary duty. Following extensive discovery and a comprehensive motion for summary adjudication that included thousands of pages of exhibits, the court dismissed those causes of action.
OF FIDUCIARY DUTY AND FRAUD: NOMINAL SETTLEMENT
An investor in one of the country’s largest accounting firms sued the firm after losing tens of millions of dollars in an offshore hedge fund. Mediation resulted in a settlement in which the investor recovered only a small fraction of the damages sought.
OF CONTRACT: FAVORABLE SETTLEMENT
Former executives of the client filed a $20 million demand for binding arbitration, alleging that the client failed to meet certain purchase obligations to promote and market the brand after a merger. After extended, contentious litigation, plaintiffs agreed to a confidential settlement resulting in a complete dismissal of all their claims.
OF CONTRACT, IMPLIED WARRANTIES, UNFAIR COMPETITION:
After two years of litigation including removal to federal court and extensive motion practice, obtained a favorable settlement on behalf of semiconductor manufacturer which had been sued for an amount in excess of $30 million for breach of contract, breach of implied warranties, unfair competition and related claims.
OF CONTRACT, IMPLIED WARRANTIES: FAVORABLE SETTLEMENT
Obtained a favorable settlement with Microsoft on behalf of a manufacturer of computer software and hardware in a $14 million contract dispute regarding the development and production of advanced, customized software.
OF MERGER AGREEMENT: FAVORABLE SETTLEMENT
Represented one of the nation's premier software companies in a suit brought by former shareholders of an acquired company. Innovative litigation tactics resulted in a favorable settlement only days before arbitration was set to begin.
OF STOCK OPTION AGREEMENT:
Represented the former General Counsel of a publicly traded company in a high-profile breach of stock options contract case that arose from what the legal press called “one of the most storied soap operas in recent Silicon Valley history.” Obtained confidential settlement after aggressive litigation and discovery practice.