Business Litigation

National & International Transnational Matters

Business Litigation Law includes evaluating, handling and solving contractual and tort claims before State and Federal courts, administrative agencies, mediators, and arbitrators. Examples of business litigation cases include, but are not limited to:

  • breach of contract or fiduciary duty;
  • unfair competition;
  • employer/employee disputes;
  • abuse of trust;
  • infringement of intellectual property rights;
  • tortious interference with contractual relationships;
  • violation of agreements limiting competition;
  • consumer fraud.


In a Business Litigation case there are generally three steps:
First, the strengths and weaknesses of the case must be evaluated, after conducting proper legal research;
Second, it is necessary to prepare the most effective strategy for the case and, at the same time, try to discuss the case with the opposing party in an effort to reach a settlement;
Finally, is the settlement efforts failed, it is necessary to prepare for trial; this is generally done through interrogatories, depositions, or other pre-trial motions.
Corporate litigation and commercial insurance litigation constitute an important parts of business litigation.

The Uniform Commercial Code unifies the commercial laws of the United States, having been adopted in all 50 states (with some modification in some States), the District of Columbia, and the American territories.
Nowadays that the economy has a global outlook, commercial transactions have become increasingly international, and businesses are often engaged in legal disputes arising out international commerce, trade, or sales that cross international boundaries. When the parties are unable to settle claims through mediation or arbitration proceedings, International Business Litigation is the only option to resolve them.

Bertollini & O’Reilly, a Litigation Law Firm with offices in New York and New Jersey, represents private clients and corporations in international Business Litigation cases. Our Attorneys have a unique background and experience for handling even the most complex transnational matters.

Simone Bertollini is one of the very few Italian Lawyers in New York with full legal education in both Italy and the United States. Simone has handled a variety of civil and criminal cases in both New York and New Jersey Courts. He is fluent in English, Italian and Spanish.

Paul O’Reilly is also a member of both the New York and New Jersey Bars, and has handled hundreds of civil litigation cases in the past 10 years. Paul has also substantial appellate experience.

Cases we handle

With many years of litigation experience in New York and New Jersey, our Attorneys have the knowledge and skills to take National and International litigation cases involving Italian Business Law and its application in the United States.
Our firm handles commercial litigation cases including, but not limited to:

  • Cases arising out of contracts between U.S. corporations and Italian companies;
  • Breach of contract cases;
  • Enforcement of foreign judgments, enforcement of mediation settlement agreements;
  • Foreign intellectual property disputes;
  • Enforcement of national and international arbitral awards;
  • State and Federal Appeals.


We also work with local Italian Lawyers in collecting U.S. judgments in Italy.

Our Attorneys have a deep understanding of the International Business Litigation doctrines, such as forum non conveniens, personal jurisdiction, and conflicts of laws issues.

Contact an International Business Litigation Law Firm in New York.