CIVIL LITIGATION LAW

Our firm’s lawyers have more than 100 years of combined legal experience you can rely on for any civil litigation matter. Barr Law’s attorneys have honed our skills through decades of successful representation of clients in an extraordinarily broad range of cases.

We successfully practice in the following areas of law:

APPELLATE

Our firm has briefed and argued multiple appeals to the Vermont Supreme Court, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and Courts of Appeal as well as to the New York State Appellate Division and First and Second Circuit Courts of Appeals. These appeals have included cases concerning defamation, non-competition agreements, construction litigation, attorney’s fees, estate matters, family law, First Amendment issues, Federal Arbitration Act, trade secrets, a hydropower agreement, and tribal governance.

 

ARBITRATION

We have been involved in numerous arbitrations representing individuals and businesses in a wide variety of areas including construction disputes, condominium law, real estate matters and partnership dissolutions. Attorney Russell Barr has also been selected to act as arbitrators in commercial and real estate arbitrations.

 

BOUNDARY DISPUTES

In the act of buying or selling real estate property, situations arise in which property descriptions are misrepresented or surveys are not obtained, creating disputes between owners, buyers and sellers. It is in this type of situation that experienced counsel is required to assist in efficient resolution. We have litigated and successfully tried to verdict complicated boundary dispute cases and have obtained large judgments for our clients.

 

CLASS/ CONSOLIDATED ACTION

Representing individuals or a class of individuals in complex litigation or arbitration requires strong and skilled counsel. Our firm’s attorneys have honed their skills over the years in consumer and commercial class actions and have the ability to successfully litigate and arbitrate these matters.

We are presently representing foreign nationals in a class action case concerning the largest fraud in the history of the U.S. EB/5 program as well as the largest fraud in the history of the state of Vermont. This fraud amounts to the misappropriation of hundreds of millions of dollars and the injury to local investors, local residents and forging national investors.

 

CONSTRUCTION DISPUTES

Our attorneys have handled a wide variety of construction disputes ranging in amounts from $25,000 to $50,000,000. Our clients have included casino owners and developers as well as residential and commercial property owners and contractors. We have handled cases on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants. Throughout the years, we have been able to develop a litigation strategy to focus on the pivotal issues in construction litigation. With this strategy, we have been able to offer our clients uniformly successful results.

 

CORPORATE AND INDIVIDUAL DEFENSE & INVESTIGATIONS

Our attorneys have been asked on multiple occasions to assist individuals, businesses and corporations with government investigations. Our clients have included nurses, doctors, real estate brokers, police officers, health care professionals, a Native American tribe, restaurants, bars, resorts, home health care providers and other state-licensed businesses, including medical spas.

 

DERIVATIVE ACTIONS

Our attorneys have successfully prosecuted derivative actions on behalf of corporate shareholders. One case involved extensive looting of a corporation by senior management and directors.

 

FORECLOSURE

In this constantly changing and challenging economic environment, our firm actively represents banks, financiers and individuals in foreclosures, deed-in-lieu arrangements and workouts (including structured refinancing in residential and commercial matters.)

 

INSURANCE COVERAGE, RECOVERY AND COUNSELING

During the last 30 years, we have assisted policyholders in obtaining rightly deserved insurance coverage under their policies for property, liability and automobile claims. Our attorneys have extensive experience in preparing and negotiating claims and litigating insurance coverage issues to ensure adequate and reasonable recovery for our clients. We are uniquely skilled in the areas of insurance including property damage, general and umbrella liability as well as uninsured and underinsured claims.

 

LIQUOR CONTROL INVESTIGATIONS & DEFENSE

Over the last decade, we have assisted and defended restaurant and bar owners being investigated for alleged violations of liquor laws and regulations. This regulatory regime is highly complex and requires careful navigation by seasoned and experienced professionals.

 

NON-COMPETITION AGREEMENTS

Non-competition agreements are heavily negotiated and include essential contract rights. Litigation involving the enforcement of these agreements is very fact-specific based on, for example, whether the non-compete arose from a sale of a business or an employee-employer relationship. We have negotiated and litigated to verdict these highly contentious agreements and accordingly have a unique perspective and are very knowledgeable as to their enforceability.

 

REAL ESTATE LITIGATION

We have litigated to verdict a wide array of real estate disputes including residential and commercial deals gone awry as well as claims against real estate brokers, sellers and buyers. We have extensive experience in the areas of negligent and fraudulent misrepresentation as well as breach of contract claims.

 

SECURITIES/ INVESTOR CLAIMS AGAINST FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

In this day of unscrupulous investment and banking advisors, we have been keenly interested in representing individuals in recouping their losses and fees as a result of negligent and fraudulent investment advice. We have been successful in litigating and settling many cases in this complex area of law.

 

*LOREM IPSUM*

We have top national experience in protecting the rights of EB-5 investors who have been harmed by fraudulently and negligently run regional centers and attorneys who have failed in their obligation to their clients.

We are presently involved in many such litigations, including class actions and are pursuing multi millions of dollars in damages from the wrongdoers.

 

TIMBER TRESPASS

Our attorneys have successfully prosecuted derivative actions on behalf of corporate shareholders. One case involved extensive looting of a corporation by senior management and directors.

 

TRADEMARK LITIGATION

Our firm has been involved in trademark litigation proceedings in front of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. For especially complex trademark matters, we have relationships with some of the leading trademark attorneys in the nation.