Sonnenfeld & Richman LLP’s general civil litigation practice is broad in scope, as we provide guidance and advice to individuals in a wide array of personal and business matters.When litigation becomes necessary, we strive to zealously protect and enforce our clients’ rights while making certain to keep focus on individual needs.
Our attorneys stress working closely with each client at all stages of litigation. We emphasize developing a comprehensive strategy, avoiding wasteful duplication of discovery efforts, making sure that consistent factual and legal positions are taken, and in multi-state and multi-jurisdictional matters, coordinating with other counsel in joint defense arrangements. Our attorneys are experienced inside and outside of the courtroom in trial work at the state and federal levels as well as affluent in the alternative dispute processes of mediation and arbitration. Through these efforts, Sonnenfeld & Richman LLP works to achieve the best possible results, whether at trial or through settlement, seeking out opportunities to enable our clients to turn legal liabilities into assets, and doing so with cost efficiency.
Represented a high-profile client defamed by an online blogger operating under various pseudonyms.By crafting novel and creative litigation strategies, we became the first case in New York State where the Court exercised long arm jurisdiction over a blogger with no traditional contacts with the State.Thereafter, we successfully used litigation to create an opening for a successful settlement which included substantial protections for our client and penalties for the defendant going forward.