Defending Your Position

When two or more individuals or businesses become involved in a legal dispute, such as a breach of contract or partner-shareholder dispute, what usually ensues is civil litigation. Plaintiffs want an agreement honored, a loss compensated, or a wrong corrected, while defendants seek to firmly protect their rights against the plaintiff’s claim.

At Bergstein Flynn Knowlton & Pollina PLLC, our civil litigation attorneys aggressively represent both plaintiffs and defendants. What makes us unique is that we have a singular blend of trial and business experience, and use it to both properly understand your case and put together the most practical solution to resolve the disagreement.

Many times, civil disputes can be settled out of court, but sometimes taking your case to trial is the best or only option. If this happens in your situation, we are ready to aggressively fight for your interests at every stage of the litigation process.

Civil Defense (Corporate and Individual)

We defend individuals against claims arising from alleged fraud, negligence, intentional torts, partnership disputes, and related situations. Businesses frequently retain us to defend them against charges of premises liability, fraud, breach of contract, negligence, and breach of fiduciary duties, to name a few. If you’ve been served with a summons and complaint, or face the threat of litigation, call us to represent you and strategize your response.

Real Estate Litigation

We protect the interests of both the owners and tenants of residential real estate properties when developers and landlords take actions that violate their rights. No matter where you are in the litigation process, we will customize a legal strategy to effectively resolve the dispute. Whether you are in the midst of a leasing dispute, seeking damages for negligence, fraud or a breach of contract, or facing commercial foreclosure, our firm is prepared to go the extra mile in pursuing the best outcome for you.  

Civil Forfeiture

When property of any type is believed to represent the evidence of a crime or the means by which illegal acts are committed, New York prosecutors bring Article 13-A proceedings to seize it. The onus is on the owner to show that they obtained the property using legitimate financial resources or that any use in connection with criminal activity was without their permission or knowledge. We defend and protect the interests of people who risk property loss through criminal or civil asset forfeiture.

Securities Litigation

The securities industry is a fast-paced, ever-changing industry governed by a complex set of stringent rules and regulations. Broker-dealers, registered representatives, and investment advisors face exposure to a broad spectrum of litigation and regulatory proceedings. We earnestly protect the interests of those parties whether the investigation and/or proceeding concerns market manipulation, insider trading, or a myriad of other rule violations.  

If you are facing a civil litigation matter in New York and would like to schedule a free consultation to determine your next step, call (212) 803-9025 or contact us. We look forward to working with you and for you.