Gallet Dreyer & Berkey, LLP | Litigation
Practice Areas

Litigation

At Gallet Dreyer & Berkey, LLP we offer a zealous, intelligent, and cost-effective approach to litigation that will allow you to resolve your disputes, with a minimum of difficulty and expense. Our team of seasoned litigators has experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in many types of litigation, including:

Real Estate – We defend our clients’ interests in all types of real estate matters, including construction contract disputes, construction defect disputes, easement disputes, commercial and residential landlord-tenant litigation, disputes between unit owners and co-op and condo boards, mortgage foreclosures, nuisance actions, ownership and partnership disputes, sales contract disputes, brokerage commission claims, and toxic mold and other environmental cases.

Employment – We represent both employers and employees in a wide variety of work-related claims including discrimination, family and medical leave, unpaid wages, non-compete agreements, employment agreements and unfair labor practices.

Tax – We represent businesses and individuals in resolving tax controversies with the Internal Revenue Service and various state and local taxing authorities.

Corporate – We represent both defendants and plaintiffs in a wide variety of business disputes including those relating to contracts; partnerships; limited liability companies; corporations and matters relating to their respective partners, members and/or shareholders; trademark disputes; trade secrets; and fraud claims, among others.

Banking – We represent banks and other financial institutions in a wide variety of litigation including mortgage foreclosures, commercial collections, customer disputes, lender liability claims, and contract enforcement matters, among others.

Franchising – We represent both franchisors and franchisees in disputes concerning franchise agreements as well as other general corporate litigation relating to their businesses.

Estate Matters – We represent executors, administrators, trustees and heirs in disputes that arise relating to estates, wills and other succession plans.

White Collar Criminal Defense – We represent individuals and corporations under investigation or accused of criminal conduct. Our services include corporate investigations, representation before grand juries and regulatory agencies, criminal trials and appeals.

Construction – We represent contractors, owners and developers in disputes arising out of commercial and large-scale residential projects, as well as substantial public construction projects.

Intellectual Property  We represent businesses and individuals in trademark infringement, copyright, and trade secret matters.

What Makes Us Different

We distinguish ourselves from other litigation practices:

Trial Expertise – We have a deep team of seasoned litigators. Our attorneys have thousands of hours of courtroom experience and teach litigation at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Intensive Trial Advocacy Program. We have taken scores of cases to trial, and we know what it takes to present a case effectively at trial.

We Leverage Our Reputation – We have an excellent reputation in the courtroom, which we use as a tool to demonstrate to the opposition that we are ready, willing and able to try the most difficult cases to verdict.

Cost Effective – We offer litigation expertise that matches that of the largest and most prestigious firms in the world. And, as a result of our smaller size and leaner structure, we can do so with a more reasonable billing structure.

An Intelligent Approach – We are persistently aggressive, yet level-headed throughout the litigation process. In our experience, this approach yields the best results, whether through verdict or settlement.

Regular Communication – You will always be fully informed as to the status of your case. You can expect regular phone calls and emails from us.