Intellectual Property

Practice AreaLitigation


The litigators at Zukerman Gore Brandeis & Crossman help their clients – individuals and sole proprietors, small businesses and privately held companies, and public companies and multinational corporations – prevent and resolve business disputes.

We draw upon on our decades of experience prosecuting and defending claims to craft resolution strategies that align with our clients’ business and strategic objectives. We develop creative and practical solutions to complex disputes, built upon the strengths of the case and the weaknesses of the other side. And we zealously defend the interests of our clients, in the courtroom and at the negotiating table, to protect their positions and further their goals.

Complex Commercial Disputes

Our litigators have resolved a broad range of complex commercial disputes, in litigation, on appeal, and in arbitrations, mediations, and other alternative dispute resolution proceedings, including in the following areas:



  • Breach of contract
  • Partnership disputes
  • Unfair competition
  • Accounting
  • Asset forfeiture
  • Bankruptcy
  • Corporate control
  • Non-competition and non-solicitation
  • Shareholder rights
  • Anti-money laundering
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Product defects


  • Lender liability
  • Debtor-creditor disputes
  • Collateralized mortgage financing
  • Banking
  • Fraud and fraudulent conveyances


  • Insurance claims
  • Business liability insurance claims
  • Property and casualty insurance
  • Professional liability policies
  • Wrongful denial of coverage
  • Environmental coverage
  • Construction defect liability
  • Coverage disputes

Intellectual Property

  • Trade secrets
  • Trademarks
  • Computer law
  • Software licenses
  • Copyrights
  • Patent infringement
  • Internet law and liability

Real Estate

  • Property rights
  • Construction
  • Landlord-tenant disputes


  • Employment issues
  • Wrongful termination
  • Executive compensation
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Harassment
  • Discrimination


  • Tax appeals


  • FNRA arbitration

Professional Liability

  • Legal malpractice
  • Accounting


  • Art
  • Defamation
  • Privacy
  • Judgment enforcement
  • Foreign sovereign immunities

International Reach

Zukerman Gore attorneys have earned a reputation for effectively resolving disputes that include international and cross-border elements, either representing clients based outside the United States – clients come to us from Europe, Canada, the Middle East, and South and Central America – or litigating claims involving companies and assets around the world. We excel at conducting international discovery proceedings.

Cost-Efficient, Effective Results

Although we strive to settle most disputes outside of the courtroom to minimize the cost and disruption of litigation for our clients, we believe that there is no better formula for success, including reaching favorable settlement, than being ready, willing, and able to go to trial. That approach often allows us to achieve cost-efficient and effective results without trial, including matters in which we have:

  • Obtained millions in insurance coverage where coverage was denied
  • Unfrozen millions of dollars of seized assets
  • Collected multimillion-dollar damages awards
  • Recovered fraudulently embezzled funds
  • Obtained fair compensation for departed employees
  • Enforced contractual rights
  • Protected intellectual property rights
  • Vindicated clients against unfair accusations