Your Delaware Trial Team
As trial lawyers, we know that business litigation is uncertain and expensive. Cases have the ability to seemingly take on a life of their own, often because other firms are more focused on billable hours than focusing on a goal to maximize client value.
At SVG, we offer straightforward legal advice with one target in mind: identify your goals and create a strategy to reach those goals as promptly and economically as possible. Experience has taught us that most cases eventually settle, but unless you are ready, willing, and able to go to trial, there is likely no incentive for either side to settle. Our experience has also demonstrated that one or two experienced trial lawyers with a centralized goal and a strategy can litigate a complex commercial case at a fraction of the cost generated by teams of “litigators.”
We have tried and won cases against local and international companies, including Mobil Oil, Microsoft, Gannett, First USA Bank, Transamerica, Pfizer, Wilmington Trust, and many other major corporations. The strategy is the same: identify the client’s goals, develop a strategy, and execute it.
To find out more about how we can help you in a particular area, please review our practice area descriptions:
We have successfully represented officers, directors, and shareholders of Delaware corporations and alternative entities in cases involving the breach of fiduciary duty, derivative claims, appraisal actions, books and records demands, dissolution proceedings, control contests, among others.
Construction Law and Litigation
Our firm represents owners, general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers in all levels of construction disputes, including: delay claims, construction defect claims, differing site and changed conditions, lien and bond claims, and design defect claims. SVG is a proud member of The Associated Builders and Contractors, The Delaware Contractors Association, and The American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law.
As trial lawyers, we have a unique perspective of what can go wrong in a business relationship or a construction project. We have seen it all in the courtroom. We believe in the old adage, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Before you sign that contract, have it reviewed by a transaction lawyer and a trial lawyer.
Bankruptcy Law and Litigation
SVG represents the full range of secured and unsecured creditors in complex Chapter 11 reorganizations and Chapter 7 proceedings. We represent equity holders, trade creditors, equipment lessors, reclamation claimants, utility providers, landlords, and tort claimants. Our attorneys also have considerable experience representing those entities sued by debtors in actions to recover preferential payments.
Employment Law and Litigation
SVG’s practice in the area of employment law includes representation of both employers and employees. We have litigated cases involving claims of discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, as well as state court cases involving covenants not to compete, trade secrets and claims based upon violations of employment contracts.
Trust and Estate Litigation
SVG has also been recognized as some of Delaware’s top lawyers in Trust and Estate Litigation. Unfortunately, money brings out the worst in some people – even family. When a loved one passes, some relatives are more interested in their estate than their memory. If you have questions about a Will, a trust, or an estate, contact SVG.
Intellectual Property Litigation
We have successfully tried copyright, trade secret, and trademark cases, and have served as Delaware counsel in many patent cases.