Cullen and Dykman is a leading commercial litigation firm serving clients throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions and nationwide. Few firms of our size offer the same breadth and depth of experience in commercial litigation, and we have distinguished our practice by emphasizing client-first representation focused on achieving efficient, practical and cost-effective resolutions to complex commercial disputes.
Areas We Serve
With offices strategically located across New York and New Jersey, our attorneys regularly appear in the state and federal courts throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. We have attorneys who are admitted to practice in jurisdictions from Texas to Maine, and we have represented clients in complex commercial litigation across the country. We have particular experience serving as trial counsel in high-profile and high-exposure cases.
In addition to our extensive experience at the trial court level, our commercial litigation attorneys also routinely represent clients in arbitration proceedings and mediation. We also maintain a robust appellate practice, representing clients in appeals at the state and federal levels. This includes serving as appellate counsel for matters we have handled from inception as well as matters where we have been retained specifically to handle the appeal.
Clients We Represent
Our clients are as diverse as our areas of practice. They include banks, private lenders, higher education institutions, utilities, telecommunications companies, pipeline companies, construction companies, publicly-traded corporations, closely-held entities, individuals and estates. All commercial litigation matters are assigned to a partner. That partner, working with one or more associates as the matter requires, is actively involved in the case and is available to address all questions and concerns. One of our firm’s greatest strengths is that we have attorneys who are experienced in a number of areas in addition to litigation. This allows our commercial litigation team to consult in-house with attorneys who have a vast knowledge of the specific substantive issues involved in our clients’ cases in order to provide the best possible representation at cost-effective rates.
At Cullen and Dykman, we are mindful of the cost of litigation. We offer flexible and competitive billing arrangements, and we have designated individuals who are familiar with the policies of many legal auditors, including Legalguard and Law Audit Services, with whom we have excellent relationships. We are equipped to interface with various electronic billing systems as well.
Keeping Clients Informed
Our attorneys lecture and publish on leading-edge topics such as best practices when conducting internal investigations, avoiding sexual harassment claims and the risks and benefits of using social media in the workplace; and, as a service to our clients, we provide regular updates on legal topics that are relevant to their businesses and offer complimentary continuing legal education classes on legal risks and considerations that are pertinent to their operations.
In addition to representing clients in commercial disputes, we also provide representation for the defense of class action claims. With our firm’s technological resources and our team of highly-experienced commercial litigators, we are well positioned to efficiently manage the unique burdens and challenges of class action litigation, from fighting class certification to providing trial and appellate representation in state and federal courts nationwide.