commercial litigation & appeals

As one of the premier commercial litigation law firms in the Hudson Valley, we at Blustein, Shapiro, Frank & Barone, LLP provide uncompromising professional legal representation to established businesses and professionals.

We have partners with over 25 years of litigation experience in representing a diverse group of clients with numerous complex commercial matters in both state and federal jurisdictions.

In every type of commercial litigation and appeal we agree to take on, we understand the complex nature of the interests at stake. We understand that every case is unique, with a multitude of intricate issues that must be addressed.

When preparing cases, we handle them as if they are going to trial so that if and when we are involved in settlement negotiations, we can proceed from a position of strength.

We are proud of the reputation our hard work has earned for our firm, including the numerous referrals we receive from other attorneys. They all have come to admire the experienced, hardworking, and knowledgeable approach our attorneys have taken with any case they litigate.


All companies suffer the occasional negative changes that may have an effect on the business. Larger disputes, relating to contractual, financial, or insurance issues, however, may severely compromise your business’s ability to be successful and fortify a profitable future.

Our attorneys are able to handle a variety of business dispute litigation cases, including:

Shareholder disputes | Disputes with suppliers or vendors | Employment or employee-related disputes | Intellectual property or copyright disputes | Funding disputes | Real estate disputes

Contracts are an important part of any business entity; they allow a business to operate while maintaining grounds to remain financially stable and recover financial or other compensation for products, goods, or services delivered. When a contract is breached, it may result in a significant loss of time and revenue to your business. In these cases, it may be necessary to proceed with mediation or arbitration, and, if necessary, litigation, to enforce the terms of the contract and resolve contractual disputes.

The attorneys of Blustein, Shapiro, Frank & Barone, LLP, can provide assistance in a variety of contractual ligitation matters, including:

Employment contracts | Vendor contracts | Nondisclosure/non-compete agreements | Intellectual property contracts

Business partnerships are often founded between family members or friends. A pre-existing relationship can cause difficulty when a dispute arises among partnerships or can cause disputes within the business. When these conflicts develop, it can put the entire business at stake. The attorneys of Blustein, Shapiro, Frank & Barone, LLP can provide counsel and assist in dealing with difficult partnership disputes. Our skilled attorneys can ensure your relationship with your business partner(s) does not interfere with resolving disputes that may cause your business to fail.

If you’re facing partnership disputes within your business over profit shares, lack of contribution, misuse of corporate funds, engagement in competitive business ventures, or any other legal matters, contact one of our experienced litigation attorneys today at Blustein, Shapiro, Frank & Barone, LLP.

Civil Trials

Blustein, Shapiro, Frank & Barone, LLP, makes every attempt to avoid a civil trial throughout the litigation process. From initially contacting and negotiating with the adverse party, through filing a petition for relief, collecting documents and other information, interviewing witnesses, all the way to strategizing, posturing, and negotiating, our firm will submit motions and briefs to the court, to attempt to decide the case prior to trial based on the evidence already collected.

However, if these efforts are unsuccessful, or a settlement is unable to be reached, you can rely on one of our experienced attorneys to represent you in a civil trial.

Our litigation team is highly-skilled in civil litigation matters, and will provide the high degree of self-assurance and courtroom acumen needed to reach a successful verdict in a civil trial.

Whether you are in need of new representation in a pre-existing litigation matter, or are about to be involved in a civil trial regarding commercial litigation, contact our firm today for assistance.