SFMS has extensive experience handling a wide variety of commercial litigation matters. The attorneys at SFMS have decades of experience representing large national and international corporations, as well as smaller businesses and other entities in such matters. The broad range of commercial litigation matters that SFMS lawyers have handled include contract disputes, breach of duty claims, abuse of trust cases, business torts, trade disputes, unfair competition claims and related issues, including risk assessment and litigation avoidance. We represent clients in diverse industry sectors, including large publicly traded and international companies, as well as smaller business enterprises in connection with their complex commercial litigation matters. In addition to handling such matters in federal and state courts in the United States, SFMS attorneys also have significant experience handling claims in international arbitration forums and with co-counsel in courts outside of the United States. In representing their clients in commercial litigation matters, SFMS attorneys have recovered tens of millions of dollars, including recoveries from governments and state trading entities.
The Firm handles commercial litigation pursuant to traditional hourly billing arrangements and, on an increasingly frequent basis, has been retained to handle litigation for corporate plaintiffs on a contingent fee basis. We have found that, while corporate counsel tend to be reluctant to deviate from tried and true hourly billing procedures, in appropriate circumstances, a contingent fee structure ensures the proper incentives and often works to further the client's interests.