Complex Litigation


A Reputation For Flexibility
& Collaboration.


In complex litigation, achieving a successful resolution, whether by verdict, motion, appeal or settlement, requires an unwavering focus on excellence and service. We hand-pick from our team of trial lawyers the ideal litigators
to match the needs of each case.

Patent & IP Litigation


Intellectual property is often the most valuable asset a business owns. The team of patent litigators at Hansen Reynolds have helped businesses from startups to Fortune 500 companies protect their intellectual property from these threats and help them pursue litigation against those who violate their intellectual property.

  • Patent
  • Trademark
  • Copyright
  • Trade Dress
  • Trade Secret
  • Lanham Act
  • IP Asset Review
  • IP Counseling

Business Litigation


From the moment a dispute arises, we focus on how to win. But even before a dispute, Hansen Reynolds lawyers consult with clients to help them avoid litigation if possible and prepare for it to maximize successful outcomes. And we never lose sight of our clients' real-world business objectives, which often demand creative, thoughtful approaches to disputes, both in and out of the courtroom.

  • Complex Financial Instruments & transactions
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Trust Indentures & Other Security Agreements
  • Antitrust & Unfair Competition
  • Securities Fraud
  • Fiduciary Duty Litigation
  • Shareholder & Investor Rights
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Business Torts
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Closely Held & Limited Liability Company Disputes
  • Nuisance cases Professional malpractice Defamation
  • False advertising
  • Government & Constitutional
  • Construction & Real Estate
  • Employment
  • Consumer & Product Liability
  • Probate & Trust Litigation
  • Pre-Litigation
  • Risk Assessment
  • Personal Injury, Class Action & Mass Torts
  • Appellate Law
  • Tribal Law

Chinese Litigation


We have a dedicated team of litigators with deep experience in China who represent Chinese companies that face business and patent litigation in the U.S.

Mediations & Arbitrations


If interested in booking a mediation or arbitration, click here.

Mediation


Tort and Liability Cases

According to Government Statistics, 5% of the personal injury cases in the United States go to trial.  As a result, 95 % of personal injury cases are settled. The best chance of favorably resolving these types of cases is through mediation, where the parties can evaluate the risks and practicality of going to trial with a mediator who has presided over hundreds of cases as a Circuit Court Judge.

Commercial Cases

Pre suit negotiations in business and commercial disputes usually fail for the following reasons:

  1. the parties lack of authority to settle,
  2. there are poor communications among the parties,
  3. the parties lack necessary information to make an informed decision,
  4. emotions of the parties,
  5. conversation among the parties getting derailed, and
  6. an imbalance of power in the negotiations.

If initial negotiations fail, the next step is litigation. Commercial litigation is extremely expensive and can be drawn out for years. As an experienced mediator who has tried hundreds of cases as a Circuit Court Judge, Jeffrey Conen can effectively:

  1. Separate the people (egos and personal animosity) from the problem,
  2. Focus on the needs and interests of the parties,
  3. Generate options for mutual gain, and
  4. Use mutually agreed objective criteria in arriving at a mutually agreed settlement.

Arbitration


As a result of the pandemic, courthouses around the country have either been closed to the public entirely or open on a limited basis. Consequently, very few matters have been tried to a jury in the last year. Across the country there are large backlogs of cases needing to be decided by a Judge or independent neutral. There is a significant need for many of these matters to be resolved by a neutral in arbitration if they cannot be settled at mediation.

To effectively and timely resolve matters awaiting trial, the arbitration process should be binding. When arbitration is binding, the decision is final, can be enforced by a court.

We offer the following out of court options to get your cases resolved a soon as possible.

  1. Standard Arbitration (Single arbitrator or three-person panel)
  2. Mediation-Arbitration-
    1. The same neutral acts as both mediator and arbitrator
    2. A date is set for binding arbitration if the mediation fails,
    3. The mediation process leads directly into the arbitration process without time delay,
    4. Parties are certain to have a result that is binding,
  3. Arbitration-Mediation
    1. Parties first arbitrate, then the arbitrator makes a decision but only reveals the arbitration results if there is no agreement in the following mediation.
  4. High-Low Arbitration
    1. According to United States Arbitration & Mediation, an alternative dispute resolution company: “in a high/low arbitration, the parties specify that the award will be no higher than a certain amount and no lower than another amount. The arbitrators are not usually made aware of the parameters of the high/low, and make their awards based on the evidence. Any award which is not within the parameters of the high/low is then reduced or increased to conform with the parameters. High/low parameters are set forth in an independent contract that the parties make prior to the arbitration.”
  5. Final Offer Arbitrations
    1. Each side sets forth a settlement figure and the arbitrator selects one. The arbitrator does not have the authority to modify the figures submitted.
    2. Variation- Parties do not tell arbitrator their figures. The figure closest to the arbitrator’s decision becomes the binding award.

If interested in booking a mediation or arbitration, click here.

  • Auto Liability
  • Aviation
  • Construction Accidents
  • Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA)
  • Mass Torts
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Storm Damage
  • Uninsured & Underinsured Motorist (UM&UIM)
  • Wrongful Death
  • Accounting Malpractice
  • American Disability Act (ADA)
  • Antitrust
  • Bad Faith
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action
  • Condominium Board Dispute
  • Construction
  • Construction Defect
  • Contract
  • Directors & Officers (D&O)
  • Discrimination
  • Elder
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Engineering
  • Environmental
  • Errors & Omissions (E&O)
  • Estates
  • Family Business
  • Fee Dispute
  • Fiduciary Duty
  • Finance
  • Foreclosure
  • Fraud
  • Government
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Intellectual Property
  • Landlord-Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Lemon Law & Magnuson Moss
  • Lender Liability
  • Mechanics Lien
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
  • Non-Compete
  • Partnership Dispute
  • Probate
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Property Damage
  • Real Estate
  • Re-Insurance
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Retaliatory Discharge
  • Securities
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Sexual Molestation
  • Shareholder Dispute
  • Stockholder Derivative Actions
  • Subrogation
  • Tax Assessments (Real Estate)
  • Toxic Tort
  • Trade Secrets
  • Trusts
  • Unfair Competition
  • Whistleblower
  • Wrongful Termination