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Los Angeles Civil Litigation Defense Attorneys Pursue Optimum Results

Skillful dispute resolution to meet your business goals

It is virtually impossible to engage in business without exposing your company to liability. Contract disputes arise. Accidents happen. At Barton, Klugman & Oetting LLP, our skilled litigation attorneys defend large and small businesses and their insurers in lawsuits arising from differences in contractual interpretation, failure to perform and tortious behavior. We work closely with our clients to identify their goals for the litigation and pursue those goals aggressively. We understand and respect our clients’ bottom line and implement cost-effective strategies to deliver positive results.

Sound counsel, effective strategies from proven litigators

Our litigation attorneys have an impressive track record in bench and jury trials, and appellate proceedings up to and including the U.S. Supreme Court. Many of our litigators have more than 10, 20 or 30 years of success in disputes related to:

  • Breach of contract — We represent clients in all manner of agreements, such as commercial real estate leases, buy and sell agreements, Uniform Commercial Code disputes, and construction contracts and loan agreements.
  • Business litigation — We handle internal business disputes involving entity control, ownership, partnership and shareholder agreements, corporate bylaws, executive compensation, ERISA, employment law, wrongful termination, severance and nondisclosure agreements.
  • Torts — Our attorneys represent clients in business torts, such as wrongful interference, unfair competition and disparagement, as well as in general liability lawsuits.
  • Insurance defense — Our firm represents insurance carriers in cases of attorney, director, officer, accountant and fiduciary liability, as well as architectural and engineering errors and omissions litigation. The carriers we represent include American Home Insurance Company, National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, PA, AISLIC (American International Specialty Lines Insurance Company), and Chubb Insurance Group. Our firm also represents insureds in coverage disputes.

In each of these areas, we help our clients to identify reasonable goals for the litigation and offer a range of strategies to pursue those goals. We are highly sensitive to the inherent risks of litigation — we provide a detailed evaluation of our clients’ exposure and offer prudent counsel that respects our clients’ bottom line.

Experienced in all methods of alternative dispute resolution

There’s no escaping the fact that going to trial is expensive and time consuming. To resolve your dispute in a timely manner at a lower cost, it’s often beneficial to choose a method of alternative dispute resolution. Our attorneys have vast experience in ADR, including binding arbitration, non-binding arbitration and mediation.

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