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Litigation & Arbitration

The firm has substantial experience in the litigation and arbitration of complex disputes. Pavia & Harcourt’s litigators have appeared in appellate and trial courts throughout the nation, and have been involved in arbitration both in the U.S. and abroad. The firm has successfully litigated securities actions, employment disputes, contract and fraud claims, bankruptcy matters, art fraud, trademark and copyright matters, insurance claims, and real estate matters.

In international disputes before courts in the United States, we have succeeded in obtaining the early dismissal of a number of disputes based on objections to the jurisdiction of the local court or to the inconvenience of the forum, or based on the existence of an arbitration clause in a related agreement. We have extensive experience in taking and defending testimony abroad under international procedures.

Pavia & Harcourt recognizes that litigation may not always be the best course for a client and may recommend alternative forms of dispute resolution such as mediation and arbitration.

When litigation is necessary, Pavia & Harcourt is committed to representing clients in the most cost-effective way possible to achieve maximum results. When the circumstances warrant with respect to select matters, the firm is willing to discuss alternative fee arrangements, such as contingency or partial-contingency terms.