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Commercial Litigation

Cullen and Dykman LLP has established itself as a leading commercial litigation firm.  Few, if any, firms the size of Cullen and Dykman offer the breadth and depth of experience in commercial litigation matters that we do.  Our attorneys represent clients in a wide variety of areas including loan defaults, employment litigation matters, real estate, land use and zoning disputes, restrictive covenant  actions, civil rights claims, construction disputes, breach of contract claims and energy and utility related litigation to name a few. 


Our attorneys regularly appear in the state courts in the five counties of New York City, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland, Orange and Putnam counties as well as the federal courts of the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.  We also appear in courts in upstate New York and New Jersey as well as other jurisdictions from Texas to Maine.  We are frequently brought in by our clients as trial counsel on high profile and high exposure cases.  We also routinely represent clients in arbitration proceedings and mediations.

In addition to our extensive experience at the trial court level, our Commercial Litigation Department handles appeals in the state and federal courts both on matters we have handled from inception as well as on matters where the client retains us specifically to handle the appeal.  We represent clients in the mediation disputes as well as at arbitration.   

Client Base

Our clients are as diverse as our areas of practice.  They include banks, private lenders, utilities, telecommunications companies, construction companies, publicly traded corporations, closely held companies, 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 answer any questions or concerns the client may have.  One of the great strengths of Cullen and Dykman is that we have excellent, experienced attorneys in a number of areas in addition to litigation.  This allows our Commercial litigation attorneys to consult with attorneys in areas such as banking regulation, energy law, real estate transactions and trust & estates law, to name just a few, in order to provide the best representation for our clients at a reasonable cost. 

Cost Savings

At Cullen and Dykman we are mindful of the cost of litigation and offer flexible and competitive billing rates.  We are equipped to provide our clients with bills in the form they require and are familiar with the policies of many legal auditors such as Legalguard and Law Audit Services, with whom we have excellent relationships.

Keeping Clients Informed

Our attorneys keep abreast of the changes in both the substantive law and procedural rules that affect our clients and their actions.  Our attorneys lecture and write articles on such cutting edge topics such as electronic discovery in the federal and state courts and the risks and benefits of using social media in the workplace.  As a service to our clients we regularly update them on matters relevant to their business and offer complimentary continuing legal education classes on topics of interest to them.