Litigation

Our litigators practice across a broad spectrum of industries. With that experience, we represent corporations, closely held businesses and partnerships, professionals and individuals.

Our team brings together a diverse group of accomplished litigators with substantial trial experience in state and federal courts, including appellate experience, as well as in arbitrations and mediations. Clients benefit from our preventative analysis and long-term strategies designed to resolve disputes, as well as cutting-edge perspectives garnered from our extensive experience in the courtroom.

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

General commercial litigation involves virtually every type of dispute that can arise in the business context, including breach of contract cases, partnership/joint venture disputes, class actions, business torts, breach of fiduciary duty allegations, and shareholder issues.

PERSONAL INJURY

The fact that accidents are somewhat commonplace does not detract from the pain and confusion that can result when an accident or injury happens to you or a loved one. If you decide to protect your legal rights after an accident or injury, you may have a number of general questions about personal injury cases.

Personal injury cases are legal disputes that arise when one person suffers harm from an accident or injury, and someone else might be legally responsible for that harm. A personal injury case can become formalized through civil court proceedings that seek to find others legally at fault through a court judgment or, as is much more common, such disputes may be resolved through informal settlement before any lawsuit is filed:

The middle ground between a lawsuit and an informal settlement is alternative dispute resolution procedures like mediation and arbitration.

Plaintiffs have a limited time in which to file a lawsuit, called a statute of limitations. Generally speaking, the period of time dictated by a statute of limitations begins when the plaintiff is injured or discovers the injury. Statutes of limitations are established by state law and often vary by type of injury. In New Jersey, the statute of limitations for injuries is generally two years, but can vary from state to state.

Any potential personal injury case requires a detailed understanding of the facts, the processes, and the law. If an accident has impacted your life, you will want to consult with an experienced attorney to see if you should pursue a lawsuit. Not sure if you have a case? You can always have one of our attorneys provide a free evaluation of your injury.

INSURANCE LAW

Insurance law falls into many categories. An insurance company will hire lawyers to represent you in case if you are sued for something related to your insurance contract. These are known as “insurance defense attorneys.” For example, an automobile insurance company will hire an attorney to represent an insured driver when she gets sued for causing another driver’s injuries. Sometimes an insurance lawyer can help you when an insurance company fails to pay your claim properly (or at all). In addition, an insurance company might hire an attorney to “subrogate” your claim and seek reimbursement from other insureds who may ultimately be responsible for your loss.

Some insurance defense attorneys are contracted with insurance companies, so individuals may be unable to hire these attorneys on their own. However, some insurance companies allow you to pick your own attorney if you make a request. Most insurance defense attorneys work to zealously represent you. However, you do not pay the attorney’s fees, and many clients have concerns that the attorney is actually working in the best interest of the insurance company. We are often hired by insureds to “shadow” the insurance company’s attorney and make sure your interests are best protected. This not only includes homeowners and commercial claims, but in professional malpractice cases for doctors, lawyers and other licensed professionals.

To discuss any insurance issues you are facing, reach out to us for a free consultation.

ESTATE LITIGATION

Even the most carefully thought out estate plans can fail to do what people intend. Will contests or guardianship disputes can derail the normal probate process. The administration of a trust may give rise to a dispute. An executor or personal representative might be accused of breaching their fiduciary duties. Each of these situations is a common source of probate court litigation.

At MMG, we represent executors, administrators, trustees, beneficiaries and others in estate-related matters that involve will contests, trust disputes, guardianships, family businesses and claims against fiduciaries. In every aspect of our involvement in a case, whether in negotiations, in mediation or at trial – we offer uncompromising legal advocacy on behalf of our clients.

SUBROGATION

Our firm has an expertise in all aspects of third-party coverage issues, first-party coverage issues and insurance policy interpretation. Our field of expertise with respect to third-party coverage issues and first-party coverage issues encompasses interpretation of insurance policies and the bringing of and defense of declaratory judgment actions. As you can see from the list of insurance companies that we represent and have represented, our service to the insurance industry with respect to insurance policy work has been extensive.

REAL ESTATE LITIGATION

Real estate litigation is an extremely broad area of law. For the skilled attorney, disputes and issues arise between homeowners in the course of a sale/purchase, between neighbors and even involving your local municipality. Municipal issues can involve complaints filed by other residents or supposed violations of local ordinances.

A good real estate lawyer can also help with landlord-tenant disputes, foreclosure issues, property tax issues and local approval requests for residential and commercial building projects. It might also involve suing a contractor or other tradesperson for faulty workmanship or failing to properly perform under their contract or agreement.

If you have an issue which you would like to discuss with one of our litigators, contact us at any time.