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Commercial Litigation

Reputation for creative strategies and courtroom experience

Bullivant Houser’s Commercial Litigation team is led by the firm’s experienced trial lawyers who are sought after for their expertise in resolving the most complicated disputes. We recognize what’s at stake and that a client’s future often depends on the outcome of a case.

Because of our extensive courtroom experience, we’re skilled at identifying effective legal strategies that position a case for a positive outcome as quickly as possible and with minimal disruption. We’re problem solvers who take an assertive role and know how to proactively push a case forward to drive toward a solution. Bullivant Houser’s attorneys have proven adept at negotiating favorable results where a negotiated resolution is possible. If the case proceeds to trial, we draw upon the deep skillset of our trial-tested team to steer the case to a favorable outcome.

Cohesive West Coast team that takes complex cases to trial

Given the wide variety of complex commercial litigation issues we help to resolve, we use a collaborative team approach—bringing together the right mix of senior litigators, associates, paralegals, and support staff to make sure we have the best people on the case to get the job done. Because we’ve been there many times, our team knows how to get a case ready for trial. We tap into each other’s talents to look at a problem from different angles and discuss alternative theories. Everyone plays an important role to strategize on cases, working collectively for the best results for our clients.

Types of commercial litigation cases

  • Aiding and abetting liability
  • Breach of contract
  • Business torts
  • Civil RICO
  • Director and officer liability
  • Fiduciary duty claims
  • Minority shareholder disputes
  • Partnership and corporate disputes
  • Patent and trademark disputes
  • Products liability claims
  • Securities fraud and antitrust violations
  • Trade secret disputes
Practice Contact
Wilhelm Dingler


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Thomas L. Hutchinson


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Ronald L. Richman


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Meet All Our
Commercial Litigation

$7 billion series of securities class actions arising out of the largest municipal bond default in history


Antitrust and UCC case for multi-national beverage company


Bankruptcy of a large home furnishings company


Breach of contract suit for California-based general contractor


Business fraud and breach of fiduciary duty claim for Japanese investors


Consumer products liability cases for manufacturers of small consumer devices

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