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Business Litigation


Business disputes and general complex litigation are a principal focus at Crosby & Higgins LLP. Our attorneys have successfully litigated cases involving claims for breach of contract, fraud, wrongful interference with business relations, unfair and anti-competitive trade practices, fraudulent inducement, misrepresentations and omissions, and other statutory and business tort claims.

The Firm represents a wide array of business clients ranging from sole proprietors and small business owners, to Fortune 500 companies like General Electric and the Quaker Oats Company. Our background and experience speaks for itself; as a boutique litigation practice, we are able to consistently provide our clients with quality, cost-effective representation at a fraction of large firm fees.

Crosby & Higgins LLP is selective in the cases that it undertakes so that our attorneys can remain available to our clients and fully involved with each representation. In sum, Crosby & Higgins LLP uses a creative and aggressive mix of litigation and business skills in order to maintain our primary purpose – to reach a resolution that our clients define as “success.”

Crosby & Higgins LLP is pleased to offer its clients a flexible fee structure, including partial and full contingency fee agreements in selected cases. If you have any questions or would like to arrange for a no-cost consultation, please do not hesitate to contact us at 646-452-2304 and ask to speak with Todd A. Higgins, Esq.

Recent Business Litigation Experience:

02/20/2015 – Crosby & Higgins LLP Prevails on Motion to Dismiss; Resolves $20 Million Claim for Breach of Non-Disclosure Agreement

12/19/2014 – Crosby & Higgins LLP Secures Default Judgment; Prevails on Motion to Dismiss Corporate Veil Piercing Claims Against Alter Ego/Successor Entities

07/19/2012 — Crosby & Higgins LLP Serves as Lead Counsel in Action Pending in SDNY Against Numerous Merchant Services Organizations

12/21/2011 — Crosby & Higgins LLP Takes $75 Million Venture Capital Dispute to Hearing

9/1/2010 – Crosby & Higgins LLP Files for Arbitration before the AAA in Public Relations Fee and Royalty Payment Dispute

01/19/2010 – Crosby & Higgins LLP Files Appearance in Federal District Court for the Northern District of NY for Indian-Based Manufacturer in Breach of Contract and Defamation Action; Files Counterclaims for Breach of Contract and Common Law Fraud

12/23/2009 – Crosby & Higgins LLP Triumphs With Sweeping Victory in AAA Arbitration Involving Claims for Breach of Fiduciary Duty and Dissolution of New York Based Architectural Firm

9/1/2009 – Crosby & Higgins LLP Secures Favorable Ruling on Motion to Dismiss claims for breach of contract, quantum meruit, unjust enrichment and declaratory relief and Successfully Resolves Fee and Non-Solicitation Dispute arising out of $121 million dollar credit transaction on Behalf of International Investment Consulting Firm

11/03/2008 — Crosby & Higgins LLP Confirms New York Arbitration Award on Behalf of Japanese Based Company; Registers, Secures and Collects Full Judgment in Florida

10/17/2008 — Crosby & Higgins LLP Successfully Resolves Severance and Equity Redemption Claims for Former Chief Executive Officer

10/13/2008 — Crosby & Higgins LLP Secures TRO and Preliminary Injunction

12/26/2007– Crosby & Higgins LLP Files $4.5 Million Dollar Employment Arbitration in New York Alleging Fraud, Breach of Contract, Bad Faith, Unjust Enrichment, and Title VII Violations

10/18/2007 — Crosby & Higgins LLP Helps Legal Team Secure Victory on $3.9 Million Dollar Specific Performance Claim Arising Out of Alabama Gulf Coast Beachfront Development Dispute.

10/17/2007 — Crosby & Higgins LLP Files Breach of Contract Action Arising Out of Reported $2.5 million Dollar Sale of Curtis Knight and Jimi Hendrix Master Recordings.

8/27/2007 — Crosby & Higgins LLP Retained to Prosecute Former Executive’s Multi-Million Dollar Claims for Commissions and Equity Ownership Interest in Asset Management Firm Acquired by Piper Jaffray.

7/18/2007 — Crosby & Higgins LLP Takes Over to Prosecute Breach of Contract, Conversion and Punitive Damages Claims in Excess of $6 Million Arising Out of Alleged Scheme to Steal Corporate Funds.

6/25/2007 — Crosby & Higgins LLP Appears as Counsel in Breach of Contract, Negligence and Punitive Damages Action Arising Out of Alleged Wrongful Transfer of Domain Name.

BUSINESS LITIGATION

Business disputes and general complex litigation are a principal focus at Crosby & Higgins LLP. Our attorneys have successfully litigated cases involving claims for breach of contract, fraud, wrongful interference with business relations, unfair and anti-competitive trade practices, fraudulent inducement, misrepresentations and omissions and other statutory and business tort claims.
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APPELLATE PRACTICE

Attorneys for Crosby & Higgins LLP have appellate experience before the United States Supreme Court, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York. Our attorneys bring to their cases thorough knowledge of appellate procedure and key areas of substantive law, including business torts, contracts, securities, antitrust, commercial code, labor and employment, products liability and insurance law.
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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Crosby & Higgins LLP provides media and intellectual property services drawing from nearly two decades of experience in this area. We routinely handle infringement actions on behalf of rights holders, with claims covering First Amendment, copyright, trademark, trade dress, false advertising, unfair competition and dilution. Crosby & Higgins LLP also has extensive experience in negotiating and structuring a wide variety of applications and licensed uses of intellectual property and often deals with many of the world’s largest media and entertainment companies, including Universal, and Time Warner.
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BROKER DEALER DISPUTES

Crosby & Higgins LLP defends and prosecutes broker-dealer disputes, including claims involving allegations of improper sales practices, churning, unsuitability, misrepresentations or omissions, unauthorized trading, and numerous other state and federal securities laws claims. The Firm represents both plaintiffs and defendants in complex security arbitrations.
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TECHNOLOGY VENTURES

Crosby & Higgins LLP provides a full range of services for technology ventures, including startup and formation, capital raises, joint ventures, intellectual property protection and monetization, and litigation. Crosby & Higgins LLP also has extensive experience negotiating and structuring a wide variety of licensed uses of intellectual property.
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