At Gray Reed, we understand the business side of the challenges and risks posed by potential and actual lawsuits and have the skills and experience to win cases. The Commercial Litigation Practice Group has a strong presence in both of our offices and has been recognized in the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers' 2020 "Best Law Firms" list.
Gray Reed's Expertise
Proven Experience in the Courtroom
Our trial attorneys represent corporations in a variety of industries and handle some of the largest and most complex commercial lawsuits and arbitrations for major domestic and international clients. Our litigators provide complete state and federal trial and appellate representation, arbitration, mediation, and alternative dispute resolution services. Our trial lawyers have proven experience with hundreds of cases tried to verdict or arbitration award in nearly every state in the United States. This experience gives our attorneys the ability to review a case and plan the most efficient strategy to achieve each client's business objectives.
We have earned our strong reputation among judicial and governmental authorities for our thorough preparation, effective presentation and principled advocacy of clients' interests. Ongoing training programs help keep our knowledge and skills current and highly developed.
Experience in Alternative Dispute Resolution
We recognize that an early, prudent business settlement is usually better than a prolonged war of attrition, no matter how successful. Where appropriate, we advocate the use of alternative dispute resolution procedures as tools to bring prompt and efficient resolution to complex litigation and to reduce the costs and delays often associated with commercial litigation.
Case Management and Budgets to Help Avoid Surprises
Our litigators understand and respect our clients' strategy and goals, and emphasize case management, risk evaluation analyses, and frequent communications to meet those goals. Gray Reed trial lawyers follow a case management approach with a strategy dependent upon the probability of success, the ramifications of the outcome on our clients' image, the likelihood of future litigation and the cost.
Access to Resources and General Counsel Capabilities
As a full service firm, we are uniquely positioned to effectively represent and counsel clients beyond routine or the most complex litigation matters. When a client's need goes beyond the expertise or jurisdiction of a Gray Reed litigator, our firm has a worldwide network of lawyers for international and cross-border issues and other Gray Reed attorneys who focus on areas such as banking & finance, energy, construction, healthcare, labor & employment, mergers & acquisitions, private equity, tax, real estate, white-collar defense, employee benefits & executive compensation and appellate. These resources allow us to serve as outside general counsel for our clients and help solve nearly any issue they may face in the life cycle of their business.
Why Clients Feel at Home at Gray Reed
Your experience with our commercial litigators will be fully aligned with your goals and objectives and tailored specifically to how you want to do business with us. Our lawyers are adaptable and nimble – you will never be forced into a box that doesn’t fit your opportunity or problem, or your needs and desires. Whether we solve your disputes using alternative dispute resolution procedures or in the courtroom, you’ll be comfortable with our skill and practical approach. We know exactly when to turn up the heat and when collaboration is the smartest way for you to achieve your goals.