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Commercial Litigation

Our firm maintains an active litigation practice, with our clients relying on us to forge winning strategies through a creative mix of litigation and business strategies.


Partners Jonathan B. Nelson and Mark C. Zauderer, lead our Commercial Litigation Department. We resolve complex commercial disputes using innovative tactics and pragmatic solutions.

With years of litigation experience from practicing at large prominent global law firms and governmental agencies, we are known for providing consistent top-quality representation in all areas of commercial litigation in federal and state courts, from trials to appeals, before administrative and governmental agencies, and in alternative dispute resolution settings such as mediations and arbitrations. A hallmark of our services is to seek creative, innovative and cost-effective ways to quickly resolve our clients matters. Our key to success lies in working with our clients to best determine which cases should be litigated in court, which should be resolved in some alternative forum, and which matters can and should be settled. We have a proven track record of success, in and out of the courtroom- which is why time and again, our clients trust us with their most complex and high-risk business disputes.

Dorf Nelson & Zauderer’s Commercial Litigation Department offers a multifaceted perspective to every matter with which we are entrusted.  Our transactional attorneys call on us to apply a critical eye to contracts and other documents to ensure that clients steer clear of future liability. When a dispute does arise, our litigation team is supported by the transactional attorneys from the firm’s other practice groups who are familiar with our clients’ issues and concerns. We incorporate their keen insights and sound judgment as we determine the best course of action. Should the matter move forward into litigation, these trusted business advisors stay involved in the matter.

What sets us apart from other firms is that we offer level of personal attention and responsiveness that most law firms do not and cannot match. Whatever the matter, we take pride in providing personalized and individual attention to every client. This is evidenced by the fact that Mr. Nelson and Mr. Zauderer are hands-on from the beginning to the end of every commercial litigation case in which we are involved. The level of service we provide has proven invaluable for the many businesses and individuals we have proudly served over the years.

At Dorf Nelson & Zauderer, we stress excellence in advocacy, efficiency in staffing, early resolution of litigation and the use of state-of-the-art technology in servicing client needs.

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